When Life Hands Your Teens Annual Conference



Central Standard Time



Plano Event Center
2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
PLano, Texas 75074

Grant Halliburton Foundation Hosts Annual Conference:

“When Life Hands You Teenagers”

Educational Conference for Parents and Professionals Who Work With Teenagers


Dallas, TX (August 30, 2017)- Grant Halliburton Foundation, which works to strength the network of mental health resources for children and teens, will host its annual conference, “When Life Hands you Teenagers”, on Wednesday, September 20 at the Plano Event Center.


“When Life Hands You Teenagers” is an educational conference that brings together leading experts to present the latest information on teen mental health to parents, school counselors, mental health professionals and others who work with teens.


Teens today face tough issues. Anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, addiction, bullying and behavioral disorders are all too prevalent. During this conference, attendees will learn how these issues are impacting lives and what can be done to help.


A continental breakfast is provided, and Continue Education Units (CEUs) are available. To register for the conference, visit


Featured Speakers:

  • “Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media”

Ana Homayoun, teen and millennial expert, speaker and author

  • “Life Lessons: It’s About Perspective and Perseverance”

Scott Nady, motivational speaker and former head football coach

  • “Stepping Into the Chaos: Understanding and Supporting Grieving Teenagers”

Mark Hundley, M.E., LPC-S

  • “Eating Disorder Basics: Recognizing Red Flags in Teens”

Malak Saddy, RD, LD


When:  Wednesday,September 20th

               8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Where:  Plano Event Center

                2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

                Plano, Texas 75074


Cost:     Individual registration- $60.00

              Group registration- $55.00



About Grant Halliburton Foundation:

Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a gifted young artist and musician who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The Foundation that bears his name aims to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including education, conferences, collaboration and encouragement.


The Foundation provides mental health education, training and support to more than 21,000 students, educators, parents and professionals annually. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that one in five young people in the U.S. suffers from a diagnosable, treatable mental illness. Yet, nearly two-thirds of them get little or no help. Even more disturbing is this fact: Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. No other disease claims more young lives than mental illness.  We want to change that.