Contrary to what some may believe or say, athletes use their stardom as a platform for good. Brandon Marshall has transcended the platform with his willingness to be transparent about his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Harvard University, in conjunction with McLean Hospital (Marshall received treatment at McLean during the NFL Lockout) invited Marshall to speak to faculty and students about how BPD has affected his life on and off the field.
In July, Marshall, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins admitted to suffering from BPD just months after a stabbing incident involving his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall.
The Marshall’s must be commended for weathering this storm together, especially amongst public eyes and scrutiny.
Brandon Marshall is the subject of a forthcoming documentary, Borderline Beast, about living with Borderline Personality Disorder…
I’m looking forward to watching this doc.
A photo of Marshall’s visit to Harvard can be seen here.
Tipping my Fedora to SunSentinel.com/Mike Berardino