Ready for school? The Steve Fund offers support.

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Heading back to school can be a bittersweet time. Anxiety about classes, friends, and recent events in the news can leave many students hesitant to return. The Steve Fund offers support.

A statement by the Steve Fund regarding the the repeal of DACA

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As an organization dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, the Steve Fund is extremely concerned about the impact of repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This repeal will affect mostly young persons of color, also known as Dreamers.

NPR reports on college mental health, quotes Steve Fund

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NPR’s Marketplace reports on the growing need for mental health services at colleges and interviews the Steve Fund’s Executive Director, Dr. Terri Wright.

Thania Galvan is the 2017 Stephen Rose Scholarship Awardee

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Please join us in congratulating Thania Galvan, a doctoral student in Clinical clinical psychology PhD Program at the University of Denver, as the 2017 Stephen Rose Scholarship Awardee. 

A statement by the Steve Fund regarding the events in Charlottesville

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We are deeply concerned beyond the immediate impact of the events. Across the nation, young people of color are exposed to images that represent nothing short of profound racial trauma.

News coverage: Psychiatric News reports on mental health of students of color

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Psychiatric News, the print and electronic news service of the American Psychiatric Association, is reporting on the subject of mental health of students of color in an article on a recent panel session led by Dr. Annelle Primm, the senior medical advisor to the Steve Fund.

Meet the Steve Fund’s team: Deidra Dain, Senior Advisor for Programs

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In my role as Senior Advisor for Programs, I serve the Steve Fund in a variety of ways, starting with designing programs and services that deliver useful information and tools backed by research and evidence.

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

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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…

How you can volunteer for the Steve Fund

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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.

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

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

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

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

Insight into Diversity reports on the Steve Fund

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Insight into Diversity reports on the Steve Fund: “The Steve Fund Promotes Mental Health of Students of Color Via Education, Dialogue”

A statement by the Steve Fund regarding the recent hate crime at AU

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This incident is a strong reminder of the need to do much more in support of the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Dr. Terri Wright, Renowned Public Health Leader, Takes Helm at Steve Fund

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Terri D. Wright, PhD, MPH, an experienced and nationally renowned public health education and policy expert, will join the Steve Fund as the organization’s first Executive Director.

Meet our latest Stephen S. Rose Legacy Scholar

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The winner of the 2017 Active Minds Stephen C. Rose Scholarship is Khushbu Patel, a second year Master’s student at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

News article: Students of color at disproportionate risk for suicide

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The Columbia Spectator reports on findings that students of color and international students are at a disproportionate risk for suicide. The article quotes Steve Fund Senior Media Advisor Dr. Annelle Primm.

Conference discusses draft of groundbreaking recommendations framework

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110 senior higher education leaders gathered in New York City to discuss a draft version of a groundbreaking recommendations framework to improve the support for the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color at America’s colleges and universities.

Supporting the Black Solidarity Conference

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February is Black History Month. And the Steve Fund is supporting the Black Solidarity Conference for the third year in a row.

A Reflection on 2016

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We thank you for everything you do to support the mental health of students of color, whether through the Steve Fund, or through other channels available to you. Thank you, so much!

Article: Mary Christie Foundation features Steve Fund’s work

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The Mary Christie Foundation reports in depth on the Steve Fund’s work, from its beginnings to becoming the only non-profits of its kind.

Coming early 2017: The Equal Chance at Mental Health Framework

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The Steve Fund and The Jed Foundation have partnered to create the Equal Chance at Mental Health Framework with evidence-based expert recommendations for America’s colleges and universities to better support the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Steve Fund welcomes two new Youth Advisory Board members

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The Steve Fund warmly welcomes two new members of its Youth Advisory Board, Seher Raza (University of Virginia, 2017) and Jonea Ahouissoussi (University of Virginia, 2017).

Steve Fund Team Chosen by Tumblr in Quilt Project to Support Student of Color Mental Health

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Tumblr has chosen the Steve Fund has one of the charitable partner organization for its Mental Health Quilt Project.

Steve Fund Senior Medical Advisor Dr. Annelle Primm Receives Award

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Steve Fund Senior Medical Advisor Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH, has received the prestigious Alexandra Symonds Award For Outstanding Women Psychiatrists.

News release: Steve Fund and Crisis Text Line receive grant

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Crisis Text Line and the Steve Fund expand support of mental health of young people of color with $863,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

3rd Annual Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference

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In partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, the Steve Fund convened its third annual “Young, Gifted & @Risk” symposium in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Article: Campus News reports on the Steve Fund (Sept. 23, 2016)

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Campus News, a publication covering 37 campuses in the New York Metro area, Upstate New York, Lower New England and New Jersey, reports on the Steve Fund’s activities.

New Steve Fund Scholarship Winners Announced

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The Steve Fund is proud to announce the two most recent winners of the Stephen C. Rose Legacy Scholarships.

News release: Steve Fund Launches First Knowledge Center on Student of Color Mental Health

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News release: The Steve Fund launches an online resource center during Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, with scientific information from premier experts on student-of-color mental health and emotional well-being.

In crisis? Text STEVE to 741741 for support.

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Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.

