Ever felt like committing suicide?..

Did you ever feel like commiting suicide 'cause of gambling probs?


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Fleur-De-Lis

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Of course, winning streaks make one feel good, and vise-versa. Losing can be unpleasant, can hurt, can cause frustration, heartache and anger. But did it ever take you farther than this? Did you feel like the only way to stop this pain is getting out of the game, althogether?... That's how I feel at the moment. Hope it is not terminal...

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It is not technically speaking a poll, so just post away any thoughts on the subject.
 

zuga

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Of course, winning streaks make one feel good, and vise-versa. Losing can be unpleasant, can hurt, can cause frustration, heartache and anger. But did it ever take you farther than this? Did you feel like the only way to stop this pain is getting out of the game, althogether?... That's how I feel at the moment. Hope it is not terminal...

:what:

It is not technically speaking a poll, so just post away any thoughts on the subject.

No !
 

zebedy

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if gambling is making you feel that bad you should really think about quiting or if you cant at least get some help, gambling anon? the samaritans?
as the CM has posted on his site gambling is meant to be fun, we all get the rush from gambling the highs/ lows but if it ever got to the point that i thought about commiting suicide i would seriously consider getting help,
 

Roar

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Of course, winning streaks make one feel good, and vise-versa. Losing can be unpleasant, can hurt, can cause frustration, heartache and anger. But did it ever take you farther than this? Did you feel like the only way to stop this pain is getting out of the game, althogether?... That's how I feel at the moment. Hope it is not terminal...

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It is not technically speaking a poll, so just post away any thoughts on the subject.

Either last year or the year before (doesn't matter which) a player lamented on a Forum similar to this about going on a gaming 'tilt'. His suicide was subsequently reported a couple of months later.

To what degree the 'tilt' contributed to his demise only his family and close confidants would know.

There are many problem gamblers on this forum. But this is not the place to seek solace or remedial action for gambling problems.

IMHO you have two choices ONLY. Stop gambling or stop losing.

Your worth to your family, to society, and indeed, to the friend in desperate need of your help, whom you haven't met yet, is much much more precious than the roll of the next dice.

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Casinomeister

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You need to stop gambling now. As soon as you place material objects over your livelihood, it's time to get professional assistance. I'll send you some links - there are also some tips listed here to get started as well.
https://www.casinomeister.com/quit-gambling/
 

CasinoKidd

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I've only been angry gambling once, lost $150 on Rival without a bonus over 10x.


I`d suggest seeing a therapist but they'd take your money faster than Rival (I KNOW - FAST!!). You need to quit gambling buddy, because if it means that you suffer such severe repercussions it's not worth it!!
 

Casinomeister

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@Fleur-De-Lis here's the Gambler's Anonymous # in Cyprus:

Gamblers Anonymous: Support for those addicted to and affected by gambling. Meet everyTuesday at Ayia Kyriaki Anglican Church Hall, Kato Paphos.

Tel: 26 622 289
 

SlotMonster

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It's important to be ready to lose your money if you gamble. And if you knew it and lost you money you think "whatever, it's just a game...I was ready to lose it". It will save your good mood. It's just a money.
The second important thing is how much you are going to spend on gambling. Don't spend more than you can. Allocate acceptable for you amount of money (on daily/weekly/monthly basis) which you can spend on gambling without having problems (to pay bills, clothes, food etc etc etc). And do not spend more than this. If you lost it - just quit the game, leave the house, go for a walk, call your friends, organize romantic date with your girlfriend, whatever you want! But don't lapse into a cocoon of self-isolation!!! And forget about money you have lost, because you was ready to lose and you lost it. Job is done!

Good luck and have fun!
 

Mousey

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Please seek help NOW. I beg of you... Today. Instantly. Thoughts of suicide are not part of the game. This is to be taken seriously. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but of strength. It is time to take back your life.
 

