The impacts of gambling, esports gambling, and gaming on adolescent mental health
In the past few years esports have gained a significant amount of popularity amongst adolescents. However, as the popularity of esports grows so does the rising concern of problem gambling amongst adolescents who engage in esports. In this webinar, we will explore what makes adolescents particularly at risk for developing addictions. The differences between gambling, esports gambling and gaming will be outlined as well as the impacts of behavioural addictions on adolescent mental health. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage in a question and answer period at the end of the presentation. This webinar is best suited for mental health and addictions service providers as practice recommendations will be highlighted.