This episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” was especially hard to watch. You can hear and see the pain in the eyes of 90′s child actress Maia Campbell, who at the time seemed to have a budding acting career starring with L.L. Cool J on the hit sitcom “In the House.” During a taping, Maia had an outburst with the producers and directors which ultimately lead to her termination. She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and refused to take her medication. Soon after, she developed a crystal meth addiction and her life began to crumble when a video of her strung out went viral on the internet.
Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant worked with Maia using a series of exercises to battle her unresolved guilt for the pain she caused her deceased mother, NY Times best-selling author, BeBe Campbell-Moore. Iyanla also works to reestablish Maia’s relationship with her step-father who is now her conservator–basically controls her finances and makes all her daily life decisions.
Watch the full episode of Maia’s emotionally breakdown below: