MissionGrant Halliburton Foundation work to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens, and young adults; promote better mental health; and help prevent suicide.
What We DoGrant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of Grant Halliburton, a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before taking his own life at the age of 19. The Foundation that bears his name works to help people recognize symptoms of mental illness through a variety of avenues including education, conferences, collaboration and connection. We received 501c3 status on September 27, 2006.
Over the past decade, the Foundation has focused on improving the quality of life and, in some cases, even the life expectancy of adolescents with mental illness. We do this by teaching individuals to recognize and respond appropriately to signs of mental illness, psychological distress, and suicidal behavior in children, teens and young adults. In this way, we can prevent treatable mental illnesses from escalating to crisis situations, which often result in tragic consequences. To that end, we target our programs to three groups:
* Children, teens, and young adults
* Adult stakeholders in youth mental health
* The mental health community
Our programs include:
* Educational presentations for students. In 2019, we reached almost 50,000 people, including over 40,000 youth in schools and youth organizations across North Texas.
* Training presentations for educators, parents and mental health professionals, including our annual conference: When Life Hands You Teenagers.
* Support groups. Grant Halliburton Foundation provides free peer support groups for parents of children, teens or young adults with mental illness or addictions.
* Connecting people with resources. HERE FOR TEXAS (www.herefortexas.com) is a searchable database. Using search filters, users can specify location, treatment type, disorders, and other options to produce a customized list of providers.
* One-on-One Mental Health Navigation Services. Last year we launched our Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line. This new service will assist individuals with finding appropriate care for mental illnesses. We will provide access via telephone and email. This no-cost service is the first of its kind in North Texas and, we believe, a critical extension of the HereForTexas.com website.