Residents across the community are bringing back a seventies hairstyle to help end the stigma around mental health.
Mullet March is bringing back the style aimed at starting a conversation and highlight how mental health affects people.
One person to rock the hairstyle is Eric Leduc, along with his brother Matt. Eric tells Mix News he along with his aunt suffer from mental health giving him the motivation to cut his hair.
“It’s something that hits close to home and it’s something that’s important and should be talked about.”
According to Eric, his brother Matt raised the most money across Canada last year by an individual with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League the only group to raise more. In total, he raised roughly $1,500.
The Canadian Mental Health Association Wood Buffalo said in a release “each mullet provides life and integrity to a personal story of survival, experience, suffering and resiliency.”
“The mullet isn’t exactly the trendiest haircut these days so when someone sees you with the mullet, they kind of get a chuckle and opens it right away,” added Leduc.
The hope is to raise at least $2,000 while hoping to at least triple his brother’s efforts from the year before. Donations can be made at the CMHA and at Leduc’s place of work, Voigt Harley-Davidson.