Advocacy in Action – Reno, Nevada – October 2012
Problem gambling and pathological gambling are a public health issues impacting individuals, families and communities. Long recognized as a mental health disorder by the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-1980), social and medical services such as mental health counseling, insurance coverage of treatment, and societal recognition of the diseased nature of Disordered Gambling* (*DSM-5) have lagged behind the medical diagnosis. This public health forum, From Awareness to Advocacy, focuses on the next step in social change in problem gambling: Assuring “access to affordable and appropriate treatment and support services for anyone impacted by compulsive gambling.”
Lanie’s Hope representative Bea Aikens will serve as the keynote speaker at the Reno, Nevada, “Nevada Day” presentation on Problem Gambling in our community.