The Minnesota Department of Human Services has launched a new campaign “Just Ask MN” to raise awareness among young people about the risks associated with gambling. Assistant DHS Commissioner Claire Wilson….
“This campaign includes social media outreach that really connects with the younger more at risk demographic.”
Nearly six-percent of college students in the U.S. have a serious gambling problem. Wilson says the effects of a gambling disorder are not only economic….
March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. For more information click here Just Ask.
In addition to the new Just Ask MN for college-age individuals, DHS’ ongoing problem gambling campaign, “No Judgement,” focuses on problem gambling education and intervention. The campaign website, getgamplinghelp.com, offers resources for individuals and families affected by this issue.
The No Judgement awareness campaign includes digital and traditional marketing and advertising efforts, including: Pandora radio advertising, digital advertising, gas station pump toppers and flyers, bar and restaurant posters, and indoor sports stadium advertising. All efforts encourage individuals in need of help as well as affected others to engage in a conversation by calling the Minnesota gambling helpline (1-800-333-HOPE) or texting HOPE to 61222.
Those who want to have the conversation can start by calling the statewide confidential helpline at 1-800-333-HOPE or texting HOPE to 61222.