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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2023 

For the month of July, the Hogg Foundation is celebrating Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. We are highlighting stories that explore the efforts of diverse communities to improve community conditions that impact mental health, and what we all can do to make that happen.  

Racial Justice Declaration

The Hogg Foundation’s Declaration of Racism as a Mental Health Crisis acknowledges the mental health impact of racism and racial exclusion. It also recognizes the obligation we all have to strive for a more just world. Add your organization to the Declaration.   

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Effects of Racism on Overall Health

Centers for Disease Control - Image of Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.Dr. Octavio Martinez, Hogg executive director, writes about the unique struggles that plague minoritized communities.

Brave Spaces for All

Vicky CoffeeVicky Coffee, director of programs offers her reflections on minority mental health and the current environment in Texas.

Mind of Texas

In July of 2023 we launched an exciting new partnership with KUT, the Mind of Texas podcast. In this pilot episode, we talk to Moore Fellowship recipient M. Yvonne Taylor about the mental health needs of women knowledge workers in Texas.

Mind of Texas

Video Submissions

What Would a More Equal World Mean for My Mental Health? Throughout the month we are asking for short videos from Texas residents describing what a more equitable world means to their mental health.  

Texas Behavioral Health Network Alliance

We are excited to announce the coming launch of Texas BHN Alliance, a new online tool for Texans in need of culturally competent behavioral health services. Stay Tuned!

Success Story: PILLAR

PILLAR is a Hogg Foundation Pathways for Success grantee partner. Learn about their recent strides toward improving mental health for youth of color and their families.

PILLAR

Into the Fold Podcasts 

From its inception, our podcast, Into the Fold, has provided a venue for deep conversations about minority mental health. Here are some recent examples:

Honoring a Mental Health Pioneer

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.

A Q&A with Emily Ibarra, Hogg Foundation Program Fellow

A Q&A with Emily Ibarra, Hogg Foundation Program Fellow

In November of 2023, the Hogg Foundation hired Emily Ibarra as its first-ever Program Fellow. In this role, she supports learning efforts around community development/public health throughout the foundation and with external stakeholders across Texas.

Co-Signer Spotlight: Mindful Philanthropy 

Co-Signer Spotlight: Mindful Philanthropy 

Mindful Philanthropy builds bridges – bridges of learning, collaboration, and support between funders and the people and programs making an impact in the fields of mental health, addiction, and well-being. 

Blog Posts 

From the Hogg Blog, we offer these timely reflections on minority mental health from a variety of contributors.  

Thrauma: From Surviving to Thriving

Thrauma: From Surviving to Thriving

This blog post was guest authored by Sandra Smith, PhD, vice president of Via Hope. She is a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist and a Certified Reentry Peer Specialist. At PeerFest 2024 she will be presenting the session, “Creating Trauma Responsive Reentry...

A Q&A with Emily Ibarra, Hogg Foundation Program Fellow

A Q&A with Emily Ibarra, Hogg Foundation Program Fellow

In November of 2023, the Hogg Foundation hired Emily Ibarra as its first-ever Program Fellow. In this role, she supports learning efforts around community development/public health throughout the foundation and with external stakeholders across Texas.

Co-Signer Spotlight: Mindful Philanthropy 

Co-Signer Spotlight: Mindful Philanthropy 

Mindful Philanthropy builds bridges – bridges of learning, collaboration, and support between funders and the people and programs making an impact in the fields of mental health, addiction, and well-being. 

Young Minds Matter: Real Queens

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.

Addressing Community Needs with Community Expertise

Addressing Community Needs with Community Expertise

It’s time to recognize community members as the experts in their communities. Effective and sustainable community-level change can’t and won’t happen unless community members are actively involved in the decision and policy-making process.