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SECOND WIND FUND INC
June 22, 2011

The mission of Second Wind Fund, Inc. is to decrease the incidence of teen suicide nationally by removing financial and social barriers to treatment for at-risk youth and to create a network of local affiliates to provide such services in their own communities. Second Wind Fund currently has 9 affiliates in CO covering 80% of the state's youth. To date, these affiliates collectively have had over 2800 referrals for kids who need our life-saving services. To our knowledge, these kids are all still alive!

One in four youth will have more than passing thoughts of suicide in any given year, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens. On average, it takes less than five therapy sessions to move most youth away from considering suicide as a viable option. The Second Wind Fund program provides at least eight sessions to each youth referred to the program, ensuring that all youth, regardless of financial constraints, are provided the opportunity to receive life-saving therapy.

Second Wind Fund Inc. wants to take root in every state, every community nationwide. Please help us!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work for Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver. Everyday I hear about kids who are expressing suicidal ideation. Some of these kids have experienced traumatic events or have difficult home situations, while other kids come from stable homes with supportive families. Suicide cuts across all socio-economic classes, race, and gender. It affects everyone. Second Wind Fund gives kids a second chance at life.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Absolutely nothing. The Second Wind Fund model of providing therapy to kids has proven effective. This is evident by the fact that every kid who has been referred to us is alive today!

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I helped kids receive life-saving therapy.