Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Game On: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Illness

"Like so many other football players, I thought football made me. It wasn't until I had this struggle, this fight, with Borderline Personality Disorder, that I realized I'm more than a football player. I'm here for a bigger reason. That's why I started dreaming again." ~Brandon Marshall, All Pro Wide Receiver, New York Jets 

●  How did All-Pro Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall recognize and overcome his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder?

●  What barriers did he face as a young man, a professional athlete and a celebrity in the national spotlight?

●  How did he become the "greatest comeback in the NFL" and a renowned mental health advocate?

Brandon will share this and more at NAMI Southwestern PA's 15th Annual Education Conference on Saturday, April 11. Following Brandon's presentation, Andrew Stockey, news and sports anchor for Channel 4 Action News, will moderate an interactive discussion with Brandon. 

Game On: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Illness
Saturday, April 11
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Email your questions for Brandon to info@namiswpa.org. The audience will also have a chance to ask Brandon questions directly. Special thanks to Keynote Sponsor Value Behavioral Health of PA.

*This conference is open to the general public. Scholarships are available to offset the registration fee. Continuing Education Credits are available for professionals and educators. High school seniors and college students are welcome to attend. Registration is required.  

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