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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Tell us your thoughts! We welcome commentary on our podcasts; on mental health, well-being, or substance-use issues; or any relevant issues of the day.

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. 

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Recent Podcasts

A written synopsis is available for each podcast.

Digital Well-being for Youth

Exploring how young people navigate our increasingly networked world and how we balance safety, empathy, and technology in response.

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Honoring a Mental Health Pioneer

For Black History Month, we feature an archival interview with Dr. Melvin Sikes, founder of UT Austin’s Center for Improvement of Intergroup Relations.

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Exploring Gratitude

It’s hard to ignore the seasonal emphasis on gratitude that surrounds holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hannukah. But just what does it mean to be thankful?  In this episode we speak with Dr. Bob Duke to discuss the practice of gratitude and explore its...

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Young Minds Matter: Real Queens

As vice-president and co-founder of Real Queens Help Fix Each Other’s Crowns, Brandi Meister gives women and girls the support they need to maintain mental health and wellness.

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*Into the Fold is part of the Texas Podcast Network. Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.


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