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.

The Case Against Spanking

In this episode of Into the Fold, we talk with child discipline expert Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, who studies the effects of physical discipline on children and is advocating for an end to the practice.

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Vaccine Equity and Trust

The term “vaccine hesitancy” is all the rage—but does it adequately explain what is going on in the minds of those who are hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Listen to this episode of Into the Fold to learn more.

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Remembering Stephany J. Bryan

On this episode of our Into the Fold podcast, we are joined by three of Stephany’s longtime friends and colleagues – to celebrate the life and legacy of this rare and unique voice for mental health.

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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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