Everybody needs time to escape and focus on something other than their own thoughts. Podcasts are the perfect remedy for the people who need a thoughtful pick-me-up in their day.
Hit pause on your stress and hit play on these top-rated mental health podcasts.
Short and sweet
Getting ready in the morning or heading to bed can be something you look forward to with these short, sweet, but informative and inspirational podcasts.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Take a short meditation break with this daily podcast focused on improving your breathing to relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression. Regardless of your level of experience with meditation, Meditation Minis is accessible to anyone with a space to sit and breathe.
Take a break from the seemingly endless news cycle of sad or mundane stories with Here’s Something Good, which aspires to bring joyful, uplifting news from around the world directly to listeners every day.
Get inspired and feel refreshed in 2–3 minutes with Daily Quote, which recites and analyzes some of history’s greatest quotes and their context. These quotes will renew your outlook on life so you can go back to work and your daily activities with new knowledge and perspective.
For a long drive or while you work
If you prefer listening to a longer podcast while you’re commuting, working, or doing household chores, you should give the podcasts below a go.
It’s easy to respond quickly to the question “How are you doing” with “Good!”. But the host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Nora McInerny, wants the real answers to this question from celebrities who offer some sad but funny stories that many can relate to—encouraging listeners to be open and honest about their mental health.
People who love science and biology will love Checking in with Michelle Williams. Every episode has a new guest doctor, scientist, or mental health expert who decodes the secrets of the human mind, and explains how to use that information to your advantage in everyday life.
After having a panic attack on-air, former ABC News anchor, Dan Williams decided to pursue the definition of happiness. Based on his best-selling book, 10% Happier, Williams brings on a myriad of guests, from meditation experts to psychologists to celebrities, who all explain their insight on emotional well-being and what it means to be truly happy for them.