Back To Basics – Problem Gambling Posted On

There is so much information about problem gambling. Sometimes, it can be confusing to cut through all the articles, research, social media posts and any other information. Sometimes, it’s important just to go back to basics. What is gambling? Gambling is to risk something of value on a game of chance in hopes of a… Read more »

Support at a Distance Posted On

Problem gambling can affect families in so many ways.  Supporting a loved one is difficult, but distance from one another can make it much harder.  Even with distance, identifying a gambling problem and showing support can be done well. Identifying A Problem Many of us live with some of the most important people in our… Read more »

Problem Gambling and Co-Occurring Disorders Posted On

We’re coming to the end of March, but continue to celebrate problem gambling awareness month by discussing possible co-occurring disorders. It’s important for everyone to know that problem gambling may not exist on its own. Problem gambling may be one of the mental health disorders that someone is struggling with, known as co-occurring disorders. Problem… Read more »

Families and Problem Gambling Posted On

As Problem Gambling Awareness Month continues, we’d like to put special emphasis on supporting families. Problem gambling does not affect just the person who struggles with gambling problems.  It also affects at least 10 of the closest people to the person struggling with their gambling. This usually includes family. Families and Problem Gambling Many families know… Read more »

Gambling Disorder – Mental Illness Posted On

As march continues, so do does our focus on Problem Gambling Awareness Month. We want to share the importance of learning more about problem gambling as a mental health diagnosable disorder and connecting people in need to care. Importance of Raising Awareness Even with all the hard work of the many professionals and agencies across New York… Read more »

Youth Gaming and Gambling: What We Can Do Posted On

There is a growing number of parents and community leaders with curiosities and worries about young gamers.  Many people are asking if their youth is just playing a game, or actively gambling.  This can feel troubling, but we’ll break it down and offer some tips. Youth and Gaming Youth who enjoy gaming do so for… Read more »