Throughout the month of July 2017, the Steve Fund will add to this page daily content to help raise awareness about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Please come back frequently, like the page on Facebook and Twitter, and simply scroll down to take it all in.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Friday, July 21, 2017

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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The Challenge  of Moving on from College  for the Young Person of Color

Transitions are difficult. Four years ago at this time, I had just graduated high school and was preparing for the next four years of my life in college. By preparing, I mean frantically looking up my future roommates on Facebook, perusing class options and extracurriculars I could be interested in, and eagerly counting down the days until I would be living “on my own.” College was this beautiful and magical place that I had worked so hard to reach, and now it was here, and I was going to have full reign to make it mine.

Click here to read the complete blog post by Alexandra Williams.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

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Exclusive Steve Fund expert interviews

Jeanne Manese, PhD, is the Director of the Counseling Center at the University of California, Irvine.

Andres Pumariega, MD, is Chairman and Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Cooper University Hospital and Health System and professor at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Friday, July 14, 2017

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Meet the Steve Fund’s team: Stephen Berkemeier, Social Media Consultant

 

“I’ve been with the Steve Fund for two years, and during that time I’ve had a number of different titles and responsibilities. Currently, I work as The Steve Fund’s social media consultant. I work with other team members to brainstorm and execute ideas for reaching out to our followers across our various social media accounts. I first heard of the Steve fund through an email that was forwarded to me by a mentor of mine.”

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How you can volunteer for the Steve Fund

Thank you for being a part of our community! This July for Minority Mental Health Month, we encourage you to get involved in raising awareness and promoting the emotional well-being of students of color. Check out this list for volunteer ideas, ranging from volunteering as a crisis counselor to participating in our upcoming Twitter chat.

Click here to learn more

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Monday, July 10, 2017

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Meet the Steve Fund’s team: Dr. Annelle Primm, Senior Medical Advisor

“I serve in the role of Senior Medical Adviser of the Steve Fund and provide consultation on a variety of mental health issues as it relates to college students of color. I work with the Steve Fund team on developing its Young, Gifted, & at Risk conferences and also identify leaders, scholars, and resources that the Steve Fund can utilize to enlighten the public about its work.”

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Expert interviews

Ebony McGee, PhD, assistant professor of diversity and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Meet the Steve Fund’s team: Alexandra Williams, National Youth Advisor

“As the National Youth Advisor for The Steve Fund, my primary responsibilities include overseeing the Youth Advisory Board, providing comprehensive feedback on new and existing Steve Fund programming, and joining in on additional projects as needed! I also support The Steve Fund with contact database management. Last summer, I began the inaugural Youth Advisory Board and managed a group of nine college students across the country.”

Click here to read the full profile.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Listen to the inaugural Steve Fund Podcast, watch three exclusive expert videos, and read the Steve Fund’s Coping Tip of the Day.

Steve Fund Podcast #1, recorded June 22, 2017.

Alex Wiliams, Stephen Berkemeier, Dr. Terri Wright

In this inaugural podcast, host and Steve Fund Executive Director Dr. Terri Wright talks with two students of color, Alex Williams, and Stephen Berkemeier, about their experience in regard to mental health on campus.  Stephen Berkemeier leads social media outreach for the Steve Fund. Until recently, he was  a Senior at the University of Michigan, majoring in psychology. He is passionate about mental health research, and has been a member of the Gender and Health Research Lab and the University of Michigan school of social work for nearly three years. Alexandra Williams was until recently a senior at Yale University majoring in political science with a concentration in urban studies. She serves as the National Youth Adviser of the Steve Fund and oversees the development and activities of the Youth Advisory Board and directs other youth engagement initiatives.

Please click the red play button below to listen to the Steve Fund Podcast.

Expert interviews

Sean Joe, PhD, MSW, is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, and the Director of the Race and Opportunity Lab, at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Emelyn de la Peña, EdD, is Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) at  Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Sharma is Associate Professor and Diversity Concentration Coordinator at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP).

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