Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living.

Australians are the biggest gamblers in the world, and nowhere do we lose more than on the pokies. Every year, it is estimated that 400 people take their own lives 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 impacting her life – and how not only overcame her addiction but has helped many others live their best lives as well.

Listen to Kate Seselja’s Story >> Kate’s story of holding on to hope or search 'Holding on to Hope' on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all good podcast platforms.

Please note that suicidality and its contributing factors are discussed and may have a triggering effect. If you experience emotional distress as a result of listening, please reach out to someone you trust and/or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time. If life is in danger, please call 000.