Problem Gambling Awareness Month Wrap-Up Posted On
The conclusion of March meant the conclusion of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and what a great month it was! Prevention councils, treatment providers, community members, and citizens from across the country, shared news, research, resources, personal struggles, and inspirational recovery stories. Of the many resources shared were the helplines from across the country. For those living in New York, hopefully you’re aware of the NYS HOPEline, which is run by a number of supportive, trained clinicians eager to connect callers to the help they need. To contact the NYS HOPEline, call or text 1-877-8-HOPENY (that’s 1-877-846-7369).
Below is a quick review of the many great resources that we put out to the great people of New York State to help raise awareness, understand their own gambling habits, and, if needed, resources to get help.
We raise awareness about problem gambling through Public Service Announcements, our Understanding Problem Gambling eBook, the Know The Odds page on problem gambling, and blog posts through the Queens Center for Excellence and Know The Odds.
Are you curious about your gambling habits? Check out the Gamblers Anonymous Questionnaire or the South Oaks Gambling Screen to find out more about your gambling habits and to see if, perhaps, your gambling behaviors are problematic.
If you need to find help for problem gambling, click HELP for the different types of help that may be available to you. If you’re looking for a local clinician, click location to find a location closest to you.
We hope you all had a wonderful March, and we’re thankful to all who helped spread awareness about Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Again, if you or a loved one is in need of help with problem gambling, please call or text the NYS HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (or 1-877-846-7369).