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Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health is the monthly podcast by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Consistent with the spirit of the foundation's work, the podcast captures the human implications of mental health and related issues, bringing you conversations with mental health advocates, researchers, consumers, officials, and others who carry the torch on behalf of mental health and wellness in Texas and beyond.

Into the Fold is part of the Texas Podcast Network. Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

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Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health is the monthly podcast by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Consistent with the spirit of the foundation's work, the podcast captures the human implications of mental health and related issues, bringing you conversations with mental health advocates, researchers, consumers, officials, and others who carry the torch on behalf of mental health and wellness in Texas and beyond.

Into the Fold is part of the Texas Podcast Network. Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

    It's a Texas Thing: Celebrating Recovery at PeerFest

    It's a Texas Thing: Celebrating Recovery at PeerFest

    PeerFest is an educational and celebratory event for Texans who have faced mental health challenges and are on a journey to wellness.
     
    Dr. William DeFoore, author of, among other books, Anger Among Angels: Shedding Light on the Darkness of the Human Soul. His keynote address is titled, "Goodfinding: A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Incorporating Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology."
     
     Sir Billy Dorsey (yes, an actual knight) will be delivering his keynote address, “In the Right Seat: Finding Purpose at the Intersection of Passion, Proficiency, and Positioning.” 
     
    “Texas has a vibrant community of people who are using their personal recovery journeys to advocate for broader change in mental health. PeerFest 2024 is a not-to-be-missed chance for people to tap into this community, to be challenged and inspired, and to infuse that energy into their lives going forward.

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    Digital Well-being for Youth

    Digital Well-being for Youth

    By some accounts, young people's relationship to technology is unfolding crisis. It is now commonplace for adults to lament the “screen time” of young people and worry about its effect on their social lives and mental health. In 2023, the American Psychological Association issued a health advisory focusing on adolescent social media use, and the U.S. Surgeon General has said that social media can have “a profound risk of harm to the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents. There is evidence that social media may contribute to issues like depression, anxiety, toxic social comparison, sleep problems, body image issues, and disordered eating.”
    But is that the whole story? And if there is real cause for for alarm, what should be done? Dr. Carrie James and Dr. Emily Weinstein are co-founders of the Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard University. In their book Behind Their Screens, Emily and Carrie draw on a survey of more than 3,500 teens with the objective of adding to our understanding of teens’ online lives. In this episode we explore how young people navigate our increasingly networked world and how we balance safety, empathy, and technology in response. 
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    Mental Health and Media: Stop Raising Awareness Already

    • 47 min
    Episode 160: Honoring a Mental Health Pioneer

    Episode 160: Honoring a Mental Health Pioneer

    Dr. Melvin P. Sikes was a member of renowned unit of African American fighter pilots who flew during World War II known as the Tuskegee Airmen. After the war, Dr. Sikes earned a doctorate in education administration from the University of Chicago. He went on to become dean of Wilberforce University in Ohio and Bishop College in Marshall, Texas, a clinical psychologist with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, and as we knew him best at the Hogg Foundation – a University of Texas at Austin professor of education psychology and a one-time member of the Hogg Foundation’s National Advisory Council. For Black HIstory Month, we are taking a look back at this remarkable man and his impact.
    In this episode of Into the Fold, not only do we get contemporary analysis courtesy of Elizabeth Stauber, Hogg Foundation archivist and records manager, but we hear from Dr. Sikes himself, by way of a vintage 1972 interview in which he discusses the challenges of balancing intellectual rigor with a commitment to inclusivity, how higher education can answer the call of a rapidly changing society, and what support committed academics need in order to succeed while avoiding burnout.
    In a bonus segment, we also include a brief interview with Adrian Fowler, former Hogg Foundation program officer and a close friend and colleague of Dr. Sikes. 
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    From the Archives: Roy Wilkins on the Mental Bondage of Race

    From the Archives: Dr. Kenneth Clark on Racism and Child Well-Being


    From the Archive: Efua Sutherland on Theatre, Literature and Self-rediscovery


     

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    Episode 159: A Day of Racial Healing

