September 9th, 2009
Last week, there was a disturbing video circulating the internet with actress Maia Campbell being shown in a negative light. Now after much prayer from fans and because of the video itself, Maia is getting help for the treatment she needs. Here’s what a family friend said:
“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 Maiaâ€™s recovery. The prayers of â€œ50,000,000â€³ people can make the difference because Maia doesnâ€™t like to stay in treatment, and her treatment involves drug withdrawal, as well as, treatment for her disorders. Maiaâ€™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 Campbellâ€™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.”
I am so glad sheÂ received the help she so badly needed. Let’s continue the prayer for her and hope that it gives her the strength to stick with it and come out a better person.
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