Mayim Bialik Teases New Podcast About Mental Health


Neuroscientist and “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik is launching a new podcast encouraging fans to witness her “breakdown.” Slated for a fall release, “Bialik’s Breakdown” takes a holistic approach in discussing mental health. During a live taping of Tablet Magazine’s “Unorthodox” podcast on Oct. 12, Bialik said she will begin to record episodes in a few weeks.

“I’m starting a podcast because during quarantine I think many of us realized that anyone who had issues, they got worse, and all the people who didn’t think they had issues, now they know that they have them, too,” she said. “I wanted to be able to say, ‘I’m Mayim Bialik and welcome to my breakdown.’”

Using her degree in neuroscience and with the help of experts and her friends, each episode will feature different mental health diagnoses and challenges rather than, “here’s what you got, and here are the pills to take,” Bialik said. She added she also will examine daily actions and mentalities that can negatively impact a person’s mind and body.

Using her degree in neuroscience and with the help of experts and her friends, each episode will feature different mental health diagnoses and challenges.

Bialik has been vocal about her personal life over the years, whether offering advice on parenting, science and going vegan, to discussing Israel and her Jewish journey. She also has been transparent about her own mental health and well-being.

“I try and present my authentic self so that what I’m presenting matches what [my kids] pick up on,” she said, describing her nervous feelings about going back to work during COVID-19 and then describing it to her kids. “They pick up on things even when you think you’re hiding it. So, don’t try and hide it.”

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