April 2019 is National Minority Health Month.

Learn more about the Equity in Mental Health Framework

 

Young, Gifted & Well @ Harvard University

April 16, 2019 — Learn More

 

The Community College Imperative: Designing Solutions to Promote the Mental Health of Students

 

Video: The Steve Fund & Kaiser Permanente Host Mental Health By Design

 

Mental Health and Well-Being By Design Summit

 

Recent Incidents of Racial Profiling on Campus

Statement from Executive Director Anuja Khemka

 

Equity in Mental Health Framework

Ten Expert Recommendations for Colleges and Universities

 

Feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious?

Text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

 

Meet the Steve Fund Scholars

The Steve Fund announces two new scholarships to advance student-of-color mental health research.

 

The Steve Fund Knowledge Center

Expert resources about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

 

Our mission:

Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Recent News:

The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force Releases Recommendations for Higher Education Institutions and Employers on Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being of Students of Color

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For Immediate Release: September 15, 2020 Contact: Courtney Holsworth, cholsworth@rabengroup.com, (989) 572-8162 The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force Releases Recommendations for Higher Education Institutions and Employers on Promoting Mental more »

Watch Video Replay—Transitioning to College (Live Streamed, 9.18)

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9/18: Live Streamed Event: Transitioning to College Mental Health and Wellness for Students of Color: Transitioning to College  Presented in partnership with The Steve Fund and jointly with HuffPost Noon-1pm more »

You’re Invited! Mental Health Month Twitter Chat

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Co-hosted by Mental Health America and The Steve Fund: The Mental Health Month 2019 theme builds upon our 2018 focus of #4Mind4Body and will address how our lifestyles impact our physical and mental health.

The Steve Fund Supports CBC Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health

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On the eve of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched an Emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health to bring attention to the more »

Conference Highlights & Video Recap: Young, Gifted & Well at Harvard University

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The Steve Fund and Harvard University led participants in a day-long convening (4/16/19) with leading researchers, practitioners, administrators, faculty and students who came together to understand the mental and emotional more »

With minorities forming the majority of Americans by 2044, the future success of our nation will depend on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of all student populations.

Stephanie Bell-Rose

The Stephen Fund is the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental and emotional health of students of color.

Evan Rose

The timing for this is excellent. It is critical.

Dr. Annelle Primm

letterfromstevefamily

Stephen "Steve" C. Rose

Stephen “Steve” C. Rose


Steve was our beloved son and brother. In 2014, a few years after he graduated from Harvard College and then received a Master’s degree, mental illness took him away from us.

As a family, we faced deeply challenging experiences throughout this journey and we know this one thing for certain: we want to spare other young people the pain of mental illness and other families the loss of their beloved children. We feel that institutions of higher education hold a special role in accomplishing this goal, and that as a society we have much work to do to become better prepared to promote young people’s emotional well-being and to support those affected by symptoms of mental illness.

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