Columbus, OHIO (WSYX) — Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the highest suicide rate of all addictions is problem gambling. Here to talk about the hidden addiction is Bruce Jones, gambling intervention expert at Maryhaven.
People who struggle with gambling disorders often have other physical, behavioral, or mental health issues.
Ohio has developed an awareness program called “Before You Bet.” The 2-minute anonymous quiz helps people understand what responsible gambling looks like.
For more information about problem gambling and how to help someone you love, please visit beforeyoubet.org or maryhaven.com/gambling/.