Make a Referral

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

Toll-Free 1-844-303-WIND(9463)

If you are a Qualified Referral Source, make a referral online by clicking the button below!

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

For information on bringing SWF funded therapy to your county, please contact Kimberlee Bow, Program Director, at 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

Information Brochures

The SWF Youth Suicide Prevention Brochure in English is available in English and Spanish.

Learn how you can safe-guard your home to protect a child or teen who may be at risk of suicide English Version or Spanish Version.

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 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