Into the Fold Podcast: Issues in Mental Health

Our podcast series is one of the ways we move from simply talking about our grantmaking to influencing dialogue and learning about mental health and well-being. Hosted by “Ike at the Mic,” our public affairs representative Ike Evans, the series captures the human implications of mental health and the factors that influence it, bringing you conversations with mental health experts, consumers, advocates, practitioners, researchers and community leaders from across Texas and beyond.

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August 2022: Listener Question of the Month

August is Back-to-School month! This month, we are interested in the mental health of kids, teachers, parents and caregivers.We would love to hear from YOU, if you have a story to share about what this means to you. In crafting your story, consider these questions: 

  • If you’re a teacher, do you feel equipped to handle the mental health needs of students?
  • Do you feel supported in your own mental health?
  • How much is the recent Uvalde shooting tragedy weighing on you? How worried about school safety?
  • What are some aspects of your lived experience as a parent, teacher or both that you wish were discussed more often?
  • If you’re a parent, what are your biggest mental health concerns heading into this school year, either for yourself or your child?

We will accept responses as either written testimonials or audio recordings. Selected responses will be read or played during an upcoming Into the Fold episode. You will be notified if your response is selected. Respondents are kept anonymous by default. 

Send your response to If your audio file is too large to send via email, upload it to this Box folder. In such a case, you should still send an email so we know who you are. Thanks! 


Recent Podcasts

A written synopsis is available for each podcast.

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*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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