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Derek Du Chesne and Dr. Sam Zand, founders of alternative mental health platform Better U, demystify the practice of psychedelic therapy for depression, anxiety, and holistic mental wellness.
Dr. Jaime Zuckerman, aka Dr. Z, teaches us how to identify and meaningfully communicate with a narcissist in your life.
Personal trainer and amateur boxer, Eric Rakofsky, shares how he fought through some of life’s biggest challenges and found healing in fitness.
Katie Horwitch is changing the conversation around self talk. We explore tangible tips to shift your self talk, how to navigate social media comparison, and the importance of practicing gratitude.
Demi-Leigh Tebow, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and former Miss Universe, shares how she turned a traumatic carjacking experience into an unbreakable mission to empower women.
Legendary musician and Skid Row guitarist Snake Sabo opens up about his journey through depression, anxiety, and trauma, and how he found healing through music and sharing his story.

Author, spiritual leader, and presidential candidate Marianne Williamson joins me to talk about mental health, protecting America’s youth, and how we as individuals can heal the world. 

Kimberly Van Der Beek and Peggy Rometo, co-hosts of the Bathroom Chronicles podcast, chat about nurturing female friendships, tapping into your intuitive gifts, and astrology.
Bestselling author, wellness activist, and cancer thriver – Kris Carr – opens up about coping with grief after her father’s death and nourishing her mental and physical wellness.
Tone It Up girl, teacher, and mental health advocate Katrina Surdi shares her personal journey through loss and grief, and how she found strength through life’s biggest challenges.

Listen to The Big Silence podcast with Karena Dawn for open conversations about mental health.

The Big Silence Podcast with host Karena Dawn is a top-rated self-development and mental health podcast, named in “8 Best Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts to Learn the Latest Science in Nutrition, Fitness and Mental Wellness,” and with episodes ranking in the top 10 in the USA for mental health, and top 40 in the USA for health and wellness.

The Big Silence is a motivational podcast that aims to normalize conversations around mental health and empower people to turn their challenges into triumphs. Hosted by Karena Dawn – mental health advocate, wellness entrepreneur, founder of Tone It Up, and New York Times bestselling author.

Top Self-Development and Mental Health Podcast

The Big Silence podcast features in-depth conversations with psychologists, celebrities, spiritual leaders, public figures, friends, and others who have been impacted by a mental health condition – either themselves, or through a family member or a friend. Conversations offer a message of hope and resiliency, and provide listeners with tools to navigate their mental and physical wellbeing.

The top mental health podcast provides discussions, interviews, and real life conversations with top psychologists, spiritual leaders, wellness influencers, and public figures surrounding topics, including: addiction, trauma and PTSD, integrating mindfulness, freedom through acceptance, building compassion and self love, coping with anxiety and depression, nutrition, physical wellness, self-care, caring for loved ones with a mental health condition and more.

Sharing Personal Stories and a Path To Healing

Where there is darkness, there is an immense opportunity for light.

Like so many, Karena has experienced profound grief and trauma. Growing up with a mother diagnosed with paranoid-schizophrenia, her childhood was filled with traumatic experiences that resulted in repressed emotions of guilt, shame, depression, and eventually, a suicide attempt. Though filled with this darkness, Karena was able to find deep joy. And with The Big Silence, she's creating a space for you to find that joy, too.

Suffering in silence only reinforces the stigma behind mental health issues and builds boundaries that prevent healing. Wherever you are, whatever you're going through, you have a spark of greatness inside of you.

No more embarrassment, no more shame, only healing. This is the best mental health podcast for personal stories of mental resiliency and inspiring conversations about overcoming adversity.

Inspiring Guests on The Big Silence Podcast

We're honored to be the top mental health podcast to hold conversations with so many inspiring people who open up and share their story, as well as doctors who are leaders in the health and wellness space. Our motivational podcast features inspiring guests, including: Sasha Pieterse, Ashley Greene, Lindsey Morgan, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Dr. Daniel Amen, Gabby Bernstein, Kyle Cease, Joe Wicks, Rafael De La Fuenta, Demi Leigh Tebow, Dr. Jaime Zuckerman, Caleb Marshall, Kris Carr, Dr. Najwa Zebian, Kim Shapira, Trey Hardee, Terri Cole, Mike Lee and Angie Lee, Liz Plosser, Dr. Doni Wilson, Marianne Williamson, Sahara Rose, Joey Thurman, Captain Sandy Yawn, Zak Williams, Alessandra Torresani, Kayla Stoecklein, and many more.