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#73 - injerseyforever ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
The thing that pisses me off is that it's Breast Cancer Awareness, so all the other players are wearing pink including pink Cleats, but when he wears support for a different health problem the NFL goes all 			********		 and goes:   
 "No No No only Breast Cancer Awareness, we cant make money off your cleats by selling them to auction like all the other pink items go 			****		 yourself and supporting the disease you have been diagnosed with and is incredibly unfunded for research. Give us $100,000 for this!"
The thing that pisses me off is that it's Breast Cancer Awareness, so all the other players are wearing pink including pink Cleats, but when he wears support for a different health problem the NFL goes all ******** and goes:
"No No No only Breast Cancer Awareness, we cant make money off your cleats by selling them to auction like all the other pink items go **** yourself and supporting the disease you have been diagnosed with and is incredibly unfunded for research. Give us $100,000 for this!"
#83 to #73 - anon (10/11/2013) [-]
The NFL doesn't pocket the $100,000, they give it to charities. So they're basically deducting money from an overpaid athlete's salary because said athlete did not follow their contractual obligations. Not nearly as bad as you make it out to be.
User avatar #84 to #83 - sanguinesolitude (10/11/2013) [-]
its pretty ****** . He is overpaid for sure, but so is the multi-billion dollar industry of the NFL. Its a dickish application of the rules
User avatar #139 to #84 - mellowmelon (10/11/2013) [-]
As soon as you make an exception, others will want to make their own "exceptions" to their contractual agreements. I heard that he originally wasn't supposed to be able to even play, but they let him when they heard about the cause. Whether it was to save face or to legitimately not be a prick is up for debate but my understanding is that the fine was a bare minimum since it was contractual.
#1 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
I completely respect him for this. Borderline Personality Disorder is an under-researched disorder that has made my life hell, and it could use any attempt to publicize it in a non-stigmatizing manner. Despite what many people think (including some professionals, mainly the ****** ones who don't stay up to date on the latest research), bpd has both biological an environmental origins. Key among those is an undersized amygdala, while childhood abuse is very common with patients who develop bpd. Don't follow football much, but Brandon Marshall is a player I will always respect, for his willingness to openly talk about his struggles.
User avatar #24 to #1 - gimlithedwarf (10/11/2013) [-]
Self-damaging behavior (eg Sex)

what?
#46 to #24 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
Unprotected sex with multiple partners. or highly impulsive sex.
User avatar #25 to #1 - thefogwoggler (10/11/2013) [-]
could you or anyone really explain what borderline personality disorder is simply?
#55 to #25 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
It is a disorder that is primarily rooted in unstable sense of self and extreme emotional lability. Most of the other symptoms stem from this. The chronic feelings of emptiness usually stem from the unstable sense of self, and most of the impulse related symptoms, such as excessive spending, self-mutilation and suicidal behaviors, are attempts at coping with this and the emotional instability. Often patients with bpd have unstable relationships, because they both desperately need attention and also need to have there own identity, and the inability to reconcile these two needs causes mental distress. They also often engage in splitting (black in white thinking), in which they have two mental images of a person; the "Good" one, who is always nice and caring to them, and the "bad" one who yells at them and criticizes them (often for using the coping mechanisms mentioned earlier). It also is worth mentioning the cognitive symptoms; under stress many patients with bpd experience paranoia, depersonalization/derealization, other dissociative symptoms, and sometimes even hallucinations. The dissociative symptoms most likely stem from childhood abuse or emotional invalidation, and can be very upsetting, often leading to self-mutilation to counter them. The paranoia in bpd is not like the stereotypical paranoia, but is more of a feeling that everyone is judging them and plotting behind their back; it's less delusional or psychotic, but it can still do lasting harm to relationships. With all these problems, it's not surprising that 80% of people with bpd attempt suicide, and that 10% end up succeeding. As you can see it's a rather complex disorder,
User avatar #116 to #55 - victreebro (10/11/2013) [-]
like below, a lot of that applies to me .-.
User avatar #61 to #55 - thefogwoggler (10/11/2013) [-]
it's really weird how most of that applys to me
#62 to #61 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
If you think you might have it don't self-diagnose, talk to a professional (as in someone with an md, phd, psychd, or aprn, technically i'm a healthcare professional, but "cna" doesnt mean jack **** ).
User avatar #64 to #62 - thefogwoggler (10/11/2013) [-]
mehh i'm sure i'm fine
#69 to #64 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
Then you probably don't have it. Usually if you have bpd you can tell that something is wrong (the cutting usually tips most people off).
User avatar #41 to #1 - gokombwantu (10/11/2013) [-]
I got diagnosed with this last month bro
What a guy, doing some good work for everyone out there who isnt lucky enough to actually be able to know what the hell is wrong with them by raising awareness
#113 to #1 - yomommabinshoppin (10/11/2013) [-]
according to your image I have all three classifications, (short of illusions, derealization, self harm and hallucinations)
#115 to #113 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
To actually be diagnosed, you have to have at least 5 of the following:

