Mental Health Podcasts, Audio Tracks, & Videos
Mental Health Podcasts, Audio Tracks, and Videos
Below you will find a variety of self-help resources, accessible from your mobile device or computer.
Mental Health Podcasts By Topic
The Anxiety Coaches: "The Anxiety Coaches are not medical professionals, they're just regular people who suffer from anxiety. They welcome professionals onto their show as guests, and take listener questions. They keep the tone light, interesting and informational."
Anxiety Slayer: More technique and tool driven for tackling anxiety
The Overwhelmed Brain: Practical steps to living more authentically integrating: mindfulness, compassion, being in the present moment, and tools for strengthening emotional intelligence.
Not Another Anxiety Show: "A podcast for all: from the always anxious to the occasionally overwhelmed to the painfully panicked. Join your host Kelli Walker – registered nurse, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and former agoraphobe – on an anxiety adventure. Learn what anxiety really is, why the best of us can get caught in its web, and how to move past its sticky grip."
The OCD Stories: "The OCD Stories is a show that offers hope and inspiration. I interview some of the best minds in OCD treatment and recovery to share their advice, to both entertain and educate listeners towards a healthier life."
The Hilarious World of Depression: "A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe."
Sleep With Me: A Sleep Inducing Podcast: In each episode, the narrator delivers meandering, stream-of-consciousness monologues in a monotone that recalls the most boring teacher you ever had.
The Daily Meditation Podcast: If your sleeplessness results from stress or anxiety, you may want to check out Mary Meckley’s podcast, in which she offers short, guided meditations. While each has a general theme (gaining confidence, releasing anger, etc.), all are delivered in calm, quiet tones suitable for bedtime enjoyment.
Meditation Minis: Looking for a way to calm down before you turn out the light? Episodes last about 10 minutes and take listeners through relaxing meditations about work, health, and, yes, sleep. Rather than immediately launching into the meditation, each episode starts with announcements from the host and a short intro that describes the exercise to come, which is why I prefer to start the podcast before I get under the covers.
Welcome to Night Vale: This is a popular storytelling podcast, and its offbeat tales of conspiracies and small-town strange occurrences can help people wind down after a long day.
New Yorker Fiction: This podcast delivers fictional tales from all sorts of esteemed writers: T.C. Boyle, Patricia Highsmith, Vladimir Nobokov.
The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio: Detective tales within a ‘40s and ’50s radio program theme.
Deep Energy 2.0: Music for Sleep, Meditation, Relaxation, Massage and Yoga: The title says it all: If voices keep you awake, look for a podcast that omits them, like this one. Each hour-long mix includes ambient sounds to induce sleep.
Terrible, Thanks For Asking: "You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word."
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: "Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast."
The Hardcore Self Help Podcast: "This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble."
Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes: "Hi. I’m Jen Gotch and this is my podcast. It’s kinda weird, and original, and funny and honest just like me. Each week I’m gonna get in your ear, tell you about my fears, my pain, my triumphs and hopefully in the process help you become more self aware, build your own emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE."
Tiny Leaps, Big Changes: "Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is a personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals."
TherapyLab: "Award-winning psychotherapist and Harley Therapy founder Dr. Sheri Jacobson has sat on both sides of the therapist's chair. In the TherapyLab podcast, she explores people's personal insights into therapy, mental health and wellbeing."
The Psych Central Show: "An award-winning, weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our hosts speak candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways."
Not Crazy: " The mental health podcast for people who hate mental health podcasts. The show is designed to explore all facets of our mental health -- without all the psycho-babble. The hosts, Gabe and Jackie, know first-hand that people don’t generally wonder about the "state of their mental health," but might very well worry about whether or not they are crazy."
Recovery Unscripted: "Recovery Unscripted brings you firsthand stories and exclusive insights from the frontlines of the opioid crisis, mental health care and addiction treatment. Powered by Foundations Recovery Network, this podcast’s mission is to share valuable wisdom and powerful stories."
Inside Schizophrenia: "A podcast by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. Each episode looks at life through the unique lens of people living schizophrenia and psychosis."
Coping with Coronavirus Health Anxiety with Rhys & Leila: "The Heavy Mental Podcast is a podcast about mental health, wellness and personal growth." This specific episode focuses on conversations related to mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Self Isolation: "As part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts, Yvette chats to Rosie Weatherley, the Information Content Manager, at the mental health charity, Mind."
Quarantine Routine: " This week, the little messenger boy delivers a particularly heavy sack of listener correspondence concerning the current Corona Virus situation. George and Ollie work their way through the pile, sharing thoughts and advice on how to keep your mental health in check during uncertain times."
COVID-19 and Asian Communities: Where Racism and Bigotry Are Also a Health Hazard - Podcast episode from Dr. Miguel E. Gallardo.
Sheltering in Uncertainty: Coping with COVID-19- Podcast episode through Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Guided Meditation Audio Tracks
Self-Compassion.org: Researcher Kristin Neff provides a variety of free self-compassion related audio tracks on her website.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO): TAO features a mindfulness library that offers 23 free relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness audio tracks. Examples of topics include: Mindful Breathing, Mindful Eating, Meditation on Body Acceptance, and Meditation for Intrusive thoughts. You can locate the mindfulness library under the "My TAO Tools" section of their website. Free signup using Texas State net id required.
YouTube Channels By Topics
Disclaimer - These podcasts, audio tracks, and YouTube channels are not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional. The Counseling Center does not endorse content expressed in these resources and they are to serve as self-help resources only.