City of Houston Mayor's Office of Communications 

Mayor's Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement on Judge Lina Hidalgo

August 7, 2023 -- Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.

"As difficult as this may be, Judge Lina Hidalgo is not alone in facing this challenge. A 2023 report showed that over 30% of adults meet the criteria for having depression and/or anxiety. Thankfully, she is in the care of doctors who recognize that this is treatable and is committed to getting better."

"All of us know someone who suffers from depression. The good news is that now more than ever, resources are available for those who need help. My hope is that this experience can serve as a teachable moment and encourage others who need support to seek it. We cannot let stigma stand in the way of treatment.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Judge Hidalgo."