Monthly Archives - April 2018

[IMAGE] Problem Gambling and Minority Mental Health Month

Problem Gambling and Minority Mental Health Month

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services is raising awareness of Minority Mental Health Month to end racial health disparities throughout the month of April. The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) joins the conversation through a look at how minority populations are affected by problem gambling throughout Florida. Problem Gambling and Mental Health Problem gambling (Gambling Disorder) is recognized by DSM-5 and categorized as an Addictive Disorder by the American Psychiatric Association similarly to substance abuse. For this reason, [...]

[IMAGE] The Gambler. Image property of Paramount Pictures.

Problem Gambling in Pop Culture: Karel Reisz’s The Gambler (1974)

Karel Reiz’s The Gambler (1974) is a poetic, gritty drama that provides a valuable and realistic representation of the perils faced by the millions of Americans affected by problem gambling. The film follows Axel Freed (James Caan) as he desperately exhausts every possible avenue to fuel his addiction to gambling. Additionally, the film provides insight to the harsh reality of problem gambling’s affects on personal relationships with a memorable performance by the supporting actors. Freed (James Caan) and Bille (Laura [...]


A Nationwide Event Takes Hold in Florida: Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is a nationwide event about something that’s important to everyone: personal finance. From learning how to count money as a child to improving your credit score to developing the best retirement strategy, the subject touches people at all stages of life. For most of us, it’s also an area where we can improve. This year, Money Smart Week will be held from April 21-28 and will feature events, workshops, and resources to help consumers better manage their personal [...]