Week 2 – Why Mental Health Matters
The theme for this week is, “Why Mental Health Matters.” During this week we are showcasing voices from the community who give their thoughts on why mental health matters, and what it would look like for their world to value mental health.
Videos: What Mental Means to Me
Throughout the month we are asking for short videos from Texas residents describing what mental health means to them.
New Voices Showcase for Adults
The New Voices Showcase highlighted talented writers and creatives who are living with or in recovery from mental health challenges.
I found myself screaming obscenities at the retreating truck, daring the two White guys in it to come back and face me.
To my Asian brothers and sisters, Take it from me: we have been so tragically fooled.
I am a human being… right…? I was born into this world by human beings. Just as everyone else was, If that’s the case…why do I feel like such an alien…?
When the pandemic forced the shutdown of my job in March 2020 it wasn’t the first time I faced major setbacks in my recovery journey.
What I remember most were the blinding red and blue lights! At four years old, I was very frightened as a police officer took me from my home.
The second you were born, I knew that something special happened in the world. You were certainly born a fighter!
Visionary Voices on Mental Health
These blog posts offer thoughtful reflections on hope, healing, and history.
The Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship is to doctoral students from UT Austin who demonstrate a primary research interest in the human experience in crises. Learn more about their groundbreaking work.
New Voices Showcase for Family and Caregivers
The New Voices Showcase also highlighted the unique experiences of family members and caregivers of people living with mental health challenges.
I swore I was destined to be alone. I watched my mother get married to the same man with a different face four times and each marriage ended in disaster.
“Pizza” is probably not the first word that comes to mind when recalling the recent pandemic and its profound effects on the state of a family’s mental health.
I sat in my writing room with my headphones on in hopes of drowning out the sounds of everyone’s Zoom meetings. I was miserable from all our family togetherness.
Stephany June Bryan: Bold Spirit of Achievement Scholarships
The Hogg Foundation awards $5000 annual scholarships in honor of Stephany June Bryan, a beloved Senior Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison at the foundation for over 12 years, until her untimely passing from COVID-19.
Stephany June Bryan Bold Spirit of Achievement Scholarship Winner: Fostering Safe Spaces for Healing
Graduate student Crystal Rhodes chosen as recipient of 2023 Stephany June Bryan Scholarship.
Elliott Niblack, has been selected as one of two 2022 recipients of the Stephany June Bryan: Bold Spirit of Achievement Scholarship.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has chosen Keneisha Johnson, a student pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies, as one of two 2022 recipients of the Stephany June Bryan Bold Spirit of Achievement Scholarship. The award will allow Johnson to...