BingoT

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It's important to be ready to lose your money if you gamble. And if you knew it and lost you money you think "whatever, it's just a game...I was ready to lose it". It will save your good mood. It's just a money.
The second important thing is how much you are going to spend on gambling. Don't spend more than you can. Allocate acceptable for you amount of money (on daily/weekly/monthly basis) which you can spend on gambling without having problems (to pay bills, clothes, food etc etc etc). And do not spend more than this. If you lost it - just quit the game, leave the house, go for a walk, call your friends, organize romantic date with your girlfriend, whatever you want! But don't lapse into a cocoon of self-isolation!!! And forget about money you have lost, because you was ready to lose and you lost it. Job is done!

Good luck and have fun!
Well said SlotMonster
And please put your family first because they will lose in the long run.
Seek all the help you need and you will over come this and live a better life.
Good Luck to ya and always remember "tomorrow is going to be a better day"
 

SlotMonster

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Well said SlotMonster
And please put your family first because they will lose in the long run.
Seek all the help you need and you will over come this and live a better life.
Good Luck to ya and always remember "tomorrow is going to be a better day"

Thanks, BT! I know what I say because I have already experienced it, I mean, of course I haven't tried to commit suicide, but now I just enjoy playing games. I have assigned a limit of how much I can spend on gambling and don't have any problems if I lose :D
Fleur-De-Lis, do you have any hobbies, except gambling? Maybe you should switch over to another one you have? ;) Women, alcohol, PC-Games, etc!
Edit: I saw your profile. Unfortunately, I'm not Numismatics fan. But I like to travel, I like beer (we have very good beer "Beaver" here in Belarus), women (say "Hello!" to future Mrs. SlotMonster :)), sport (swimming, I'm the candidate for the master of sports), PC-Game (I like to play Quake-3). There are so many interesting things to try!
 

lauram

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Yes how true slot hardest critic of ourself is ourself. I mean you can sit and beat yourself up after losing or playing off when you could of been up a lot for a withdraw. But keep in mind at that time you kept playing or depositing that kept you happy at that point so why take that moment away from yourself. Most everyday people from time to time always feel like why do i even bother.
When i get in those moods i either just go in for the tourneys and most times that takes away from the feeling i look at those as wow if i deposited good for me i didnt so i kept my money with me cause i lost. If i win and i have won lots
cool im playing for real money. If the feeling doesnt pass in 24 hours stay clear of the casinos for a bit take walks get a dog do something to keep your mind off all this i have one friend when this doesnt hit is off at live bingos. Cost is less and she is away from her puter. Long drives read a book search the web and so on. Another thing your always special to someone your someones son brother sister aunt uncle and so on so if you do anything at all to yourself you put those other folks in the spot of why we didnt see this and help you so plse take deep breaths life has it punches but it also has it good points. Need to chat im sure and im one of them find one will start up a chat with you.
 

anniemac

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Absolutely, positively, NO NEVER EVER have even considered suicide. Suicide is one of the most selfish acts that a person can do. You leave people behind who will forever live with the guilt that they could have done something to stop you, should have known and stopped you.

If gambling is affecting you in such a way, then quit. I know what I am talking about. Give it up. Get outside. Have your internet shut off. Get help. Gamblers play for the high, not the money. When you can't get the high, you get the low. Just like a crack addict jonesing for the next fix. GET HELP!!!

Life is way too short as it is to have an addiction that can be stopped kill you and cause your family immense pain and guilt.
 

oyw7862

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I can feel what you feel now. I have been there. truely.

Life is much more than just games, think about bright side, wine, bear, movie and sex:D. whatever you are a "she" or "he". Making a plan on how to change the situation, seeking professonal help.

The most important thing is to take a break.

The best way to get out of this mood is to feel love again.

Go to someone you like/love and have a good dinner, a good sleep.

Tomorrow is another day.
 

BingoT

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The only time I got so mad was.
But I didn't considered suicide on my mind.
The time I was on a five cent slot at Foxwoods playing the max 45 coins.
I wanted to punch the window of that slot machine so bad I can taste it.
We all get mad at ourself but if I ever punched that machine I would even lose more than what I bargained for.They would kick me off the property and tell me never come back and all the bus trips I do for them would be history too.We all must have self-control in everything we do even if it hurts.
You have many great organizations that helps the one's that need it.
I thank God I never needed that help.
I do wish you the very best and you can always remember you have many friends here that will be on your side that will guide you through this.
And never put yourself down life is too dam short.
 

