Problem Gambling and Pride Month
Unfortunately, there is limited research on the prevalence of gambling addiction among the LGBTQIA+ community. However, the information that is available does suggest that there is a
The National Cost of Problem Gambling
The National Council of Problem Gambling estimates the annual national social cost of problem gambling is $7 billion. These costs include gambling-related criminal justice and
Activities to Replace Gaming This Summer
Video game addiction is a real mental health condition affecting millions of people around the world. The World Health Organization recognizes it as “Gaming Disorder” in their
Butler County Problem Gambling Council’s Documentary
Gaming and Gambling – Are They Really That Different? Butler First Step: Gaming and Gambling – Are They (Really) That Different? from BOOM Creative on Vimeo.
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which gives adults an opportunity to offer their support to the young people in their lives. While everyone can use a little more kindness and
Problem Gambling and Suicide
A major depressive disorder is likely to occur in more than ¾ of problem gamblers, and 20% of problem gamblers have attempted suicide – a rate 20 times higher than for non-gamblers.
Prevention Week Lunch Breaks
Join us for a Lunch Break! Wednesdays, from 12-12:30 PM, join a fun, informal (virtual) lunch break for information on upcoming Prevention Week activities. National Prevention Week
Gaming, Gambling and the Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept society cooped up inside and playing video games is a welcome diversion to the outside world. The majority of people are able to participate in gaming