VIDEO: Markai Reveals Her Dark History With Drugs And Depression

Young mom Markai‘s entire adolescence has been marked with personal strife–a father’s absence alone is enough to make any teen question her self-worth, and in Markai’s case, her inability to value herself often elicited poor judgment and destructive behavior.

In this video clip from our “16 and Pregnant After Show,” Markai confides in SuChin Pak about the deep depression she experienced even before her pregnancy, as well as the fast lifestyle she picked up in order to cope with her troubles. Markai’s revelation that her baby changed her life for the better may be controversial, but she insists that without the birth of Za’Karia, she might have ended up a bum on the street. Check it out: