Content reviewed and updated: 02/16/22
5 Podcasts About ADHD and Mental Health
Despite how digitally connected the world is, you may still feel lonely while on your mental health journey. There can be a lot of stigma around mental health issues, even common ones like anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Friends and family who don’t have the same difficulties may struggle to empathize. The good news is, you are not alone.
One simple way to feel connected to others: spark up a conversation. Podcasts about mental health are a great source of inspiration, education, and entertainment for these conversations. Also, it can be helpful to gain fresh insight into complex topics from an outside perspective.
From hilarious anecdotes of everyday situations to honest and raw conversations about complicated feelings, here are 5 podcasts that explore the daily impact of various mental health issues.
1. 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.”
2. Terrible, Thanks for Asking with Nora McInerny
“You know how when someone asks “How are you?” you just say “Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day?
“Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both.”
3. ADHD with Travis Mills
“Travis Mills has ADHD and he’s not afraid to admit it. ADHD is a far-reaching conversation with Travis’ group of entertainment, comedy, music, and actor friends, about anything from popular culture moments, what success looks like, daily routines, working out, to all things life in LA.”
4. Staying in With Emily & Kumail
“In this podcast — whose profits go to charities helping those affected by Coronavirus — Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani are uniquely qualified to lead you through this forced quarantine situation. They are both writers who work from home. Emily was a therapist and currently is a chronically sick person (see: The Big Sick) who often has to quarantine herself, and Kumail is her main caretaker. Plus, we both just like being at home. Let us advise you on how to stay calm and avoid cabin fever…”
5. The Hardcore Self Help Podcast With Duff the Psych
“The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast that answers YOUR questions about mental health WITHOUT the psychobabble BS.
Released every Thursday morning, you will find information about everything from how to deal with anxiety and depression, to relationships, addiction, and LIFE in general. I talk to you just like I do in my books: like a friend. Unlike many self help and mental health podcasts out there, the Hardcore Self Help Podcast is hosted by a REAL psychologist with actual experience and a graduate education with these topics.“