Aggregated reviews for The Psych Central Podcast: Mental Health Made Simple

An award-winning show that approaches psychology and mental health in an accessible fashion. Listen as our host speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

Great topics   (5/5)

Hits on great topics

I love everything Psychcentral   (5/5)

The website is informative and Gabe adds a great personal touch to mental health topics with his podcast.

Optimism in a pessimistic world!!!   (5/5)

I’ve been listening to this podcast since late last year, and I’m really astounded by the positivity of it...not just that, but also the depth of the subject matter covered by it. Gabe is a wonderful person to hear, and he asks all the right questions to his guest(s). I’m a support group facilitator, and I recommend this podcast to everyone I meet, both old and new, simply because he gives it like it is, but, he also upbeat about it, and positive to no end, which is sorely lacking these days. To Gabe himself, I thank you for doing this, and I know there myriads of lives out there you’ve helped by doing this. Keep up the good work, and know that I will listen till the end of time, because you, sir, and a bright beam of light that penetrates the darkness of stigma, and will help get us to a better place, one podcast at a time. Excelsior!!!

Realistic Outlook on Mental Illness   (5/5)

I love listening to Gabe Howard everyday. His insights are as helpful as the cool speakers he brings on the show! Thanks Gabe!

Very helpful   (5/5)

Your podcasts are v helpful. They give me a lot of hope . I also learnt a lot about how to be a good caregiver. Keep it up.

Love this podcast   (5/5)

Looking to become a child psychologist. Love these conversations

Interesting and informative   (5/5)

Hi I am a Graduate level student studying counseling. I really enjoy this show, it is very practical, great guests and I also love how real the conversations are. Overall, I highly recommend!

Transformational show!   (5/5)

It was such a pleasure talking with Gabe! His conversational style is real, authentic and truly thought-provoking! Highly recommend this podcast for anyone looking to improve their lives in big ways.

Life changing show   (5/5)

For that listener that is ADDICTED to creating their future. For the listener who KNOWS they are destine for greatness but didn’t believe they could actually a life worth living. This podcast is for you. Gabe asks very candid and heart opening questions. It would be a crime not to listen to this podcast and take notes.

Glad it’s here   (3/5)

We need pods like this to educate folks abt mental illness. Gabe’s energy steers this pod which I listen to without fail regardless of the fact that over time it doesn’t maintain its energy — as if producers & hosts are too busy & tired to maintain the highest standards of both production & execution. I can relate. (I am also a long time volunteer talk show host). Time & time again though, they fail to give us enough info to find the guests after the show. It seems so obvious to put this 411 in the show notes & yet they don’t do it. Ridiculous! Tell us & then show us where we can find your guests, please. Enunciate their names & the names of their books, or pods, or whatever. The names are swallowed. This isn’t easy - I get that. So if you ever need a sub- I’m here for you.

Safe haven!   (5/5)

It’s so comforting to realize that you’re not alone in your journey! Thanks!!

Thank you so much!   (5/5)

I’m so thankful to hear this podcast, especially when Ally was talking about how horrible&difficult it is to cope/cut off a parent with mental health illnesses when they are capable of showing their love/kindness/affection/support &when they’ve been in a healthy use boundaries but be able& willing to mindset long enough to have a positive impact on your views of them. It’s difficult especially on enforcement. For me it’d make me feel less guilt/regret in upholding my boundaries & or cutting toxic people from my life, if there was never any positive impact on me by that person, also regarding my parents&their mental health illnesses, it’d make it less complicated emotionally for me to finally cut them out of my everyday life if they never did anything to help me/were always verbally physically abusive/if they were constantly mean/nasty so I could remember only negatives.Thank you very much for sharing your personal traumatic life experiences with the world. Just hearing this interview has even helped me in ways that may not seem important but for me at this particular time in my life, it’s really truly helped me remember that I’m not alone even though I may be isolated in my day to day life, I’m not alone in the wield&that’s really made a huge difference in my emotional state. Thank you soo much to this podcast psych central as well for asking poignant questions without being harsh or insensitive to Ally’s trauma. I truly look forward to even more podcast from y’all. Just 1 question why isn’t the podcast longer? I don’t know about other people but I’d have loved to hear much more from Ally today, is this just 1 short episode that I happened to start with& you do have longer episodes available? Thanks again!🙏🏼💖♒️🕊

poor audio quality   (2/5)

i really want to listen to this due to the subject matter, but i listen on headphones while cycling & can't handle the poor audio quality. all it takes is getting good microphones to get a quality podcast, but i guess that is tough if not doing in person interviews? i know my ears are not the best, but i am able to understand the other podcasts i listen to while cycling, but too often can't understand what is being said on this podcast.

Great Podcast   (5/5)

I enjoy very much the various topics. Speaking to diagnosed clients is a great way to get a better understanding of mental health.

Having listened to almost a year’s worth of...   (5/5)

Having listened to almost a year’s worth of Vince and Gabe’s podcasts, I can confidently say that it’s been worth my while. I have learned so much about mental health and some of the other issues/topics related. I have to admit that in the beginning I was bothered by Gabe’s flamboyant and shrill style of talk but it’s grown on me 😜, sometimes the voice pitch is much better and not so irritating to the ears but that’s just the technical stuff. The subject is well worth it for those who want to educate themselves

Thank you Gabe for “elevating the convo”   (5/5)

Gabe is a fierce advocate for mental health and brings the all-too-often neglected lived experience voice of “what works” to the table. All of us should be listening! Together we can make a more compassionate and well world.

