Brian Dagle loved playing lacrosse yet he like many other athletes struggled with depression, anxiety and hopelessness.
The Lax2Live Lacrosse Games are regular season high school or college lacrosse games with the focus on creating mental health and suicide awareness between the athletes, coaches and fans.
At each event there is a pre-game conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. The Brian Dagle Foundation provides booths with resource materials, educational games and information about programs for anyone who may be struggling or looking for ways to support others. A short presentation on the risk and warning signs of suicide is given at half-time. Lacrosse players receive Lax2Live t-shirts, and are encouraged in school to talk about the Lax2Live games.
Thank you to East Lyme High School Boys and Girls Teams, Waterford High School, Ledyard High School, and NFA Boys Lacrosse Teams for hosting the 2018 Lax2Live Lacrosse Games for Suicide Prevention.
With your support, we reached over 500 athletes, coaches, and families on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide as we encouraged anyone struggling with depression, anxiety or other issues of mental health that it's ok to ask for help. You are not alone.
In 2019, we will be expanding the Lax2Live Lacrosse Program throughout Southeastern CT and perhaps beyond. If your school is interested to learn more about our program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org