Welcome to Barbershop Therapy


The Confess Project is using the power of community to engage boys and men of color in conversations about mental wellness. Their community space of choice? Barbershops.

The barbershop in the Black community has historically been a safe, nonjudgmental space for men to talk about anything—sports, politics, religion, women, manhood. The 90-minute conversations about mental health, called Beyond the Shop, are an opportunity to deepen sharing that is already happening... [They] aim not only to help Black boys and men confess their vulnerabilities and give them resources to begin a healthier way of living, but also to show barbers how they can be mental health advocates, too.

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