The organizers behind a regional initiative training barbers to listen and provide mental health support think a hair cut can also help save a life. It makes sense since so many men–especially African American men– feel comfortable in the barber chair. It’s a time when talking comes naturally.
Lorenzo Lewis, the founder of The Confess Project, believes a visit to the barbershop can be more than getting a fresh cut, it could change a life. Through the barbershop coalition, the team is training barbers and encouraging them to push the mental health conversation.
Also check out Lorenzo’s interview on our sister station 1310 AM The Light.