YAFID is a local non-governmental organisation established in 2018 to help youths deal with depression.
Youths in Lesotho, Ms Mokebisa said are included in the equation as they are not spared from the debilitating condition.
She made these remarks on Saturday during the commemoration of the World Mental Health Day which is held annually on October 10.
This year’s edition of the event was celebrated under the theme: 'Mental Health for All, and increased investment in mental health'. The event is intended to increase involvement in the matters of mental health thus encouraging global mental health education and advocacy against the social stigma that is often associated with it.
Ms Mokebisa said one of the ways to address this global health challenge is to ensure that the victims have access to proper counseling services. “We have to collaborate with different sectors in the country which deal with mental health whenever youths suffer depression because if unattended on time, depression could destroy both their future and lives,” she said.
YAFID she said is ready to extend a helping hand to youths through offering counseling services, which in turn reduces the work load on Mohlomi Hospital, the only mental institution in the country.