Darian Hall, a Fall 2001 initiate of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, teamed up with Elisa Shankle to create HealHaus, a space for people of color to practice self-care while living in New York.
Since opening last year, HealHaus has been very successful and received a lot of press from publications including The New York Times, Essence, Black Enterprise and Elle to name a few.
We at Watch The Yard visited HealHaus and talked to Darian about his commitment to build a community that is dedicated to changing the stigma attached to healing, especially among black men and members of Black fraternities.
Many of the men I look up to that are achieving in various industries are members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
One of the things that stands out about HealHaus is that you have created spaces for men of color to work on their mental health.