Last week, a video of Maia Campbell surfaced of her in a manner that we will not dwell on BUT… because of the video, people have stepped in to help her get the treatment that she needs. Here is a statement from a family friend.
Maia has been diagnosed with bi-polar/manic depression and because substance abuse is involved she has co-occurring disorder, which has symptoms similar to schizophrenia. In short, Maia is mentally ill and has a substance abuse problem.
Maia is in treatment, and she said that there is hope for Maia’s recovery. The prayers of “50,000,000″ people can make the difference because Maia doesn’t like to stay in treatment, and her treatment involves drug withdrawal, as well as, treatment for her disorders. Maia’s disorders are exasperated and sent out of control by substance abuse. Pre-existing and early onset bi-polar, clinical depression and schizophrenia can be sent out of control by marijuana (the worst culprit), alcohol and of course, synthetic and street drugs.
Maia Campbell’s mother started an organization called NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA), the urban affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NULA, founded in 2003, provides education about severe brain disorders, supports increased funding for research and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing rehabilitation and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses in communities of color. It also seeks to educate the public about the myths of mental illness to eradicate stigma. NULA seeks to be a beacon of hope in the community it serves.
Maia Campbell is getting the help that she needs and we hope that she has the strength to stick with it and the support from family and friends to get through it.