“There’s really nothing else they could do for her,” Adacia Chambers’ father says he tried to get help

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OKLAHOMA -- Much talk has surfaced about whether Adacia Chambers was suffering from mental illness or not.

We know Adacia has been treated and released for mental illness in the past.

In just one year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Oklahoma will get an average of 30,000 calls to their hotline.

That doesn't include other referrals, but they say that doesn't even budge the numbers.

There is a crisis in Oklahoma.

"She was kind, caring, she loved music, she was a wonderful artist," Floyd Chambers, Adacia's father, said.

A heartbroken Chambers is sharing the ripple effect of his daughter's actions.

"She may have underlying problems that I wasn't fully aware of, but we're going to address that," Adacia's father said.

Her lawyers argue mental illness may explain why Adacia drove into the crowd.

"She only remembers, from what was communicated with me, the end of the crash, people removing her from the car, shards of glass being everywhere and her being extremely confused" Tony Coleman, Adacia's attorney, said.

Without more information, it could be signs of psychosis, a mental disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality.

"Psychosis is made up of two parts really, where you have delusions, which is where you are thinking things are happening that aren't, or you have ideas in your head that are not necessarily true,"Traci Cook, Executive Director at NAMI Oklahoma said. "Hallucinations is where you could be hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there."

In fact, Adacia's father admits he tried to help her deal with mental illness in the past.

"Just recently, she had a mental hospital she went to in Wagoner at one time. They had her for a couple of weeks and they released her, and there's really nothing else they could do for her," Floyd Chambers said. "So I took her to another place when she got out of there, and basically the same thing. She was feeling fine and, you know, at the point she was 21, so I'd done all I could do as a father. I didn't know where else to turn and what to do."

It's a hopeless answer that experts say is the cause of so many untreated people in Oklahoma.

"I'm sure they did everything they knew to do for her, and it really broke my heart that that's what they were told when she was discharged because that is not true [that that's everything that could be done]," Cook said.

Adacia is still sitting in jail, waiting on a mental health evaluation.

"Recovery is possible for everyone and it broke my heart to see that interview," Cook said.

Today in court, prosecutors said Adacia "purposefully drove her car into a crowd" and that for this hearing "she is presumed guilty."

Defense Attorney Garvin Issacs told us today to remember everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

Adacia remains in jail on that $1 million dollar bond, on suicide watch.

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