Problem Gambling Awareness: A Community Engaged – March 9, 2019
East Las Las Vegas Community Center
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday March 9, 2019
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Problem Gambling is a community and public health matter. So is Recovery! If you don’t think problem gambling impacts you…think again. Statistics show that 6% of Nevadans are, or will become, problem gamblers. Statistics also show that for every ONE compulsive gambler, another TEN individuals are impacted – their spouse, children, parents, employer and friends. Behind the “statistics” are people:) That’s why the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is hosting this event focusing on “the very human side of problem gambling.”
I like that the Council is focusing on the “Celebration” of Problem Gambling Awareness month! The focus is on the solution and supporting a healthy lifestyle. We will hear from folks in recovery, peers and professionals, who will share how and why they became engaged in promoting awareness. These same folks will share actives that encourage healthy living, joy and recovery. (I’ll be doing a line-dancing demo so THAT should be fun. LOL. I’m definitely a beginner!)
Whether you’re an advocate, a person in recovery, a policy maker or an engaged community member, please join me and Lanie’s Hope as we support the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for Problem Gambling Awareness: A Community Engaged.
Lanie’s Hope Supports the 7th Annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope”
The 7th Annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” community suicide prevention awareness walk will be taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, in ten different communities across the State of Nevada. Walk participants are asked to donate $20 per individual. To participate on a team, go to https://www.nvsuicideprevention.org and select “Lanie’s Hope” on the drop down box. Each person walking will need to complete a registration form. All donations will be used to help fund various NCSP programs in communities throughout the state.
Compulsive Gamblers have the highest suicide rate of any social segment. Participation in Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope supports a valuable community resource while raising awareness of Lanie’s Hope’s mission. Team apparel will be available for purchase on our website in August 2013.
PLEASE JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY!
Bea Aikens, Founder
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.