    Episode 159: A Day of Racial Healing

    For this first podcast of the new year we are taking a look back at the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing is a nationwide observance that also coincides with Martin Luther King Day. For the second year in a row, the Hogg Foundation joined the celebration by holding an event in Austin, this time in partnership with Austin Justice Coalition, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people who are Black, Brown, and poor in the Austin community. It was on Sunday, January 14, the day right before MLK Day, that our host, Ike Evans, joined about 80 other people braved the cold for a day of facilitated dialogue, fellowship, music, a dab of spoken word poetry, and food. We visit with the two facilitators from the day, Dr. Angela Ward and Dr. Mary Rice-Booth, who are both educators who write, speak, facilitate, and think deeply on matters of equity.
     
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    Leading Within Systems of Inequity in Education: A Liberation Guide for Leaders of Color

    Brave Spaces for All

    Creating Hope for Healing after Trauma

    Episode 149: Juneteenth and Mental Emancipation

    Hogg Foundation Declaration of Racism as a Mental Health Crisis

    Racial Trauma and Resilience in African American Adults


     

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    Episode 158: Exploring Gratitude

    Episode 158: Exploring Gratitude

    it was back in 2017 that we had on Dr. Art Markman, co-host of the KUT show Two Guys on Your Head, to talk about political climate as a chronic stressor. And so, six years after the fact, we thought that it would make sense to close that circle by inviting on Dr. Markman's partner from Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Bob Duke. We recently had him come to the studio for a discussion of gratitude and an exploration of just what it means to stop and be thankful.
    Dr. Duke is the Marlene and Morton H. Meyerson Centennial professor of Music at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. To quote him on gratitude, "When you do think about the capriciousness of life experiences, to me that is a real incentive for even greater levels of gratitude, because once you sort of recognize that you're not the author of your own story entirely, and that there are a lot of things that happen in your life to the good, which you actually had very little to do with, and it doesn't mean that what you did, you had no part in this. It's just that there's a lot of luck involved."
    In addition, we're also taking a look back at the year in mental health, through a sampling of some of our most representative episodes from 2023. 
    Related Links:

    Political Climate as a Chronic Stressor
    World Mental Health Day

    Diversity, Awareness and Wellness in Action

    Music Therapy for Kids

    Teaching in a Time of Division

    The Loneliness Epidemic

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    Episode 157: Young Minds Matter - Real Queens

    Episode 157: Young Minds Matter - Real Queens

    For this episode, we offer a look back at Young Minds Matter 2023! We drop in on some of the attendees, as well as our featured guest, Brandie Meister, youth advocate, published author, and vice president of Real Queens Fix Each Other's Crown, an Austin-based organization devoted to improving the mental health of women and girls. it is also the debut of our first guest host, Nakia Sims, a member of the Hogg Foundation Contributors Circle!
     
    Related links:

    Real Queens Fix Each Other’s Crowns 
    Young Minds Matter 2021 Resources: Healing, Justice, and Connection for Mental Wellbeing 
    Young Minds Matter 2019 Resources: Communities Connecting for Well-being 
    The Mental Health Cost of Being a Strong Black Woman 
    Into the Fold Episode 142: Empowering Our Girls in 2023 
    Into the Fold Episode 135: Black Maternal Mental Health 
    Into the Fold Episode 124: Changing the Landscape: People, Parks, and Power 
    Into the Fold Episode 56: Police Violence and Black Women’s Health, Part 1 of 2 
    Into the Fold Episode 56: Police Violence and Black Women’s Health, Part 2 of 2 
    Mental Health Awareness Month 2023 
    Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2023 
    Tough Cutie

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Really interesting, and not just for mental public health junkies

I’ve been listening to this for a while, and highly recommend it for anyone even vaguely interested in mental health issues. The host has a real gift for asking interesting questions and then actually listening to his interviewees’ responses, which makes for good listening.

If I can recommend a specific episode, 38 is a bit old now, but I listened more than once and recommended it to a couple of friends having a hard time processing the 2016 election fallout. The wrap-up at the end was particularly helpful.

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Hogg Foundation does terrific work and this podcast is no exception.

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