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Featured Speaker

Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson is an accomplished barber and mental health advocate, recognized for her expertise in fostering positive mental well-being through her profession. With a passion for both the art of barbering and the importance of mental health, Simone has become a leading voice in the industry, advocating for the mental well-being of both her clients and fellow barbers.

Simone's journey began when she discovered the profound impact that a haircut can have on a person's self-esteem and overall mental state. Recognizing that the barber's chair often doubles as a safe space for clients to confide in their barbers, she realized the tremendous potential barbers have to provide emotional support and promote mental well-being.

Through her dedication and unwavering commitment to her craft, Simone has honed her skills to not only deliver exceptional haircuts but also to create an atmosphere of empathy, understanding, and compassion in her barbershop. By actively listening and engaging in meaningful conversations, she strives to break down the stigma surrounding mental health, encouraging her clients to open up and share their struggles.

Simone's passion for mental health extends beyond her barbershop. She has collaborated with local and national mental health organizations such as  NAMI and The Confess Project Of America. She holds discussions to raise awareness about the importance of self-care and seeking professional help when needed. Simone firmly believes that mental health is a journey that requires continuous effort and support, and she is dedicated to providing resources and guidance to her clients and the barbering community.

As a panelist at the mental health conference, Simone will bring her unique perspective as a barber and advocate. Through her experiences, she will shed light on the powerful role that barbers can play in improving mental health outcomes and how barbershops can become spaces that foster emotional well-being. Simone's insights will inspire attendees to explore new avenues for promoting mental health within their own professions and communities.

Simone's unwavering commitment to destigmatizing mental health and her dedication to empowering others make her an invaluable voice on the panel. Her compassionate approach, coupled with her exceptional barbering skills, has touched the lives of countless individuals, reinforcing the notion that mental health is not only a personal matter but a collective responsibility.

Simone Johnson
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