Second Wind Fund (SWF) provides funded therapy for youth at risk for suicide who are unable to receive therapy without our help. Referrals for SWF funded therapy must come from a school mental health staff or another qualified referral source (QRS) who is a mental health professional. If you are a parent/guardian and are concerned about suicide risk, you will need your child or youth to be assessed first by a mental health professional, usually a school counselor, social worker, or psychologist, who will then fill out the Referral Form below.
If you are a parent, family member, or community member concerned about a youth in your life, please call our referral line to learn more about the resources Second Wind Fund has to offer.
Colorado Referrals 303-988-2645
If you are a Qualified Referral Source, make a referral online by clicking here
SWF currently serves the following counties:
Adams, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Broomfield, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Elbert, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, La Plata, Logan, Mesa, Montezuma, Morgan, Ouray, Park, Pueblo, Routt, Saguache, San Miguel, and Teller
For Boulder County, please call 720.212.7527 www.SWFBC.org
For information on bringing SWF funded therapy to your county, please contact Kimberlee Bow, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.962.0706 ext. 14.
Program Eligibility Requirements
In order to be considered for a referral by Second Wind Fund, the child or youth must be:
- 19-years-old or younger
- At risk for suicide
- Without insurance or underinsured and do not have the financial means to pay for therapy
Due to federal regulations, we are unable to provide funding or financial assistance to youth who have Medicaid at this time. However, we are happy to help provide navigation assistance and a specific list of Medicaid providers who meet the youth's needs and who are a part of the Second Wind Fund network.
How to Make a Referral
After a mental health professional has assessed a child and deemed them at risk for suicide, please call Second Wind Fund's referral line at 303.988.2645.
Once the referral is authorized, SWF will pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy with a licensed therapist in the SWF network.
If you have questions about a particular child or situation, please do not hesitate to call and consult with the Program Director. Family is not required to provide any documentation for proof of income, and referral source does not have to complete any additional paperwork
13 Reasons Why Guidance & Talking Points
There is a series on Netflix called 13 Reasons Why that concerns many of us who are passionate about saving lives of kids at risk for suicide. Briefly, it is based on a novel of the same name about a high school student who dies by suicide and leaves 13 tapes on why she died. Because of the serious concerns about the possibility of increased suicide risk in teens, The National Association of School Psychologists, as well as The Jed Foundation and SAVE.org have prepared Talking Points for 13 Reasons Why that may be helpful to you.
Click here for guidance from The National Association of School Psychologists
Click here for talking points from The Jed Foundation and SAVE.org