Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Each year, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hosts National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September. It’s an opportunity for us to educate ourselves about the risk factors associated with suicide and ensure that we know how to get help for ourselves or others. Unfortunately, talking about suicide is still taboo in many circles, including […]

The New Vision for Envision 

After a long hiatus, we are relaunching! First with our blog and early 2017 with a brick and mortar location in the DC Metro Area. When I initially started writing Envision-ings, my goal was to empower and educate lay people about mental health issues. I wanted to provide education about how to recognize common psychological […]

Dine Out For Life with Food and Friends

Anyone who knows me, knows that I never need an excuse to go out to eat.  If you need a reason here is a link to 10 great reasons! On April 25 Dine Out for Life to support Food and Friends, an incredible organization that provides meals to people in the DC metro area who […]

Listening 101

I recently enrolled in a short term course on analytic listening.  The idea of this class is to help therapists think about how we listen and to improve our listening skills.  After the first class, I was struck by how complicated listening is.  It’s not just a one-way exchange.  We are taking information in, processing […]