Rashael and Steve are the experts of their own experience but why do they want to share it and why would you want to listen?
Both have very different experiences too, Steve as the Problem Gambler and Rashael as the Affected Other.
Sharing a personal story requires one the share vulnerabilities in the most public way; telling a story about what has been a taboo to speak about, especially so with Gambling Addiction, Mental Health and Prison.
By sharing their own personal experiences Rashael and Steve want to enrich the audience’s understanding of the topic. Helping to reduce stigma and encourage the audience to seek support if they are facing similar issues or know someone who is.
‘I kind of became a carer for my Husband as he struggled through his addiction’
‘I’d hit rock bottom, my choices were recovery and prison or suicide’