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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.

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    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Episode 136: Diverse Works: A New Art Experience

    Episode 136: Diverse Works: A New Art Experience

    As we close Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we take a look at one of the most vital domains for the exploration of lived mental health experience: art. Our guest is Velta Brenya, a recent graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, and her unique project: The Double Diversity Digital Art Gallery. Velta created the Double Diversity Digital Art Gallery to highlight the experiences of Black, neurodiverse college students.

    In a bonus segment, we preview next month's podcast interview with Adrian Fowler, the first Black program officer to work for the Hogg Foundation.

    Related links:

    Episode 69: Mental Health and the Musician's Life
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-musician-mental-health

    Double Diversity Digital Art Gallery
    https://doublediversityart.wixsite.com/dddag/about

    "The Flower that Grew from Concrete" (first art piece discussed in the episode)
    https://doublediversityart.wixsite.com/dddag/see-the-art?pgid=l43conqk-20a2a177-9b36-4314-8019-7dd1ff2a0bb8

    "Veiled Woman in Fron of State Capitol" (second art piece discussed in the episode)
    https://doublediversityart.wixsite.com/dddag/see-the-art?pgid=l43conqk-030d245f-9217-4943-8a54-8083f5c62918

    • 28 min
    Episode 135: Black Maternal Mental Health

    Episode 135: Black Maternal Mental Health

    One of the biggest disparities affecting people of color in the United States concerns maternal mental health. In 2022, WorkingGroup512, based in East Austin, received a $5,000 grant from the Hogg Foundation for its maternal mental health project. The project provides holistic support and healing to a focus cohort of Black mothers and primary caregivers, ages 16 to 65, caring for at least one child between birth to two years old.

    In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Neishai Gregory, a doula who works with Working Group 512, and Virginia Baldwin, a mother and client, to learn more about the organization’s work building a community of care for Black women as they experience the mental health challenges of pregnancy and parenting.

    Related links

    Healthy Minds Grants 2022
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/2021-healthy-minds-grants

    Maternal Mental Health: Where Family Well-being Begins
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-maternal-mental-health

    • 38 min
    Episode 134: On the Defensive: How Policy Change Affects Queer Mental Health

    Episode 134: On the Defensive: How Policy Change Affects Queer Mental Health

    This is Part 2 of our month-long conversation on the attack on LGBTQ+ rights and its impact on mental health in Texas. The LGBTQ+ community in Texas is getting it from all sides; not just efforts to ban or sharply curtail gender affirming care, but bans on trans youth participation in sports, book bans, and just the general climate of fear-mongering that cast a shadow over Pride Month this year. Joining us to help connect the dots between the issues, the rhetoric, and people’s mental health are state Rep. Celia Israel of Austin, and Brad Pritchett of Equality Texas.

    Related links:

    Hogg Foundation Statement on Pride Month
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/statement-on-lgbtq-pride-month

    Episode 133: Gender Affirming Care is Trauma-Informed Care
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-gender-affirming-care-trauma-informed-care

    Episode 122: Gender Affirmation Can be Life and Death
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-gender-affirmation

    Episode 82: Gender Identity and Well-being: Toss the Rulebook
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-gender-identity-and-well-being

    • 1 hr
    Episode 133: Gender Affirming Care is Trauma-Informed Care

    Episode 133: Gender Affirming Care is Trauma-Informed Care

    June is Pride Month. We recognize the contributions lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/queer plus individuals have made to society--and the continued urgency of their struggle. The LGBTQ+ community has had to fight for acceptance, inclusion, and civil rights in a society that has historically shunned their very existence. The LGBTQ+ community continues to face many obstacles to their individual mental health and well-being, and this has never been more true than in the summer of 2022.

    In this episode we explore gender affirming care as a form of trauma-informed care, and what it means to try to be trauma-informed for a community in peril. Our guests are Eli Lawrence, Clinical Supervisor of Behavioral Health for Waterloo Counseling Center; and Andrea Segovia, Senior Policy and Field Advisor for Trans Education Network of Texas.

    Related links:

    Episode 122: Gender Affirmation Can be Life and Death
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-gender-affirmation

    Episode 82: Gender Identity and Well-being: Toss the Rulebook
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-gender-identity-and-well-being

    Hogg Foundation Statement on Pride Month 2022
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/statement-on-lgbtq-pride-month

    • 45 min
    Episode 132: Asian Americans Attaining Awareness

    Episode 132: Asian Americans Attaining Awareness

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We’re taking this time of cultural recognition to look at connections between this community and the Hogg Foundation’s core concerns for mental health and health equity.

    In Episode 132 of Into the Fold, we speak with three representatives from the Asian Americans Attaining Awareness (AAAA) initiative to explore Asian American mental health in the context of shared collaborative effort: Dr. Aneela Khan, Community Behavioral Health Program Manager at the Asian American Health Coalition of Greater Houston HOPE Clinic; retired Colonel Vipin Kumar, Executive Director of the India House, a nonprofit community resource center in Houston; and Jason Lau, MPH, a project manager for DePelchin Children’s Center in Houston.


    Related links:

    Episode 115: Fear of Going Outside: A Podcaster on Asian Identity, Mental Health and Belonging
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-fear-of-going-outside

    Episode 101: Asian American Identity in the Time of COVID-19
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-covid-19-and-asian-americans

    How We Should Respond to Anti-Asian Racism
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/how-we-should-respond-to-anti-asian-racism

    • 48 min
    Episode 131: Climate Anxiety and Youth

    Episode 131: Climate Anxiety and Youth

    April 22 is Earth Day. It is an opportunity to assess the current health of our physical environment and explore ways to protect and improve it. As young people increasingly express concern about the impacts of climate change, Earth Day is also a natural opportunity to explore the connection between climate anxiety and mental health.

    In this episode of Into the Fold, we speak with two passionate community activists from Mi Familia Vota, a grassroots organization working to build Latino political engagement on a variety of civic issues, including environmental justice. Texas Director Angelica Razo, along with Environmental Justice Organizer Esmeralda Gonzalez, discuss their work mobilizing young people to address environmental challenges and advocate for systemic change.

    Related links:

    Episode 124: Changing the Landscape: People, Parks and Power
    https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-green-space

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 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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