Landless People’s Movement Youth League spokesperson, Hilma Goses said the youth wing has learnt with grave concern of the unusual increase of suicide among young people in Namibia. The Namibia press agency quotes her as saying that parents, especially in the African culture, have the tendency of not acknowledging, speaking about, or addressing depression in their houses – preferring not to talk about it and this leads to children suffering in unexpressed misery and despair that affects their emotional wellbeing. “We need to address ways to best assist the youth of today by initiating conversations that were deemed uncomfortable to have,” she insisted.