New Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Confess Project wants to utilize our trained barbers to raise awareness for the new suicide prevention hotline, 988!
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.
America’s First Mental Health Barbershop Movement
The Confess Project has the first and largest organization committed to building a culture of mental health for young men of color, boys and their families by focusing on empowering barbers and stylist to become frontline heroes and sheroes in Communities across America.
Allow me to introduce J. "Divine" Alexander, he has been a licensed professional barber for 25 years as well as a shop owner for 20 years. He is a very active concern citizen of his community in Louisville, KY, where he is involved with grooming the homeless, in addition to advocating for those suffering from mental health issues.
J. "Divine" Alexander Ambassador from Louisville, KY