The Steve Fund salutes rapper and actor Kid Cudi on his courage of talking publicly on Facebook about his depression and about his seeking mental health support. Too many young people of color are not seeking support when confronting  mental health challenges, because of a sense of stigma and shame. Kid Cudi’s  example will inspire them to seek support when they might have not. His courage will  save lives.

The Steve Fund collaborates with Crisis Text Line to provide a text messaging service as a means to improve the critically needed access for young people of color to crisis counseling. Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond to you quickly to provide support.

We thank Kid Cudi for drawing attention to mental health. The Steve Fund sends him our best wishes, and respect.