Grant Halliburton Foundation

Grant Halliburton Foundation


What a way to end our benefit season! Let’s give HOPE!! Thank you Grant Halliburton Foundation for letting us team up with you!
Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. for an exclusive virtual screening of The Upstanders: Finding Strategies for Cyberbullying! 🎥🍿

The Grant Halliburton Foundation is excited to partner with iNDIEFLIX to present a free virtual mental health film for interested Prince of Peace families. ⭐️ This is a one-time virtual screening and registration is required; please reference Friday's e-newsletter for the link to register.
Another one of our top ten stories for 2021 features Vanita Halliburton, Co-Founder of Grant Halliburton Foundation. In January 2006 after her son Grant died by su***de, the foundation bearing his name began creating opportunities for education around mental health in our community and helping families avoid the tragedy that Vanita experienced. ⁠

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Resilience (n.): the capability to recover quickly from difficulties or toughness. 💪

Mrs. Lindsey Encinias, Manager of Outreach and Education at the Grant Halliburton Foundation, visited Upper School students today for meaningful "Bounce Back" presentations on resiliency. 👏 It's all too easy to turn bumps into mountains – even the simple roadblocks that individuals can learn from. Students learned, however, that with a coach's mindset and the right outlook, individuals may avoid falling into negative thinking traps and even rebound when they do. ⭐️ Thank you to Mrs. Encinias for both joining us and guiding such a productive dialogue on mental health!

The Grant Halliburton Foundation is a Dallas-based non-profit organization focused on adolescent mental health and su***de presentation.

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Addressing the crowd of supporters of the Grant Halliburton Foundation, Shelley and Jeff Becker share their family loss, together with their successful effort to use the legislative process to help other teens and families overcome mental illness. Proud and grateful to have partnered with Shelley and Jeff and Representative John Turner to pass HB 3121.
Here (and dry as a bone) 🙂
Let’s get this HOPE Party started Grant Halliburton Foundation

Thrilled to be serving as emcee for this years Hope Party supporting the work of Grant Halliburton Foundation tickets are going fast!
Hello Everyone,
My name is Alma, and I’m with The Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. We would like to let you know that our annual scholarship is now open for high school seniors in the US. The Annual Scholarship is for $10,000 and is not academic-based, and is available for students with an incarcerated parent. We invite any qualified students in the US, you know. We are still accepting applicants online. For more information, you can visit our website or contact me at [email protected] for the scholarship opportunity.

Thank you and I hope this would help anyone.
Join us and Jessica Look from Grant Halliburton Foundation this Wednesday at 10am!

This webinar will offer straight talk about adolescent stress, mental health, and how to prevent su***de in young people. The presenter will show participants how to recognize stress and depression; the warning signs of su***de; how to respond to a young person in crisis; and provide tools and resources to keep youth SAFE!

Register here:
Grant Halliburton Foundation's @ghfoundation "When Life Gives You Teenagers" is a wrap! So happy this event was in-person this year and The Center was able to be a Sticky Note Sponsor. Grant Halliburton Foundation is a valued community partner. Supporting mental health education, especially for teens and young adults, has never been more important. #mentalhealthisphysicalhealth #mentalhealthandteens #mentalhealthandyoungadults
This short story, winner of the King Lear literary prize, entitled ‘Apple Blossom Time’ gives a patient’s perspective of a dramatic event on a hospital ward.

Elsie's committed su***de in the hospital bathroom. She bought the razor blade in the shop downstairs and by the time the nurse found her the water was as red as the body was white. The bathroom door's locked now, but Elsie's still inside, and the nurses are whispering in corners when they don't think we can hear. They can't understand why she did it. She'd had her foot amputated, it's true, but that's no big deal. She was managing very well on her crutches and was due to have a prosthesis fitted this afternoon, but that's not going to happen now.
Dulcie and I know why she did it though. She found a small ulcer on her right heel this morning and she knew where that would lead. Elsie was seventy years old with no family to look after her and she didn't want to spend her last few years as a cripple in a nursing home.

Dulcie and I don't blame her. We've both considered su***de ourselves so we know the temptation. Dulcie's even tried it. She was brought in barely alive after swallowing a whole bottle of aspirins. The children found her when they came home from school and had the sense to call an ambulance. Dulcie loves her children, but the pain is stronger than the love. I understand that too. If I had children I think I'd sell them to the devil tomorrow in exchange for the pain-free life I fear I'll never have.
I have something Elsie and Dulcie don't have, though. I have the optimism of youth. I'm only twenty-three, with my whole life ahead of me as they say. So far I've wasted four months of it lying in a hospital bed, but things are bound to get better. I just have to get through this bit; this time when the pain makes me suck in my breath and refuse to exhale, when my body's at war with my mind and my mind refuses to accept what the doctors say. The operation was a success, they say and if I'm still in pain it's because I find some psychological satisfaction in it.

