According to Reggae icon, Majek Fashek, who is battling drug alcohol abuse & just came out rehab, 'mental health is very important in the lives of people and a nation.' Speaking at the 46th Annual General Conference and Scientific Meeting of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) in Lagos, themed 'Mental Health as a Driver for Positive Change', he said,
“Mental health is not a yardstick to look down upon people. There is need to create a system to manage or rehabilitate people who are not mentally balanced and as well create more awareness on mental health challenges and appropriate management. Government should look into how to rehabilitate mental health patients as most of them have great potentials and talents.'