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.

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 About the Steve Fund

Right at this moment, there are students of color who are failing academically, suffering emotionally and/OR in some cases facing serious risk, because population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon. We are taking action.

We are dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

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The new Steve Fund Knowledge Center is a resource for expert information about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It contains videos of presentations, panels and interviews with experts, white papers, Webinars and more.

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We are proud and excited to announce the formation of the Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board. The Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board was formed after a nation-wide recruitment process. This group of young students  will support all of the Steve Fund’s programs, initiatives, and outreach efforts.

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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 »

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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

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Stephen "Steve" C. Rose

Stephen “Steve” C. Rose


In 2014, we began a journey, one which no family should ever have to take. It began with the loss of Steve, our beloved son, family member and friend. After graduating from Harvard College and completing a Masters degree at City University, mental illness took Steve from us. We have established the Steve Fund with the aim of preventing other families having to take a journey like ours.

Our nation is not meeting the mental health needs of young people of color. While research shows that the differences in ethnic backgrounds of students necessitate culturally sensitive approaches to supporting their mental health, their needs are still significantly understudied, and insufficiently understood. With minorities forming the majority of Americans by 2044, and the majority of children by 2020, the future success of our nation will depend on the mental health and emotional well-being of these young people.

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