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The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

Tagged With "Harm Reduction"

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Can technology use help with anxiety and depression?

Registered Member ·
In a TED Ideas piece that came out late last year, author Chris Dancy discusses how technology has helped him deal with his depression and anxiety. He uses technology to: log his physical symptoms, mental health symptoms, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours during a panic attack or depressive episode and then reflects on these digital logs as a way to know what to expect and that he can make it through watch videos of others with similar struggles so he doesn't feel alone track his app usage...
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Re: Can technology use help with anxiety and depression?

Registered Member ·
Whether it is to temporarily distract from the overwhelming feelings or to learn more about strategies that work, it seems the best use of technology when one tries to find help from available resources in absence of another instantly available professional help. In practice, I often suggest the clients take the help of YouTube videos for guided meditation, positive affirmations, etc.
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Behaviour change techniques used by family and friends of individuals with problem gambling

Registered Member ·
Friends and family of people with problem gambling may experience harms although they do not gamble (or do not gamble in harmful ways) themselves. Often times, they can play a role in helping the person gambling change their behaviour in ways that reduces the harms experienced by everyone. However, these behaviour change techniques (BCTs) are not widely understood. A team of researchers recently helped codify BCTs that family and friends used to both minimize harms for the families/friends...
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Re: Behaviour change techniques used by family and friends of individuals with problem gambling

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Family members who want to save the family home and/ business act quickly to get ownership in their names. Also,by getting money away from gambler,someone with no bank account can apply for Disability. People who have a Major Mental Illness like Mania get approved.
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Re: Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

Registered Member ·
Hi Jenn, Great question! While we don't automatically provide attendees with a certificate, we do offer certificates for all attendees. All attendees receive an email a couple hours after the webinar with instructions for how to request a certificate.
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Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

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Re: Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

Registered Member ·
Is there a certificate given if we attend this webinar? Jenn
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Media Impact - YMCA Webinar

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Re: COVID-19's Impact on Youth Gambling and Gaming - YMCA Webinar

Registered Member ·
Thanks for sharing @Registered Member! Certainly a topic of great interest to our CoI members!
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Re: COVID-19's Impact on Youth Gambling and Gaming - YMCA Webinar

Registered Member ·
Looking forward to catching up on the recording of this one, @Registered Member!
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YMCA - Game-Bling Webinar

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