The Nick Bales/BTR Foundation consists of helping support teens suffering from mental health issues and aiding in the prevention of teen suicide. The Foundation takes a non-traditional approach because mental illness is not the same for everyone. Therefore, BTR supports a variety of unconventional therapies including animal therapy and wilderness adventures. If we can help to erase the stigma of mental health and save just one life, then BTR has succeeded. 

We are proud to sponsor the annual Nick Bales BTR Scholarship.


We are not okay without you!

Talk to someone now if you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the lifeline. 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours, English and Spanish

Options for the deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889 (TTY)
Available 24 hours, English and Spanish
Online chat, video relay service or voice/caption phone, click here.

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (talk)
Available 24 hours, English and Spanish
Text with a responder, send a message to 838255
Online chat, click here.

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