A nonprofit organization has trained more than 2,000 barbers to be mental health advocates and will now begin training women in cosmetology.

The Confess of America undertaking trains barbers to be psychological well being advocates with the objective of elevating consciousness of psychological well being within the black group

AtlantaAnd January 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Confess of America Undertaking, “America’s first psychological well being consciousness motion” that trains barbers in Black communities to be psychological well being advocates, at this time introduced that they’re formally launching their Cosmetology Coalition in Monday, January thirtieth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST Within the Well being and Type Institute (HSI) At 2450 Piedmont Road, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30324. The aim of the Magnificence Alliance is to proceed to lift consciousness of psychological well being for the Black group within the place Black ladies have at all times felt most comfy – within the magnificence salon. Skilled members of the Magnificence Alliance will likely be armed with the instruments and applied sciences of the Psychological Well being Advocate to higher serve their shoppers and in the end have a optimistic influence on their communities.

Why ought to ladies within the magnificence trade grow to be skilled psychological well being advocates?

There’s a vital lack of psychological well being assets out there to the black group, and the Confess of America undertaking is working to alter that. The group trains barbers throughout the US to be psychological well being advocates, to allow them to successfully assist their shoppers and their group.

Courting again earlier than the Civil Rights Motion, black barbershops and sweetness salons have lengthy been a protected haven for folks within the black group to fulfill and remodel themselves. Thus far, the Confess of America undertaking has skilled over 2,000 barbers throughout the nation to be psychological well being advocates utilizing a therapy-based framework that educates barbers on 4 key factors that cut back detrimental ideas and stigma round discussing psychological well being matters.

With the launch of the Magnificence Alliance, the Confess of America undertaking will now attain extra folks and might start to influence these out and in of magnificence salons, offering them with instruments vital to their psychological well being.

What ought to I count on from the Magnificence Coalition?

In partnership with the Georgia Division of Behavioral Well being and Developmental Disabilities, the Confess of America undertaking will start offering salons with free psychological well being advocacy coaching particularly focused to ladies within the black group. On the launch occasion, we may have free psychological well being advocacy coaching, assets, lunch, distributors, networking alternatives, and panel dialogue with many psychological well being advocates and girls within the magnificence trade. Coaching will not be restricted to salons solely, the Confess of America undertaking gives their coaching to all varieties of technicians and girls within the magnificence trade. Not solely will Magnificence Alliance members grow to be skilled psychological well being advocates for gratis, however they can even obtain certification, entry to our personal community, media alternatives, and ongoing assist via month-to-month alliance calls!

These excited about becoming a member of the Confess Undertaking for the American Magnificence Alliance launch occasion can register right here. Further details about the Confess of America undertaking and different methods to assist the group in its battle for conscious consciousness within the black group will be discovered at https://www.theconfessprojectofamerica.org/or Instagram or Fb.

About Undertaking Confess

Confess of America undertaking is America’s first psychological well being consciousness motion serving the black group and turning barbers into advocates. The group has skilled greater than 2,000 barbers throughout the nation to grow to be licensed psychological well being advocates. The Confess of America undertaking makes use of therapeutic frameworks that practice barbers to hearken to their shoppers, validate their emotions, talk positively and cut back stigma round psychological well being within the black group. The group is run by therapists, scientists, teachers, and group advocates who’re all individually centered on serving to everybody higher perceive and take care of psychological well being challenges. For extra info, please go to the web site https://www.theconfessprojectofamerica.org/ or day go to Instagram or Fb.

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