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Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health is the monthly podcast by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Consistent with the spirit of the foundation's work, the podcast captures the human implications of mental health and related issues, bringing you conversations with mental health advocates, researchers, consumers, officials, and others who carry the torch on behalf of mental health and wellness in Texas and beyond.

Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health is the monthly podcast by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Consistent with the spirit of the foundation's work, the podcast captures the human implications of mental health and related issues, bringing you conversations with mental health advocates, researchers, consumers, officials, and others who carry the torch on behalf of mental health and wellness in Texas and beyond.
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Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health is the monthly podcast by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Consistent with the spirit of the foundation's work, the podcast captures the human implications of mental health and related issues, bringing you conversations with mental health advocates, researchers, consumers, officials, and others who carry the torch on behalf of mental health and wellness in Texas and beyond.

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Episodes

Into the Fold, Episode 57: Supporting Our Dreamers

4/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:22:15

Into the Fold, Episode 56 (Part 2 of 2): Police Violence and Black Women's Health

3/21/2018
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This is the second part of our conversation with Dr. Christen Smith about the effects of police violence and other forms of inequality on the health of blacks in the U.S. and beyond. Here, we put the Hogg Foundation's own home city, Austin, Texas, under the microscope for a conversation about the relationship between inequality and health. You are highly encouraged to listen to Part 1. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:30:21

Into the Fold, Episode 56 (Part 1 of 2): Police Violence and Black Women's Health

3/21/2018
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“Health” is not something that exists in a vacuum. The Hogg Foundation is driven by our conviction that a more just world is also a healthier one. That’s one of the reasons why we talk so often about the “social determinants of health.” The World Health Organization defines social determinants as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.” For blacks in the U.S., a key social determinant...

Duration:00:31:11

Into the Fold, Episode 55: Collaborative Approaches to Mental Health

3/9/2018
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It's an exciting moment for mental health philanthropy in Texas. Increasingly, there is an awareness that mental health is too complex a problem to address without collaboration across different sectors--health and human services, housing, criminal justice, and education to name a few. "Collaboration" is an idea that is widely invoked, but rarely broken down into its core elements. In this episode Katy Bourgeois, a senior consultant with Mission Capital of Austin, is here to inform and...

Duration:00:21:42

Into the Fold, Episode 54: Abuse, Recovery and Self-advocacy

3/1/2018
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A recent investigation by National Public Radio found that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times greater than that of the general population, according to statistics NPR received from the Department of Justice. Not only is their likelihood of victimizations far higher, but the vast majority of cases go unprosecuted. James Meadours, an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Colleen...

Duration:00:31:08

Into the Fold, Episode 53: From Advocacy to Mobilization: the Role of the Marginalized

2/9/2018
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As an organization the Hogg Foundation aims not just to advance mental health and wellness, but to make a positive impact on the world more generally, particularly in historically marginalized communities. Advocating for marginalized communities implies an ongoing relationship that takes time to grow. In this episode Latasha Taylor, mental health organizer for Grassroots Leadership of Texas and a peer policy fellow for the Hogg Foundation, offers up her thoughts on what it means to...

Duration:00:25:57

Episode 52: Black Student Athlete Mental Health: A Player Speaks

1/30/2018
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Imani McGee-Stafford was a standout for the University of Texas women's basketball team, and now plays for the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. At the time of this interview, she was fresh off addressing a rapt audience at the Black Student Athlete Summit, which took place in January 2018 on the campus of her alma-mater. McGee-Stafford is a survivor of abuse and suicidal depression, and is now on a recovery path. In this episode, learn how mental health challenges can show up in the life of an elite...

Duration:00:12:59

Into the Fold, Episode 51: the Social Entrepreneurship Model

1/17/2018
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Jason Howell, executive director of SoberHood, is a self-defined social entrepreneur. A simple definition of the term comes from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship: the social entrepreneur is one who "achieves large scale, systemic and sustainable social change through a new invention, a different approach, a more rigorous application of known technologies or strategies, or a combination of these." If this implies a willingness to challenge orthodoxy as well as wear several...

Duration:00:17:53

Episode 49: Building a Model Healthy City

12/18/2017
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More people are beginning to recognize the connection between community factors — quality of life, level of civic engagement, economic development, education, and many others — and individual well-being, including mental health. Dell Medical School, in Austin, Texas, has emerged as a hub for some of the latest thinking on how to approach community wellness in this more holistic way, as part of its mission to transform Austin into a "model healthy city." In this episode, Dr. Octavio N....

Duration:00:21:54

Episode 48: Hurricane Harvey, Trauma and the Holidays

12/6/2017
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The holidays are a stressful time for many. Adding to that, there are many in Texas who are also coping with Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. On this episode licensed psychologist Edna Brinkley, Ph.D. is here with some tips on taking charge of our wellness during the season, and reconnecting with what matters to us.

