Hogg Foundation Blog

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When Recovery Meets Social Entrepreneurship

“How do we empower the voice of lived experience to help shape policy and programming?” Jason Howell asks. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as a “process of change through which individuals improve their health...

Hurricane Harvey, Faith and Resilience

“My faith was and is my most valuable resource,” Jameisha Brown says. “I learned to maintain hope, even when I was told there was none left.” Even though Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August 2017, the devastation left in its wake continues to affect many Texans...

How to Build a Healthy City

“People are part of many different communities,” Dr. Clay Johnston says. “Not just their physical community, but also the communities in which they work, and in which they share religion and other cultural commonalities.” The notion that individual well-being can be a...

Mental Health Parity: Your Rights and How to get Help

We know that when mental health care is accessible, people have better recovery outcomes. Mental health parity is one way to address barriers for people seeking care. Parity generally means that things are treated equally. Federal and state mental health parity laws...

How Cultural Perception Affects Diabetes Management

“Providing services that are sensitive to a community’s culture-driven perspectives can overcome long-held tendencies to perceive health issues as something that one must manage on their own.” – Ya-Ching Huang Every year, the Hogg Foundation gives the Frances Fowler...

Relieving Holiday Stress and Hurricane Trauma

“When a hurricane hits, you can’t stop it,” Edna Brinkley says. “What you have to do is deal with the aftermath, which means regaining that sense of control, that stability. You rebuild your home, and you reach out to your friends and family.” Edna Brinkley, Ph.D., is...

A Peer Perspective on Health and the Holidays

“We can’t give that which sustains us,” John King says. “We have to be very, very mindful of practicing self-care.” As the peak of the holiday season approaches, our time and energy reserves can often stretch thin. Here to discuss ways we can take care of...

The “Double Stigma” Faced by Adolescent Mothers with Depression

“Cultural beliefs and values shape how individuals view mental health disorders. I hope that my findings will elucidate how these factors influence Mexican-American adolescents’ perception of perinatal depression and help-seeking.” – Pamela Recto Every year, the Hogg...