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THE SECOND WIND FUND MISSION...
The mission of Second Wind Fund is to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment.
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Co-Founders honored by Second Wind Fund, Inc.
Second Wind Fund Founders, Scott Fletcher, Jeff Lamontagne, and Marjorie Laird receive awards for their tremendous achievements in youth suicide prevention. See photo left.
May & July, 2012
Jeff Lamontagne receives awards from Cornell University and Carson J. Spencer Foundation:
Second Wind Fund co-founder and first Executive Director, Jeff Lamontagne, receives awards for his work in youth suicide prevention from his alma mater, and from Carson J. Spencer Foundation. Congrats, Jeff! Click to see CJS article.
Suicide Prevention Efforts in Colorado Strengthened:
House Bill 1140, supported by the Second Wind Fund, is signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper. This bill encourages hospital Emergency Rooms to provide information to patients and their caregivers about suicide prevention and resources. Click here for details.
The Second Wind Fund Program
Helping At-Risk Children & Youth
While other suicide prevention organizations offer broad suicide prevention education and awareness, SWF offers actual treatment services to at-risk children and youth. SWF has built an innovative program to urgently match children and youth 19 and younger who may be displaying suicidal tendencies with a therapist in their local community.
There is no red tape, no delays while insurance gets approved, and complete anonymity. If the referred youth does not have adequate insurance or the means to pay for the necessary mental health treatment, the cost of care is paid for by SWF.
Referrals are normally made through school counselors, whether at public, private, charter, or choice schools, although home-schooled youth or those no longer attending school are also eligible.
To learn more about SWF program eligibility requirements click here.
Links To Affiliates
To support our work in Eagle, El Paso, and Teller Counties in Colorado, please click on the Donate button to the left. You can also use this button to help support our plans to expand Second Wind Fund services to new communities throughout the nation.
To donate to a Second Wind Fund affiliate organization, please click on the appropriate link below to access their website.
Honored for their work: Second Wind Fund Founders
Second Wind Fund Founders Scott Fletcher, Marjorie Laird, and Jeff Lamontagne - honored for their great accomplishments in youth suicide prevention.
The Core Values of Second Wind Fund, Inc.
We believe that all communities and people are affected by suicide and that open, honest communication about the pervasiveness of suicide is critical to reducing its incidence.
- youth at risk for suicide and provide exceptional access to quality mental health services.
- the involvement and support of communities in the prevention of youth suicide.
- mutual respect among Second Wind Fund, Inc., its Affiliates, all representatives of the organization, and all persons affected by suicide.
- the diversity of human background, experience, and thought, and pledge to be inclusive and compassionate in all of our practices.