News article: Onyx Magazine reports on Steve Fund (Onyx Magazine, May 2016)

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In its May 2016 edition, Onyx Magazine reports on the Steve Fund’s activities in an article titled “The Emotional Well-Being of Young People of Color Understudied and Underserved “. The Florida-based magazine reports on the Fund’s partnership with the JED Foundation

News article: Promoting the Mental Health Needs of College Students of Color (Black Enterprise Magazine, May 2016)

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In its May 2016 edition, Black Enterprise Magazine reports on the Steve Fund’s activities. The article includes statements from the Fund’s Scientific Advisor Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, and from the organization’s president, Evan Rose.

News article: A Counselor Who Looks Like You (Inside Higher Ed, 3/3/2016)

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Inside Higher Ed quotes the Steve Fund and its senior scientific Advisor Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble on the subject of “ethnic matching.”

National Survey Seeks to Highlight Outstanding Campus-Based Programs Supporting Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing of Students of Color

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As part of a collaborative initiative between The Jed Foundation and The Steve Fund (two organizations focused on identifying and addressing the mental health needs of college students), campus leaders are invited to share information regarding innovative and effective campus-based programs.

News release: Two Scholars Receive Funding to Expand Research on Mental Health among Students of Color (The Steve Fund, Feb 3, 2016)

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Two Scholars receive funding to expand research on mental health among students of color, thanks to a partnership between Active Minds and the Steve Fund.

News article: The Cost of Balancing Academia and Racism (Atlantic Monthly, Jan 21, 2016)

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An extensive article in The Atlantic Monthly (975 words) reports on Steve Fund activities, including its collaboration with 7Cups and recently released data on students-of-color mental health.

The Steve Fund sponsored a presentation on the history of mental health services and policies for African Americans at Yale University on Feb 12, 2016

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Research on the history of mental health services and policies for African Americans was the subject of a Steve Fund-sponsored presentation by Dr. King Davis from the University of Texas at Austin at the upcoming Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University, on February 12, 2016.

News article: Students Of Color Aren’t Getting The Mental Health Help They Need In College (Huffington Post, Jan 14, 2016)

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The Huffington Post reports on the Fund’s collaboration with the JED Foundation and newly released data on the mental health of students of color.

News article: Many Black Students Don’t Seek Help for Mental-Health Concerns, Survey Finds (Chronicle of Higher Ed, Jan 12, 2016)

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An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on new data on the mental health of students of color.

Infographic: new data shows students of color less likely to seek mental health support

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An infographic illustrates new data on the mental health of students of color.

News release: New Partnership To Support Mental Health Of College Students Of Color (The Steve Fund, Jan 12, 2016)

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The JED Foundation and the Steve Fund will collaborate to provide a framework of recommended practices for improving support for the mental health of students of color on college campuses.

News article: WSJ reports on mental health of students of color (WSJ, Jan 11, 2016)

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An in-depth article in the The Wall Street Journal reports on the mental health needs of students of color.

The Steve Fund pilots online emotional support service for students of color

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The Steve Fund is working to pilot an innovative online emotional support service focused on students of color. The service is being created in partnership with 7Cups.com.

News article: Nonprofit Starting Text-Message Counseling Service for College Students of Color (Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Nov 24, 2015)

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The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reports on the Steve Fund’s plan to roll out a mental health text support service for students of color, in partnership with Crisis Text Line.

News article: Harvard’s Crimson reports on Steve Fund Lunch & Learn (11/16/2015)

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Harvard University’s Crimson reports on the Nov 14 lunch and learn organized by the Steve Fund together with the Harvard Black Alumni Society.

News article: Harvard Gazette interview recognizes work of Steve Fund (Nov. 19, 2015)

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In an interview with the Harvard Gazette, Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University, discusses colleges’ approaches to diversity and recognizes the work of the Steve Fund.

News article: How Mental-Health Care Entered the Debate Over Racial Inequality (Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/19/15)

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The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the issue of mental health of students of color in the context of the debate over racial inequality. The writer quotes Steve Fund president Evan Rose.

News article: Steve Fund Challenging Views of Mental Health in Minority Communities (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 11/19/15)

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports on the Steve Fund’s activities. Among other aspects, the in-depth article covers the genesis of the fund, and its efforts to provide better education about mental illness among minorities.

News release: Mental health of students of color is focus of expert gathering at Stanford University

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The Harvard Black Alumni Society and the Steve Fund present two national experts on the mental health needs of students of color at a lunch convening on Saturday, November 14, 11-1 PM ET, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Longfellow 319, 3rd floor, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way.

The Steve Fund gathered experts for lunch and learn at Harvard on November 14, 2015

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The Harvard Black Alumni Society’s Mental Health Initiative has invited two Steve Fund experts to speak on about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

News article: Global Efforts Aim to Replace Mental Illness Stigma with Compassion (Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, 10/11/15)

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“Diverse: Issues In Higher Education” mentions the Steve Fund in an article on mental health.

News article: Reaching Vulnerable Students (Inside Higher Ed, 10/9/15)

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Inside Higher Ed reports on the Steve Fund’s activities.

News release: Mental health of students of color is focus for first-of-its-kind non-profit

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After an initial year of convening experts, surveying the research landscape, and building strategic partnerships, the Steve Fund announces three new projects to support the mental health of students of color.

Webinars offer expert knowledge on mental health for students of color

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Watch our webinar series for college mental health and student services providers on a set of critical themes related to the mental health of college students of color, produced in partnership with the Jed Foundation.

The Steve Fund partners with Jed Foundation

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The Steve Fund has formed a partnership with the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the mental health of students, the JED Foundation, launching a joint program called “The Steve Fund and JED Foundation Partnership for Mental Health of Students of Color.”

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