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 »

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Posted On

Welcome to the 2020 Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This year, we are focusing on the connection of problem gambling and other mental illness. We want to help residents of New York State understand the connection and available resources. Problem Gambling Defined Problem gambling refers to any time gambling causes problems in someone’s life. These… Read more »

The Super Bowl | Help and Hope Posted On

The Super Bowl is right around the corner.  It’s important to be aware of the trigger this game may have, and the negative affect gambling on this game may have on the person gambling and their loved ones.  Sports and Problem Gambling Betting on sports is gambling.  It’s gambling because there’s no way to know for sure… Read more »

Resolution to Stop Gambling Posted On

Happy New Year Everyone!  We’re nearing the end of January, and at this point, many people may have already dropped their New Years resolutions.  If your resolution was to stop gambling, or to support someone who’s made this decision, fear not.  Tips and tricks to keeping resolutions are ahead. Understanding Your Resolution When someone decides… Read more »

Holiday Gifting Posted On

The season of holiday gifting is up on us.  Everyone is frantically trying to tackle responsibilities of work, planning for the holidays, and keeping their family and home afloat.  While all this is going on, people are trying to get last minute gifts, and we want to remind everyone that scratch-off tickets and other gambling… Read more »