I say psychology has a lot to answer for. Every day I'm winched into a warm pool to have my limbs manipulated until my mind accepts that I can do it for myself; every day I'm winched back into the cold air and the shivering starts fresh waves of pain rippling through me. By the time I'm dried and returned to my bed I'm ready to commit su***de myself and I'm cursing Freud with every fibre of my being. No doubt the man had some basis for his theories but they're not right in my case. I think if I'm really mentally ill this is not the cure, but if I'm really mentally ill how would I know?
But I do know. Deep inside me dwells certainty, in a dark and quiet place where there's some sort of comfort. It's a selfish place with no room for other people. There it's just pain and me; there we fight every day, and so far I've won. Know your enemy, they say, and I certainly know this one. I study it carefully, noting the first signs, timing the build-up, concentrating on each swell of agony until I know the pattern it follows. Now I'm ready for it; I prepare my body for it, inhaling with each wave of pain, filling my lungs with it, breathing it out slowly. One day I'll be able to do it instinctively, like driving and holding a conversation; one day I'll be able to do it and talk at the same time; maybe one day I'll even be able to stand up and do it. But for now I just lie in that blackness and endure it.
Comfort's black too. She's one of the growing army of Caribbean nurses arriving in our hospitals. She's a middle-aged woman with a beautiful smile, not fat, but plump enough to justify her name, and there's a serenity and calmness about her that's very restful. I imagine her as a much-loved wife and mother in her real life outside the hospital, the sort of woman who should have a dozen children to sit in her lap and appreciate her home-cooked meals and home-spun wisdom. That Jamaican mother knew what she was doing when she named her baby Comfort.

Campbell's from Scotland and he's hoping to be promoted to sister soon, though I think they're going to have to find another description for him. I've been on his ward longer than any other patient and we've formed a kind of friendship. He's young and good-looking and the first male nurse I've ever met. They're a new phenomenon and a lot of the female patients are still wary of them, but I like it when Campbell turns me in the bed. He's stronger than the women and he lifts me more easily and doesn't drop me so hard. It's still a painful experience, but not quite as bad. He's kind too. Yesterday he came in on his day off to bring me a great armful of apple blossom he'd cut from his garden. We can see the trees in blossom on the heath from here and he must have heard me wishing I could be outside to smell it. He brought his girlfriend with him to visit me and to make sure there was no hint of impropriety. It takes a special kind of person to do something like that on his day off.
Then there's Jenny, the student nurse. She's small and sturdy and nips round the ward in her sensible shoes, fetching bedpans, taking temperatures, lightening everyone's day with her happy smile and constant chatter. She watched my operation as part of her training and obviously enjoyed the experience, though it sounded quite off-putting when she described it to me.
‘They used something like a tiny hammer and chisel and chipped away at the bone,’ she said. ‘If it wasn't for the blood it would have been a bit like watching a sculptor at work.’
No wonder I felt so bruised afterwards, though I'd have described it more like being hit with a sledgehammer and then being expected to lie on the bruises. It's a good thing Jenny doesn't mind the blood though. She'll probably get the job of cleaning up the bathroom after they've moved the body. She gets all the rotten jobs, like scrubbing bedpans and wiping up vomit, but she doesn't seem to mind any of them, though I suspect she's not as unmoved as she seems to be at this moment. According to the porter she was the one who discovered the body and that can't have been nice. It must be a shock to lose a patient in that way, especially a patient who was doing so well in terms she understands. She's too young and healthy to be afraid of helpless old age and young enough to view this as a senseless death she should have prevented, but she's putting a professional face on it, making beds and washing patients as though she has nothing but the immediate job on her mind.

They'll close all the ward doors and pull down the blinds at the windows when they take the body out and they'll pretend we don't know what's happened, but it's difficult not to know everything in a place like this. There's a reason why the bathroom's closed for cleaning and we all know what it is. It just won't be mentioned when Elsie fails to return. Her bed will be wheeled out and we'll be left to assume she's moved to another ward, though everyone knows we'll assume no such thing. None of us will sleep that well tonight, staff and patients alike. We'll all have a lot to think about and regret.
We're all learning to keep our problems to ourselves and keep smiling through the bad times, though I can't always manage it when I'm in that black place. Then I just ignore everyone, and they have the sense to ignore me. It’s the best way. I've watched the nurses with the other patients who've come and gone. They don't like the ones who are full of complaints and self-pity. Those patients get professional treatment but they don't get the apple blossom. It's the same with visitors. They don't stay long when all they hear is complaints, but when my sisters come and we laugh ourselves silly, everyone wants to join in.
These are the things I remember each morning as I pin the smile on my face, take up my burden of pain and prepare to carry it through the day. These are the reasons I don't blame Elsie and Dulcie, or anyone else who makes a different decision. Every day's a choice, and one day I might make a different one myself.
This story was written by Jeannette Warren and is the winner of the King Lear Prize for new writers over 65.
For details of Peter’s novels and collections of short stories search Peter Sykes on Amazon Books

The Foundation promotes awareness and understanding of youth mental health and su***de prevention. Grant Halliburton Foundation offers a variety of presentations and conferences on mental wellness, su***de prevention, bullying, self-harm and other issues impacting youth mental health, including the annual educational conference When Life Hands You Teenagers.

