7 Empowering Mental Health Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2019

This Year's Top Mental Health Podcasts


Podcasts aren't just for true crime serials; in fact, there are a growing number of mental health-focused podcasts that can help you live your best life. Here are seven of our favorites for 2019.

Happy Place: Hosted by Fearne Cotton, this empowering podcast aims to infuse listeners' lives with happiness through conversations with notable guests who candidly reveal how they manage their well-being. The topics are as diverse as the guest list, ranging from motherhood to stress management, body positivity, depression and recovery. 

Mentally Yours: Hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster, this podcast discusses a wide range of issues that can impact our mental health, including money, loss of loved ones and career changes. With an eye toward empowering listeners, Mentally Yours tackles some major issues people are often afraid to discuss, including social anxiety, panic attacks, grief and post-natal depression.

The Hilarious World of Depression: Frank, funny and emotionally moving, this unique podcast offers an irreverent take on anxiety and depression. Hosted by John Moe, The Hilarious World of Depression features a compelling series of conversations with celebrated comedians, such as Jen Kirkman, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter and Maria Bamford who speak about their experiences dealing with depression. Because depression can be a stigmatized, isolating medical condition, this humorous, touching podcast is a great alternative to other more serious-minded shows.

Cleaning Up The Mental Mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf: Whether you're struggling with emotional issues or simply want to learn strategies for how you can live your best life, this podcast is a great option. About four times per month, Dr. Caroline Leaf publishes a new podcast focusing on practical tips and tools you can leverage to take control of your mental, emotional and physical well-being. 

The Overwhelmed Brain: Designed to reduce stress and promote happiness, this podcast tackles common mental health issues including fears, depression, panic and obsession, along with marriage, relationship and family difficulties. Focusing on compassion and mindfulness, The Overwhelmed Brain helps listeners live authentically and strengthen their emotional intelligence. It also helps them get to the root of psychological and emotional issues with relationship advice and personal help that goes well beyond being told to simply think positive. 

The Anxiety Coaches Podcast: This relaxing, inspiring podcast shares lifestyle advice that focuses on calming your nerves and helping you overcome panic, anxiety and PTSD. It includes tips for teaching your body to calm down through guided meditation, relaxation and self-acceptance. It also includes tips for using diet, yoga, Qigong, Tai-chi and other exercises to help promote a greater sense of well-being.

Mental Health News Radio: A thoughtful, informative podcast, this is the signature show on the Mental Health News Radio Network, the planet's very first podcast network dedicated to mental well-being. It focuses on general mental health issues such as addiction recovery, mental illness and the actual business of behavioral health. The show provides deep insight into what drives our mental health issues, while offering regular compelling interviews with listeners and guests from all walks of life in countries all over the globe.

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