The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) claims that over 40 million adults in the United States, or 19.1% of the country’s population, have an anxiety disorder. Furthermore, another 7% of children from the age of three to 17 also experience anxiety annually. That doesn’t account for other mental health conditions like depression, addictive behaviors, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and so on. Thankfully, with the vast array of podcasts that are out today, you can relax and take care of your mental health at the same time. However, navigating through the hundreds of Apple channels out there will eat up more time than you have.
Check out the top 30 mental health podcasts to help boost your mental health from wherever you usually listen. The hosts are often counselors or professional mental health experts. They offer ways to cope with anxiety, answer listener questions, analyze situations in great detail, and let you know you are not alone. Although these mental health podcasts are supportive in your mental health journey, please remember that they are not a cure or replacement for seeking the help of a professional therapist.
30. Oprah’s Super Soul
Oprah Winfrey herself hosts this mental health podcast. She’s basically turned her sit-down interviews into an Apple channel for anyone to enjoy anywhere. In her interviews, she becomes very personal, speaking to business leaders, entertainers, politicians, and bestselling authors. They all have something to offer about where they’ve come from and how they got where they are today. Don’t feel like you have to take time out of your day to listen in. Each episode is only about 40 minutes long, so you can take them on the go with you when you’re getting groceries or making a commute to work. They can be a great way to start your day or wind down after several hours of hectic work. Oprah’s Super Soul podcast airs once a week, every Sunday.