The Steve Fund focuses on the mental health of young people in communities of color, and by extension, we value the people in their lives who promote their growth, well-being,…
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
For Immediate Release: September 15, 2020 Contact: Courtney Holsworth, firstname.lastname@example.org, (989) 572-8162 The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force Releases Recommendations for Higher Education Institutions and Employers on Promoting Mental…
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…
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.
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…
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…
The Steve Fund, a nonprofit created to address the mental health needs of young people of color, and The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health…
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Be brave.—Lao Tzu Beginning a new venture—whether it’s heading back to school or beginning a new career—often comes with mixed…
How can we better support wellness through policy and practice as a community? The Steve Fund is excited to partner with Harvard University on a day-long convening—April 16, 2019, with…
NEW YORK, NY — The Steve Fund has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The…
This article is written by David Rivera, Ph.D. and Deidra D. Dain, MBA of The Steve Fund and first appeared in the October 2018 edition of The Scholar Advocacy Newsletter….
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The Community College Imperative: Designing Solutions to Promote the Mental Health of Students By Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH Jan. 10, 2019 Community college, an important gateway to social mobility, is…
By Carl C. Bell, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A. A recent research letter published in May of 2018 in JAMA Pediatrics entitled “Age-Related Racial Disparity in Suicide Rates Among U.S. Youths From 2001…
College Students Of Color: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges By Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH Jul. 16, 2018 July is Minority Mental Health Month which provides an ideal opportunity to talk about the mental…
By: Anuja Khemka, Executive Director As an organization dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, the Steve Fund is extremely concerned about recent incidents…
Join us at the 2018 Campus Prevention Network Summit The Steve Fund is partnering with EVERFI to conduct the 2018 Campus Prevention Network Summit June 6 – June 8 in…
The Power of Self Care Please read our April 2018 Newsletter for a full update. Executive Director’s Note Maintaining mental health and emotional well-being is a daily practice, and springtime is…
College Students of Color: Confronting the Complexities of Diversity, Culture, and Mental Health
Diverse Issues in Higher Education op-ed highlights the politics of mental health for students of color
Yale Daily News reports on Steve Fund presence at 2018 Black Solidarity Conference.
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ANUJA KHEMKA, EXPERIENCED NON-PROFIT, PHILANTHROPIC AND CORPORATE LEADER, TAKES HELM AT THE STEVE FUND
Anuja Khemka has been named Executive Director of the Steve Fund, the nation’s only non-profit focused on the mental health of students of color.
The Cincinnati Herald reports on the Equity in Mental Health Framework.
The Penn Current reports on Young, Gifted & @Risk 2017 conference
Article: Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports on Steve Fund’s Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference
Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports on Steve Fund’s fourth Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference at UPENN
This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Steve Fund is proud to be part the global Giving Tuesday movement.
Article: Hundreds gathered at Penn Tuesday to discuss how to improve the mental health of minority students
The Daily Pennsylvanian reports on the fourth annual Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference.
A special message by the Steve Fund board president, Evan M. Rose, regarding the launch of the Equity in Mental Health Framework.
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.
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’s Marketplace reports on the growing need for mental health services at colleges and interviews the Steve Fund’s Executive Director, Dr. Terri Wright.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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
Meet the Steve Fund’s team: Dr. Annelle Primm, Senior Medical Advisor
Insight into Diversity reports on the Steve Fund: “The Steve Fund Promotes Mental Health of Students of Color Via Education, Dialogue”
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.
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.
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.
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.
February is Black History Month. And the Steve Fund is supporting the Black Solidarity Conference for the third year in a row.
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!
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.
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.
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).
Tumblr has chosen the Steve Fund has one of the charitable partner organization for its Mental Health Quilt Project.
Steve Fund Senior Medical Advisor Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH, has received the prestigious Alexandra Symonds Award For Outstanding Women Psychiatrists.
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.
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.
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.
The Steve Fund is proud to announce the two most recent winners of the Stephen C. Rose Legacy Scholarships.
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.
Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.
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)
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.
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
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)
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.
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
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)
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)
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on new data on the mental health of students of color.
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)
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.
An in-depth article in the The Wall Street Journal reports on the mental health needs of students of color.
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)
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.
Harvard University’s Crimson reports on the Nov 14 lunch and learn organized by the Steve Fund together with the Harvard Black Alumni Society.
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)
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)
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
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 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)
“Diverse: Issues In Higher Education” mentions the Steve Fund in an article on mental health.
Inside Higher Ed reports on the Steve Fund’s activities.
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.
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 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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You can download the “Creating an Equal Chance at Mental Health” brochure about the Steve Fund’s mission and projects here.