July is Minority Mental Health Month

Summer Wellness Guide

The Steve Fund is committed to promoting mental health for students of color and proud to commemorate Minority Mental Health Month as we kick-off a summer of relaxation and emotional wellness. What does wellness look like for you?

The Steve Fund wishes you a relaxing and reflective Summer of wellness. Looking for inspiration to boost your self-care this Summer? Have a self-care tip to share? Follow us @TheSteveFund and tag #summerwellness.

We’ll join Mental Health America for a Twitter Chat 7/9 at 2pm E.T. discuss identity as it relates to mental health. Won’t you join us


How will you achieve work-life balance this summer? Check out these work-life balance tips compiled by The Steve Fund’s Executive Director, Anuja Khemka.

Summer Wellness Tips

Self-Care Ideas & Things To Do

Challenge your friends to a cook-off

Stargaze or meteor shower gaze

Watch a fireworks show

Pickup art supplies and paint some nature

Try out a new workout class

Find new music

Start a game of frisbee, volleyball, or tennis

Go on a scavenger hunt

Join a Meetup group

Visit your local library for inspiration

Catch up with an old friend

Visit an older relative

Learn to make something new from scratch

Learn a party trick like juggling or origami

Treat yourself to a new haircut/style

Take yourself out to a patio lunch

Organize your closet

Head to the local farmer's market

Invest in house plants to brighten up your home

Read in a hammock

Perform a random act of kindness


Go fishing

Visit your favorite landmark in your city

Write in a gratitude journal

Pick flowers for yourself

Acknowledge the good in others

Write yourself a nice letter

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Summer Reading & Listening Material

Podcast on Mental Health

The Steve Fund’s Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. Annelle Primm, discusses mental health challenges faced by students of color on campus. Listen to the full podcast here.


Self-Care Blog Series

Our Mission: Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color