Remember when we were all stuck in the house, quarantining in 2020? The podcast space saw major growth during that period being that we were all spending more time in solitude. We needed someone or something to relate to. That year marked a time where many of us began to focus more on our mental health, and rightfully so. And thus, an uptick in podcasts geared toward mental health. And we say… the more the merrier!
You could say there are one too many podcasts, and maybe even one too many that focus on mental health. But if you dive into the conversations had on these shows, you’ll find that it’s more diverse than it appears.
Mental health is important. But it’s also important to know the specific areas you need help in. Maybe you struggle as a new mom, or in a new career as one of the few Black or brown faces.
Even if you just like to hear relatable stories from people who are like you, there’s a podcast for you. Here are some of the top podcasts of 2023 that are guaranteed to boost your mental health.
The Friend Zone
This friend group tackles hard to discuss topics through relatable humor and personal experiences. Hosts and friends HeyFranHey, Dustin Ross, and Assante explore the depths of “mental hygiene” because “who wants a musty brain?” The conversation is funny, knowledgeable and effortless. Check them out here.
Black Girls Heal
This podcast aims to improve listeners’ self-esteem and increase self love by uncovering the root of intimacy and attachment issues.
Through coaching, therapeutic support, and practical tools, host Shena Lashey helps women of color break unhealthy relationship patterns and heal from unresolved trauma. If you want to be your best self in your next relationship, listen here.
Know For Sure
Comedian B. Simone and her business partner Megan Ashley have been best friends for 20 years.
On Know For Sure they share personal experiences that have allowed them to grow together even through