Written by DiveThru Team
Reviewed by Natalie Asayag MSW, LCSW
7 Top Mental Health Podcasts For 2021
Published Jun 4th, 2021 & updated on Jun 4th, 2021
If you didn’t know, there are some amazing podcasts out there that are all about our favourite topic — MENTAL HEALTH! We know how difficult it can be to access resources to help improve your mental wellbeing. Therapy isn’t cheap! That’s why we’re so in love with these podcasts! They help you understand what’s going on in your sweet baby brain! Now, put on your headphones and start binge-listening to these mental health podcasts ASAP. (You can thank us later!)
Anxious Like You
A therapist? Anxious? Who’s ever heard of such a thing? Well, weeee haaaave! As human beings and therapists, our hosts, Nadia Addesi and Micheline Maalouf, understand how anxiety can consume someone’s whole world. On one of our very first mental health podcasts, Anxious Like You, our hosts pull from their expertise and personal experience to talk about everything and anything related to anxiety. Yes — ANYTHING!
Each episode is designed to help listeners know that they really aren’t alone when dealing with their mental health struggles, and also give the listener tips and tricks on how to manage their own anxiety. Anxiety education AND a podcast that’s fun to listen to? Who could want anything more?!
Happy As A Mother
Parenting is hard! Okay, that’s a bit of a gigantic understatement! Parenting is fucking DIFFICULT! Every day, moms face questions like: How can I cope with the load of motherhood? How can I raise good humans when I’m just trying to survive? And the biggest question of all: how can I redefine myself after going through the metamorphosis of motherhood? Oof, that’s a lot of heavy shit!
On Happy as a Mother, host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa gives listeners the techniques and strategies to help cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood. Erica is here to help guide listeners on a journey of self-love and acceptance, and answers the tough parenting questions you’re afraid to ask.
And to put the cherry on top, Erica shares the best-kept secrets of the therapy world by providing knowledge and education that puts you in the driver’s seat of your emotional and psychological well-being to empower your motherhood journey!
The Mindful Kind
Mindfulness has been found to be an effective technique in managing mental health stresses, but it can be a hard technique to employ if you don’t know what the heck it even is! The Mindful Kind, hosted by Rachael Kable, shares exciting insights into mindfulness journeys and provides listeners with simple and effective practices to incorporate into their own lives.
With The Mindful Kind, you will have weekly access to new ideas, personal experiences and practical mindfulness exercises! We love it! Are you listening to it now and learning? Yes? Great!
Not Your Basic Influencers
What comes to mind when you think of influencers? Instagram? Social media? Well, you’d be right! But that’s not what these ladies are here to talk about!
Not Your Basic Influencers is hosted by Leah & Elyce — two (kinda) basic women and licensed mental health professionals! They’re here to influence you on the things that really matter. It’s defs not one of your standard mental health podcasts. In each episode, they have super relatable and incredibly real conversations about mental health, well-being…and basically what it means to be human!
Women & ADHD
More and more women are finding out that they have ADHD later in life — finally getting an answer after decades of hard work and tons of questions. Katy Weber was one of those women and her diagnosis turned her life upside down! That’s why she started the podcast Women & ADHD!
Each week, Katy interviews other women who discovered they have ADHD in adulthood and are finally feeling like they understand who they are and how to best lean into their strengths, both professionally and personally.
We can’t recommend this podcast highly enough! We think that you’d love it even if you don’t have ADHD. Katy and her guests share so much incredible information and education that help women understand themselves and their minds on a deeper level than ever before!
Knowledge is power, right? Well, get ready to become incredibly powerful because Psych Talk is about to fill your mind with all the mental health information you’ve ever wanted to know!
The host of Psych Talk, Dr. Jessica Leigh, is dedicated to motivating, inspiring and educating listeners on everything related to psychology and self-growth! This podcast is for literally everyone!
It doesn’t matter if you’re a mental health professional, a student in the social science field, are just interested in psychology, or are looking to gain skills to grow into the best version of yourself. Psych Talk will provide you with knowledge and skills that you can implement in your daily life that add up to make a big impact!
The Truth Doctor
The Truth Doctor Podcast is hosted by none other than the Truth Doctor herself — Dr. Courtney Tracy! Dr. Tracy is a licensed mental health professional AND the internet’s no-B.S. therapist.
She’s here to help listeners understand their own minds and mental health by diving in and uncovering all we need to know about trauma, mental health and how our mind creates our perceptions of ourselves and the world around us. Our minds are blown LITERALLY every episode!
Dr. Tracy just wants to make the world a better place by helping heal one mind (or many) at a time. TBH we feel called out in the best way and we love how Dr. Tracy approaches the hard subjects with the caring honesty that we definitely need!
And there you have it! What a good looking list this is! We may or may not be wanting to learn more about ourselves and are catching up on all the mental health podcasts in our network at this very moment! Does that make this article meta? Or is it inception?? We don’t know. All we DO know is that you’re going to learn so much and will thoroughly enjoy listening to these shows! Yaaaa we might be biased but we feel super confident in saying that these shows are some of the best podcasts out there!