Week 3 – Mental Health Matters at the Capitol
The theme for this week is, “Mental Health Matters at the Capitol.” During this week we are highlighting important developments in public policy and their impact on mental health in Texas.
The Hogg Foundation podcast, Into the Fold, frequently features in-depth discussion on mental health public policy in Texas. Here are some recent examples.
Sine Die, or the last day of the Texas Legislature, is May 29th. Here are some highlights from the Hogg Policy Team.
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health · Episode 147: Some More Good News in Public Policy In addition to supporting our grantee partners’ community programs, the Hogg Foundation also encourages their efforts to build capacity in state and local policy engagement....
In episode 146, we’re joined by J.J. Ramirez to learn more about the harm reduction movement and some positive policy developments addressing substance use.
We spoke with two Texas-based social workers to explore their perspectives on practicing social work in a time of division.
In episode 144, we speak with two public school teachers about their experiences teaching in a time of cultural and political division
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health · Episode 142: Empowering Girls in 2023 Challenged by time constraints, small budgets, and a lack of expertise, many small nonprofit organizations struggle to successfully engage in public policy. With the goal of increasing these...
Safe and Supportive Schools for Every Texas Student
As we all look at COVID-19’s effects, the mental health and emotional impact on our kids is evident: trauma, depression, substance use, and suicidal thoughts have all risen the last two years. While the pandemic undoubtedly exacerbated our youth’s struggles, their need for mental health supports is not new. Students have witnessed mass shootings targeting schools and specific populations, national conversations on race, and extreme weather events. These experiences have profound impacts on children’s mental health.