GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) — A local business in Gonzales adds a new way to help with mental health and possible anger issues.
TRM Throws has opened a rage room for local residents wanting to decompose their feelings.
“Instead of them wanting to punch somebody in the face, or you know, drive their car off a cliff. They can come in here and let loose whatever feelings they have. They can scream as loud as they want or whatever, and just leave here with a better sense of a better peace of mind,” said co-owner of TRM Throws Rage Room, Raleigh Weber III.
Weber said there are different types of rages and he wants to help with that problem.
“You have a minimum rage, medium rage, massive rage, blackout rage, red rage,” he said. “Sometimes you just want to smash something and sometimes you just want to break something. It just helps release.”
Weber deals with mental health issues and said the rage room has helped him in many ways, which is why he encourages others to use it.
“I want people to feel better,” he said. “I don’t want people to walk around in the world with a chip on their shoulder when I could do something to help them feel about it. And I just feel like this kind of goes hand in hand with, you know, mental illnesses and anger issues.”
TRM Throws Rage Room Co-Owner Timothy Kyles said the room has been open for two weeks and it has received massive positive feedback.
Kyles said those who can take advantage of the rage room must be at least eight years old and have to be accompanied by a guardian or parent, and each session consists of 15 to 30 minutes long, for a price of $30 per person.
Available items to break are anything from glass bottles, televisions, printers and more. The price includes 15 to 20 items to break per person and two people at a time can be inside the room. Participants can also bring their own items as long as they don’t have any chemicals in them, according to Kyles.
TRM Throws is located at 12616 Airline Hwy in Gonzales, and the rage room is open from Thursday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Walk-ins are available, along with appointments that can be made here.