Brandon Marshall’s Mental Health Battle and What It Means To Black America

August 7, 2011  |  

Brandon Marshall, star wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins recently revealed in a press conference that he suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. According to the National Institute of Health, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be described as “an illness that causes “pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior.” Marshall, no stranger to the media with tales of domestic abuse and driving under the influence; last week decided to go public with his disorder in order to raise awareness and eventually lobby Congress for funding to assist research efforts. Though BPD is a lesser known mental disorder compared to Schizophrenia or Bi-Polar Disorder, it affects over 6 million Americans.

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