Mental Health Awareness Month: Try These Podcasts For A Wellness Boost  


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May 27 2024, Published 8:10 a.m. ET

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and many people find that listening to other people share their experiences and mental health journeys can help them with their own mental health. With that in mind, we have pulled together a few podcasts to check out for a boost in wellness, candid conversations, and support:


Oversharing is a podcast from Betches media where hosts and sisters Jordana Abraham and Dr. Naomi Bernstein, a licensed clinical therapist, explore friendships, family relationships and long-term mental health care by answering listener questions and offering advice on how to handle challenging situations. In addition to their weekly podcast, they also offer guided meditations (called, appropriately, “Calm TF Down”) and intentions for listeners to use when they are feeling overwhelmed.

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The Black Girl Bravado

The Black Girl Bravado is a wellness podcast that works to create a safe space for Black women to feel heard and understood. The podcast has been featured in Essence and Variety and offers advice on self-care, self-love, health and wellness through bold conversations.

Code Switch

Code Switch is an NPR podcast that talks about race, gender, ethnicity, identify and complex topics that offer a safe space for people who may feel like they don’t have allies. This show offers itself as an ally in those spaces, covering everything from the legacy of lynchings of African Americans to anti-Semitism in popular culture. The journalists who host this show help us better understand how society can be challenging for our mental health and explores ways for us to heal.

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The Audacious Black Girl

The Audacious Black Girl is a therapist-led podcast that focuses on empowerment, mental health and self-care for Black women. The podcast offers a safe space for Black women and girls to find inspiration, perspective shifts and success. Host Amanda is a licensed clinical social worker, certified yoga teacher and certified meditation teacher and coach who created the podcast as a way to advocate for people to do inner work and self-study to help Black women be successful.

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Unlocking Us

Unlocking Us is hosted by Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston who studies courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy and who is a six-time New York Times bestseller. The show features conversations on humanity to help us heal, live, love and parent successfully. Brown hosts conversations with guests such as New York Times journalists, psychotherapist Esther Perel, and actors Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt from Ted Lasso.

Healed Girl Era

The Healed Girl Era podcast offers discussions for people who are in the midst of or on the brink of healing and features conversations with guests about how they manage to get to and through the eras that define who they are. The podcast is hosted by Gia Peppers and dives into difficult questions that help listeners discover the path they need to take to move forward

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By: Gillian Smith

Gillian Smith is a professional communicator by day and night, leveraging more than a decade in the news industry to share stories that have a positive impact on society. Gillian believes everyone has a story worth telling, and she has made it her professional mission to tell those stories in a responsible way. Gillian received a BA in journalism from Ithaca College and a Master's in Journalism Innovation from Syracuse University. She is currently the director of external communication and media relations at Suffolk University.

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