"1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in (5).
2. A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation. This is called "splitting."
3. Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.
4. Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in (5).
5. Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior.
6. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).
7. Chronic feelings of emptiness.
8. Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights).
9. Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms"
(Source: DSM IV-TR)
The above graphic just puts those symptoms in a format that is easier for the layman to understand.
#117 to #115 - yomommabinshoppin (10/11/2013) [-]
3,4,6,7,9
I would also say 8 but I never let my rage go in public.
#118 to #117 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
A lot of people who are diagnosed don't usually have outward displays of anger. It is often turned in on themselves, which can lead to the cutting and impulsive behavior, or suicide attempts.
#119 to #118 - yomommabinshoppin (10/11/2013) [-]
I am too much of a pansy to harm/commit suicide, but I think about it nigh constantly
#120 to #119 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
Don't.
www.funnyjunk.com/McFeels/funny-pictures/4818116/85#85
As I said in the above link, it is an addictive behavior that can easily spiral out of control.
And i you think you may have bpd, you should probably talk to someone with a bit more qualifications than a "certified nursing assistant."
#121 to #120 - yomommabinshoppin (10/11/2013) [-]
but I am not that special to have a mental illness, people on here are always claiming depression, and yet they're just pansies with teenage angst, so I don't wanna be that guy.
#122 to #121 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
How would you be "that guy" by going to someone irl and asking for help? Plus it wouldnt be claiming to have a mental illness, it would be asking someone who is trained to diagnose and treat them if you have one.
#123 to #122 - yomommabinshoppin (10/11/2013) [-]
And how would I even explain to my mother (hey mah, I need to go see a psychologist because I suspect that I am ******* insane)
#125 to #123 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
Maybe next regular doctors appointment, when your mother isn't there, tell him you've been having problems and ask if he could refer you to someone for mental health problems. Then at the very least he could do most of the explaining to your mother. Either that or write her a letter.
#126 to #125 - yomommabinshoppin (10/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, maybe
#127 to #126 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
Both options are preferable to letting everything build up to the point were you need to be hospitalized because you did something rash.
#128 to #127 - yomommabinshoppin (10/11/2013) [-]
Nah, I am too much of a pansy to go that far
#23 to #1 - hopskotch (10/11/2013) [-]
My mom has pretty severe BPD. My hat off to Marshall, a real class-act.
#2 to #1 - gtaivman (10/11/2013) [-]
ive been reading up on it the past month and its scary how i fit every symptom. how do they diagnose it?
#3 to #2 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
Usually you talk to a psychologist, psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse-practitioner. They'll ask you a series of questions about your emotions and behavior, and may get a blood test done to rule out any other possible causes. If you meet the criteria, then you may get diagnosed. However, many clinicians suck at diagnosing and dealing with BPD, partially because of the unfair stigma that bpd patients are purposely manipulative. Some practitioners may diagnose it solely based off of the self-mutilation criterion mentioned in the dsm, while other times it is often mistaken as Bipolar II because of the affective instability.
Once you are diagnosed (if you have it), they will start you on therapy, which is the most reliable method of treating it. Common therapies include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (a variant of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy developed specifically for chronically suicidal individuals (read as: bpd) by Dr. Marsha Linehan, who also suffered from BPD), or mentalization based therapy, a psychodynamic psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective for bpd. Medications may also be used, either to treat a co-morbid disorder such as depression, anorexia, bulimia, ocd or bipolar, or to lessen the bpd symptoms to allow the therapy to be more effective.
#4 to #3 - gtaivman (10/11/2013) [-]
thanks for the info bro; hopefully im just being a pussy. stay strong.
#11 - kanedam ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
huh?
why does he get a fine because of green shoes...?
User avatar #12 to #11 - tittylovin (10/11/2013) [-]
Good question.
If anyone answers, include my name so I can find out as well.
User avatar #22 to #11 - kukalook (10/11/2013) [-]
Because October is breast cancer awareness month, and instead of wearing pink he wore green cleats.
#45 to #11 - Yardie (10/11/2013) [-]
Because the NFL isn't football anymore. It's feelingsball sponsored by... well everything really.
User avatar #77 to #11 - jokersaysamuseme (10/11/2013) [-]
I'd like the answer to this too.
User avatar #102 to #11 - slashnjh (10/11/2013) [-]
Breast cancer awareness month, all the players gotta wear a lot of pink stuff for this month. Marshall decided to wear green shoes this week instead, as this week is some special week for borderline personality disorder, where green is their color.
#141 to #102 - kanedam ONLINE (10/12/2013) [-]
wow... the real answer.

