The University of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center hosted a week-long event to reduce the stigma of mental health. The event, titled #UFisAWARE, took place April 10 to 14 and celebrated the upcoming mental health awareness month. WUFT News reporter Justin Tompkins spoke with Coleman Burlingame about his past dealings with mental health. The 22-year- old barber from Lake City, Florida spent years learning how to deal with his mental health difficulties and now employs his knowledge to help others.
“Funk is life for me. Funk is everything. We all need some of it in our lives, so guess who’s here to give it to you?”