Here’s a sentence that just about everyone with a pulse can relate to: My mental health has suffered a lot in the last year. Everybody is stressed out of their minds and stretched too thin. It’s more important than ever to prioritize mental health, wellness, and self-care. But, uh…how, exactly? When you’re already having a bad brain day, trying to get yourself out of a rut can feel impossible. Which is why I highly recommend turning down your thoughts and turning up a mental health podcast.
I’m definitely not a doctor, nor am I qualified to give medical advice (or trying to shrink you). But to me, listening to a podcast about mental health feels like going to therapy (in all seriousness, though, these aren’t a *replacement* for therapy). It makes me think about topics like anxiety, depression, stress, grief, and trauma in unique ways. It offers thoughtful perspectives I hadn’t considered. Hearing other people talk about their relationship and struggles with mental health can make you feel heard, understood, and infinitely less alone. Even if it’s just for 20 minutes, witnessing someone else process and reflect on their own mental health can do wonders for you. The next time you need to tune out the world, download one of these mental health podcasts.