Thursday, September 24, 2009
Maia Campbell getting help, family says
Maia Campbell was a beauty. But after a video of her spazzing out was posted on the Web, she didn't appear to be so pretty anymore. In fact, she seemed to be in desperate need of help.
The erratic and unusual behavior was a huge red flag that something was terribly wrong with the beautiful young woman, who we first saw on television show "In the House" with LL Cool J and Debbie Allen.
Campbell is now "in treatment and in a facility," her family said in a statement released to Essence.com.
"As a family, we have been struggling with Maia in her illness for quite some time. We continue to hold fast to our faith and hope that some day she will realize that healing will begin when she decides to reach out and accept the help and treatment that have been offered to her," the statement said. "We all have challenges in life that we must face, but when compound problems such as mental illness substance abuse are prevalent, it can appear that there is no way out."
To read the full statement -- click here.
If you didn't see the video, watch it below: