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There is Hope - National Suicide Awareness Month
Did you know?

Nearly 50% of people struggling with problems due to gambling/gambling addiction have had thoughts of suicide.

Individuals struggling with problem gambling or gambling disorder can feel distress and a sense of helplessness when dealing with the effects of their gambling behavior.  Suicidal ideation may be viewed as a way of escape to a life in turmoil or perceived to be destroyed.

Risk Factors and Warnings Signs:

    • Loss – financial, self-esteem, valuable relationships
    • Coping with mental health and/or substance abuse issues
    • Being a burden to others
    • Feeling trapped
    • Unbearable pain
    • Isolation and loneliness
    • Feeling of hopelessness and helplessness

You don’t have to deal with your problems alone.
Hope and help are a phone call away.

If you, or someone who know, is feeling suicidal get help right away:

  • Call 2-1-1 and press 1 if you and/or a loved one are at imminent risk
  • Call the Maryland Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-800-GAMBLER, to be connected to a Peer Recovery Specialist or Counselor. Both services are offered free of charge.

Peer Recovery Support

Getting your life back on the road to recovery and creating a life of health and wellness is a journey that requires time and energy.  Relapses are not uncommon, feelings of hopelessness may return and become overwhelming.  However, a Peer Recovery Support Specialist can provide an additional level of support as they have lived experience in addiction and have walked a similar path.  Peer Recovery Support for problem gambling/gambling addiction helps widen the doorways of entry into treatment and recovery:

  • Helps individuals to access treatment to limit, control or stop gambling behavior;
  • Connects individuals with resources to support them during their recovery process and to a life of wellness; and
  • Encourages individuals to continue to work toward their goals in dealing with gambling problems.

You can get control of your life back – We can help!

Call, text or Chat TODAY – 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537)
Visit helpmygamblingproblem.org for additional resources.