Guest Post: 7 Mental Health Podcasts You Should Check Out!

I was really excited to see that a guest from my podcast, Charles Minguez, included my podcast, The Depression Files, in his post regarding seven mental health podcasts to check out! With his permission, I’ve included the post here in my blog. You can find Charles’ bio and a link to this original post at the bottom of the page. Thank you, Charles!

Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 8.11.48 PMIn an age where information is available to us with a simple touch or click of a button, we can easily connect and learn from others through the wonderful world of podcasts. Have you subscribed to these mental health podcasts?

In the past, I’ve written about how our phones can control our lives. I’ve even confessed to you my addiction to social media. However, the supercomputers we carry around with us don’t have to be disruptive to our health. They can contribute to cultivating robust mental health.

Check out these seven mental health podcasts

Anxiety Slayer | 4.5 Stars
Created in 2009 by Shann Vander Leek and Ananga Sivyer, Anxiety Slayer is more than just a podcast. The dynamic duo of Shann and Ananga offer content to combat anxiety in the form of the podcast, best-selling books, and even music.

Listen or Subscribe Here

Happier with Gretchen Rubin | 5 Stars
I first heard of Gretchen Rubin from another podcast, Live Inspired, but you may recognize her name from an interview with Oprah. Gretchen is also the best-selling author of three books including, The Happiness Project.

In the Happier podcast, Gretchen along with her co-host and sister Elizabeth Craft discuss happiness and good habits.

Listen or Subscribe Here

Happy Place | 5 Stars
Happy Place is a continuation of Fearne Cotton’s book, Happy. Fearne pulls from her own experiences of both happy and not-so-happy times. She also interviews inspiring guests and shares advice from experts giving listeners both hope and steps to work through the blues.

Listen or Subscribe Here

Mentally Yours | 4 Stars
According to co-hosts Ellen C. Scott and Yvette Caster, Mentally Yours, “is a weekly mental health podcast where we chat with guests about their brains and stuff.” This podcast is a fun and refreshing look at the world of mental health issues.

Listen or Subscribe Here

Terrible, Thanks for Asking | 5 Stars
Wow has Nora McInerny been through a lot! A few years ago, and in a matter of months, she lost a child, her father, and husband. Nora has written two books about her experiences, “No Happy Endings” and “It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)”.

The podcast isn’t all about McInerny, however. In the series, she asks others to open up about all the uncomfortable stuff, to get honest about what they’ve been through and I think you’ll enjoy it.

Listen or Subscribe Here

The Depression Files | 5 Stars
Al Levin has been working in public education for over twenty years. He also has recovered from a major depressive disorder. Using his education experience as well as his experience with mental illness, Al created the Depression Files to educate, inspire hope, and to help minimize the stigma around mental illness.

Even though the Depression Files focuses on interviewing men who have dealt with mental health issues, there is valuable information in each interview for all people.

Listen or Subscribe Here

The Shek Check | Brand New!
I first learned of Erez Shek after seeing a video he posted about bipolar disorder on Twitter. It was immediately apparent that Erez was on a mission to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The Shek Check, which begun as a YouTube series is now a Podcast where Erez continues the mental health conversation with a combination of inspiring monologue and guest interviews.

Listen or Subscribe Here

About Charles Minguez: Charles is practicing Buddhist and meditation teacher sharing his experiences fighting depression to give you hope that you can fight it too! Learn more at or follow on Twitter at @charlesminguezYou can also hear my interview with Charles on “The Depression Files” by clicking here.

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