March 21, 2012
Jason Russell, 33, was hospitalised last week in California after witnesses saw him running through streets in his underwear, screaming incoherently and banging his fists on the pavement.
His outburst came after the video’s sudden success on the internet brought heightened scrutiny to Invisible Children, the group he co-founded in 2005 to fight African war atrocities.
Russell’s family reiterated that the filmmaker’s bizarre behaviour was not due to drugs or alcohol. He was given a preliminary diagnosis of brief reactive psychosis, in which a person displays sudden psychotic behaviour.