Have you ever been in the midst of an anxiety spiral, and someone just hugs you or holds your hand or breathes with you to help you feel calm and safe? Knowing that another person is there — to acknowledge your feelings and support you — can be incredibly helpful in managing your mental health. While a voice coming through your speakers can’t replace that human connection, I often find mental health podcasts to be comforting, too.
These awesome podcasts feature psychologists, experts, and people who struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, as they share insights, information, and ideas to help you live your best life. Some of them cover breathing techniques, others offer insights into why you may be feeling a certain way, and all of them are entertaining and easy to listen to, either weekly or biweekly. Check out 10 favorites in the slides ahead.