Community Awareness Can Help Prevent Gambling-Related Suicides
It is estimated that one person throughout the world dies by suicide every 40 seconds (World Health Organization, 2002). The National Council on Problem Gambling, citing various studies, reports that one in five pathological gamblers attempts suicide, a rate higher than for any other addictive disorder. Through community awareness and available resources we can make a change in this devestating issue.
Problem Gambling Helpline: Provides resources to clients
Ohio has a statewide helpline for problem gambling. Who is using the helpline and what referrals are made? This blog written Michael Quigley, Community Resource Content Specialist at United Way of Greater Cleveland 2-1-1 explores this topic.