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A Shift from Mental Illness to Mental Health

“While we were interested in mental illness, our greatest interest was in the preventive side of the problem. I feel that the illness itself is a medical problem and that the foundation should emphasize mental health while cooperating wherever possible.” – Miss Ima...

More Than Texas Tough: What Resilience Means

Since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall, it’s been humbling and encouraging to see the outpouring of generosity, courage and resilience displayed by Texans in response to this disaster. Texans take pride in individual resilience; how tough we are and how quickly we...

Recovery at the Clubhouse

"A clubhouse is more than a place to be," Athena McClendon says. "It's a place to belong." Recovery has evolved from a buzzword into a useful framework for giving meaning to the experience of living with mental illness. Advocates of recovery-oriented principles aim to...

Hurricane Harvey: Recognizing Our Resilience

The Hogg Foundation offers its deepest condolences to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and throughout southeast Texas, and for the lives lost. As this unprecedented tragedy continues to unfold, our hearts are with the people directly affected, their...

Relocation of the James Stephen Hogg Statue

University of Texas at Austin president Gregory L. Fenves recently made the decision to expedite the relocation of four statues from UT’s Main Mall. Three of these statues are of historic figures with close ties to the Confederacy—Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston...

What is Mental Health Becoming?

"Mind is the thing that we are dealing with when we are dealing with psychiatric challenges," Ken Thompson says. "Mind is the thing in us that allows us to be both in the world and inside ourselves at the same time." No matter which way you look at it, mental health...

The elusive Social Determinants of Mental Health. Within our grasp?

You may be hearing a lot about "social determinants." Although much has been written on this subject, many unanswered questions remain. The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health just announced the awarding of over $1 million in grants to strengthen integrated health care...

Hogg Foundation Statement on the Tragedy in Charlottesville

The Hogg Foundation would like to offer condolences to all of those affected by the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. As always whenever a disaster occurs, our hearts are with the people directly affected, their families and communities. At...