Fleur-De-Lis

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Brian, SlotMonster, guys - thank you. Sorry if my post was offensive or against forum rules or ethics. Truly, my only excuse is that I had no other place to go than this forum, no other people to turn to - everybody I know in 'real' offline world have no idea I am a gambler... May be in my case it is not so much about gambling but about self-destruction in general: everything I do, I do in excess. If i crave ice-cream, I'd buy 3 or 4 at a time ;)

P.S. And yes, I am a 'she' :)
 
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bb28

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My story.......decided it wasn't relevant......deleted it.

No matter what the cause of your dark thoughts, please don't do anything to yourself, get some help ASAP. Right now you are only feeling your own pain but remember that if you hurt yourself the pain will be much greater for those that love you.......please don't do that to them or yourself. Things may look very bleak right now, but it's not a permanent thing if you take the first step to pull yourself out of that black hole no matter what the cause be it gambling, medication or just life.
Sending lots of warm hugs and good thoughts your way.
 
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lauram

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Sweetie few of us females know the feeling if some of my family clients work colleges even knew im not sure what i would do or how to handle it either. But you came to the right place we are here together as a group and family. Its frustrating at best you make a deposit thinking maybe get a bit of play time and in min thats gone with nothing left to do. As i said try few tourneys 3dice is great as you can chat with a lot of us from here at the same time your in the tourney. I have won a few mg tourneys but i have won more 3dice tourneys then mgs. SMILE tomorrows another day take a nap but plse dont feel guilty about what you did as i said before thats what you wanted to do at that time so please never take that away from yourself or you will find the rest of your life will be second guessing every step. Ill toss this one in also im on a private rampage myself here lol. Long story but as the old saying goes somethings got to give.
 

vinylweatherman

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Perhaps one way to approach this is to steel yourself to deliberately sabotage your means of depositing to online gambling sites.
Close all easy deposit methods, and contact all casinos to tell them you want to self exclude. Uninstall every single one from the PC, and get hold of some of the blocking software that prevents a PC from being used to gamble online. A more extreme solution is to completely get rid of the PC or at least the internet.

Not being able to confide to family and friends is a huge problem, and can quickly lead to isolation, seemingly with no way out. Places such as gamblers anonymous get around this by preserving confidentiality. It may be worth joining a group some distance away, so that there is little danger of accidentally bumping into someone you know while attending meetings.

There is also the possibility of getting confidential medical help from your doctor, although this depends on how health services work in Cyprus.

Help and support is also available through this forum, as we KNOW that each of us either gamble, or have an interest in it, and have collectively experienced all aspects, both positive and negative, between us. You can change your Casinomeister account status to "quit gambling".

Continuing to play free tournaments is not a good idea when this stage (thoughts of suicide) is reached, it is a bit like an alcoholic saying they will only drink when it's free, rather than trying to quit altogether.

A hobby to substitute for gambling should be looked for, one that doesn't cost much, but offers an enjoyable escape from "ordinary life". Replacing the stimulus to the brain's pleasure centres created by gambling, and other risk taking activities, is the biggest problem. This will make any suggested alternative appear "no good" as a substitute activity, unless you find a previously unknown passion for something, such as art, watching the weather (yes, that's me;) - especially as a kid, and it was free entertainment too), even taking part in other kinds of contest that involve winners and losers, but no potentially unlimited outlay as with raw gambling.

There is a phenomenon called "comping". This is where groups of people enter the many free giveaways companies use to advertise their goods. These usually involve an element of skill, such as a tie breaker competition, and the prize goes to the best tie breaker (which is really a cheap way for the companies to get a catchy advertising slogan). AVOID the many "competitions" that involve a really simple skill question and a premium rate phone line, this isn't "comping", it's GAMBLING all over again, but cleaned up for the moral masses so it doesn't carry such a social stigma.
 

kakata

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......and if you look like only 50% of your new icon..... you
only need to give me your address....and toghether we will "fight "the depression......:D
 

bb28

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Very good solid advice Vinylweatherman!
I very much agree with your advise about playing free tourneys. If you are an addict no matter what type or kind.....you can't just have one drink, one smoke, one spin of the wheels. One is never enough!
 
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