Culture 

Learn About Mental Health With These 9 Podcasts

Discussing topics from anxiety and trauma to self-love and confidence.

4,137 Hypes

Learn About Mental Health With These 9 Podcasts

Discussing topics from anxiety and trauma to self-love and confidence.

Mental health is becoming an increasingly important part of public discourse, as people in various parts of the world begin having honest conversations around issues like depression, anxiety and even sexuality. These topics, which unfortunately became more relevant due to the pandemic, can be difficult to approach due to the lack of information readily available. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, here, we’ve rounded up a list of educational podcasts that can help you learn more about mental health, self-love, confidence and more. Our picks include Other People’s Problems, which offers a glimpse at real-life therapy sessions, as well as Brown Girl Self-Care, a podcast dedicated to women of color and Dear Sugars covers all kinds of issues based on submissions from listeners.

Continue reading to explore some of our favorite podcasts centered around mental health and well-being. And while you are here, see a list of mindfulness and online therapy apps and platforms.

Black Girl Bravado

Hosted by two Black best friends, Germani Manning and Brittany Lackey, Black Girl Bravado is all about sisterhood, self-care, entrepreneurship and more.

Therapy for Black Girls

Hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist based in Atlanta, TBG explores mental health and personal development. Listeners can tune in on a weekly basis for guidance and discussions to support those small steps towards our ideal selves.

Brown Girl Self-Care

Southern California-based Bre Mitchell, also known as The Self-Care Pusher, talks about everything from personal experiences to current events in her podcast dedicated to women of color. Some of her latest episodes touch on weight gain during lockdown, the Derek Chauvin verdict and trauma. Every now and then, the host invites experts onto the podcast to speak about wellness and health practices.

The Happiness Lab

In this series, Dr. Laurie shares her research on happiness and what makes a happier life. Inspired by her course at Yale University, each week Dr. Laurie unpacks why humans do the exact opposite of what makes them happy, while encouraging change.

Checking In with Michelle Williams

Hosted by none other than Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams, Checking In, is a safe space to unveil what’s underneath. With a celebrity interview format, Williams and friends “offer skills on how to manage mental health hardships and even offer coping strategies for emotional well-being.”

Dear Sugars

Hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, Dear Sugars reads letter submissions to answer all sorts of questions from its community. Some episodes aren’t necessarily focused on the topic of mental health, but you’ll find yourself listening to different stories and advice that might be just what you needed.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour

This fan-favorite title boasts more than 500 weekly episodes of conversations between comedian Paul Gilmartin and artists, friends, professionals and more. Topics are typically focused around depression and addiction, as well as other mental health issues. The Mental Illness Happy Hour has been praised for providing a safe space for all, while normalizing what many have been too embarrassed or hesitant to discuss.

Not Another Anxiety Show

A registered nurse and certified wellness coach, Kelli Walker takes listeners on a journey to understanding anxiety. Through conversations with experts, the host provides tips and advice that may help alleviate stress and overcome anxiety.

Other People’s Problems

Other People’s Problems offers a look into what a real therapy session looks like. In each episode, listeners can experience Hillary McBride and her clients working on issues such as trauma, eating disorders, relationships and more. Make sure to stay tuned for the Season 5 premiere in June 2024.

While you’re here, check out our sex podcast: Servin’ Sex.

Read Full Article
Text By
and
Share this article

What to Read Next

The Biebers Already Have a Baby Name Picked Out
Sex & Dating

The Biebers Already Have a Baby Name Picked Out

Here’s everything we know.

Bumble Removes Celibacy Billboard After Backlash
Sex & Dating

Bumble Removes Celibacy Billboard After Backlash

Here’s what Gen Z women have to say…

e.l.f’s “So Many Dicks” Campaign Is Calling for Corporate Change
Beauty

e.l.f’s “So Many Dicks” Campaign Is Calling for Corporate Change

Making the vast diversity gap known. 

These Are the Best Swimwear Brands for Fuller Busts
Fashion

These Are the Best Swimwear Brands for Fuller Busts

D+ girlies, we’ve got your back. Literally.

Add These 5 Out-Of-The-Box, Spring Nail Designs To Your Inspo Board
Beauty

Add These 5 Out-Of-The-Box, Spring Nail Designs To Your Inspo Board

Designed by NYC nail tech, KimtheProduct.

MELLER Empowers Your Every Persona This Summer
Fashion

MELLER Empowers Your Every Persona This Summer

The sunglasses brand’s new campaign stars Ines Silva and her many selves.

SKIMS Celebrates the WNBA With All-Star Campaign
Fashion

SKIMS Celebrates the WNBA With All-Star Campaign

Featuring Candace Parker, Cameron Brink and more.

Maya Jama Just Revealed the Secret Behind Her Signature Fringe
Beauty

Maya Jama Just Revealed the Secret Behind Her Signature Fringe

The ‘Love Island’ host is now the face of Beauty Works, too.

Gucci Grows an Enchanted Garden in London's Tate Modern
Fashion

Gucci Grows an Enchanted Garden in London's Tate Modern

For its Cruise 2025 show helmed by Sabato de Sarno.

Audrey Nuna Dives Into Digital Fashion in Collaboration With SYKY
Fashion

Audrey Nuna Dives Into Digital Fashion in Collaboration With SYKY

Unveiling a new collection dubbed “Glamour as Armor.”

More ▾
 

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.