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We explore the complexities of childhood mental health with Dr. Caroline Leaf, with insights to help children navigate their emotional journeys and foster open discussions.
Jenna Phillips Ballard has overcome depression in her teen years, a traumatic head injury, and toxic mold exposure on her way to becoming a world leader in emotional intelligence.
Singer/songwriter, MacKenzie Bourg, is a shining example of resilience, reminding us all of the power of pursuing our passions in the face of adversity.
Dr. Najwa Zebian teaches us that our experience of pain is universal. It is our approach to processing it, learning from it, and overcoming it – which determines our superpower to self-heal.
Dr. James C. Jackson, provides his informed insight into the symptoms of long COVID, how it can impact mental health, and his most trusted tools and tips for navigating a new normal.
It’s been a while since Bobby and I have gotten together for an AMA, so we’re back with a Wine Not Wednesday AMA episode!
Today, we’re talking all about integrating the mind and body through innovative technologies with Dr. Jason Wersland, the Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Therabody.
You are what you eat! Celebrity dietitian, Kim Shapira, MS, RD, detangles the complicated relationship with food, eating, diet culture, and mental health.
Sasha Pieterse-Sheaffer joins Karena to talk about making in Hollywood, body shaming in the public eye, and the power of a good support community.
Social entrepreneur, advisor, and investor – Miki Agrawal is not afraid to shine light on the taboo.

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.