The history of mental illness in the United States is a good representation of the ways in which trends in psychiatry and cultural understanding of mental illness influence national policy and attitudes towards mental health. The U.S. is considered to have a relatively progressive mental health care system, and the history of its evolution and the current state of the system are telling landmarks in the overall history of psychology.

PODCAST – Nightmare at Noon: The UT Tower Shooting

Hogg Foundation offices were located in the UT tower when the shooting occurred and, following the event, the foundation was involved in implementing campus mental health services in response to the tragedy. In this podcast, we hear a Hogg Foundation employee’s first-person account of the UT tower shooting and the mental health questions that arose Read more

Nightmare at Noon: The UT Tower Shooting

“It is our community-mindedness and willingness to love one another, as well as our ability to resist fear, stigma, and scapegoating, that provides the surest bulwark against the dark forces that drive individuals, like Whitman, to perpetuate inexplicable acts upon their fellow human beings.” – Dr. Martinez Hogg Foundation offices were located in the UT Read more

History and Current Relevance of Chicana/o Psychology: Addressing Mental Health in Mexican American & Latina/o Communities

Guest post by Manuel X. Zamarripa, Ph.D., LPC-S In 2014, a Fox News Latino article cited that only 1 in 11 Latina/os seek mental health treatment. Chicana/o Psychology is rarely discussed as recourse to address this situation. In 2004, Dr. Manuel Ramirez outlined the tenets of Chicana/o Psychology, but the roots of Chicana/o Psychology run Read more

Into the Fold, Episode 26: King Davis on the Segregated Past, the Fractured Present

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is on a mission, not just to catalyze systemic reforms in mental health, but also to use our accumulated knowledge and platform to address some of the world’s most vexing problems. In this episode, former Hogg executive director Dr. King Davis, in a wide-ranging discussion, talks about his monumental Read more

Into the Fold, Episode 25: Circuit Riders for Mental Health

William S. Bush is a professor of history at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. His forthcoming book, “Circuit Riders for Mental Health: The Hogg Foundation and the Transformation for Mental Health in Texas.” The book is an exhaustively researched and revealing look at the history of the Hogg Foundation, with a focus on its first three Read more

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