Listen Up: 5 Great Mental Health Podcasts

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30 Jun Listen Up: 5 Great Mental Health Podcasts

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular and no wonder—they’re a great way to learn something new while you’re occupied with other tasks. What’s more, many available series discuss mental illnesses, substance abuse and other related issues. Here are five podcasts you should follow to learn more about mental health.

Listen Up: 5 Great Mental Health Podcasts

By Meaghan Archer

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular and no wonder—they're a great way to learn something new while laughing and enjoying ourselves. Here are five podcasts to follow to learn everything there is to know about mental illness.

  • The Mental Illness Happy Hour

    By Meaghan Archer

    Led by former comedian Paul Gilmartin, the [Mental Illness Happy Hour](http://mentalpod.com/) podcast covers all aspects of mental illness—from self-narrated tales of Gilmartin's own struggles to interviews with celebrities, artists, therapists and even listeners. If you're not sure where to start with the hundreds of episodes in the [archive](http://mentalpod.com/episodes), check out the lists of [top listener favorites](http://mentalpod.com/listener-favorites).

  • The Dark Place

    By Meaghan Archer

    [This weekly podcast](https://player.fm/featured/mental-health) by Joel Kutz covers the ins and outs of mental illness by sharing stories of different people going through varying degrees of struggles, accomplishments and journeys. The Dark Place is a shame-free zone so prepare yourself for some candid discussion and storytelling.

  • Everybody Blurts

    By Meaghan Archer

    Hosted by Jayne Hardy, founder of the [Blurt Foundation](https://www.blurtitout.org/), this [podcast](https://player.fm/series/everybody-blurts) features experts who break down everything there is to know about depression. Though there aren't many, past episodes have shared valuable information including definitions, well-being tips and support systems.

  • NPR (Mental Health)

    By Meaghan Archer

    While the news section of [National Public Radio ](http://www.npr.org/sections/mental-health/)isn't exactly a podcast, it is updated regularly with new radio stories containing information on mental illness, substance abuse and other related issues. These clips will keep you updated on the latest trends, research and theories.

  • TED Talks (Mental Health)

    By Meaghan Archer

    TED Talks cover a breadth of topics, including mental health. There are many mental health–related TED Talks that cover stories upon stories full of different experiences, and we have a list of our [top choices](http://www.teenrehab.org/5-tedtalks-about-mental-health/). You can watch the videos on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOGi5-fAu8bGfHYWFOpfTY3tgakV8D-HZ) or listen to the audio versions on [iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/tedtalks-audio/id160904630?mt=2).

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