Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

susan hawk

'Disappeared' District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression

Her associates had said she was just on “summer break”.

1422382_715191205184054_736185276642462835_n Facebook Facebook

A DISTRICT ATTORNEY who was unexpectedly missing from work for more than three weeks caused a lot of consternation in Dallas.

Then came the answer for her absence when Susan Hawk released a statement to say she has depression and would be seeking treatment.

susan hawk fb Susan Hawk Susan Hawk

Her absence had been noted by local media, particularly as Hawk had earlier fired several prosecutors.

susan hawk 1 CBS News CBS News

Susan Hawk has received a mixed response to her announcement. One columnist wrote in the Dallas Observer that he feels “even more sorry for the people who work for her”.

Dallas News said that this situation offers hope that she may “come to grips with herself”.

Hawk is due to take four weeks of unpaid leave. Dallas News says that she missed public appearances and that there was ‘gossip’ and ‘distraction’ over her disappearance.

Before the announcement, the chair of Dallas County’s Democratic Party had called on Hawk to “do her job or resign”.

If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this article, please contact one of the following helplines:

  • Samaritans 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org
  • Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634
  • Console 1800 247 247
  • Aware 1890 303 302
  • Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie
  • Childline 1800 66 66 66

Read: Gay scout pulled out of race for top role after receiving e-mail full of ‘insinuations and threats’>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
29
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.