New Perspectives: Mental Health in Texas


Event details

Join historian Dr. William Bush and Dr. Octavio Martinez for insight into mental health in Texas. Dr. Martinez is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. He is also Executive Director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, which has educated, advocated, and funded mental health programs in Texas since 1940. This program will showcase the foundation’s work, changing needs, and health care services. Mental Health. in Texas over the years and educate guests about pressing issues in the state today that the foundation is working to address.

This conversation will be recorded for use as a special episode of the Hogg Foundation podcast, In the fold.

This program is available as an on-demand recording for CPE credit. To access the link and a certificate, email [email protected]

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About the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Established in 1940, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health envisions a future in which Texas residents thrive in communities that support mental health and wellness. Using a variety of approaches, including grantmaking, advocacy, research, and public policy, the foundation works collaboratively to transform the way communities promote mental health in everyday life.

About the Presenters

Dr William Bush is a professor of history at Texas A&M University in San Antonio, where he teaches courses in United States history, social and cultural history, and research methods. His second book, Circuit Riders for Mental Health: The Hogg Foundation in Twentieth-Century Texaswas published by Texas A&M University Press in 2016. The book explores the transformation of popular conceptions of mental health, the reform of scandal-ridden hospitals and institutions, the emergence of community-based mental health services, and the expansion of minority mental health services. populations around the state of Texas.

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA, is executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin. Martinez also serves as Senior Associate Vice President in the Diversity and Community Engagement Division, where he leads the Integrated Community Health Initiatives program for the Division, and Associate President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavior. Sciences. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School, Clinical Professor at Steve Hicks School of Social Work; Faculty member of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the School of Law and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at UT Health San Antonio’s long school of medicine. Martinez currently serves on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director’s Advisory Committee, and a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Health and Roundtable of the Division of Medicine on promoting health equity.

About public programs

The Bullock Museum’s public programs explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging talks, performances, and fellows, guests are invited to see local connections and learn how Texas fits into a larger national story.

Mental health: the mind matters was produced for North America by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with Heureka: The Finnish Science Center.

Sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

Funding was provided to the Bullock Museum by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by museum members, donors and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation and the State of Texas.

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