Hey SarahJane. Welcome to the forum. This is a place where you will get encouraging support and made to feel like you are not alone. Did you make it through the day? What current blocks do you have in place currently to stop you from gambling? I have a long history of gambling so not afraid to open up about my story. Let us know how you are doing and what specifically you are struggling with eg; urge to gamble, feelings of self-harm, etc. We are here for you
Good luck SarahJane, you've got this! - Don't give up, and whenever you get an urge to gamble, think back to the times when you lost a lot of money, and remind yourself that is exactly what is going to happen again. Don't chase losses.. even if you win something now, you won't stop and you will bet all of it again and more. It is a vicious circle.
Take every day as it comes, stay strong and stay positive. What you have lost until now has gone, you won't get it back (I tried.. trust me) - don't fight back, just start fresh and start to rebuild. It hurts, but eventually you will be able to forget about it. You won't be able to do that if you continue to gamble. Good luck! Keep us updated!