Remember when I said in a previous post I’d find more podcast for people of color? Well, I did! Again National Minority Mental Health Awareness month is not just Black/African-American People, but for people of all minority backgrounds. To be honest, it was hard to find a lot of podcast for people of other minority backgrounds. Then there were some podcast that talked about a wide variety topics including mental health.
For me, listening for mental health podcast made by Black folks is comforting because there are topics surrounding mental health that I can relate to. And because there is not a lot Black therapists out there, listening to these podcasts are comforting and reassuring. Whatever your background, I hope you will find your respective mental health podcast to be the same for you. But as a word of caution, these following podcasts do not replace seeing a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist in person for the treatments that can be discussed are done so in a general nature. So I suggest you bring this up to your mental health provider before engaging in them. Think of these podcast as like additional resources like a self-help book. All in all, these podcasts are informative and entertaining.
Hosts DJ Chuang and Eunice Lee discuss about “erasing shame through honest talk for healthy living—emotionally, relationally, mentally personally, and so on.”
You can listen to them on Apple Podcasts, on Android, Google Play music and Stitcher. You can also listen to them on their website:
Hosts April Balotro & Vanessa Yee talk “about mental health issues, especially ones specific to the Asian American community, does not have to be scary or sad–it can be fun and enlightening and interesting.”
You can listen to them on either Soundcast, Apple Podcasts and Google Play. You can also find and listen them on these websites:
The Bull and The Badger (Soundcast)
The Bull and The Badger (WordPress)
Hosts Tony Nagatani, Punya Krishnappa, and Kevin Xu—three former staffers of political campaigns and the Obama White House—use their podcast as a “First Amendment project to talk about politics, culture, and life through the lens of field organizers, grassroots, and Asian-Americans.”
You can listen them on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
You can also listen them on their website. This link will also lead you to their latest episode, “Mental health issues in Asian-American Community.”
Model Majority Podcast
Started by Alice Wong, the “Disability Visibility” Podcast is “an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture.”
You can listen to Ms. Wong on Apple Podcasts, on Android, Stitcher or on Radio Public.
You can also listen to her podcast on her website:
“Inspirited Minds is a faith based, voluntary mental health charity located in London that launched in 2014 with aim to raise awareness, combat stigmas and provide professional, non-judgemental, confidential support to those with mental health illnesses. Although Inspirited Minds works predominantly with those from an Islamic faith, we do not disregard any persons of differing backgrounds. Our initial research showed many Muslims found it difficult to seek help as they felt they would not be understood by someone who did not understand their faith or culture, those they chose to remain quiet and not seek help. We are here to change this and cater for this need.”
You can listen to the “The Mindful Muslim” podcast on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Player Fm, MixCloud, and MyTuner-radio. You can listen to them on their website:
The Mindful Muslim
“Mann Mukti” is a South Asian Podcast, whose “mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care.”
You can listen to the podcast on Soundcast, Apple Podcast, and Player.Fm. You can also listen them on their website:
“Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.”
You can listen to “Latinx Therapy” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Tune In. You can also listen to the podcast on:
“Marbs and Scruz finally have a podcast! Hear your two favorite friends discuss mental health, pop culture, wellness, growing up Brown in Oregon.”
You can listen to them on Apple Podcast and Libsyn. You can also listen them on their website:
Ataque de Nerves
“Between Sessions” is hosted through the “Melanin & Mental Health” website where the website was “born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic Communities. We are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory, and monthly effects.”
You can listen to “Between Sessions” on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Soundcast, and Player FM. You can also listen to them on their website:
Melanin & Mental Health
Hosted by Tatiana Smith, M.A., LPC-S, “Talking off the Couch is a podcast that focuses on mental health and mental wellness with in the community of color.”
You can listen to “Talking off the Couch” on Apple Podcast, Podbean, Player FM, and iheart radio. You can also listen Tatiana on her website:
Talking off the Couch
The Black Girl Healing Project (BGHP) was created/hosted by Jennifer Sterling, Holistic Nutritionist and Registered Dance/ Movement Psychotherapist. BGHP “aims to breakdown the stigma mental health within communities of color and provide resources for healing–talk therapy, dance/movement therapy, art therapy, music therapy, EMDR and similar modalities.”
You can listen to BGHP on Soundcloud, Apple Podcast, Listennotes, Toppodcast and Stitcher. You can also listen to the podcast on the website:
The Black Girl Healing Project
“The purpose of Celeste The Therapist podcast is to help shift the way you think. Many times we get stuck in a negative cycle and struggle with getting out. Celeste will interview guests from different backgrounds who empower people in different capacities.”
You can listen to her on Stitcher, Apple Podcast, Android, Player FM, Listennotes, and Tunein.
Hosted by Lakiesha Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), “The Evolving Chair” Podcast discusses topics surrounding the myths on mental health and therapy.
You can listen to the podcast on Stitcher, Apple Podcast, Player FM, Soundcast, and Listennotes. You can also listen to the podcast on the website:
The Evolving Chair
Hosted by psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill, “explore the intersections of Social Justice, Psychology, & Blackness. They introduce aspects of counseling psychology that are not commonly thought of, and engage listeners in a conversation about pop-culture and current events in a way that delves deeper, and focuses on how it all impacts on our lives. The mission of Naming it is to call out the elephant in the elephant in the room and to call in the voices of social justice that are normally muted.”
You can listen to the podcast on Stitcher, BlogTalkRadio, Soundcloud, Podtail, Apple Podcast and Podbean. You can also listen to them on their website:
Hosts Courtney & Earl are “two clinical social workers looking to change the stigma around mental health with lesson wrapped in comedy and truth!”
You can listen to the podcast on Soundcast, Apple Podcast, and Stitcher.
“Fireflies come out at night and create a beautiful light. When we battle with a mental illness or struggle emotionally, we often isolate ourselves and are left in a place of darkness. By normalizing the conversation about mental health within communities of color, we are uniting and bringing light to darkness (just like the fireflies) to foster healing and mental wellness.”
You can listen to the podcast on Soundcast, Apple Podcast, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. You can also listen to the podcast on website:
Fireflies Unite Podcast with Kea
“The podcast for Women of Color who affirm their worth, value mental health, and seek wholeness.”
You can listen to the podcast on Soundcast, Podtail, and Apple Podcast. You can also listen to the podcast on the website:
Affirm by Redefine Enough