Mental Wellness Resources

Local Distress/ Emergency Contacts

Depression Self Help Resources

Anxiety Self Help Resources

Relationship Enhancement

  • How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It” Dr. Patricia Love
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” Dr. John M. Gottman
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts” Dr. Gary Chapman
  • For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men” Shaunti Feldhahn
  • For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women” Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn
  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful” Janis Abrahms Spring

Addiction in General

Gambling Specific Self Help Resources


  • “Gambling Addiction” Kurt Dahl
  • Gambling Addiction Explained” John Woods
  • When Luck Runs Out: Help for Compulsive Gamblers and their Families” Dr. Robert Custer
  • Taking Back Your Life: Women & Problem Gambling” Dr. Diane Davis
  • Don’t Leave It To Chance: A Guide for Families of Problem Gamblers” Federman, Drebing, & Krebs
  • She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction” Mary Sojourner
  • Born to Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler” Bill Lee
  • ‘Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas” Natasha Dow Schull


Fold em is a podcast hosted by the counsellors in the Gambling Support BC Program, through the Gambling Problem Help website. Whether you are looking at stopping or scaling back your own gambling or supporting a loved one with a problem, this podcast will help you take back control. Hear from gamblers who have been through it and get tips from counsellors. There is a way out from the hold gambling has on your life. Fold em can help get you there:


Online (free) Problem Gambling Handbooks/Workbooks

Problem Gambling Online Forums/Discussion Group

Internet Gambling Blocking Programs

Self Help Addiction Workbooks

Resources For Those Affected By An Addicted Loved One

Special Interest

  • Life With Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent” Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring
  • Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads” Neil Chethik
  • The Highly Sensitive Person” Dr. Elaine Aron
  • Kids are Worth It” Barbara Coloroso
  • Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health & Happiness” Dr. Fred Luskin :
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriend and the New Realities of Girl World” Rosalind Wiseman
  • The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander” Barbara Coloroso
  • Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy” Dr. Francine Shapiro (EMDR = Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction” Dr. Patrick Carnes