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Yesterday, our team had the opportunity to visit Child & Family Guidance Center in Dallas. They provide medication management, counseling, ACT, and the YES Waiver program.

We are looking forward to the new services that they will have available for patients in the very near future, as well as opportunities for collaboration.


Last chance to join us tomorrow, June 7 for the Dad2Dad Breakfast Speaker Series for Men at SMU! ⁠


🏫 Location: Southern Methodist University, Annette Caldwell Simmons building, Room 0144, 3101 University Blvd, Dallas TX 75205⁠

🗣️ Speaker: Lance Sumpter, director of Texoma High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, will discuss the impact of the fentanyl crisis and give tips to parents for talking to their teens about it.


Get your bids in! Eric Nadel's Birthday Benefit silent auction closes tonight at 10 p.m. You don't want to miss out on celebrity dinners, one-of-a-kind experiences, must-have items and sports memorabilia. Perfect for Father's Day gifts! ❤️ All proceeds go to Grant Halliburton Foundation's mental health and suicide prevention programs.


🏳️‍🌈 Happy Pride, Dallas! 🏳️‍⚧️

Celebrate the voice of the Texas Rangers, see a show, give to charity all in one ticket 06/03/2022

Celebrate the voice of the Texas Rangers, see a show, give to charity all in one ticket

Big thank you to everyone who came out to The Kessler last night to support mental health and celebrate our good friend Eric Nadel!

Shoutout to our presenting sponsor Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, headline Cas Haley, and opener Daphne Willis. What a night!

Celebrate the voice of the Texas Rangers, see a show, give to charity all in one ticket Eric Nadel's annual birthday celebration, on Thursday June 2, headlines Cas Haley and Daphne Willis, benefits Grant Halliburton Foundation.


Join us next Tuesday, June 7 for Dad2Dad at SMU!

More information and RSVP:

🗣️ Speaker: Lance Sumpter, director of Texoma High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, will discuss the impact of the fentanyl crisis and how parents can talk to their teens about this new drug.

🔊Topic: Fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid, is making its way into the bedrooms of teenagers, often with only a few text messages or a few taps on a smartphone. Just a tiny amount of this dangerous drug can have deadly consequences.

🏫 Location: Southern Methodist University, Annette Caldwell Simmons building, Room 0144, 3101 University Blvd, Dallas TX 75205

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We are almost sold out for Eric Nadel's 10th annual birthday benefit concert at The Kessler with headliner
Cas Haley and opener Daphne Willis.
There's still standing room only available at

Can't wait for tomorrow's show! 🎉

Rangers Broadcaster Eric Nadel To Host 10th Annual Birthday Charity Concert 06/01/2022

Rangers Broadcaster Eric Nadel To Host 10th Annual Birthday Charity Concert

Grant Halliburton Foundation is honored to be the beneficiary of Eric Nadel's 10th annual birthday benefit again tomorrow night at The Kessler. All proceeds from this special event go to support our mental health and suicide prevention programs. There's still a few tickets available, and the silent auction is open now to all! Learn more at ⚾️🎼

Rangers Broadcaster Eric Nadel To Host 10th Annual Birthday Charity Concert In what is becoming a tradition for fans of live music and baseball alike, the 10th annual Birthday Bash of noted Texas Rangers radio announcer Eric Nadel is scheduled for Thursday, June 2


You are not alone. 💚 💙 💛

Let us help you learn from the right resources — contact our Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line at 972-525-8181.


You hit it out of the park, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP! We're so grateful for your all-star support.

Bell Nunnally is proud to sponsor Eric Nadel’s 10th Annual Birthday Benefit this Thursday at The Kessler Theater! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dallas-based Grant Halliburton Foundation, which provides resources to promote better mental health and prevent suicides in teens and young adults. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here:

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Last week, Sonya, the Foundation's director of outreach and education, presented "The Cost of Silence: Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Workplace" to the KPMG staff in downtown Dallas. Learn more about the presentations we offer at Thanks for having us, KPMG!

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The Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line is closed in observance of Memorial Day. We'll resume normal business hours tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m.

