The barbershop doesn’t just make you look good — it can make you feel good, too. It’s a place where clients can find serenity, guidance, and comradery. During Minority Mental Health Month, barbers and clients from Da’ Thairapist Hairquarters in South Philadelphia discuss the impact of the Black barbershop on their mental health in a video for Independence Blue Cross’s (Independence) “How I Know My Mind” series.
“How I Know My Mind” is an extension of the Know Your Mind mental health public health campaign. The series presents personal reflections from people throughout the Philadelphia region sharing what they do to promote their mental well-being.
Independence launched Know Your Mind in 2020 to educate the community about symptoms of depression and anxiety and offer resources to support mental health.