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SLO Co. Supervisor Adam Hill announces he is seeking specialized treatment for depression

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 02:41:51-04

San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill says he is seeking treatment for depression through a residential health program.

Hill released the following statement on Monday:

Persistent, and at times, painfully debilitating depression, has necessitated my seeking more intensive and focused treatment at a residential health program.

While I have been working closely with county staff on the many challenging issues our community faces, I have not been able to recover and heal as sufficiently as needed, and chose to seek specialized care at this time.

Many people are suffering right now, and the way forward for all of us, ultimately, is to overcome polarizing and alienating tendencies that fuel suspicion, antagonism, and violence. Our common humanity is injured badly by this, but renewed every time we show compassion and a willingness to understand and respect others.

To the extent that your own difficulties have impacted your mental health, please do allow yourself some help by contacting 800-838-1381 or 800-783-0607.

If my office can be of assistance, we would welcome it. Call direct at 805-781-4336.

Thank you for your gracious understanding as I feel determined to return soon and in much better health.

In March, Hill was hospitalized and later stated that he had attempted suicide.

"In the weeks leading up to Election Day, I fell into a bad episode of depression, culminating in an attempt to end my life," he said.

Hill won the March 3 supervisorial race against Stacy Korsgaden by just 587 votes following a heated campaign.

On the same day that Hill was hospitalized, the FBI served a search warrant at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center. Hill said at the time that he could not comment on the pending and confidential investigation but that "we are cooperating fully with their inquiries."

The FBI also would not comment on the investigation.

In April, Hill resigned his position as Chair of the Board of Supervisors but resumed his duties as District 3 Supervisor.

If you or anyone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text "HOME" to 741741.