Hogg Foundation Blog

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Mental Health in a Border Town: It’s About Being Connected

“I always look at an individual and say, how can we improve this individual’s quality of life?” Richard Salcido says. “It doesn’t take money. It takes being connected to the community.” A shift in strategic focus to communities and collaboration is underway at the...

Women and Forced Migration

Karin Wachter is a 2016 recipient of our Moore Fellowship, a $20,000 award for doctoral students at UT Austin in support of research on the human experience of crises. Wachter’s dissertation, titled “Women’s Social Support in War, Displacement, and Post-Resettlement,”...

Deportation Anxiety for Today’s Young Adults

“DACA youth are in between worrying about their parents, worrying about themselves, and worrying about their little brothers and sisters,” says Dr. Luis Zayas. Congress is set to take action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5,...

Strategic Focus on Communities and Collaboration

To truly promote mental health in everyday life, we need to better understand how to build resilience while eliminating structural inequities and other factors that affect health and well-being. In communities across Texas, fundamental differences in power and...

$567,000 to Strengthen Recovery to Practice

The Hogg Foundation has awarded $567,000 to support six organizations in their ongoing work to infuse the Recovery to Practice curricula across the six behavioral health professions in Texas: psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, peer support, social work, and...

Sutherland Springs Tragedy: Too Easy to Blame Mental Illness

The Hogg Foundation offers its deepest condolences to those impacted by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, and for the lives lost. Our hearts go out to our friends in the San Antonio area, the members of First Baptist Church, and anyone else affected by this tragedy....

Personal and Professional Growth at the Policy Academy

In 2010, the Hogg Foundation started its Mental Health Policy Fellows Program. Program grantees receive funds to hire and train an in-house mental health policy fellow, increasing their capacity for interfacing public policy issues with mental health. Each grantee...

$350,000 to Support Faith-Based Community Response to Harvey

The Hogg Foundation has awarded $350,000 to 11 faith-based organizations in support of their continued efforts to educate communities about mental health, recovery and wellness, with a new focus on addressing the mental health impacts and trauma resulting...

Promoting Mental Health in Everyday Life

Earlier this month, we announced that the Hogg Foundation is making a strategic shift to focus on supporting community environments that promote mental health and well-being. In the process of developing our new strategic plan, we also revisited the foundation’s...