Kate's story of holding on to hope through a gambling addiction

Holding on to Hope

Jun 9 2021 • 31 mins

Welcome to Lifeline’s Holding onto Hope, a podcast in which people who’ve attempted suicide explain how they found joy in life again.

Australians are the biggest gamblers – and the biggest losers in the world and nowhere do we lose more than on the pokies. Every year, it is estimated 400 people commit suicide due to distress over their gambling issues and a further 12,000 contemplate or attempt suicide. Here, Kate Seselja describes how she too despaired about the way pokies were wrecking her life – and how not only overcame her addiction but has helped many others live their best lives as well.