Mental Illness

Dallas Co. DA Susan Hawk Can Stay In Office, Vows To Fight Stigma Of Mental IllnessEven before the proceedings began Friday morning, Ms. Hawk expressed confidence. "I'm not ashamed of my mental illness. I'm not going to back away from it because it has made me a better District Attorney."
Dallas Co. DA's Fired Top Assistants Join Effort To Remove Her From OfficeA judge will hear arguments on whether the effort to force Hawk out should proceed or continue.
New Program To Help Criminals With Mental IllnessDallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk is launching a new unit Monday aimed at helping offenders who are suffering from mental illness. She is expected to give more details about the unit on Monday.
Dallas County District Attorney Discusses Bout Of DepressionDallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk says she opened up about her struggle with depression, including recent threats to kill herself, because she wants to help others.
Dallas Democrats Renew Call For DA Susan Hawk's ResignationHawk returned to work Thursday following an absence to receive treatment for depression.
4 Arlington Relatives Accused Of Faking Mental IllnessFour North Texas relatives have been faking mental illness to get government benefits in a decades-long scam, federal prosecutors allege.
4 Arlington Relatives Arrested, Accused Of Faking Mental Illness For $$Prosecutors say four North Texas relatives have been accused of faking mental illness to get government benefits in a scam since 1978.
Hopes Of Raising Awareness During Nat'l Suicide Prevention WeekThis is National Suicide Prevention Week and experts say the goal is to raise awareness about the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
Brother Of DPD Shooter Says He Tried To Get Him HelpAfter police arrested James Boulware for assaulting his mother, brother Andrew says he even filled out an affidavit warning authorities about the family's fears.
New Mental Health Treatment Center Opens In DentonAs more and more people continue to move into North Texas health experts say the need for mental health services are increasing at an alarming rate.
Police Shootings Of Mentally Ill Reveal Gaps In CareIn Dallas, a person with mental health problems that included bipolar disorder was killed by officers responding to a disturbance call, while another was seriously wounded in a separate shooting.
Electroconvulsive Therapy On The Rise In TexasElectroconvulsive therapy is on the rise in Texas, thriving as a treatment for some forms of mental illness.

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