Hogg Foundation Blog

Get news, insights and ideas related to our initiatives and the state of mental health in Texas.

Then and Now: Revisiting the School of the Future 

Mental health is not just an attribute of individuals, but is also a product of community conditions. The places where people live, learn, work, play and pray have an enormous impact on individual and collective well-being. Nowhere is this more true than in schools. A...

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Supporting DACA Students

“I think it’s very important that people like you and me communicate to DACA recipients that [they] are not alone,” Sebastian Colon-Otero says. “We support you, I am here for you—let’s work together.” The University of Texas at Austin stands by students protected...

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What We Lose if We Lose DACA and Dreamers

The 124,000 people in Texas who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, commonly known as Dreamers, face a frightening future. With DACA hanging in legislative limbo, many of these young people who are enrolled in our state’s...

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Police Violence and Black Women’s Health (Part 2 of 2)

“One of the things that we tend to do when we talk about state violence is think about it in a quantitative way,” Dr. Christen Smith says. “What I really want to do is disrupt that traditional approach, and really say no.” Police violence, for black communities in the...

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Special Event: Hope for Healing

The Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN), along with Austin Public Health and Counter Balance ATX, invites the local community to come together at Hope for Healing for dialogue, healing and connection following the recent bombings in Austin,...

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Police Violence and Black Women’s Health (Part 1 of 2)

“We have got to look at the social context that produces certain kinds of experiences for people—and that’s directly tied to social determinants,” Dr. Christen Smith says. “Unfortunately, in the world we’re living right now, police violence is a social determinant.”...

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