Need help? We are here for you 24/7:

I’m concerned about someone I care about.

Call 1-888-347-8888. It is free, anonymous and available 24/7.

If you’re dealing with a mental health crisis, not just a gambling issue, call the Nova Scotia provincial mental health crisis line, 1-888-429-8167, to address your crisis immediately. It’s available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.

When supporting someone who is experiencing harm from gambling it is important to use clear communication and set boundaries:

  • Let them know you care
  • Be positive
  • Be specific and clear
  • Name your feelings
  • Let them know what you would like them to do
  • Offer to help
  • Listen

It’s easy to focus on the other person’s problems from gambling and forget about your own health and wellbeing.

Family Support Booklet

This booklet can help you explore how you can support someone while taking care of yourself. If you would like to talk to a trusted person about any of this information, please call the Gambling Support Network 1-888-347-8888.

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