Dr. Isaac Newman Arthur, a clinical psychologist, has advised Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson to seek professional and medical help to cope with the pain she suffered in her early life.
He said many people do not appreciate the importance of seeking professional help for their mental health because of the negative stigma.
He said “From what I have read so far, especially her relationship with her mother, Yvonne needs to heal more. I am not saying that she has any problem but from the book, if she hasn’t been able to heal properly, she needs to heal well otherwise she will pass on the pain to her kids.”
“Besides, now that everything is out there, the bashing can worsen her own state so I’m sure probably, she has someone she talks to but whatever it is, she needs some kind of support from professionals she can trust to overcome the trauma to heal properly from whatever she is going through,” Dr. Arthur who is also the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ghana Psychological Association told Graphic Showbiz.
He urged celebrities in the country seek help anytime they find themselves in mental challenges.
According to him, “Celebrities are also humans so anytime they find themselves in mental challenges, they should seek help. The fact that you are seeking help doesn’t mean you are weak, it only means that you are human.”
Yvonne Nelson launched her memoir “I am not Yvonne Nelson” at Peduase Lodge on Sunday, June 19, 2023. In the book, she revealed that she had an abortion for Sarkodie in 2010 after a brief relationship.
She said she decided to abort after Sarkodie refused to take responsibility for the child.
She narrated in Chapter Eight of her book that Sarkodie and his manager at the time accompanied her to a clinic at Mamprobi to get rid of the pregnancy. That was after a failed attempt with pills recommended by a friend.
In the book, she said she went to meet Sarkodie at Tema, who was still living with his mother.
At the time, Sarkodie was based in Tema Community 8 and was still on his journey to success in the music industry.
However, some people have accused Yvonne Nelson of being hypocritical in her statements, sparking a debate on social media.