• African American hairstylists in South L.A. will be trained to spot depression through Mindful Beauty program.
  • Depression affects more than 12 million women in the United States annually, according to Mental Health America; and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, African American women are at the highest risk for experiencing major depression.
  • However, according to Margot LaDrew, executive director of The Black Beauty Shop Health Foundation, there is one particular place where black women literally let their hair down and share their greatest struggles- the beauty salon.
  • Hairstylists in South L.A. provide intervention to reduce depression in African American women.

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