These Uplifting Podcasts Can Inspire You Begin Your Mental Health Journey

By Tony M. Centeno

May 20, 2024

Devi Brown, Elliott Connie & Eboné
Photo: Black Effect Podcast Network

It's never too late to begin your mental health journey.

Therapy isn't as taboo as it used to be, there are plenty of services out there that can tend to your specific needs from anxiety to more serious psychiatric assistance. There are various ways to invest in your own mental health in 2024 whether it's visiting a therapist in-person, speaking to someone through a virtual session or taking advice from an expert's podcast. Despite all the options that are available for those in need, it's not surprising to learn that there are still people who may feel apprehensive about starting therapy.

According to Steps to Recovery, roughly 40 percent of people with mental health issues like anxiety or depression willingly choose to participate in counseling. The global lack of interest in self-care is exactly why the Black Effect Podcast Network embraces shows that prioritize ways to protect people's mind, body and soul. Scroll below to discover podcasts that provide tools anyone could use to begin their mental health journey during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Family Therapy with Elliott Connie

The Family Therapy Podcast is a display of exploration of self through the means of conversation, while constructing a nourishing space for individuals looking to heal. By revealing anxieties and exploring deeply rooted problems, Family Therapy will document a family’s journey as they work through trauma in conversation with psychotherapist Elliott Connie. Over the course of sixteen weeks, participants will examine their life, relationships, hardships, successes, short-comings, and personal growth as they seek progress. Therapy sessions will consist of individual and groups conversations in an effort to restore old wounds.

The Professional Homegirl Podcast with Eboné

The Professional Homegirl Podcast, hosted by Eboné, is an inspiring and informative platform dedicated to showcasing the powerful and diverse stories of women of color who have triumphed over a myriad of obstacles in their lives. Her mission is to provide these women with a platform to openly share their experiences while also offering valuable insights and advice to listeners navigating similar issues. A distinctive feature of The Professional Homegirl Podcast is the anonymity of our interviews, allowing guests to share their stories without fear of judgment or retaliation. This fosters a safe and supportive environment where guests can share their experiences candidly and honestly, safeguarding their privacy throughout. All guests hail from diverse backgrounds and possess unique life experiences, yet they all share a common resilience: Tough Times Don't Last, But Professional Homegirls Do.

Checking In with Michelle Williams

On Checking In, Michelle Williams and her friends let it all out as they reveal their intimate experiences with depression, anxiety and their mental health journeys. These celebrity interviews will also offer skills on how to manage mental health hardships and even offer coping strategies for emotional well-being.

Deeply Well with Devi Brown

Deeply Well is a soft space to land where higher consciousness meets your everyday life. A place to nourish your whole being, through conscious conversations, soul work, guided meditations, and connecting to the tools needed on your path towards healing and self-discovery. Devi Brown's podcast includes conversations with leaders and radical healers in wellness around the topics meant to expand and support listeners of all backgrounds on their well-being journeys; offering expertise in self-care practices and trauma. psychology, spirituality, astrology, and alternative healing practices such as psychedelics and intimacy coaching. Devi Brown is a Master Well-Being Educator, Multi-Disciplinary Healer, and Wellness Advisor to Fortune 500 companies and high-impact leaders. She is also the Founder of the wellness company, Devi Brown Well-Being. Devi’s focus is on those who have had complex lived experiences and lead high-impact lives. Her work is rooted in sharing tangible, multi-lineage healing practices to support a sovereign lifestyle and holistic well-being.

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