Posts Tagged "#MentalHealth"

Florida’s 888-ADMIT-IT Problem Gambling HelpLine Data Reveals Callers in Crisis Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2020CONTACT: Jennifer Kruse, Executive Director, Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling(407) 865-6200, gamblinghelp.org Sanford, FL: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues…

Moving Forward with the Spirit of Those Who Gave All

May 25 2020

First and foremost, the FCCG would like to pass on gratitude for those that gave ALL to support our freedoms and way…

National Hobby Month: Please, Play Responsibly

Jan 27 2020

Hobbies are essential for a healthy and well-rounded life. They provide us a much-needed opportunity to leave behind the stress of daily…

If There is Life, There is Hope

Sep 26 2019

According to the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling’s 2018-2019 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine report, 23% of problem gamblers and loved ones reported having suicidal ideations. That’s more…

Family Fun Month Goes Further in Florida

Aug 07 2019

When it comes to family fun, Florida is hard to beat. Some of the world’s best beaches, theme parks, and campgrounds abound with…

Men are More Likely to Suffer from the Hidden Addiction

Jun 17 2019

According to 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine data for 2017-2018, of the more than 1,700 callers who identified the gambler’s gender, 66% indicated male, and…

Don’t Go Mad This March

Mar 01 2019

Have you ever wondered why Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) takes place in March? Originally a week-long event, PGAM was established by…

Think Twice Before Placing Bets on the Playoff Picture

Dec 21 2018

It’s Week 16 of the NFL 2018 Regular Season, and we’re coming down to the wire. The last two weeks of games…

World Suicide Prevention Day: #BeThe1To Make a Difference

Sep 10 2018

Suicide: A Growing Health Concern Suicide is a public health issue that does not discriminate against age or ethnicity and can impact…

If You Gamble, Play It Safe.

Aug 07 2018

Have you gambled in the last twelve months? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In fact, the majority of Floridians gambled…