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Today, we honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

For them, we are so grateful. 🇺🇸

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Ready. Set. Bid! Eric Nadel's Birthday Benefit auction is LIVE and it has something for everyone­—amazing getaways, one-of-a-kind experiences, and must-have items and sports memorabilia. 🏝️ ⚾ ⛳ 🍽️ Text ericnadel to 243725 to get started. Anyone can participate. Need not be present to win.

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As May and Mental Health Awareness Month come to a close, don't forget: you are loved. Share with someone who needs this today. 💚💙💛

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Jessica, Lindsey, and Nicole from the Foundation's education team had a great time sharing resources with students and meeting with the counseling team at Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep in Pleasant Grove a few weeks ago. Thank you for having us, Cristo Rey! We look forward to our continued partnership! 🧡


This can be a bittersweet time for teachers in DFW as we mourn with the staff and students in Uvalde, and also get ready to wrap up the school year and plan for summer fun.

The therapists on this list are all great at working with teachers and educators to support their mental well being. Please share!

For additional mental health resources, call the Mental Health Navigation Line at 972.525.8181.

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When terrible news breaks, like Tuesday’s tragic school shooting in Uvalde, our first instincts might be to shield children from the dangers of the world. But experts say that by showing your child that you want to talk about difficult things, you’re teaching them that they can come to you in the future for difficult conversations. Here are some tips for parents and teachers on talking to children about school violence.

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Join us on Tuesday, June 7 for Dad2Dad at SMU! Fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid, is making its way into the bedrooms of teenagers, often with only a few text messages or a few taps on a smartphone. Just a tiny amount of this dangerous drug can have deadly consequences.

At the next Dad2Dad Breakfast Speaker Series, Lance Sumpter, director of Texoma High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, will discuss the impact of the fentanyl crisis and how parents can talk to their teens about this new drug. He’ll also focus on how fentanyl is unlike any drug law enforcement officers have dealt with before and why they’re so desperate to get it off the streets.

Please note our NEW location for June. Learn more and RSVP at


Please share these resources with your fellow Texans.

Cannenta Center for Healing and Empowerment is offering free virtual counseling in English and Spanish for anyone affected by the tragedy in Uvalde.

Trauma Support Services of North Texas, Inc. offers free counseling for victims of trauma including those who have lost a loved one to homicide.

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Grant Halliburton Foundation is heartbroken by the tragedy in Uvalde. Our deepest condolences go to the families, teachers, classmates, and community enduring this unspeakable sadness.

If you or a loved one needs counseling resources to help you process this event, contact our Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line at 972-525-8181.

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Grant Halliburton Foundation is proud to support and partner with other mental health organizations in the community! On April 30, we joined Kelsey Cameron, Miss Texas International 2022 and a volunteer mental health educator at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide at The University of Texas at Dallas and last Saturday we attended the NAMI Walk Your Way 2022 for NAMI Texas. Both were beautiful days to support mental health and suicide prevention! Texas International Pageant

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Calling all North Texas 20 and 30 something young professionals! Join us on June 21 at Community Beer Company for the launch of GHF YP - Grant Halliburton Foundation's first-ever young professionals group. Learn more and RSVP to this free event at

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Are you ready to start the party? 🎉 We've kicked off the 2022 Hope Party and we're thrilled to announce a theme this year: Don’t Stop Believing!

This is what we tell people every day—don’t stop believing. Don’t give up hope that you or your loved one can find help and live mentally well. The Hope Party continues to grow and evolve thanks to our generous supporters. And it’s your support that allows Grant Halliburton Foundation to give help and hope to young people and their families.

This year, The Hope Party is back at The Factory in Deep Ellum and it promises to be our best yet! Join us for dinner, dancing to the music of Stratosphere, the wine pull, and a fabulous auction. Plus, new this year, we’ll have an amazing VIP lounge upstairs for higher-level sponsors and VIP ticket-holders, complete with VIP suites and a private bar. Sponsorships are on sale now at! Individual and VIP tickets on sale soon.

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Grant Halliburton Foundation is excited to partner with the Dallas Mavericks and Mavs Off Court for The HUDDLE: Mental Health Decoded on Tuesday, May 31 to discuss erasing the stigma of mental health in communities of color.

The HUDDLE is a courageous conversation series that creates a safe space for dialogue and the opportunity for individuals to learn and unite with a diverse group of current and former Dallas Mavericks players, team representatives and community figures with the goal of eliminating racial divides, uplifting communities and empowering future generations.

Learn more and RSVP at Go Mavs! 🏀

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Today is Mental Health Action Day. We all have mental health and our emotional health can range from thriving to struggling. No matter what you’re experiencing, there are ways to take action to support yourself and those around you. Head to to get started with ways that you can take action for yourself or a friend on Day.

If you're looking for mental health resources in North Texas, you can contact our Here For Texas Health Navigation Line at 92-525-8181. If you or a loved one are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress.

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