Jesus Took the Wheel: Maia Campbell is in Treatment

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Jesus Take The Wheel, News, Remember Me???


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.



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  • anonymous one

    May God bless and keep her!

  • LaFiddy

    “The prayers of “50,000,000″ people can make the difference”
    Absolutely! I’m glad to hear she’s getting help.

  • Texas

    Good for her!

  • Ms. Hershey

    God is good! That’s wonderful news – though most of us who are aware of her problems, don’t know her personally, most are aware of the devastation that often times destroys familys because of mental health issues/and or drug addiction.
    My prayers go out to her and I hope she’s able to live a productive and happy life.

  • really tho?

    So glad to hear this. Mental Illness so often goes unchecked in the African American community. Kudos to her mom!

  • Acacia

    I’m so happy that she made that step. I prayed for her.

  • lainy

    I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!! I cried, I prayed and all my prayers were answered. I know Maia can pull through.

  • DevotedBBW

    I pray she gets the help she needs. Her mother, the late reknowned writer Bebe Moore-Campbell, would want her daughter to recognize her demons and face them. I wish Maia strength through this journey.

  • Jaye ;-)

    Thank God. Let God and friends help her through this difficult time.

  • Thatbitch

    May god be with her and her family. This woman has a child, so she certainly needs to stay in treatment.

  • Dooby

    Beautiful…Prayers r with her…

  • Silken Dove

    Well praise God. Gone head Maia.

    As for Maia looking lost, yes she did..but we’ve all lost ourselves at some point. Although, when she was roasting dude, she didn’t sound as dumb as I would think she would. Crazy? Yes. Dumb? Not really. =/ So I know she got it in her to rise.

  • Posh

    I really hope she gets better soon. Being in the spotlight seems to have this affect on so many celebrities.

  • Aunt Viv

    My well wishes to her and to her family.

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