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USA Today - Brandon Marshall opens up about mental illness in new PSA


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By: AVERY STONE January 21, 2015 6:26 pm ET

In a new PSA, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall discusses his experience with mental illness, as well as the social stigma around mental health — especially for men.

Marshall entered the NFL in 2006. His first few years in the league were riddled with arrests and violence. However, in 2011, he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a mental illness characterized by a persistent instability of emotions, relationships and behaviors. He has since become an advocate for awareness around mental illness.