Brandon Marshall on diagnosis: ‘I’ll be the face of BPD’ By Doug Farrar
This was one of many gripping sentences in one of the most unforgettable press conferences you will ever see, regardless of reason. When Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall(notes) took to the microphone to talk with the media on Sunday, the subject was the brilliant article written by Omar Kelly of the Miami Sun-Sentinel and published the day before. In that article, Marshall admitted to having a form of BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder).
According to the Mayo Clinic, BPD can be seen with the following symptoms:
People with borderline personality disorder often feel misunderstood, alone, empty and hopeless. They're typically full of self-hate and self-loathing. They may be fully aware that their behavior is destructive, but feel unable to change it. Poor impulse control may lead to problems with gambling, driving or even the law. They may find that many areas of their lives are affected, including social relationships, work or school.
[My Response: Those who peruse my blogs know that I rally behind those who brave the tyrannical, malicious, evil reign of ignorance in our world toward people distressed by emotional and psychological illnesses. Just recently I was told, "Don't you know most people think that seeking help in counseling is just a bunch of crap?' That did it, for me. I literally saw stars! Why should seeking competent help be considered 'crap'? I have spent my whole life fighting this battle for someone I loved and gave my life for and I damn well am not going to put up with this blatant ignorance anymore. This man is brave beyond words and will help a lot of people because of it. God bless him. And for those too ignorant or unwilling to understand, I will pray for you. May God give him and me the courage to continue this battle for compassion.]