Miami Dolphins receiver, Brandon Marshall, has gone public with a disorder that has affected him for years. Throughout his college life at the University of Central Florida and his career with the Dolphins, he has performed self-damaging acts on himself. Things got really bad on April 23rd when his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, was accused of stabbing him in the abdomen. Afterwards, he underwent 3 months of psychological and neurological exams at Boston’s McLean Hospital. He was diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). Exactly, what the hell is BPD? The sickness is characterized by victims who feel misunderstood, alone, empty and hopeless according to Yahoo News. People who suffer from it often have self-hate and self-loathing issues. At a conference on Sunday July 31st, Brandon announced that he will become the face of BPD, in order to help others who are suffering. He said,
“Before this ordeal I kept asking God to show me my purpose. He gave me this. I’ll be the face of BPD. I’ll make myself vulnerable if it saves someone’s life because I know what I went through this summer helped save mine.”
Although the charges against his wife were dropped on Friday July 29th, the player admitted that his marriage might still be coming to an end, as the result of this case. Here’s the photo of her that surfaced when she was initially accused.
Brandon credits her for trying her best to love and understand him throughout their relationship. Check his recent tweets on twitter plus a clip from his speech at the conference.