Oct 1, 2013 (Toronto) The Problem Gambling Institute of
Ontario (PGIO) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has added a
new online Community Forum to the self-help tools found at ProblemGambling.ca.
The forum is for individuals and concerned significant others negatively
affected by problem gambling.
Anonymous, free, and accessible any time of day from a
computer, the Community Forum is a safe and encouraging online space where
people can share experiences and information that support coping and recovery.
It is also a place where people can encourage each other as they complete the
interactive tools and exercises also found at ProblemGambling.ca.
Research findings support the use of internet-based,
self-help and peer-support groups and have been linked to help-seeking
behaviour, improved communication, social support and overall quality of life.
“The fact that you’re anonymous can encourage you to open up and share with others
without the worry of being judged,” says Robert Murray, Manager at the PGIO.
Individuals who would like to learn more about or make
changes to their gambling are encouraged to go to ProblemGambling.ca today to
get started. Family members and concerned significant others are also
encouraged to visit the site as there is a place on the Community Forum-- as
well as self-help tools-- designed specifically for them.
Link: Self-Help Gambling
Media contact: Michael Torres, Media Relations, CAMH at (416) 595-6015; firstname.lastname@example.org
Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario at the Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health brings treatment professionals and leading researchers together with
experts in communicating and sharing knowledge. Our focus is on collaboratively
developing, modeling and sharing evidence-based solutions to gambling related
problems, within Ontario
and around the world.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and
addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research
centres in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy
development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected
by mental illness and addiction.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto,
and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization