RESOURCES

The Ryan Bartel Foundation promotes awareness about youth suicide and organizes and facilitates programs and activities to address the problem.  The Foundation does not have professional mental health staff and is not qualified to provide counselling, nor is it intended to be a suicide outreach or hotline service.  Always seek professional help for yourself or loved ones when conditions warrant, especially whenever there is the possibility of suicidal ideation. Below are some helpful resources both locally and nationally. We welcome your calls and your posts for involvement, but if you have a crisis of any sort, seek immediate help by calling 911 or one of the crisis intervention groups below. 

 
 

Crisis Intervention & Prevention Services, Education

Arlington, VA​

Hotline 800 273-talk(8255) or Text 'CONNECT" to 85511. Through a variety of programs, CrisisLink aims to educate, support and empower youth to make a difference within themselves and our community. Standard msg&data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. For privacy and terms and conditions of texting with 85511, go to: preventionpaystext.com/policies/

National​

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800-273-8255 

National​

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

National

First aid for most common attempted suicides.

 

Information, Support, Advocacy for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

CIT provides individuals experiencing a mental health emergency the opportunity to meet with a mental health professional for evaluation, crisis intervention and stabilization services, as well as links to various resources. 102 Heritage Way, N.E., Suite 102 in Leesburg, 7.00am-11.00pm, tel 703-777-0320 

Leesburg, VA

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

National

We are an all-volunteer, community-based, non-profit organization that helps those disabled by mental illness better their lives by providing assistance for living arrangements, advocating on their behalf for improved care and resources, and promoting recovery and community awareness.

Leesburg, VA

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Arlington, VA

Branches Nationwide

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

National​

A regional coalition of the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax-Falls Church, Loudoun, and Prince William Community Services Boards (CSBs) and other groups in Northern Virginia, all working together to raise awareness and share resources to prevent suicide.

Fairfax, VA

Consensus list of warning signs for youth suicide that are rooted in science and our best understanding of clinical practice.

National

Active Minds is a national leader for young adult mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Active Minds brings to mental health what no other organization can — the voice of young people who are disproportionately affected by mental illnesses and the way mental health is addressed on campuses and in society at large.

Washington, DC-based

with chapters at

more than 600 colleges

 

Medical, Clinical Services

Chantilly, VA

Our Intensive Outpatient Program provides an intermediate level of care for adolescents with needs too complex for individual therapy alone but that do not warrant inpatient or partial hospitalization.

Falls Church, VA

Our Intensive Outpatient Program provides an intermediate level of care for adolescents with needs too complex for individual therapy alone but that do not warrant inpatient or partial hospitalization.

Falls Church, VA

Inpatient Hospitalization for Children, Adolescents and Adults and Partial Hospitalization for Adolescents. From our convenient location in suburban Falls Church, Virginia, we offer hope, help, encouragement, support and a full range of treatment options with a distinctive focus on crisis intervention and stabilization.

Leesburg, VA

Inpatient Acute and Residential Treatment Programs. Our mission is to inspire youth and families through quality services to enrich their lives by embracing positive change.

 

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Wellness

Private practice therapist Dr. Suzanne Nixon, provides wise and compassionate behavioral health care for teens, adults, couples, parents and families.

Lansdowne, VA

Denisha Johnson Hamilton (formerly Denisha Johnson) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that can work with many issues and ages. Denisha is well versed in dealing with issues of trauma, attachment disorder, anxiety, depression, gender/sexuality issues, as well as a variety of other issues that impact children, teenagers, and adults.

Leesburg, VA

We are a young, expanding, energetic group of Child/General Psychiatrists, Therapists, and Nurse Practitioners, helping address the mental health crisis. We value and encourage diversity and authenticity in all that we do. We help individuals with mental health concerns. With a wide range of specialties, leading technology, and caring staff, we offer a positive and supported experience every step of the way.

Winchester, Ashburn,

Arlington, VA and

Bethesda, MD

The Wellness Connection is a “one-stop-shop” that brings you together with your providers in a collaborative partnership to optimize health and well-being.

Stone Ridge, VA

Online counseling.

National

Dr. Cam helps parents build peaceful, positive relationships with their teens through improved communication and deeper understanding. Put simply, she helps parents understand their teens and teens understand their parents which greatly improves trust, respect, and harmony.

Ashburn, VA

 

Bullying & Cyberbullying

National

Provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Leesburg, VA

Research on cyber bullying, statistics and what they mean.

National

Resources for online safety and private consulting.

National

Comprehensive parental control tool for families.

 

Animal Assisted Counseling

Leesburg, VA

Project Horse helps those with anxiety, depression, trauma, social skills deficits, behavioral issues, substance abuse, lack of self confidence

Herndon, VA

Summit Dog provides customized animal-assisted therapy programs to anyone experiencing intellectual, emotional, physical, behavioral, or mental health challenges.

Lovettsville, VA

Equine Assisted Therapy is an amazing way to gain self awareness, improve communication and problem solve in real time in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Treatment is generally short term in nature.

Sterling, VA

Heeling House’s PACK is a completely unique new social club for young adults aged 12-17.  The PACK’s focus is on animal related community service and education. Lessons the youths learn, by training the dogs, can be applied to the various challenges they face in their daily lives.  Members will learn critical skills that will help them in their interactions with people (and animals) in school, at home, and later on in the workplace.

 

Music and Expressive Therapy

A Place to Be believes in using performance and outreach as keys to building self-confidence, courage and artistic expression.

Middelburg, VA

Addiction

National

Provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

National

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

National

AddictionCenter.com is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information on substance abuse, addiction and recovery options. 1-877-586-9670 

National

Sam Anthony is a professional speaker, personal trainer and lifestyle coach in long term recovery from substance use disorder, who uses his personal experiences with drugs, alcohol, depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, recovery, mental fitness, spiritual fitness and physical fitness to educate and motivate others.