Mental Health Radio is available on channel 779.
Powered by NYU Langone Health’s doctors and leading medical experts, the channel will also air its top highlights throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
Featuring content from SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio (Ch. 110), Mental Health Radio is a 24/7 channel that provides listeners expertise on breaking medical stories and new medical research, plus studies on topics such as substance abuse, psychedelic research, and drug supply issues. The channel also hosts live call-in shows during the week, letting listeners ask the experts their own questions. In addition to the curated content, the channel will also air full broadcasts of the Doctor Radio programs “The Psychiatry Show” and “About Our Kids,” the latter of which specifically addresses the mental health topics that impact children and teens.
Mental Health Radio
On Mental Health Radio, listeners will hear the week’s top mental-health-themed programming from Doctor Radio, which will include calls and questions from listeners, as well as searchable highlights from the channel’s vast archives. Programming will include discussions about breaking medical stories and new medical research, plus studies on topics such as substance abuse, psychedelic research, and drug supply issues.
There will also be a focus on issues including depression, anxiety, pandemic-related stress, trauma disorders, and much more. The channel can be streamed 24/7 exclusively on the SiriusXM app.
“Everyone can benefit from better mental health, and we are pleased to offer interactive mental health and wellness programming that can change and save lives,” said Charles R. Marmar, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Peter H. Schub Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. “All of the doctors you hear on the channel offer world-class medical advice and are prepared to handle callers’ concerns, whether they’re general mental-health-related issues or true crisis-like situations, guiding listeners in need of help.”
Doctor Radio’s Expanded Shows
Along with the new streaming channel, Doctor Radio is expanding “The Psychiatry Show” to now air Mondays through Wednesdays, and “About Our Kids” to air Thursdays and Fridays. The shows will re-air each weeknight at 8pm and midnight ET. Both live programs provide a safe space for real-time discussions with medical professionals who are leaders in their field, who listen and offer advice, free of charge. These top professionals from NYU Langone tackle subjects including emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and are leading experts in the fields of trauma-related disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, alcohol addiction, depression, and much more.
“The Psychiatry Show” focuses on emotional highs and lows we may all experience. Hosts of the show include Dr. Charles Marmar, and Lenard A. Adler, MD, Vice Chair of Education and Director of the Adult ADHD Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The program will now air Mondays (11am-12pm ET), Tuesdays (12-2pm ET), and Wednesdays (4-5pm ET). Additional hosts will include Michael Aronoff, MD; Thea Gallagher, PsyD; and Jessica Stern, PhD.
“About Our Kids” features experts from the Child Study Center within the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone, who discuss the essentials of child, teen and family mental health, from psychiatric and learning disorders to self-esteem and school success. One of the show hosts, Jess Shatkin, MD, MPH, leads the educational efforts at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, and is the vice chair for education and a professor in the Departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The program will now air on Thursdays (3-4pm ET) and Fridays (8-10am ET). Other doctors joining the hosting chair include Blake Phillips, MD; Yamalis Diaz, PhD; Lori Evans, PhD; and Pantea Farahmand, MD.
Besides its live and interactive mental health programming, SiriusXM offers a suite of mood-based streaming channels in its app, including Soothe, Tranquil, and The Sleep Channel, to name a few.
Pandora, the ad-supported and premium music streaming service owned by SiriusXM, also offers listeners several wellness stations: Happy Radio, Sleep Radio, and Meditation Radio, which feature guided meditations for sleep, music, and sounds for relaxation, as well as mood-boosting feel good playlists.
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