The importance of mental health has long been a topic in American society. The recent suicides of well known people like Kade Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought even more focus to this issue. A number of well known people like Jada-Picket Smith and Dwayne Johnson have revealed they too have dealt with issues of depression and suicide. Fortunately there are some tools available to help with this problem. A number of podcasts and content creators provide easy to apply tips and lifestyle moves to help those dealing with mental health issues.
Created by by Fearne Cotton, Happy Place is a weekly podcast that attempts to bring happiness to everyday life. Happy Place focuses on a variety of conversations in which people share how they manage their life and health. The show is positive and up-lifting. Previous topics include stress management, depression, body positivity and overall mental health. Previous guest on the show include people like Dawn French, Matt Haig, Gok Wan and Lena Headey.
Yvette Caster and Ellen Scott are the brains behind Mentally Yours. Each week these two ladies chat with a special quest about issues important to mental health. Specifically they address issues like money, career moves and family and how these issues can be managed to keep mental health in tact. The podcast is also well known for tackling tough issues like grief, panic attacks and post-natal depression.
The Struggle Bus
Listeners can get weekly advice from Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin on this well-known podcast. The Struggle Bus is known for it’s excitement, enthusiasm and very strong opinions. Each episode gives listeners to ask questions and get advice on issues in their life. With nearly 150 episodes under their belt, the podcast has covered major issues like workplace politics, abusive bosses and career moves.
Led by Gretchen Rubin and her co-host Elizabeth Craft, Happier has an amazing forty million downloads so far. It is one of the most popular podcast you can find. Each week they bring users tips and easy to apply strategies to create a happy place. This is another upbeat podcast that provides easy to apply advice.
The Minimalists is a podcast run by Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn. This unique podcast is based on a book written by the two. The podcast and book focus on their system of focusing on bringing more of what ‘really matters’ into their life. Together Ryan and Josh have reached more than twenty million people with their book Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life. With their podcast they continue to spread their ideas about mental health to millions of people around the world.
These are just a few of the podcast available to those looking to improve their mental health. The podcast medium is an excellent method to gain this insight. It continues to grow more and more.