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.
November 2022: Listener Question of the Month
This month, we are continuing our exploration of the theme, “What Happened to You?” In Episode 140 we will be exploring moral injury. Moral injury is suffered by people forced into situations where they have little agency and must engage in actions that conflict with their deepest values. Examples include soldiers in wartime and health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would love to hear from YOU, and get your views on this topic. We would like an answer to this question:
What difficult, “no-win” situations or choices did you find yourself in during the COVID-19 pandemic, or during a comparable crisis? What effect did it have on your mental health? What did you learn from it?
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 email@example.com. 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!
A written synopsis is available for each podcast.
Part II: We speak with the co-author of the best-selling book, What Happened to You.
We address the relationship between trauma and well-being. A reporter and a Hogg grantee speak about school safety and returning to school.
PODCAST: A recorded conversation about our role in the mental health history of Texas.
Podcast: Velta Breyna, a recent graduate of UT Austin and creator of an art project to give voice to and raise awareness of neurodiverse students of color like herself.
PODCAST: We speak with a doula and a mother and client, to learn more about building a community of care for Black women.
In the midst of Pride celebrations, anti-LGBTQ+ policy and legislation have drawn sharp attention to the lack of social acceptance and legal protection this community continues to face.
*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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