As many as 96% of people with problem gambling also meet criteria for another mental illness. People who are problem gamblers have among the highest rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, with one in five attempting suicide, about twice the rate of other addictions. There is a complex relationship between problem gambling and suicide prevention and a clear intersection between these two behavioral health issues. This training utilizes a combination of didactic presentation and interactive case studies and focuses on problem gambling and suicide prevention concepts and terminology, the similarities and differences between problem gambling and suicide prevention, how to assess if an individual has a problem gambling disorder or is at risk for suicide, and questions and strategies to ask to get the individual the support they need.

April 2023. Date/time and registration information to come.