In the past, mental health has been stigmatised, minimalised, and marginalised. Individuals have been made to feel like a lesser part of society. Change is afoot, and while there’s a long way still to go, the topic of mental health is no longer taboo in daily conversations.
When people realise they may be struggling with their gambling habits or other mental health issues, the first question a psychologist often hears is, “why me?”. The answer is usually unique to each individual and can be explored during treatment. However, there are a number of common risk factors that can predispose someone to experiencing gambling issues.