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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Listener Question of the Month

We’re going to be producing an episode about children’s grief during the pandemic. We would love to hear from any listener who has a story to share about their experience of helping a child work through issues of grief or loss related to the illness or death of a parent or caregiver. In crafting your story, consider these questions:

  • What behavior changes in your child were most noticeable?
  • What was effective or decisive in helping you and your child move forward?
  • What struggles do you still have?
  • What can others learn from your experience?

 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.

2021: The Year in Podcasts

It’s been a challenging year for mental health. In today’s blog, we’re presenting a retrospective of the year in podcasts for 2021.

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A New Deal for Youth

In this episode of the podcast, we explore the connection between healing and justice as it relates to youth mental health and well-being.

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Changing the Landscape: People, Parks and Power

“Social determinants” is just another way of saying something that should be obvious: that mental health and well-being is radically tied to place. Access to the outdoors is a key social determinant of mental health.

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The Global Cause of Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization, nearly a billion people worldwide have experienced mental illness. For this podcast episode, we talk to two experts who have devoted their lives to global mental health.

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Gender Affirmation Can be Life and Death

In this episode of the podcast, an expert on adolescent development takes us through the challenging terrain of gender identity and sexuality, and what these mean for parent-adolescent relationships.

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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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