Marin Youth Commission Hosts Virtual Youth Mental Health Summit

July 19, 2021 · 

On May 1st, the Marin County Youth Commission held a virtual summit for 50 youths aged 14-20 from 22 different schools across Marin and 2 schools from the greater Bay Area. Participants learned about mental health, self care, and intersectionality in mental health, and were trained in suicide prevention. Special guest Kelechi Ubozo, a suicide attempt survivor and mental health advocate, was the keynote speaker.

Youth Commissioners Colette Holcomb and Scarlett Goh share their experiences of designing, organizing and implementing the annual Peer Youth Summit in this letter to the editor, published in the Marin Independent Journal.