Suicide and Gambling Statistics
- Gambling has the highest suicide attempt rate, more than any other addictive disorder
- 1 in 5 disordered gamblers will attempt suicide
- 5% of all suicides are related to compulsive gambling
Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives.
Evidence shows that providing support services, talking about suicide, reducing access to means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones are just some of the actions we can all take to help others.
By offering immediate counseling to everyone that may need it, local crisis centers provide invaluable support at critical times and connect individuals to local services.
If a person talks about
- Being a burden to others
- Feeling trapped
- Experiencing unbearable pain
- Having no reason to live
- Killing themselves
Specific things to look out for include
- Increased use of alcohol or drugs
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means
- Acting recklessly
- Withdrawing from activities
- Isolating from family and friends
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
- Giving away prized possessions
People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods
- Loss of interest
Talking Saves Lives
Is gambling a problem for you or someone you care about? Find out by answering this simple gambling screening questionnaire.
How to keep gambling safe and fun? Visit our gambling awareness page.