How are you?
When you sit down in your barber’s chair, chances are they’ll ask you just that.
National Barber Mental Health Awareness Day on May 19th was created to encourage us to return the question, to check in with our barbers as they so often check in on us.
Barbers work intimately with multiple people every day, dealing with different energies and personalities. It’s not uncommon for a customer to unload their personal struggles onto their barber, and that can be a heavy burden to carry, especially if the barber is having a bad day themselves.
In this episode, our very own Mick Phipps a.k.a. The PodBarber, talks to producer Howie about the mental health side of barbering. Their chat underlines the pressures a barber can be under and how National Barber Mental Health Awareness Day highlights the need for a barber to talk about their issue, too.
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