I was looking at some of my online news sources for thing to share on my various sites when I came across an article written by a student interning as a sportswriter, Megan Armstrong, taking her battle with depression public.
The part of the article that got my attention as a sports fan?
On May 23, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall called me.
We shared our journeys with mental illness.
“If we want change, people have to be bold and tell their story because it affects all of us,” he told me.
Marshall has been in the news before, talking about his own struggle and attempting to raise awareness. Seeing that he is also willing to reach out to other individuals, behind the scenes and encourage them, is even more impressive.
Bravo Brandon Marshall!