GAMBLING INCREASES SUICIDE
Suicides in cities with gambling were up to four times higher than in comparably sized cities where gambling is not legal. "On average, people who gamble lose money, and people who gamble can lose a great deal of money. While this may not lead to suicide by the gambler, it could lead to suicide by the gambler's spouse, son, relative, or business partner."
Dr. David Phillips, Prof. of Sociology, Univ. of California-San Diego 12/15/97
Clinical psychologist Durand Jacobs found suicide rates twice as high among teens with gambling problems.
USA Today 4/5/95
Problem gamblers were shown to have a suicide rate five to ten times higher than the rest of the population.
"The Luck Business", Robert Goodman taken from Lesieur, "Compulsive Gambling," Society