How can I help?

If a loved one has a gambling problem, it is important to ask if they are feeling suicidal. If so, find out if they have a plan, validate how they are feeling, and let them know you are there for them. Find appropriate resources based on what they are experiencing, such as immediate mental health services at a local agency or emergency room or a support line where they can talk with a trained professional. There are Certified Gambling Counselors and agencies that offer problem gambling treatment throughout Washington.