Beyond The Shop / The Confess Project
Lorenzo P. Lewis is the founder of The Confess Project, an initiative that confronts the stigma around mental health for men of color. Being born in prison to an incarcerated mother and struggling with his own mental health throughout his life, Lorenzo knows from first-hand experience how important it is to increase positive mental health awareness and especially in marginal and communities of color. The Confess Project has the first in the US organization to train Barbers to become Mental Health Advocates in their local communities. Since the inception The Confess Project has trained Barbers across seven states while continuing its effort across multiple states and regions.