It is imperative for people of color to rededicate ourselves to improving our mental and physical health, while building relational skills that increase opportunity and the availability of resources to individuals and the community.
Let’s choose to hold each other up when one of us grows weary. Let’s choose love of self and our communities as our way forward.
“This election has once again, illuminated our need to care for ourselves, body, mind, and spirit”
You can’t run into metal clouds, unless you are already in the air.
Many of us have been taught to harness our anger from experiencing racism into energy to propel us towards success. We are instructed to push down or deny other emotions, like sadness and fear because too many feels get in the way of our survival.
We may struggle to remember that our melanin is poppin’, our strength is sometimes silent, and that loving ourselves is not only, necessary, but revolutionary.
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 […]
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 […]
The New HIV: Clinical Implications and Ethical Practice for the 21st Century June 18, 2013 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 1050 Connecticut Ave NW 10th Floor Washington, DC 20036 An HIV diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it used to be. Medical advances have transformed being HIV Positive from […]