Author: Rebecca Butcher
“Mental health is, in our community, is really a big problem,” commented Prude. “Our people, you know what I’m saying, because of what we’ve been through throughout the years, it plays a lot into our everyday life.”
According to Mental Health America, Tennessee ranked number 42 on how much mental health care exists within a state.
Prude decided to take another step to help and support.
“I feel that it’s necessary to do something to try to lift a hand, lift a voice, something,” said the barbershop owner. “So because of that it means a lot to be more than just a barber.”
Prude says he’s learned the first step to an emotional health issue is acknowledging there’s a problem.
“Seek help, talk to people and figure out if you’re having issue or not, which in most cases a lot of us do.”