About the Equity in Mental Health Framework
The Equity in Mental Health Framework is a joint project of the Steve Fund and The Jed Foundation (JED) to help colleges and universities support and enhance the mental health of students of color. The framework provides academic institutions with a set of ten actionable recommendations and key implementation strategies to help strengthen their activities and programs to address the mental health disparities facing students of color. It is based on expert input from the College Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital, a national Nielsen online poll of 1,000 college students, a scientific literature review, a national convening of higher education leaders, and an electronic survey of higher education administrators. Learn more at equityinmentalhealth.org.

About the Steve Fund
The Steve Fund is the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color. The Fund holds an annual conference, Young, Gifted & @Risk, delivers on-campus and on-site programs and services at colleges and non-profits nationwide, and through tech partnerships provides direct services to young people of color. Learn more: Steve Fund Website | Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference | Programs and Services | Facebook | Twitter

About JED
JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health. Learn more at jedfoundation.org.

 We wish to thank the Morgan Stanley Foundation for its contribution to this project.