Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to provide some mental health resources across a range of media, from podcasts to YouTube channels and even TikTok creators. If you’re looking for in-depth discussions, a podcast might be up your alley, whereas if you prefer short bursts of wisdom, following TikTok therapists might be more your speed. If you need support, information or simply want to know that you’re not alone, any of these can give you encouragement, help you find in-person options and offer a new perspective you may not have considered.
This arm of the federal government offers a wide range of mental health resources, including phone and text lines, agencies dealing with various aspects of mental health, questions to ask a potential mental health provider, and information on clinical trials.
This nonprofit offers resources for people dealing with everything from addiction to self-harm. TWLOHA has a tool for finding help in your zip code as well as a text line for those in the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Their extensive blog offers posts by individuals on a wide range of mental health subjects, including trauma and eating disorders. Their self-care section offers breathing and visualization techniques, meditations, and other tips.
This organization was founded by Carmela Wallace, mother of Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins, to honor her son. It supports programs that provide “positive mental health treatments and alternatives to drug use.”
This podcast, hosted by therapists Nadia Addesi and Micheline Maalouf, explores what living with anxiety is really like, and interviews guests about topics such as how to be alone, how to put yourself first, and dealing with OCD. Maalouf also has a popular TikTok channel covering anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, and related topics, with suggestions such as using bubbles as a technique for dealing with anxiety and tips on how to say no and set boundaries.
This “mind-shifting” podcast offers exactly what its title promises: short guided meditations, sometimes on specific subjects, such as getting better sleep or figuring out what to do when you’re telling yourself you “should” or “shouldn’t” do certain things.
As the title says, this podcast hosted by John Moe features a wide range of comedians and entertainers, including Mike Birbiglia, Jameela Jamil, and Hannah Hart, among many others, talking about depression, or “Clinny D,” as it’s referred to on the show. While no longer running new episodes, it offers support and camaraderie for anyone with depression in their own or their family members’ lives.
Dr. Michaela explains basic concepts around mental health in an encouraging, easy-to-understand voice. Dr. Michaela offers everything from daily affirmations to explanations of overthinking, toxic positivity, anxiety, trauma, grief and other topics with colorful, inviting graphics.
Everyone needs a mental boost at least once in a while, and this account offers thoughtful reminders of how to take care of yourself on hard days, letting readers know they matter, along with action tips such as ways to relieve burnout. Check out the comments too for more support and to see how others are handling these issues.
With simple text-based graphics, Kuburic, a popular Australian-based self-described existential therapist, gives concrete advice about everything from friendship red flags to healthy communication techniques to self-love. These can be the stepping stones toward taking action in your own life.
Nedra Tawwab (@nedratawwab)
Therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab offers practical advice geared toward creating healthy relationships. If you’re looking to glean tips on setting boundaries, being assertive and prioritizing yourself, her scripts and encouraging words can make a powerful difference.
Therapist Kati Morton posts YouTube videos twice a week exploring everything from signs of high-functioning depression to what your therapist is really thinking. Morton explores helpful tips about common mental health issues and questions, such as dealing with toxic parents, what to expect from your first therapy appointment, and offers advice on how to beat social anxiety.
Hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Alli Mattu, The Psych Show touches on many real-life situations like overcoming pandemic re-entry anxiety, how to stop worrying about the future, creating motivation and how to talk to people about your mental health issues. While most of his videos are applicable to a general audience, he also offers guidance for those who want to be therapists themselves.
Nadia Adessi (@evolveandbloom)
Therapist Nadia Adessi, who herself suffers from anxiety, succinctly gives advice to those who deal with issues like procrastination, ADHD symptoms, and how to spot a narcissist. With daily posts, Adessi looks at commonly asked questions about therapy and treatment and offers insight into her practice, such as rating the squishy toys she keeps in her therapy office.
Dr. Tracy, a therapist, covers a wide range of topics, from how rap music is helping to destigmatize mental health, and what dissociation is to practical advice such as an email auto-reply suggestion for those dealing with anxiety and how to talk back to your inner critic.
Often using text overlaid on images of her dancing, The Shani Project covers topics like how to find a therapist, how to deal with toxic people, what to do if you’ve ghosted your therapist.
Gen Angela succinctly covers a wide range of mental health topics such as high functioning anxiety, signs of childhood trauma, and mindset shifts for healing.
We want to encourage you to make your mental health a priority in whatever way works best for you. If you are in need of help, please reach out to a mental health professional.