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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February 2023: Listener Question of the Month

February is Black History Month. The teaching of history has become increasingly politicized, particularly with respect to race. We would love to hear from YOU, and get your views on this topic. We are especially interested in hearing from teachers or parents of school-age children. We would like an answer to this question: 

Is the growing scrutiny of teaching about Black history something that has impacted you personally? In what way? What would you like policymakers to know about your experience with this?   

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!


Recent Podcasts

A written synopsis is available for each podcast.

Women’s Liberation and Well-Being

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Episode 130 of Into the Fold explores the connection between activism and mental health through the lens of the early Women’s Movement of the 1960’s and 70’s.

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Protecting Kids’ Mental Health in a Time of Polarization

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health · Episode 129: Protecting Kids' Mental Health in a Time of Polarization In this episode of Into the Fold, we explore how today’s toxic political climate may be impacting mental health programs in schools, as described in a recent NBC...

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From the Archives: Roy Wilkins on The Mental Bondage of Race

 Hogg Foundation for Mental Health · Episode 128: From the Archives: Roy Wilkins on the Mental Bondage of Race In this episode, we acknowledge Black History Month by exploring the Hogg Foundation’s own history on the intersection of race and mental health. Drawing...

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2021: The Year in Podcasts

It’s been a challenging year for mental health. In today’s blog, we’re presenting a retrospective of the year in podcasts for 2021.

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