WELCOME TO GOALIES MATTER
April 1, 2022 the lacrosse world and the goalie community lost a great young man to suicide. Robert Martin was a Graduate Student at SUNY Binghamton when he passed away last Friday. He struggled with depression and warning signs were missed. He was a good soul, a better human, and an amazing goalie. Prayers go out to the Martin Family and Binghamton Men's Lacrosse program.
WHAT IS GOALIES MATTER?
This Mental Health Support Group was started with the belief that every single one of us is resilient, and that our resilience can be fostered with the help and support of current and former goalies in the lacrosse community. Our supporters provide the place and space for personal growth, self-reflection, learning, and bonding. We invite you to explore all of our resources and content with the hope that you will find the answers you are looking for.
WHAT WE OFFER
As a member of the goalie community, you have a number of ways to connect with other people who are having a similar experience. Each tab offers a variety of resources and content to view to provide the support you are seeking. When in doubt please use the Goalie Support tab to reach out for help.
When you don't feel comfortable talking with an adult or a professional try our Peer-to-Peer Groups. Our P2P groups provide the kind of comprehensive support you seek as you navigate your challenges. Our Mental Health Support Group wants you to feel comfortable and at ease, so let us know what’s on your mind by getting in touch. Sometimes a peer is what you need more.
GOALIE COMMUNITY FORUM
The Goalie Community Forum provides you an opportunity to discuss any Mental Health issues you are going through and/or ask question you may have regarding mental health. Our only goal at Goalies Matter is to make you feel safe and supported, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
If you’re not sure we have what you are looking for, try reviewing our media content as a great place to start. Whatever you view, keep in mind that you can always contact us if you’d like more information or if you have a suggestion or request for specific content you would like to see.
When in doubt and you are looking for professional help please utilize the Resource page for links and contacts for Nationally and Locally recognizable organizations and support networks.
If you’re seeking support for what you’re going through, you’ve come to the right place. Give us a call, or send us a message and we’ll get back to you soon.
Founder - Brad Gigliotti
Supporting Founder - Lyndsey Munoz