North Carolina barber school adds mental health course to its curriculum

0

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Detecting critical mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and psychosis is now part of the course curriculum at a barber school in Charlotte for the very first time.

Critical lessons are now delivered to students on the career path of becoming barbers and hairstylists.

- Advertisement -

Damien Johnson owns and operates Charlotte’s No Grease Barber School and knows firsthand how mental illness has impacted his clients.

“In a first interaction with a client we can learn everything from when they were born to their first job, their first child. Their divorce,” Johnson said. “We’ve had clients leave the chair and commit murder.”

Click here to read more.