Edition #21: November 2020
The Richmond Football Club premiership player talks about mental health, being true to yourself, and how hard conversations can be a ‘gift’ to someone experiencing gambling harm.
Michaela Settle knew deep down that her then-husband was gambling, but denial was her ‘survival instinct’. Once she confronted the tough reality, she was able to create a joyful new life for herself and her sons.
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Rebecca Hope considers the particular vulnerability of people struggling with gambling harm, mental illness and addiction during COVID-19-related restrictions.
After watching people lose all sense of self and time as they played on poker machines, Drew Rooke wrote the book One last spin: the power and peril of the pokies about their lure.