We have few podcasts and Ted talks that have come to our attention as being honest and authentic. There are a lot of bad ones out there so here is the collection we would recommend and brief description. There are a good range of topics and perspectives. The diagnosed and those who are not will make you think about some big things, others will make you feel comfortable and not so alone. Some are very personal some are more scientific and educational.
Mental illness podcast
This is a really good podcast that de-stigmatizes mental health. She has guest speakers and her episodes are nicely organized. Lori is a registered therapist a certified hypnotherapist and professional coach. thought techniques.For general self help and managing mental illness this is a really good resource.
Leanna talks about all things bipolar. “After reaching my ultimate low point a few years ago, I finally got diagnosed. After getting healthy I knew I had to use my voice to share my story. Learn about this illness I call a tornado and how you can help others!”
Unashamed and Unapologetic
Shantai from USA
“Join Shatai as she explores the good, the bad, (and the sometimes screwed up) sides of life through raw, non-sugar coated, conversations with friends and other guests. With a little humor and wit, they discuss their insecurities, shortcomings, and vulnerabilities. This is a podcast where you leave your shame at the door and stop apologizing for being yourself!”
Helen M. Farrell: What is bipolar disorder?
“The word bipolar means ‘two extremes.’ For the many millions experiencing bipolar disorder around the world, life is split between two different realities: elation and depression. So what causes this disorder? And can it be treated? Helen M. Farrell describes the root causes and treatments for bipolar disorder.”
Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough
“At TED’s Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who’s bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental “skillness.” In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What’s the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?”
Julie Fast (YouTube)
“Julie lived with untreated bipolar disorder for over 15 years until she was finally diagnosed with the illness in 1995. Since that time, she has devoted her career to educating people affected by the illness, especially health care professionals whose clients have bipolar disorder. Julie knows the importance of meditations, but equally emphasizes how family, friends and health care professionals can help those who live with a mental illness. Julie has worked with educating staff on the interaction of cannabis and mental health disorders.”
The Bipolar Now Podcast
“Through his uncommon approach to recovery, Mike shows his community what “better” looks like when living with a disruptive mental disorder. His signature course membership “The Peace Plan for Bipolar” has been described by his students as positively life-shifting.
By dedicating himself to exploring the frontiers of mental health, Mike brings his audience a wealth of insights and strategies to help them say, “Wow! I really can get beyond my day-to-day struggle!” He proves that lasting success no longer needs to be a painful illusion.”
“Originally designed for people facing illness and their families, the app (website and podcast) is perfect for this pandemic. In addition to guided meditations for stress relief and relaxation in traumatic times, the app (website and podcast) contains a short version of our Meditation Course and meditations for everyday from our Simply Being app. We hope this will support you at this difficult time.”