Gina Rodriquez Receives Backlash For Her Views On Mental Health

Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez caught some backlash on Twitter Wednesday night (May 31), for her expressing her opinion about how to overcome sadness or depression.

The conversation began when a Twitter user asked Rodriguez what she believes is the secret to happiness. The Latina starlet’s response was that there isn’t a secret at all. She simply chooses to be happy.

This immediately drew critiques from her followers, who seem to feel that the 32-year-old actress was trivializing mental health issues. Rodriquez conceded that in some cases the “choice” of happiness isn’t possible, but stood by what works for her.

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Here’s what some followers had to say in response to her thoughts on mental health: