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Learn about recent media coverage of the Steve Fund, a new strategic partnership with the Jed Foundation, scholarship opportunities and more.
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March 2016 Newsletter
Mission: The Steve Fund is the nation’s only non-profit organization focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Dear friend,

Welcome to the Steve Fund Newsletter. Our goal is to provide brief and regular updates about the Steve Fund and its activities to support the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. We welcome your input and thoughts. Please feel  free to connect with us at www.stevefund.org/contact or via Facebook or Twitter. Thank you so much for your interest, and for your support. 

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Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and others report on student of color mental health and Steve Fund activities
Intensive media coverage reflects increasing momentum around the issue of student-of-color mental health
 
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Promoting awareness and dialogue is a key component of the Steve Fund’s strategy. We therefore invest significant resources in working with the nation’s media to increase awareness for the mental health needs of students of color. Recent media coverage included: The Atlantic ("The Cost of Balancing Academia and Racism"), Huffington Post ("Students Of Color Aren’t Getting The Mental Health Help They Need In College"), The Chronicle of Higher Education ("Many Black Students Don’t Seek Help for Mental-Health Concerns, Survey Finds" - subscription required), The Wall Street Journal ("Campus Researchers Try New Ways to Close a Gap in Mental-Health Care" - subscription required), Diverse Issues in Higher Education ("Steve Fund Challenging Views of Mental Health in Minority Communities") and Inside Higher Ed ("Reaching Vulnerable Students").  There is a complete list of coverage and Steve Fund announcements at www.stevefund.org/news.
 
Steve Fund partners with JED Foundation

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

JED logo (if you cannot see this please allow images in your email program)The JED Foundation and the Steve Fund announced a joint plan to provide colleges and universities with recommended practices for improving support for the mental health and emotional well-being of America’s college students of color. The announcement was accompanied by the release of new data showing the urgency of improving mental health support for this population. Newly analyzed data from a 2015 national survey conducted by JED, Partnership for Drug Free Kids and The Jordan Porco Foundation reveals an unmet need in providing mental health support, education and programming that caters to the unique challenges faced by America’s college students of color.

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The Steve Fund and the JED Foundation worked together to produce an infographic about newly discovered data on the mental health of students of color.

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Recruiting crisis text line counselors
 
Crisis Text Line logo (if you cannot see this please allow images in your email program)The Steve Fund is now actively recruiting a group of young people of color into the Crisis Text Line training program to become crisis counselors on their platform. The Fund views text messaging as a key component of its strategy towards addressing the unmet mental health needs of this population.

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New scholarships promote research

The goal of The Stephen C. Rose Legacy Scholarships is to promote the emotional well-being and mental health of youth in ethnically diverse communities. By supporting competitive scholarships for research on the mental health challenges facing college students of color, the Fund is supporting the growth of a generation of scholars with knowledge and capacity to address the mental health needs of our target population. Associations that support the study and advancement of psychology research and practice among minority populations are eligible to receive scholarships to offer their student members for competitive award. In 2016, three notable associations will administer Steve Fund scholarships to young scholars to research psychological challenges confronting their respective populations:  the Asian American Psychological Associationthe Association of Black Psychologists, and the National Latina/o Psychological Association.

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About the Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is the nation’s only non-profit organization focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It works with colleges and universities, students, non-profits, researchers, practitioners, and with groups serving diverse populations. It aims to stimulate dialogue and to promote effective programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance regarding the mental health and emotional well-being of the nation’s students of color as they enter, matriculate in, and transition from higher education. 
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