Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has had his share of run-ins with the law, and his share of mental health issues.
So he knows that former Lions WR Titus Young is in dire need of help. In an interview with Trey Wingo on NFL Live (via PFT), Marshall said “He needs to get the right treatment plan... I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder a few years and got the right help, the right treatment, and now I’m advocating for it. Mental health in itself is just so stigmatized, it’s a taboo topic in our homes, in our communities, and we need more people to talk about it and not make Titus Young or people like myself or others who can’t fight for themselves a national punchline.”
Upon hearing the news, Marshall tried to reach out to Young, but wasn't able to get a hold of him. He's hoping those around him get him the help he needs so he could get his life, and possibly his career back on track.
“Guys like Titus Young, it doesn’t necessarily mean he has to be diagnosed, but if we’re not treating these cases properly, it just gets worse,” Marshall said. “I hear people say his career is over. Well, first of all, it’s really not about his career right now. It’s about his life. And second of all, if he gets that in order, we’ll be looking at a success story, and this is a guy who will be in a locker room and guys will be coming to him for advice.”