2 thoughts on “The NFL’s Brandon Marshall and His Mental Health Crusade

  • July 15, 2015 at 3:15 am

    I was so enlightened by the Football Life episode on you Brandon and Michi.My mother was diagnosed with mental illness and I have problems as well.It took so much love and courage for you to tell your story about your struggles.I applaud you and your family for staying strong in faith and spirit.Please feel free to contact me and send me anything that can help me with my fight.God Bless!

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  • August 1, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I believe the article would have been better if you mentioned some of the struggles Brandon dealt with as the NFL channel’s show ” A Football Life ” did in their piece on him. It makes a story such as this more inspirational when it describes what someone had to overcome to get to where they are now. I deal with manic depression ( what bipolar was originally called. ) When the medical profession was continually changing how long a person was up and was down, I knew that the swings happened to me throughout the day. The psychiatric community finally caught up and called my condition ” rapid cycling. ” Unlike many people who suffer from mental illness, I wanted a label so I could find out all about it. It took a long time and many meds before the right combination was found. I’m sooo much better now. I wish I could feel better, but I thank God for where I am now. I know I have to take my meds for the rest of my life. I’ve been dealing with side effects for decades, but it’s a small price to pay.

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