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.

The NPR show Marketplace reports on the growing need for mental health services at American Colleges. The reporter, Amy Scott, also spoke with the Steve Fund’s Executive Director, Dr. Terri Wright.  “Stigma is a huge issue in the lives of students of color and what it means to seek services and admit that I need help, when in fact I feel like, as a young person of color, that I’m already being judged differently,” Dr. Wright says in the report.

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