The Hogg Foundation produces a variety of video to promote mental health, including interviews with content experts, testimonials about recovery from mental illness, recordings of events, and occasional short documentaries on contemporary or historical topics. Below are a few of our most recent and most popular videos.

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FEATURED VIDEO: Supporting Our Dreamers

In Texas, there are more than 120,000 recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program initiated under the Obama administration that provides administrative reprieve from deportation proceedings to qualified young people who meet certain criteria. Many of those young people are now on our college campuses, going about their lives as students. With DACA’s fate now up in the air, it’s time to take a look at the mental health needs of DACA students, or Dreamers, as they’re known.


“Something Needs to be Done”
Dr. Frese talks about his involvement with various mental health programs, the issue of forced treatment and criminal justice.

“We Don’t Hire People Like You”
Dr. Frese explains how he came to graduate with a PhD in Psychology, and the challenges of getting a job as a person with mental illness.

“You’re Going There Again”
Dr. Frese notes the importance a trusted person to alert in alerting someone with schizophrenia of early delusion.

“I’m an Escaped Lunatic”
Dr. Frese describes an individual entering psychosis and the feeling of being “overconnected.” Then he tells a story of his last hospitalization.

“Voices of Recovery: The Storytelling Showcase”
Peer support specialists encourage conversations about healing and recovery, and the importance of using your voice to overcome trauma.

“Policy Fellows and the Academy”
Hogg policy fellows discuss their experiences in our policy academy, a program that creates a pipeline of advocates for mental health policy reform.


Amy’s Mental Health Recovery Story
Amy discusses her numberous hospitalizations and the stigma of living with a mental illness. She talks about the feeling of hopelessness until a psychiatrist finally believed that she could get better.

Pat Deegan: Becoming “Doctor Deegan”
Pat Deegan on her struggle with mental illness following a psychotic break in high school. She had resigned to “retire from living” until finally experiencing an internal turning point to better her life.

Pat Deegan: Personal Medicine, Power Statements, and Disruptive Innovations
At the 2014 Robert Lee Sutherland seminar, Pat Deegan talks about her personal story and speaks about hope and recovery.

Larry Davidson: The Evidence Base for Mental Health Recovery”
At the 2014 Robert Lee Sutherland seminar, Dr. Davidson discusses the recovery movement, outcome-based research on “clinical recovery,” as well as the role of personal recovery.

Voices of Recovery: Patrick Kennedy
Patrick Kennedy talks about family life and how he stays well following mental illness, including a 12-step program, exercise, and the role of personal relationships.

Tuesday Mahler: From Incarceration to Recovery
Tuesday Mahler, a Certified Peer Specialist at Austin State Hospital, talks about her life in and out of jail, and her eventual diagnosis and path to recovery.