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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Looking at Problem Gambling as a Root Cause

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Sadly, provisional data for 2022 revealed the highest number of annual deaths by suicide on record. After adjusting for population growth and age, the suicide rate has risen by a shocking 16% since 2011. [1] FCCG is raising awareness about the relation to disordered gambling, which has the…
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Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Prevención del Suicidio: Examinando el Juego Compulsivo como una Causa Raíz

Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Prevención del Suicidio. Lamentablemente, los datos provisionales de 2022 revelaron la cifra más alta de muertes anuales por suicidio registrada. Tras ajustarla por el crecimiento de la población y la edad, la tasa de suicidios ha aumentado en un impactante 16% desde 2011 [1]. El FCCG…
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Have You Ever Had Thoughts That Maybe Your Gambling Habits Might Be Crossing an Invisible Line?

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) would like to take this opportunity to share how the professionals consider and diagnose the differing stages of gambling. Problem gambling and compulsive gambling are synonyms for the clinical term, “disordered gambling”, which is classified as a Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic…
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¿Alguna vez ha pensado que tal vez sus hábitos de apuestas podrían estar cruzando una línea invisible?

El Consejo de Juego Compulsivo de Florida (FCCG) desea aprovechar esta oportunidad para compartir cómo los profesionales ven y diagnostican las diferentes etapas de las apuestas. Las apuestas problemáticas y las apuestas compulsivas son sinónimos del término clínico “apuestas desordenadas”, que se clasifica como un trastorno relacionado con sustancias y adictivo en el Manual Estadístico…
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Mental Health Awareness Month is a Time to Remember Gambling Addiction

May 1-31, 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Month and the theme this year is Back to Basics, which is appropriate considering so many Americans have been struggling with mental health difficulties since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, not to mention everything going on in the world around us today. The years 2020 and 2021…
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Problem Gambling Awareness Matters, Even in the Workplace: Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

The month of May is recognized as Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM), an annual awareness event which aims to “promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments” [1]. Problem gambling can affect anyone from any age, gender, background, or ethnicity. The issues…
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Why Mental Health Awareness Month Must Include Recognition of Gambling Disorder

Problem gambling was first classified as a psychiatric disorder in 1980[1]. Currently, gambling disorder is classified in the DSM-V as a behavioral addiction characterized by the inability to stop gambling. Those who suffer from gambling disorder experience a wide range of severe life impacts, including significant levels of debt; relationship problems; illegal acts to fund…
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Problem Gambling, Anxiety, and Mental Health Checks During Tense Times

While some are excited that the New Year has begun, it may be a different story for others. The continuation of pandemic health risks in the United States, job insecurity, and a tense political climate may cause feelings of anxiety and panic. While 2020 was difficult, everyone should stay keen when it comes to their mental…
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The Importance of Strong Mental Health in the Fight Against Suicide and Problem Gambling

Protecting our mental health should be a priority in our daily lives; September 6-12, 2020, is National Suicide Prevention Week. More than ever, we are taking steps to prevent suicide and effects that may come from gambling addiction. No one has escaped from the changes that this pandemic has brought on the world. Even though…
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With Gambling Addiction, Getting Rid of the “I Could Haves and Should Haves” Starts with Reaching Out for Help

The blame game? Have you ever played it? Felt it? Do you know it? It comes along the lines of blaming yourself for something you “should have done” or “could have done better.” It begins with a feeling within yourself, most often a negative feeling, that burns within you that in the past, you should…
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