Information about Jason Russell Invisible Children

On March 15, 2012, at the height of the Kony 2012 video's viral popularity, San Diego police detained a naked Russell for psychiatric evaluation after he allegedly vandalized cars and made sexual gestures after removing his underwear, during a public breakdown that was filmed and released online. Russell was hospitalized for several weeks. A statement by his family said the diagnosis was "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration," as a result of the popularity of the campaign. In October 2012, Russell appeared on the TV show Oprah's Next Chapter to discuss the incident, describing it as an "out of body experience" and stating "that wasn't me, [. . . ] that's not who I am".