Good info!   (5/5)

Hello, I just found this podcast, and want to say thank you so much for talking about this topic!

Finally - Simple explanations for complex mental health topics!   (5/5)

Everyone should understand mental health, mental illness, and basic psychology topics. But, more often than not, the people explaining these topics are B-O-R-I-N-G. Psych Central solved that problem with this podcast. Excellent information in an easy to follow format. Great hosts and a great show. Listen Right Away! :-)

Michelle Hammer   (5/5)

Gabe and Vin have great insight and opinions. Love to listen!

New Listener to the Podcast and impressed   (5/5)

i love the points of view.. i love that this podcast has managed to keep me engaged and it is not boring, like most psych podcasts. Gabe Howard is “woke” & “lit” 😀 lol . I Appreciate all the helpful information keep up the great work!

Discussion organization and focus has room for improvement   (3/5)

The discussion feels very scattered and lacks powerful insight - hosts could benefit from inviting guest experts. Comparing one mental illness to another (who has it worse?) is very unproductive. It opens the door to justify someone to belittle another person's struggles. Glad the host cleared it with a conclusion that doing so allows you to stigmatize others, but this should've come out first and be the focus. If one can have preference, it would be to be healthy, not to have different mental illness. Comparatively, someone who is having personal difficulties with work and family but is otherwise mentally healthy could compare themselves as having a much bigger challenge than a depressed who lied in bed all day; it opens the door for them to stigmatize others as just lazy or weak.

Glad I Found This Podcast   (5/5)

As a voracious podcast consumer, I'm constantly looking for unique and interesting new podcasts. This podcast fit the bill. Another great thing about this podcast is their content topics: I could binge listen to all of their podcasts (if I had the time). Great stuff!

Informative   (5/5)

Thank you for taking the time to do these podcasts they are very informative and help me to understand so many different things. Thank you

So insightful   (5/5)

Thank you for connecting your voice with so many of the unspoken individuals

Love Every Episode   (5/5)

A truly amazing podcast. As a person living with a mental illness I love listening to these two and learning more about others living with illness as well. So educational and inspiring.

Love it always   (5/5)

Vincent is very articulate and his explanations of complex psychiatry is a gift. Truly glad I found this show.

Gabe is adorable   (5/5)

I want him to marry my daughter. Listen!

Good show   (5/5)

Recommend to anyone who likes psychology and mental illness type conversation.

Multiple point of views   (5/5)

I don’t always agree with the hosts, but they always explain their opinions and reference the facts. I can respect that and I like seeing things from multiple points of views.

Finally!!!   (5/5)

Gabe and Vincent provide enlightening, yet humorous, viewpoints on various mental health related topics. You will come for their interactions, but stay for the wonderful interviews and lively discussions which reduce the stigma of mental health and educate while entertaining.

Great podcast   (5/5)

I love this Podcast because is able to present different aspects of mental health in a very simple, easy and accessible for everyone to understand. They do interesting interviews too. Thank you for sharing your experience . You histories are inspirational!

Real and Empowering   (5/5)

The show brings authentic voices to mental illness, and in this authenticity, this realness, the hosts lift a dark curtan away from the subject of mental illness. Listeners are left inspired and empowered.

Highly Recommend   (5/5)

This is an excellent podcast. I'm a huge fan of psychcentral, and this podcast is wonderfully educational.

A truly excellent mental health podcast   (5/5)

People are dying because of silence. Well, Gabe and Vince refuse to be silent and are embracing others who are giving voice to their mental health struggles and thereby de-stigmatizing mental health in America.

Tough, and often-taboo subjects broken down   (5/5)

I just found this podcast and I am so glad I did! It's refreshing to hear people talk about topics that are often not explored, except in scientific, analytic and dry ways. Talking pulls back the curtain. Thank you.

Comparing diagnoses... destructive at best   (1/5)

I felt compelled to learn about different disorders and I immediately felt isolated by this discussion about who was worst in their mental health. In my mind, it doesn't matter what disorder you have, what matters is the severity and whether you are a danger to yourself or others.

Entertaining and educational   (5/5)

As a person who does not have a mental illness, I think it's important to learn about things from the perspective of someone who has experienced it themselves. In my opinion, this show is not only entertaining but also educational.

Awesome podcast   (5/5)

I am a big fan of Gabe Howard and The Psych Central Show. His engagin personality, personal stories, and pertinent topics make this a go to podcast for all things mental health related. I always gain valuable info from Gabe and Vincent. Thanks guys!

Person First Language   (3/5)

As a Peer Specialist (I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety) I find the use of person first language much more empowering for me. But I do respect and support self determination and choice for people to choose how they want to talk about themselves. I would never refer to a person as a schizophrenic. Instead - a person diagnosed with schizophrenia. Key being "diagnosis" is an OPINION. That person has a choice of another opinion, there own opinion in context of their experience. Has to do with empowerment and power over.

Well balanced perspectives   (5/5)

The two hosts are funny and engaging. Listening feels like hanging out with friends.

A refreshing new voice   (5/5)

Nice discussions on important topics.