Inspired by his own journey to come to terms with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall vowed that he would devote himself to making a difference in the lives of others struggling to cope with the disorder. After spending several months in intensive treatment at McLean Hospital, Brandon went public with his diagnosis and created a foundation to realize his goal of giving others the same chance at recovery that he had. (Read more about Brandon’s story here.)

PROJECT BORDERLINE is a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness for Borderline Personality Disorder and helping others gain access to the resources that they need to recover. Our mission is to:

SPREAD THE WORD about BPD, a serious illness that affects a significant percentage of the population

FIGHT STIGMA that for so long has been unfairly tied to this diagnosis

•EDUCATE people so they know the facts of the disorder, which is very treatable and has a favorable long-term prognosis

•ADVOCATE for the passage of legislation to support our cause

•REACH OUT to those who may not know what they're suffering from or may not know what resources are available to help them

•BRIDGE THE GAP between patients, clinicians, and the public, and

•CHANGE the face and the future of this disorder so that those who have suffered in silence, who spent years of their lives feeling trapped by their own emotions, and who once thought that they had reached a place beyond hope will have the opportunity to build a better life for themselves

About BPD



Brandon Marshall is a 3-
time Pro Bowler and All Pro with 413 catches, 5,033 receiving yards, and an average of 12.2 yards per reception. Brandon’s talents were apparent from a young age.  He played football at Lake Howell High School in Florida and also lettered in basketball and track, winning the class 3A State triple jump championship. He was a scholar athlete at the University of Central Florida and was selected to the All-C-USA Team. In 2006, Brandon was drafted to the Denver Broncos in the 4th round. The pick paid off for Denver who unknowingly drafted one of the most talented receivers in the game. In December of 2009, Brandon set the all time NFL record for receptions in a single game with 21 catches. He is also one of five players in NFL history to catch over 100 passes in three consecutive seasons. In 2012, Brandon was traded to the Chicago Bears.

Even with all of Brandon’s successes and accomplishments, he could not enjoy any of it, because he was controlled by his emotions and was hurting within.  Four years of therapy never helped Brandon gain understanding of his issues or how to deal with them. During his three months of treatment, therapy and psychological and neurological exams at McLean Hospital, located just outside of Boston, Brandon was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.  After years of frustration, Brandon feels he is finally at the root of his struggles.  During Brandon's treatment at McLean, he learned the skills he needed to deal with his moods and emotions.  He now has a new perspective and continues to use these tools to move forward with his life. Without the right treatment and support Brandon would not be the man he is today.



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The Brandon Marshall Foundation, Inc. (“BMF”) is a Florida nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Edward Charles Foundation, Inc. (Federal Tax ID: 2645043), a California not-for-profit public benefit corporation with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS under Section 501©(3). Contributions to BMF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

My team Project Borderline is walking with 2013 NAMIWalk Chicago on Sep 21, 2013 3:00 PM.

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