Trigger Warning: This post contains content about suicide.   Dear Reader: This is one of the most vulnerable, yet important pieces I have ever written – and may ever write. Here goes nothing… Throughout my life, the number seven has always seemed to follow me. For example, I am...

  The celebrations of love and acceptance that happened during PRIDE are over, and for many in the LGBTQIA+ community life is once again, extremely complicated. Members of the LCBTQIA+ community often experience shame, fear, discrimination, and trauma. They may be rejected by their family and...

By Brittany Banks, LMSW, Taylor Street Primary Care Clinic May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a good time to take stock of your own mental health. I am going to take this opportunity to share some information about mental health, mental illness, and steps you...

  April is Alcohol Awareness Month. I would like to address the stigma that still surrounds alcohol use, which can prevent us from getting the help we need. Stigma can cause us to downplay how often we drink, how much we drink, and the impact drinking...

Celebrate National Social Work Month   Every March, “National Social Work Month,” recognizes and celebrates social workers, who account for the largest group of mental health providers in the nation. With dedication and empathy, social workers help individuals overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions...

It’s that time of the year again where we begin to reflect on all that we accomplished in the previous year and what we hope to achieve in the upcoming year. For many of us, a new year provides us with a “fresh start”, new...

The holiday season can be a joyous and celebratory time, but it can also be a stressful and lonely time. Factor in the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the holiday season becomes that much more complicated. Paying attention to your emotional and mental...

Thursday, October 7th, is National Depression Screening Day, a day to call attention to the illness of depression, provide education about symptoms and effective treatment, and to offer screening opportunities, resources, and services. You might be wondering why it is important to screen for depression –...

The Taylor Street Primary Care Clinic (Taylor Street) is devoted to maintaining the health and well-being of the Virginia Park community and surrounding Detroit area during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. To provide medical care to the community, Taylor Street has launched the addition of...