respect dear comrade! and thanks
User avatar #29 to #11 - commontroll (10/11/2013) [-]
Because it's breast cancer awareness month so the NFL has everything pink. I really do mean just about everything. But of course they don't give a **** about prostate cancer, even though it takes just as many lives as breast cancer.
#31 to #11 - anon (10/11/2013) [-]
A player is supposed to have their shoes match the team's colors (in this case, beasrs= Blue & Orange)
#14 to #11 - Airmanator (10/11/2013) [-]
This happens sometimes with sports teams; the player probably wasn't wearing the right brand. It's ******** .

Obligatory tittylovin.
User avatar #26 to #14 - tvfreakuk (10/11/2013) [-]
I was thinking it had something to do with the fact that they use the field as a green screen for all the notices of the games advancement "3rd and 10" etc.
So wearing green shoes would **** this up slightly by having these stuff pop up over his shoes
User avatar #20 to #14 - BeastlyDude (10/11/2013) [-]
i think it has to do with the colors too, like they can be white, black, or the team color
#17 to #14 - kanedam ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
tittylovin

the comment above
User avatar #18 to #17 - tittylovin (10/11/2013) [-]
kanedam

thanks
User avatar #16 to #14 - tittylovin (10/11/2013) [-]
That IS ******** .
thanks.
#108 - basichaharemix (10/11/2013) [-]
Speaking of mental awareness...
#134 to #108 - welcometoatl (10/11/2013) [-]
Was this taken yesterday? Lol
User avatar #135 to #134 - basichaharemix (10/11/2013) [-]
Yeah haha I got it off of SNY's Tumblr
#138 to #108 - csinator (10/11/2013) [-]
you mean I wasn't supposed to throw it to the guys with the big 'C's on their helmets?
#49 - Jesusnipples (10/11/2013) [-]
The NFL can fine people for having mental illnesses?


...The NFL can fine people?
User avatar #50 to #49 - superpats (10/11/2013) [-]
the NFL can fine players who break uniform guidelines (among other things)
User avatar #51 to #49 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (10/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, but usually it's only pocket change compared to what players make and serves more to embarrass/warn them I think, and even then the **** that people get fined for can be mostly ******** . For example, Wes Welker got fined $15,000 for making a snow angel for a touchdown celebration and Chad Ochocinco got fined a greater amount for playing around with a ref before a game by fake bribing him with a dollar.
#52 to #49 - autoxx (10/11/2013) [-]
Green shoes **** with the broadcast system don't they?
I think that's what the fine is about.
User avatar #92 to #52 - themanwithnoplan (10/11/2013) [-]
No.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month all NFL athletes are contractually obligated to wear pink cleats, some wear more pinks things, and for mental awareness week he's wearing green shoes, violating his contract stipulations. It's kinda dick thing for the NFL to do but they're crazy about contracts.
#140 to #92 - autoxx (10/12/2013) [-]
I meant they have the same effect as a green screen. Video layering can get screwed up by green stuff.
#132 to #49 - welcometoatl (10/11/2013) [-]
The NFL fines people for playing football nowadays.
User avatar #71 to #49 - brenton (10/11/2013) [-]
"Fine" as in "take it out of their paycheck," not in the traditional sense of issuing a citation and making them go to court to pay.
User avatar #72 to #71 - Jesusnipples (10/11/2013) [-]
Oh okay, that makes more sense
#74 to #72 - brenton (10/11/2013) [-]
Glad I could be of service.
#97 - blackandgold (10/11/2013) [-]
I love football, but the NFL is run by dicks. A few years ago when Peyton Manning played for the Colts, he was going to wear all black cleats in memory of Johnny Unitas (pic) but was going to be fined 20k by the league.
User avatar #98 to #97 - blackandgold (10/11/2013) [-]
So he didn't.
User avatar #96 - szymonf (10/11/2013) [-]
why would he get fined. i'm confused
are the players FORCED to wear pink shoes because it's october and anyone who deosn't wear pink shoes gets fined
User avatar #103 to #96 - slashnjh (10/11/2013) [-]
Because this week is some special borderline personality disorder week, which has been forgotten in the middle of the entire breast cancer awareness month. This BPD week uses green as their color, not pink. Since Marshall is diagnosed with it himself, he'd rather support that this week than wear pink.
User avatar #99 to #96 - telekinetic (10/11/2013) [-]
No, he was fined for wearing bright green shoes, which isn't ever allowed. Also, the players can still wear non-pink gear if they want.
User avatar #100 to #99 - szymonf (10/11/2013) [-]
But why are they banned?
User avatar #101 to #100 - telekinetic (10/11/2013) [-]
I'm not sure, the league probably doesn't want a field full of different colored bright neon shoes.
#47 - infinitereaper (10/11/2013) [-]
I'm sure the psychologists would have a field day with many of us here on the internet

