INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is proud to announce its partnership with The Steve Fund (TSF), a national nonprofit that supports the mental health and emotional well-being of college students of color.
The organization was founded in 2014 by friends and family of Stephen “Steve” Rose, a graduate of Harvard College and City University, who passed away after a struggle with mental illness. Feeling that the U.S. should be doing more to meet the mental health needs of young people of color, they launched TSF to address many of the mental health risks and the barriers to treatment for these individuals by assisting them as they apply, enroll, and graduate from postsecondary education.
TSF works with colleges and universities, nonprofits organizations, researchers, and practitioners to promote dialogue around and advocate for programs and strategies to build understanding of the mental health challenges faced by students of color. It does so by identifying and sharing relevant research and data with stakeholders, partnering to develop programs that promote the mental health and emotional well-being of college students, and communicating to build awareness of challenges and solutions, according to the organization’s website.
To aid students and partners, TSF provides online resources, a crisis text line and trained crisis counselors, programming, and scholarships that promote the mental health and well-being of students of color nationwide.
For more information on TSF, visit stevefund.org.