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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Here’s how you can help.

Each September, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of more than 170 crisis centers, highlights the role everyone can play to help prevent suicide and save lives. The free, confidential 24/7 helpline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is committed to improving crisis services and suicide prevention efforts through awareness and education.  People struggling with problem gambling are […]

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How to get involved in Responsible Gaming Education Week

Taking place September 13-19, Responsible Gaming Education Week 2020 (RGEW) will spotlight the American Gaming Association (AGA) campaign “Have A Game Plan.™ Bet Responsibly.” With sports betting now legal and active in nearly 20 states—and Ohio’s legislation in progress—promoting responsible gambling and sharing informative resources is a fundamental priority for AGA and Ohio for Responsible […]

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Explore the benefits of problem gambling support groups

Shared experiences can be powerful, especially for those struggling with addiction. Online or in-person support groups, such as Gamblers Anonymous, give problem gamblers the chance to talk with and learn from each other. Attending peer support groups provide opportunities to: Communicate honestly Support group members can share their experiences with others who have faced or […]

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Problem gambling by the numbers

Even those who recognize that problem gambling impacts millions of people may not realize how widespread and damaging problem gambling can be. Take a look at these stats and figures about problem gambling in Ohio and across the United States: Prevalence: 8-10 million adults are problem gamblers in the United States. 76,379 Ohio adults are […]

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New video PSAs are available in the Community Toolkit

Ohio for Responsible Gambling is excited to share two new video PSAs for the Get Set Before You Bet campaign! Now, local partners and organizations have fresh ways to promote responsible gambling. Both videos are ready for download from the Community Toolkit. The new 15- and 30-second videos feature bright, engaging animation and tell real-life […]

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5 staycation tips to help you rest and reset

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled traditional summer vacations. But you can still enjoy some rest and relaxation right at home—on a staycation! Taking time for yourself is an important way to recharge, reduce stress, and reconnect with people or activities you value—all of which can help anyone struggling with mental health issues or […]

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Ohio earns national recognition for responsible gambling initiatives at the NCPG Annual Awards Ceremony

Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG) received top honors at the 2020 National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling Awards Ceremony, held virtually Friday, July 24. Competing against other statewide gambling prevention programs across the country, ORG was honored in major award categories, winning the following: Corporate Public Awareness Award for Change the Game Ohio, […]

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Problem gambling warning signs

Unlike substance use disorders, the signs of gambling problems may not be as noticeable or apparent. However, there are emotional and behavioral changes that suggest someone may have a gambling problem. Someone may have a gambling problem if… They exaggerate gambling wins and downplay losses. They are secretive about where they go and the money […]

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Are you or your loved one struggling with gambling addiction? Free, confidential help is available 24/7. Connect to services and resources at https://t.co/gh9uTN3Tqw #ResponsibleGambling #RecoveryIsPossible

Take a Mental Health Moment with the video series presented by Prevention Specialist Jeanine Lindquist of the Zepf Center in Toledo. Check out this video on learning to cope and explore the entire series on YouTube: https://t.co/BkXIuGw00U

September is National #SuicidePreventionMonth. Many struggling with problem gambling consider suicide, with 1 in 5 attempting suicide. Learn more about suicide prevention and find out how you can #BeThe1To help save a life: https://t.co/itwkxsjRyS #SPM20