By Kevin Hall | President, Grant Halliburton Foundation
Grant Halliburton Foundation takes the health and well-being of our community seriously and is continuing to monitor the situation as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In light of the current recommendations from the CDC, we are canceling or postponing the following events:
• Coffee Days: Meetings canceled through April 3
• I AM HERE Coalition: March 23 meeting canceled
• Bingo Bash: Postponed until a later date to be determined
• School and Community Programming: Canceled through April 3
Our Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line remains open and is taking calls. The Navigation Line can be reached at 972-744-9790 Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Given the evolving nature of the outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and share updates as they become available.
We encourage everyone to refer to CDC recommendations about best practices. Please continue to take precautions to stay healthy and safe.
Editor’s Note: Grant Halliburton Foundation works to offers free peer support groups for parents of struggling youth and educational conferences about adolescent mental health. GrantHalliburton.org
MISSION of the Grant Halliburton Foundation
Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens, and young adults; promote better mental health; and prevent suicide.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of Grant Halliburton, a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19.
The Foundation that bears his name works to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including mental health education, collaboration, encouragement, and information.
Grant Halliburton Foundation offers a variety of programs, presentations, and an annual conference on mental wellness, suicide prevention, bullying, resilience, and other issues impacting youth mental health.
The Foundation also developed Here For Texas, which includes HereForTexas.com, an online searchable database of mental health resources in Texas, and the Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line, a free helpline. These no-cost community tools aim to offer easy access for Texans seeking mental health and addiction resources and information.
Grant Halliburton Foundation provides mental health education, training, and support to more than 49,000 students, educators, parents, and professionals annually.
Pictured Above: Vanita Halliburton, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Grant Halliburton Foundation. Vanita is a frequent speaker on youth mental health and suicide prevention in schools, at professional conferences, and throughout the North Texas community. She speaks from the heart about her son’s battle with depression and bipolar disorder, his suicide at the age of 19, and the need for a collaborative and comprehensive approach to mental health education and suicide prevention in North Texas.