Setting Teens up for a Lifetime of Positive Mental Health

The Ryan Bartel Foundation partnered with Brambleton’s own psychologist and “teen whisperer” Dr. Cam Caswell (Dr. Cam) and Ofosu Jones-Quartey, a mindfulness professional, to create a 12-week series of workshops uniquely for teens to help them cope with depression, anxiety, loneliness, and low self-worth.

Ryan Bartel Foundation, Delivering Hope, Help and Strength to Teens

Connectedness, acceptance, positivity, and hope… Teenagers today are in such dire need of these basic elements for good mental health. The Ryan Bartel Foundation, a Loudoun County nonprofit, delivers exactly what they need to achieve positive mental health and wellness. (Page 18)

Loudoun Impact Fund distributes $105,000 in grants to 12 area nonprofits

The Loudoun Impact Fund, a group of individuals and businesses based in Northern Virginia who cooperate in collective grantmaking, issued $105,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County in December, according to a statement issued by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), Loudoun Hunger Relief, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, All Ages Read Together, A Farm Less Ordinary, Women Giving Back, ECHO, Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, the Ryan Bartel Foundation, Insight Memory Care and Crossroads Jobs all received a portion of the $105,000, the Community Foundation said.

Color Run Supports Suicide Prevention Efforts

In September, during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Ryan Bartel Foundation will host its We’re All Human 5K Color Run both in person and virtually.

Ryan Bartel Foundation Announces New ‘Fairways for Hope’ Golf Tournament

The Ryan Bartel Foundation, a Loudoun County-based nonprofit whose mission is to prevent youth suicide, has announced the new Fairways for Hope Golf Tournament, to be held on April 26 atLansdowne Golf Resort.

Bartel Foundation Launches New Series of Teen Mental Health Workshops

The Ryan Bartel Foundation, a Loudoun County-based nonprofit whose mission is to prevent youth suicide,is launching a series of 12 new online FORTitude workshops designed to help teens ward off negative thoughts andempower them with essential life skills and habits for a lifetime of positive mental health.

Bartel Foundation expands FORTitude for Teen Mental Health

The Ryan Bartel Foundation has extended its FORTitude programs through July to give teens a chance to connect.

Val Walters of the Ryan Bartel Foundation offers guidance during a trying time

The coronavirus pandemic is providing a tumultuous time for teens who were already facing many challenges. The Ryan Bartel Foundation has created ways to reach teens who would normally come to "The Fort," their community space.

The Times-Mirror sat down with Walters -- virtually -- to discuss her new role with the Ryan Bartel Foundation and how they are handling this challenging time.

Color Run raises more than 24K for programs to prevent youth suicide

More than 300 runners and 100 volunteers participated in the fourth annual We're All Human 5K Color Run Sept. 29 at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. The event was hosted by the Ryan Bartel Foundation.

Bartel Foundation Expands Teen Suicide Prevention Efforts; Hosts "Let it Be' fundraiser on April 6th at Breaux Vineyards.

As the Ryan Bartel Foundation enters its fourth year of helping the Loudoun County youth, it is working to expand its reach.

I hope he's proud': Virginia mom who lost son to suicide builds 'FORT' for kids.

Suzie Bartel is turning her pain into purpose.
A few years after losing her son Ryan to suicide, the Loudoun County, Virginia, mother is trying to prevent other families from having to go through the same agony.

Woodgrove hosts third annual suicide, mental health awareness walk

What started as one assembly and walk to discuss mental health, hope and healing at Woodgrove High School two years ago has spread across the county.