Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/17/2018 -- National Women's Health Week is here, and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is taking time to discuss just how important it is for women to make their health a priority, especially their mental health.
The CCGNJ has seen that frequently a sports gambling problem in Monmouth, NJ will coexist with other disorders such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. This non-profit organization encourages women to seek treatment during National Women's Health Week.Women across the nation recognize this week as a time to celebrate their health and build positive health habits for both their physical and mental being.
Some positive health habits to consider include getting the right amount of sleep, drinking plenty of water, practicing positive coping skills to deal with stress, and, most importantly, reaching out for help when needed.
The CCGNJ is aware of the public's stigmatization on women's disordered sports and other gambling in Atlantic City and hopes that one day this stigma will no longer exist.
"It really is a shame that the social stigma plays such a huge role in a person's decision on whether or not to seek treatment for their gambling disorder," commented Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ. "The negative perception that goes along with being a woman and a problem gambler is the leading reason why women fail to get the help they need."
National Women's Health Week is the perfect time for women dealing with disordered gambling to seek help. People can call the CCGNJ's 24/7 hotline at 800-GAMBLER for the assistance and support they need today.
About the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling addiction and recovery.