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September 13, 2023

Community Resilience in Youth

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and over the last several years, data has emerged indicating an alarming increase in the suicide rates for Black youth. In the third episode of Mind of Texas, host Ike Evans navigates a hard conversation with Krystal Grimes, MS, LPC, Director of Inclusion & Resilience at Bastrop County Cares and “Rue Dashnaw”, […]


August 9, 2023

Austin State Hospital: Then & Now

The second installment of Mind of Texas dives headfirst into Austin State Hospital’s oral history project with UT professor emeritus Dr. King Davis and historic preservation coordinator D.D. Clark to learn what state hospital archives teach us about mental health and equity today. In part two, peer support specialist Parker LaCombe chimes in with her experiences […]


July 12, 2023

Minority Mental Health: Women Knowledge Workers in Higher Education Show Themselves Out

In the series premiere of Mind of Texas, host Ike Evans explores Dr. M. Yvonne Taylor’s research into how the gendered and racialized organizational structure of large universities affected women in a way that made their Great Resignation a uniquely painful one. In the second half of this rich conversation, Ike and Yvonne are joined by Black […]



A co-production of KUT and KUTX Studios and UT’s Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Mind of Texas is hosted by the Hogg Foundation’s Ike Evans.

Mind of Texas is a sister podcast to the Hogg Foundation‘s Into the Fold podcast, launched in 2014.

Ike Evans

Ike Evans has been the Communications Manager at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health since 2012. His roles include marketing communications, media outreach and assisting with implementing the foundation’s overall communications strategy.

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