Mental Health Awareness
Legendary NFL wide receiver, entrepreneur, Emmy Award-nominated TV personality, and philanthropist Brandon Marshall is a dedicated mental health advocate who leads conversations promoting awareness, ending stigma, and sharing inspiration. After winning his own battle with mental illness, Marshall has become the face of mental health awareness, sharing his personal experiences and struggles, and offering a message of resilience and hope that enables audiences of all kinds to unleash their full potential.
Becoming a Resilient Leader
Legendary NFL wide receiver, entrepreneur, Emmy-nominated TV personality, and philanthropist Brandon Marshall is an in-demand speaker for his insights on teamwork, cultivating resilience, and developing values-based leadership within organizations and as individuals.
Overcoming Adversity & Finding Your Motivation
Legendary NFL wide receiver, entrepreneur, Emmy-nominated TV personality, and philanthropist Brandon Marshall is a dedicated mental health advocate who leads conversations promoting awareness, ending stigma, and sharing inspiration. Through his entrepreneurial and philanthropic ventures, he is committed to offering a message of resilience and hope that enables audiences of all kinds to unleash their full potential.
Teamwork: The Winning Strategy
Legendary NFL wide receiver, entrepreneur, Emmy-nominated TV personality, and philanthropist Brandon Marshall is an in-demand speaker for his insights on teamwork and developing values-based leadership within organizations and as individuals. When it comes to overcoming challenges, developing resilience, and understanding how teams can work together and buy into the same mission. Marshall’s takeaways are actionable for every audience.
Virtual Programming: Brandon Marshall lends his celebrity - backed by commitment - to the record setting International OCD Foundation's virtual conference
The International OCD Foundation knew it could not skip its annual conference this year despite Covid restrictions, so they moved their 2 day conference online. Their community of caregivers, therapists, individuals and families needed to connect; prompting tweets from the community such as "Today is the first day of the virtual @IOCDF conference, and I have been looking forward to this for months. #OCDcon" and "Attending the community group for Therapists that have OCD was so great. It can feel isolating to have OCD and treat clients. Knowing there are others is so uplifting! #OCDCon" The pivot to virtual was a resounding success, leaving the IOCD Foundation to share: Over the weekend, 3,221 people from 48 countries attended the Online #OCDCon — a Conference record!
One highlight of the weekend was the 30 minute talk by BRANDON MARSHALL, NFL wide receiver and committed mental health advocate, discussing his own mental health issues in depth. He was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at the height of his NFL career, leading him to found Project375 to promote awareness of mental health, end the stigma, and raise funding for treatment. He left his audience with specific advice and hope for those living with mental illness. There was lots of buzz after his session, for example this tweet by one virtual attendee: "It’s so impactful when professional athletes open up about their challenges with mental health. You’re not alone."
Virtual Programming: Incorporating a mental health component to your program is an important and timely addition. Combining it with star power draws a virtual crowd and keeps the discussion upbeat, with substantive storytelling to leave audiences feeling more connected, less alone, and hopeful.
More hosts are incorporating the topic of mental health into their programming, especially as Coronavirus has disrupted so many aspects of our lives at home, at work, and at play. Programs vary from light-hearted, interactive wellness breaks to head-on discussions about struggle and recovery. Combining the discussion with star power draws a virtual crowd and keeps the discussion upbeat, with substantive storytelling to leave audiences feeling more connected, less alone, and hopeful. Despite their public personas, many of our celebrity speakers openly share their vulnerabilities as a source of strength for others.
Wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL shares his experience with borderline personality disorder and mental health advocacy; fan favorite RICKI LAKE speaks about loss, including her husband’s suicide; MARIA SHRIVER discusses overcoming family traumas; celebrity chef PADMA LAKSHMI shares her tips for mental health amid personal health struggles; former First Lady of Canada (and mom of the current President!) MARGARET TRUDEAU shares her struggle with bi-polar disorder; Emmy-winning talk show host TAMRON HALL discusses how her mental health was affected during her infertility struggles; power broker SCOOTER BRAUN and Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ recently shared in conversation about the importance of vulnerability; Army veteran, actor and survivor JR MARTINEZ speaks about healing physically, spiritually and mentally after his convoy was attacked in Iraq. Grief expert DAVID KESSLER literally wrote the book on processing loss, and speaks as both a grieving father of a lost child and a clinician. For powerful programs that make a difference, contact HWA to discuss incorporating a mental health component to your event.
One of the top wide receivers to ever play in the NFL, Brandon spent 12 years shattering records and collecting countless awards and accolades. Now, just a few years after his NFL career, he continues to exceed expectations and redefine what it means to be an athlete. He approaches motivational speaking with the same determination, drive, and authenticity that afforded him such enormous success in the NFL. The impact he has made on those he reaches is undeniable. Brandon is well known as the face of mental health awareness, after winning his own battle with mental illness. Through his foundation he raises awareness and provides access to mental health resources. He is doubling down on helping people during this difficult time and is committed to sharing his personal experiences and struggles with others, so they too can unleash their full potential.
Additionally, Brandon is founder and CEO of House of Athlete, a lifestyle wellness brand giving every athlete, of all levels, the trade-secrets of the Pro Athlete by utilizing his many years of experience with mental and physical health. He is creator of the wildly successful unscripted I AM ATHLETE podcast, amassing over 30M views and 500K YouTube subscribers within its first two seasons. Brandon is also a two-time Emmy Award-nominee for his ongoing role as one of four hosts of Showtime's Inside the NFL, and recently named co-host of First Things First, the popular, sports-focused weekday morning show on FS1.
As the executive Chairman and Co-Founder of PROJECT 375, Brandon is passionately dedicated to his work in the mental health community. PROJECT 375 is a national non-profit dedicated to unlocking human potential through conversation, education, and inspiration. Brandon believes strongly that football is his platform and his work in the mental health community is his purpose in life.