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August 31, 2020

Mental Health and Addiction - Addiction Series Episode 11

As you’ll hear in Episode 11 of the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series, the vast majority of those suffering from addiction also have some issues related to mental health. In this episode, we’ll talk to Bernadette Yeoman-Ouellette from the foundation, Rebecca Crane from Dial Help and Dr. Adam Frimodig from UP Health System. 

You can watch the video above, or listen to the audio version below.

Looking Ahead

Addiction is only adding to the lack of mental health facilities and treatment options available in our community, but together we can advocate for a better future.

In the next episode of the Addiction Series, we’ll take a step back in the process and get to know what UPSET West is trying to accomplish in stopping addiction before it can start.

More About PHF’s Addiction Series

Visit to see a list of all episodes, find resources on addiction in our community and to subscribe to receive an email when the next episode drops. Be sure to subscribe to the Portage Health Foundation’s YouTube channel to never miss a video episode or find PHF Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts to catch the audio version of this podcast. 

How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, know that there are resources available in our community. Dial Help is a great place to start as they have a crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week based here in the Copper Country. You can call 906-482-HELP, text 906-35NEEDS or chat live at