SiriusXM strengthens mental health programming with Mental Health Radio and more

Mental Health Radio

In conjunction with NYU Langone Health, SiriusXM is offering more health programming than ever before with the launch of the full-time streaming channel Mental Health Radio (Ch.779), plus the expansion of live daily shows on Doctor Radio (Ch. 110).

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 SXM 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 8 pm and midnight ET. Both live programs provide a safe space for real-time discussions with medical professionals who are leaders in their field and 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 (11 am-12 pm ET), Tuesdays (12-2 pm ET), and Wednesdays (4-5 pm ET). Additional hosts will include Michael Aronoff, MD; Thea Gallagher, PsyD; and Jessica Stern, Ph.D.

“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 (3-4 pm ET) and Fridays (8-10 am ET). Other doctors joining the hosting chair include Blake Phillips, MD; Yamalis Diaz, Ph.D.; Lori Evans, Ph.D.; and Pantea Farahmand, MD.

Relaxing Channels

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.