Individuals negatively impacted due to their or a loved ones gambling are more likely than the general public, and even those with other addictive disorders, to contemplate and/or attempt suicide. Participants will learn about Iowa's Public Health approach to addressing Problem Gambling through prevention and treatment services. Furthermore, this webinar will explore evaluation tools that counselors may use to identify and address problem gambling patients who are at greatest risk for suicide. Participants will also be provided counseling tips to best support and treat problem gambling patients experiencing suicidal ideation.
- Participants will better understand Iowa's Public Health approach to addressing Problem Gambling.
- Participants will be given the statistical prevalence of suicide among those with a Gambling Disorder.
- Participants will be given some testing and counseling questions that will help them identify those Gambling Disordered patients who are contemplating/planning/attempting suicide.
- Participants will be given counseling options and tips on how to actively address suicide and work with gambling disordered clients having thoughts of suicide.