SiriusXM Strengthens Mental Health Programming with New 24/7 Streaming Channel

SiriusXM announced new programming initiatives focused on mental health, including the launch of a full-time streaming channel, Mental Health Radio (ch.779), in conjunction with NYU Langone Health. In addition, SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio channel (ch. 110) is more than doubling its mental health programming, with the channel now airing live daily shows.

On Mental Health Radio, listeners will hear the week’s top mental health 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.

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.

“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.”

“Since its launch in 2008, Doctor Radio, with advice from NYU Langone’s top doctors and experts has been a tremendous asset for those needing medical advice,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM.

“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.

SiriusXM not only offers around-the-clock mental health programming, but listeners can also tune in to Doctor Radio channel 110 to hear free advice and information from NYU Langone Health’s world-renowned medical team about a range of other health issues. The channel’s diverse lineup is focused on reporting the most important information to the public, from major medical news, to the latest research, to rare diseases, and everyday health topics.