Duration:00:19:00

Into the Fold, Episode 46: Communities Promote Mental Health: the El Paso Example

11/16/2017
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How do communities create mental health and wellbeing? The answer varies from place to place. In this episode we chat with Richard Salcido, executive director of Family Services of El Paso. We use the city of El Paso as a jumping off point for a larger discussion about what is needed to strengthen the ability of communities to promote and protect the mental health of their members. El Paso's unique geography and demographics make it a vivid illustration of what a place-based approach to...

Duration:00:14:21

Into the Fold, Episode 44: Communities Support Recovery: The Clubhouse Model

9/21/2017
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We speak often about "recovery-oriented principles." But what are the hallmarks of a recovery-oriented community? What does it mean to belong to one? Athena McClendon is a member of Austin Clubhouse. Clubhouses are membership organizations that provide a range of psychosocial supports to people who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. For clubhouses and their members, recovery isn't just a personal aspiration but a communal ethos. In this episode, Athena gives a deeply...

Duration:00:22:27

Episode 43: What's Mental Health Becoming?

7/26/2017
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It may not always be obvious, but mental health is a highly contested concept, and one that has evolved considerably over the years. Are we on the cusp of the next phase in mental health's evolution, and what might this look? Ken Thompson, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and member of the Hogg Foundation's National Advisory Council, has some strong feelings on the subject. In this episode, he traces the lineage of our current understanding of...

Duration:00:42:51

Into the Fold, Episode 41: The Promise of Integrated Health Care for Foster Youth

7/6/2017
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Children in the foster care system present some unique challenges for caregivers and service providers. Their needs are many and complex, and can overwhelm family members and caregivers. The Harris County Protective Services (HCPS)Integrated Health Care Clinic provides a model of how to effectively meet both the physical and behavioral health needs of this population, while also plugging in caregivers to the daunting array of services that are out there. Jacqueline McMillon of HCPS talks...

Duration:00:28:16

Into the Fold, Episode 40: Mental Health and Media: Stop Raising Awareness Already!

6/2/2017
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Society’s awareness of mental health seems to be at an all-time high. But in a media-saturated culture, there are lots of causes that vie for public awareness. Can "awareness" backfire? Why do some campaigns succeed, and others fail? Joining us for an in-depth look are two experts who work at the intersection of communications and public health. Dr. Mike Mackert is director of the Center for Health Communication at the Moody College of Communications at The University of Texas. Carrie...

Duration:00:25:06

Into the Fold, Episode 39: Peer Support in the Criminal Justice System

5/3/2017
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What happens when someone with behavioral health conditions is released from jail? For many, the road to successful re-entry is laden with many traps: lack of support, lack of employment and, especially, the persistence of behavioral health disorders (addiction and mental illness). Peer support can make a huge difference. Learn about the new move toward peer support in the criminal justice system from two people whose own struggles now inform their work as peer supporters and advocates.

Duration:00:24:55

Into the Fold, Episode 38: Political Climate as a Chronic Stressor

4/13/2017
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In late February, an article ran on both Kaiser Health News and CNN heralding a new psychiatric diagnosis: “Post-Election Stress Disorder.” The Wall Street Journal had an article titled, “Take Back Your Brain From Social Media.” Science of Us, not to be outdone, offered “How to Follow All This Trump News Without Going Crazy.” There was another in the same publication: “You’re Not the Only One: America Just Broke a National Stress Record.” Joining us today are two University of Texas...

Duration:00:26:22

Into the Fold, Episode 36: Transition-Age Youth, Revisited

2/20/2017
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With the overhaul of Texas' child welfare system dominating headlines during the 2017 legislative session, we thought it would make sense to take a look back at our pilot episode, "Youth in Transition." LaQuinton Wagner, then a youth advocate for Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS), grounds the issue of child welfare in the experience of a young man who has recently "aged out" of the foster care system. While conversation around transition-age youth like LaQuinton tends to prioritize...

Duration:00:35:42

Episode 34: Mental Health and the Black Student Athlete

1/27/2017
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The Third Annual Black Student-Athlete Summit at The University of Texas provides no better time to revisit the issue of sports and mental health. Dr. Caroline Brackette is a professor of counseling psychology at Penfield College of Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, and Dr. Ryan Sutton is a postdoctoral fellow of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at UT Austin. These two scholars provide insight into how the culture of sport can both complicate and enhance the ability of black...

Duration:00:36:47

Into the Fold, Episode 32: Early Intervention in Psychosis

12/19/2016
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Psychosis is a complex phenomenon, one that we are just beginning to understand. All too often, individuals in the midst of a psychotic episode are faced with two choices: either no treatment at all, or coercive, medicalized approaches. What alternatives are available? What more could we be doing? In this episode, Dr. Neely Myers, an assistant professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University, argues that we can take advantage of the fact that psychosis often first manifests in...

Duration:00:14:23

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