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A timely conversation about mental health and substance-use health


Upstream Ottawa was featured today on CFRA Radio for a discussion on mental health and substance-use health with journalist Graham Richardson.

Upstream Executive Director Bo Turpin was interviewed as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day, the national day run by Bell Canada that focusses public attention on mental health. The interview focused on the services provided by Upstream, the special needs of Black youth and the challenges of understanding substance-use health problems.

You can listen to the discussion here

Upstream Ottawa provides a range of critical community supports and affordable housing options to people living with mental health and/or substance-use health concerns. Services include: intensive mental health case management, housing, youth support services with a focus on Black youth and their families, crisis prevention, medication management and life-skills coaching.

For more information go to, or contact Executive Director Bo Turpin at 248-3330 ext. 127,

CFRA Interview