at a certain point it makes you wonder if being human is considered a disorder, there must be a fine line somewhere. Though I do think I might just have brain damage
#59 to #47 - Nameloc (10/11/2013) [-]
No one is normal.
To be normal is to lie to yourself.

Trying to define yourself is, in some ways, redundant for you do not need multiple words to define yourself; You'll only need one. And that is You.

Unless you're legitly (diagnosed by one or more doctors) mentally ill. AKA Schizophrenia or something like that.
User avatar #76 - ompalomper (10/11/2013) [-]
although i don't suffer from it i still know that borderline if far from easy to deal with

the man has my sympathies and respect
User avatar #114 - usmcoorah (10/11/2013) [-]
The NFL is full of pussy pretentious ******* snobs now who are ruining the sport.

Defenders get fined for laying a good hit on somebody because of new rules. If you so much as TOUCH the helmet of the opposing quarterback thats a personal foul and 15 yards. Are quarterbacks not football players now? Is this ******* soccer? Injuries happen in sports, thats the way it is. These players get paid millions of dollars to play the sport that they love, a few concussions are definitely a good trade for a couple million dollars.

Josh Freeman was just signed by the Vikings for a one year year worth 3 Million dollars. Three. Million. Dollars. In one year. Thats 3,000,000. In one year. Thats more than I'll make in my lifetime and Josh Freeman ******* SUCKS.

**** you NFL. Pussies. (Not players)
#35 - anon (10/11/2013) [-]
The only person i know with BDP beat his girlfriend (my girlfriend's mum) for years. Cheated several times with barely legal girls. Deals cocaine. Arrested. Massive violent mood swings.
The worst thing is that even though there are kids aged from 4 up to 18 the mum stays with him. I don't know if i can blame him though as he was raped and beaten as a child. Still a horrible person to be around and to witness, just because he has a mental illness it doesn't mean he can use it as an excuse...?
User avatar #48 to #35 - timmywankenobi (10/11/2013) [-]
maybe someone should have helped him before he became so violent .
User avatar #43 to #35 - littleliz ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
i have bpd and in no way under no circumstances do i use it as an excuse. its true that im no where close as bad as this person. i try to keep things under control. i have anger issues. but when these things happen i apologize. i tell people it happens to both warn them and just explain a simple fact. its not an excuse
#32 - rmoran (10/11/2013) [-]
If I was making millions and was told not to wear green shoes or I'd be fined a few thousand $ while looking like an international hero in the process, I'd still do it.
If I was making millions and was told not to wear green shoes or I'd be fined a few thousand $ while looking like an international hero in the process, I'd still do it.
#34 to #32 - lamnad (10/11/2013) [-]
your gif made me think of this
your gif made me think of this
#27 - Digitalphear (10/11/2013) [-]
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Another reason that makes me proud to be a Bears fan.
User avatar #40 - colourandshape (10/11/2013) [-]
That kinda makes the NFL look like a dick either way. If they don't fine him that makes it look like they don't want him donate. And if they fine him they look ****** for fining someone that is raising awareness.
User avatar #28 - xoyv (10/11/2013) [-]
wait, why would they fine him for wearing green shoes?
User avatar #67 to #28 - turtletroll (10/11/2013) [-]
It`s not as bad as Wimbledon. You cant wear anything but white and even your headband has to be measured to make sure it`s not long enough.
User avatar #70 to #67 - turtletroll (10/11/2013) [-]
to make sure it`s not too long.*
User avatar #30 to #28 - Digitalphear (10/11/2013) [-]
Because the NFL commissioner is a giant greedy asshole. Basically if you wear anything on the field that isn't allowed you're gonna get fined for it.

