Suicide ranks as the SECOND leading cause of death for youth in Colorado.

Our aim is to educate youth about depression and suicide. Our goal is to prevent suicide. Through education, awareness and prevention, we hope those in despair will choose life and live it to the fullest. Depression is treatable and suicide is preventable.  We are a peer education group that goes into middle and high school classrooms in Boulder Valley School district to present on warning signs and risk factors of depression and suicide.  We also discuss ways to keep yourself and your friends and family healthy.

To help those in despair, Colie’s Closet will provide financial assistance for therapy for depressed or suicidal youth.  It is the belief of the Colie’s Closet organization, that emphasis placed on educating teenagers, young adults and others about depression and suicide is key in helping to bring down the suicide rate. Having knowledge about depression, knowing the warning signs of suicide and where to go for help will hopefully assist those who someday may find themselves in a hopeless situation.

The reality is … depression and suicide do not discriminate. They affect all age groups, genders, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, religions, and are nationwide problems.

Colie’s Closet is composed of high school youth working together to further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide.

Students, if you would like to join Colie’s Closet please contact us at coliesclosetbobo@gmail.com or fill out the interest form here!

School Personnel, if you would like a Colie’s Closet presentation in your classroom or at your school please contact us at coliesclosetboco@gmail.com

I Am Not Alone
By Kyle Kihn (former Colie’s member)
What was wrong with me I did not know
The days were long, the nights were slow
I feared of realizing my mortality
The light in this I could not see
I thought I was alone in this place
This problem I had, had no face
This problem I suffered for two year straight
I feared that I would meet my fate
The courage to seek help I could not find
I knew something was wrong with my mind
But the help I needed I eventually found
The problem I had was buried in the ground
Yet my mind was not quite put to ease
I thought I was the only one with these pleas
The only one to go to this dark place
The only one who had this case
But then I found people just like me
Who experienced what I thought only I could see
I learned that I am not alone
That for others this dark place was once their home
A tremendous weight was lifted from me
For the first time in years I felt problem free
This problem was a battle long
But now I use it for a different song
Reminding kids that whatever they have forgone
That they in fact are never alone