'Brandon Marshall Saved My Life': How the Star's Bravery Kept One Person Alive

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2015

In 2011, Brandon Marshall was atop the football world, but his personal life was in absolute shambles. After several run-ins with the law, Marshall realized his life needed changing, and fast.

Upon the recommendation of family, friends and advisors, Marshall checked himself into the McLean Hospital outside of Boston. There, Marshall had a life-changing experience when he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

After his time at McLean, Marshall let the world into his mental illness when he went public in late July of that year. Marshall risked his career and reputation in doing so, but unbeknownst to him, that courage to tell the world eventually saved the life of another.

Learn more about Marshall's bravery and the young woman he saved in this video.

*Special thanks to Project 375 and "Borderline Beast" for some footage provided.