– Genevieve Nnaji Says Mental Health Is More Spiritual Than Physical
Renowned Nigerian actor Genevieve Nnaji has come under-fire following her recent post on mental health and its spiritual origin.
The multi-award winning actress via her social media page opined that mental health issues are more spiritually inclined than physical or physiological.
Genevieve who is a devoted Christian says a person who has an encounter with mental health issues ought to re-dedicate their life to God.
The news has since not sit well with some section of the social media and has also drawn reactions from other celebs and fans alike.
One of the most vocal being Media personality and OAP, Daddy Freeze, who countered the actress claim by saying “Humbly disagree and here are my reasons.
“After studying psychiatry and spirituality for decades you make this deduction? I say this all the time, because a celebrity has a huge following doesn’t necessarily make them an authority on issues. If she said it was both spiritual and physical I’d agree that that’s her opinion.
“However, to categorically state that it’s more spiritual than physical is the reason why churches are filled with pastors trying to cure madness with speaking in tongues, olive oil and prayers, instead of sending people for proper psychiatric evaluation and treatment.
“God has already sorted out our mental health issues, that’s why we have hospitals”
However, former special advice on media to ex-president Jonathan has countered Daddy Freeze’s stance on the issue saying the Nollywood actress, Genevieve is actually right and mental health has alot to do with one’s spiritual state.
“Actually, Genevieve Nnaji is right about the link between spirituality and mental health. A very good example is King Saul. King Saul had serious mental health issues, and those issues had spiritual causes. We see this in 1 Samuel 16:14.”