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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September 2022: Listener Question of the Month

September is National Recovery Month. This month, we are beginning an exploration of the theme, “What Happened to You?” This is inspired by the book What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing co-authored by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.  To quote from the book:

“You can’t give what you don’t get. If no one ever spoke to you, you can’t speak; if you have never been loved, you can’t be loving.”

We would love to hear from YOU, and get your opinion on that quote and the theme in general. In crafting your story, consider these questions:

  • To what extent do you agree with Dr. Perry’s statement? What do you think it leaves out?
  • “Trauma-informed” is a commonplace term in today’s understanding of mental health. What does this term mean to you?
  • If you have experienced mental health struggles, do you consider yourself recovered? Why or why not?

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! 


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