Colie’s Closet wants to thank UUCB for choosing us as the recipient of your Share-our-Plate Ministry in November. Colie’s Closet is a high school peer education program in its 10th year. Our trained high school students from BVSD make presentations in BVSD middle and high school classrooms on the topic of depression and suicide awareness. They also cover what to do for a friend or oneself and offer resources to the students. These mentor students presented to over 2600 students in BVSD in the last school year alone.
Because suicide is the second leading cause of death for our youth and because untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide (for any age group), Colie’s Closet strives to diminish the stigma of depression by talking about depression and urging students to get help from a trusted adult when dealing with deep emotions.
Come listen to our Colie’s Closet story and meet one of our amazing teen members at November services.