Article: Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports on Steve Fund’s Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports on Steve Fund's fourth Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference at UPENN

Article: Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports on Steve Fund’s Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference

November 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA—More than ever, American college and university students are seeking counseling and other mental health services to deal with issues like depression and anxiety.  At the same time, students of color face additional stress and are less likely to access mental care because of their race and ethnicity.

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The Steve Fund—an organization dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of young people of color—is working to overcome these challenges specifically on college campuses. Each year, the group brings together college counselors, psychologists, academics, school officials and other mental health workers to highlight the issues that place students of color at a greater risk for mental illness.

This year, over 300 attendees from higher education institutions across the nation gathered at the University of Pennsylvania to participate in the 2018 Young, Gifted & @ Risk forum.

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