Top 10 Mental Health Podcasts to Subscribe to Today

The podcasts recommended in this article are not a substitute for counselling advice or individual therapy. The content is for information purposes only.

The digital age has gifted us with the advent of podcasts, which allow listeners to participate in conversations surrounding almost any topic, including mental illness. Participating in the conversation around mental illness helps alleviate stigma and supports individuals in receiving comprehensive care. We’ve compiled a list of ten mental health podcasts selected for their capacity to inform and inspire.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin

Hosted by Comedian Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour is a weekly podcast providing listeners with first-hand stories featuring open discussions exploring mental illness, trauma, and addiction.

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Mental Health: Hope and Recovery with Helen Sneed and Valerie Milburn

In the Mental Health: Hope and Recovery podcast, Helen Sneed and Valerie Milburn use their lived experiences overcoming severe mental illness to offer personal insights into coping with mental illness and managing the recovery process.

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Dear Therapists with Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch

Hosted by clinical therapists Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch, Dear Therapists aims to “bring the lessons of the therapy room outside the therapy room.” With topics ranging from grief to loneliness, every episode features an actual therapy session where Lori and Guy provide clinical lessons and actionable advice that listeners can apply to their personal struggles.

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Mental – The Podcast to Destigmatise Mental Health with Bobby Temps

Mental, a mental health podcast created and hosted by Bobby Temps, utilises honest and insightful interviews with guests sharing personal experiences to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and empower listeners to continue the conversation with others. This British podcast has won Webby Awards (2020), People’s Choice Awards (2019 – 2021), and was included in Apple’s COVID-19 Essential Listening list.

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Getting Better: Stories of Mental Health

Join hosts and licensed therapists Michelene Maalouf and Nadia Addesi on the online counselling platform, BetterHelp’s official podcast Getting Better: Stories of Mental Health, as they normalise speaking openly about mental health via engaging interviews with notable celebrity guests including Rebel Wilson, Chris Bosh, and Meghan Trainer.

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Other People’s Problems with Hillary McBride

With a mission to demystify mental illness, Other People’s Problems hosted by Vancouver-based therapist Hillary McBride invites the audience to listen in on actual sessions with clients navigating a range of topics such as loss, abandonment, and neglect. 

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Therapy Chat with Laura Reagan

Hosted by licensed social worker and psychotherapist Laura Reagan, Therapy Chat, explores alternative psychotherapy and counselling modalities. Topics covered include therapy, recovery, and preventing burnout as a caretaker. 

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health by Jeremy Godwin

Let’s Talk About Mental Health is a weekly podcast and YouTube show presented by Australian writer and speaker Jeremy Godwin. Each week, Jeremy dives deep into a specific topic related to proactively managing mental health, such as seeking support and dealing with uncertainty. The podcast is grounded in research and benefits from the experiences of its guests. 

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Living Well with Mark Henick

Internationally recognized Canadian mental health advocate Mark Henick, well known for his TEDx, Why We Choose Suicide, explores the effects of COVID-19 on mental health and wellness in his podcast Living Well. Featuring experts and notable personalities, listeners can expect conversation on topics such as resilience, burnout, and recovery.

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Tell Me What You’re Proud Of with Dr. Maggie Perry

Tell Me What You’re Proud Of is a podcast hosted by a licensed psychologist, Dr. Maggie Perry. Through real-life examples each week, Dr. Perry offers helpful techniques for dealing with anxiety, depression, and OCD. 

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