#42 to #30 - nebraskaom (10/11/2013) [-]
Partially true, but all on field fine money goes to charity. So really it's like a double donation. Not saying the rules about clothes aren't stupid, but the NFL doesn't just pocket the money.
User avatar #37 to #30 - agentdoubleohio (10/11/2013) [-]
yet for breast cancer awareness month they force the players to wear pink, the commissioner is a douche and they never talk about any other diseases or conditions it's such ******** , there are worst things out there than breast cancer. My grandmother died of rectal cancer and this cancer has taken more lives than breast cancer
#53 to #37 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (10/11/2013) [-]
Somehow I think breast cancer awareness has far more appeal than rectal cancer awareness to the main demographic that watched football.
User avatar #56 to #53 - agentdoubleohio (10/11/2013) [-]
you better believe it, save the boobs and what not, but the ones who get more affected by rectal cancer are men, but it is never metioned so i think it is stupid for their to be breast cancer awareness instead of just cancer awareness
User avatar #57 to #56 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (10/11/2013) [-]
I mean in all fairness, it's mostly 18+ white dudes that watch football while having a few to drink, and I'm sure they'd much rather be thinking about boobies as opposed to someone having cancer up their ass.
User avatar #58 to #57 - agentdoubleohio (10/11/2013) [-]
don't forget the blacks, but than they shouldn't mention it than
#8 - tastycupcakes (10/11/2013) [-]
proud to have him on my fantasy team
User avatar #15 to #8 - blucheese (10/11/2013) [-]
He had 2 td's last night.
#21 to #8 - ochsderp (10/11/2013) [-]
That and he got 22 points last night! lol
#78 - johnnybananaz (10/11/2013) [-]
Glad to have him on my fantasy team
#54 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (10/11/2013) [-]
Exactly what is borderline personality disorder? I've heard the term before, but never knew what it meant.
User avatar #112 to #54 - agentchaos (10/11/2013) [-]
basically youre super impulsive and super emotional, this guy has a job so he is probably a mild case
#60 to #54 - thatonenerd (10/11/2013) [-]
A really unpleasant disorder that causes chronic feelings of emptiness, unstable emotions, unstable sense of self, impulsive behavior, suicidal actions and self mutilation, unstable relationships, dissociation and a variety of other fun behaviors that often lead to hospital stay (about 20% of the psychiatric inpatient population has bpd). And the most medications do is dull the symptoms, to make therapy easier.
User avatar #63 to #54 - facetiousrunner (10/11/2013) [-]
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) (called emotionally unstable personality disorder, borderline type in the ICD-10) is a cluster-B personality disorder whose essential features are a pattern of marked impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships, and self image. The pattern is present by early adulthood and occurs across a variety of situations and contexts.[1] Other symptoms may include intense fears of abandonment and intense anger and irritability that others have difficulty understanding the reason for.[1][2] People with BPD often engage in idealization and devaluation of others, alternating between high positive regard and great disappointment.[3] Self-mutilation and suicidal behavior are common.[4]

Not fun stuff
User avatar #107 to #63 - badmotorfinger ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
I don't want to read a wikipedia copy-paste.
Simplify it for me
User avatar #136 to #107 - facetiousrunner (10/11/2013) [-]
lolz

Pretty much they have extremely erratic behavior that stems from their over active fear of abandonment.
#65 to #63 - include (10/11/2013) [-]
Thanks.
#68 to #65 - facetiousrunner (10/11/2013) [-]
no worries
no worries
#13 - anon (10/11/2013) [-]
He will get a fine because the NFL commissioners are assholes, Cam Newton just got a fine because his visor clips are under armour brand and not Nike, you get a fine if your sock rolls down mid-game. You would get sick at how much stupid **** the players get fined for, all for the greedy commissioners.
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