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Welcome to the source of information and resources for journalists and other media to accurately report on Grant Halliburton Foundation, mental health in North Texas, and suicide.

If you’re a journalist or media outlet requiring information about the Foundation or need a mental health expert to interview, our team can help. The frequently updated media resources below includes the history of the Foundation, our logos, photos, best practices for reporting on suicide, and mental health statistics.

Contact T.J. Griffin, Grant Halliburton Foundation Director of Communications, for interview inquiries. Reporters on deadline should call the Foundation at 972.744.9790.


Quick Facts

ESTABLISHED
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.

MISSION
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.

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
Grant Halliburton Foundation offers educational presentations for students, educators, parents, and professionals on mental wellness, suicide prevention, bullying, resilience, and other issues that impact youth mental health. For more a more in-depth look at our programs, visit out What We Do page.

HERE FOR TEXAS
Developed by Grant Halliburton Foundation, Here For Texas offers two free community tools to help North Texans find mental health and addiction information and resources. HereForTexas.com is a website with a searchable database of North Texas providers, designed to help people make informed decisions about mental health care.

The Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line is a free helpline offering personal assistance with finding providers and resources. The first of its kind in North Texas, the Navigation Line began taking calls in early 2019.

REACH
In 2018, Grant Halliburton Foundation trained more than 35,000 students, teachers, parents, and professionals on how to recognize and respond to someone in major distress or suicidal crisis.


Fact Sheet

Download the Grant Halliburton Foundation fact sheet to learn more about our education programs, support groups, mental health conference, and more. Visit our About Us page for an in-depth look at the Foundation.


Logos

Grant Halliburton Foundation logo files are available in .eps, .png, and .jpg formats. The best file type for print applications is .eps. The best file types for digital application are .png and .jpg. Download the desired file and then insert the logo into your document.

Contact us with any questions or if you need clarification on these approved logos or their application.


Photography

Grant Halliburton Foundation has select photos available to download for your media needs. Contact us if your story requires other photos not available on our site, or with any questions on these approved photos or their application.


Reporting on Suicide

Media coverage of suicide should be informed by using best practices. Some suicide deaths may be newsworthy. However, the way media cover suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion, or positively by encouraging one to seek help. To learn more about covering suicide, visit reportingonsuicide.org.


Mental Health and Suicide Statistics

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of U.S. youth ages 10 to 24. [1]

  • In Dallas-Fort Worth we lose a young person to suicide at an average rate of 2 per week. [2]

  • Suicide rates increased in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016. [3]

  • 1 in 4 youth has symptoms of depression. [4]

  • The average delay between first signs of mental illness and first contact with a treatment provider is 10 years. [5]

  • Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. In fact, many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. [6]

[1] National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System. 10 Leading Causes of Death, United States. Produced by National Center for Injury and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017)

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[3] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Violent Death Reporting System, data from 27 states participating in 2015.

[4] National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Mental Health Facts Children and Teens.” Produced by the National Institute of Mental Health

[5] National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Mental Health Facts in America.” Produces by the National Institute of Mental Health

[6] Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital Signs Report Suicide rising across the US- 2018

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