Insight into Diversity is quoting Steve Fund executive director Dr. Terri Wright in an article about the Fund. “… while students of color aren’t necessarily experiencing higher rates of mental illness or emotional distress than others, their reactions to situations on campus are often informed by their racial or ethnic background. The challenge is uncovering what the unique needs of this particular population are, not because they experience mental illness more or are more at risk to become mentally ill, but because their life experiences are distinctive and unique,” Dr. Wright says.