Mad Chat unpacks what it means to be mentally unwell, especially when portrayed in media. Sandy Allen hosts the popular mental health podcast. She examines what is considered “normal” and how we can challenge those ideas. That way, nobody is forced to fit into a prescribed box that society created for them. Sandy Allen also published a book, “A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia” back in 2018, which has received critical acclaim. Each episode looks at a different media, whether a television show or a movie and discusses how it depicts mental health. Furthermore, what is wrong and what they got right. Mad Chat hasn’t aired since October 2019, but there are 11 hour-long episodes for you to listen to on Apple podcasts.
Stephanie Lyn, a life and relationship coach, hosts the mental health podcast Heal, Survive & Thrive! It looks at the healing process from emotionally traumatic events. Stephanie and guests discuss divorces, enduring narcissistic abuse, and codependency, just to name a few issues. She provides listeners with the advice they need and can take with them when they feel themselves slipping into the bad habits that negatively impact their mental health. This mental health podcast also talks about signs you should look out for in partners or potential partners to prevent yourself from falling back into those same relationship patterns that aren’t good for your emotional growth. Heal, Survive & Thrive! airs once a week, every Thursday.
The Glo Podcast features Derik Mills, the co-CEO and co-founder of Glo. He conducts interviews with health and wellness experts worldwide to help people with their mental health issues. His goal is to help people discover their best selves and believe that they’re more than what their negative thoughts tell them. A few episodes deal with improving one’s quality of sleep, managing burnout, and overcoming anxiety when you need to focus. Other topics discuss creating boundaries, overcoming addiction, and learning how to become a yoga teacher. The Glo Podcast airs every two weeks on Sundays.
Many people told her ‘no’ in her life, but that hasn’t stopped Carla Hall from becoming a world-renowned chef and television personality. Instead of letting a single negative word stop her, she’s focused on helping people find the success they’re looking for. Carla has guests on her show who discuss what it’s like to overcome challenges before them. More importantly, how they found the drive to keep going. It’s an exercise in realizing that no path to success is a straight line. Each episode of Say Yes! is only a few minutes long, making it easy to get through all 32 if you’re binge-listening.
Mentally Yours is a weekly mental health podcast hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster. Scott is open about having OCD, anxiety, and depression, while Caster also lives with bipolar/manic-depressive disorder and a binge eating disorder. They speak with people on the podcast who have lived with mental illness, including service workers, celebrities, and everyone in between. Mental illness can be a lonely place, but the podcast’s goal is to demonstrate that it doesn’t have to be and that anyone from any walk of life can have a mental illness. Mentally Yours airs once a week, every Monday. Keep reading for more uplifting and informative mental health podcasts.
The Lavendaire Lifestyle is a podcast that focuses on how to design your life around maximizing your personal growth. Each episode is rife with insight and inspiration into going for those hard-to-reach goals and the paths you can build for yourself to attain them. Aileen Xu hosts the popular mental health podcast, and it was named one of iTunes’ top Self Help & Mental Health podcasts. The atmosphere in each episode is both calming and empowering, inspiring the motivation you need without browbeating and a lot of technical jargon. There are 176 episodes to sort through, and new episodes of The Lavendaire Lifestyle air every Sunday.
Depression is a crippling mental condition that is difficult to overcome, and it weighs down on everything you do and every decision you make. Malikee Josephs, a life coach and health expert, hosts mental health podcasts called Depression Detox Show. It aims to help you recognize your depression and change your relationship with it. Each episode is only a little over ten minutes, so you can listen to as few or as many episodes as you need on a given day. Hopefully, it helps you conquer those troubling feelings that can plague you throughout the day, including anxiety, loneliness, unhappiness, or grief. The Depression Detox Show airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.