In “Could Be Better, tbh” celebrities including Busy Phillps, Jameela Jamil, and Dear Evan Hansen’s Benj Pasek open up about loneliness, anxiety, and reaching out for help.
Crisis Text Line, a not-for-profit organization that provides free, 24/7 confidential support and The Jed Foundation (JED) are launching a podcast to bust stigma and encourage listeners to get support.
“You may know me from fashion, but as much as I care about a good pant, I’ve always cared about mental health. I’ve decided it’s time to talk about it,” said Stacy London, host of the podcast Could Be Better, tbh.
In the ten-episode series, Stacy has candid conversations with celebrities and influencers about their mental health issues, ranging from anxiety to PTSD to suicidal ideation. They also break down how to get help while sharing accessible ways to improve your mental health.
Throughout the season, the podcast includes Busy Philipps on the importance of having a therapist—and when to get a new therapist—Jameela Jamil on surviving anxiety and depression, Benj Pasek on the story that inspired Dear Evan Hanson, and YouTuber Clawdeena on self-harm.
Could Be Better, tbh premiered on March 2, 2020 with new episodes dropping every Monday until May 4, 2020. It will be available for streaming on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever podcasts can be heard.
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