Lenasia South’s Mind Organisation helps youth deal with mental health

In 2022, Lenasia South Ext 1’s Asemahle Bikitsha, and Ayabulela Myeko founded Mind Organisation, focusing on the mental health of young people. 

Bikitsha, a first year psychology student at the University of Witswatersrand believes it is important to spread awareness to the community about social issues like mental health. 

Bikitsha told GLOBE POST: “We founded the organisation to educate the youth about the importance of mental and emotional wellbeing. We recognized the rapid increase of Depression, Anxiety, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder and Suicide among many other conditions among the youth which are as a result of a number of factors including, societal, environmental and personal factors.”

Mind Organisation creates a space to let young people have creative, artistic, political and personal expressions.

“We create a sense of unity and family, so as to enable emotionally conflicted young people to see that they are not alone. Mind Organization is a space for them to learn, understand the importance of mental wellbeing, be optimistic and find connections within themselves and with others,” Bikitsha added.    

For more info, contact Bikitsha on 065 873 5491.

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