Changing the game for kids before it’s too late.

Youth gaming isn’t just fun and games anymore. Chris J. Tuell, Ed.D, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS is the Clinical Director of Addiction Services at the Lindner Center of Hope. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. At the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Tuell oversees areas of chemical addictions (drugs […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May could mean many different things for you: the arrival of spring, graduation parties, or Memorial Day observances. But May is significant for another reason you might not know – it is Mental Health Awareness Month.  You might be wondering how problem gambling and mental health are connected. But gambling addiction has […]

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Give Back to Your Community by Volunteering This April

There are plenty of ways to improve your mental health, including getting enough sleep, exercising, and maintaining a healthy diet. But did you know that volunteering can have amazing benefits to your mental health while positively impacting the community around you?  Next week is National Volunteer Week, which honors the individuals who dedicate themselves to […]

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The Mindset of Recovery

Kerri Luckner spent the beginning of her career as an elementary school teacher, then turned children’s social worker. About six years in, she grew weary of pointing out problems and not being able to help find solutions for them. This led her to counseling people with addictions, and she now serves as the Chief Operating […]

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De-Stress This Spring With Three Helpful Tips

Do you cope with stress by distracting yourself with other activities? If you do, you’re not alone. According to the Mental Health Foundation, some turn to substances like alcohol or drugs to deal with the unpleasant emotions of stress. But these actions have the potential to negatively impact people’s mental health more than stress. Similarly, […]

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Legal #SportsBetting doesn’t launch in OH until 1/1/23. But experts say that #ProblemGambling is already on the rise, w/ sports betting-related calls to the #ProblemGamblingHelpline increasing by 32%.
Read more from WCPO Cincinnati: https://bit.ly/3gOnFEy

Some children may be gifted lottery tickets this holiday season, which means now is the time to have a conversation about the dangers of youth gambling with your child. Find fact sheets and discussion guides to prevent youth gambling at http://changethegameohio.org/education/education-for-parents.

Concerned about your gambling habits or the habits of a loved one? Trained & understanding specialists will answer your call to the #ProblemGamblingHelpline 24/7 & offer free & confidential support. #MakeTheCall today at 18-00-589-9966 or text 4HOPE to 741741.