JETSetters: Brandon Marshall, Chirlane McCray Honored
New York Jets wide receiver, Brandon Marshall, and the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray were honored at the National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro’s (NAMI-NYC Metro) annual “Seeds of Hope” gala in New York City on Friday. A reported 500 people were in attendance and the benefit raised $300,000 for the development of programs and events from the NAMI-NYC to help New York City residents with mental health education and support groups.
McCray was honored for her leadership and advocacy of mental health treatment disparities and Marshall received the #IWILLLISTEN Catalyst for Change Award and was recognized for his efforts to spread awareness of mental illnesses and encourage others to seek care. Marshall also shared his experiences of dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder and said he hopes to reduce the stigma of fear that cripples many from seeking help.