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what Marion Barber's friends are telling me

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:33 AM

what Marion Barber's friends are telling me 


All the below is 'alleged' and relayed to me from people who are concerned about Barber and wish him to get help ...

spent eight days in the hospital (for mental observation) since last Monday following his police incident.
he has not come out of his apartment since that time.
he lives at a downtown Dallas luxury apt building. he orders in food for all his meals.
he's never been tested for being bipolar but those close to him know that he he may have issues there ...
he doesn't take medication because none has ever been prescribed
He bought the house in Mansfield -- $1.2 m or no -- not for himself but for his dog. there is (allegedly) no furniture in it. It's basically a million-dollar doghouse. (And again, this sounds so off-kilter that I'm continuing to examine and open to being corrected)

He cannot pass the basic physicals to allow him in the NFL ... concussion related. 
police found him in a church parking lot ... likely where he has a connection with a Mansfield preacher.
When they found him, Marion had an assortment of guns tucked into his pants and his shirt off.

Certainly sad and potentially tragic ... Barber's friends working toward giving him help.

- Fish

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:41 AM

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Geez, he needs some people who are wiling to tell him to get some serious help . I bet they are too scared to say something because they would lose any benefits they get from him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:48 AM

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Truly sad.........but unless he's threat to himself or others there nothing no one can really do.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:03 AM

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He seemed like a good guy
very sorry about this
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:19 AM

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That's really sad to hear. Hopefully those who are close and care for him are able to get him the help that he needs. Mental illness has such a stigma in this country. We need to get to a point where we can view it like any other illness. General mental health checkups need to be a part of the future, much like general physical health checkups are part of current life.

Hopefully a couple months from now we hear something that he's receiving help and has things under control and is back to living a somewhat normal life.

                                                                                     
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:23 AM

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sad thing is that all they can do is drug him up, nothing else.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:27 AM

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sad thing is that all they can do is drug him up, nothing else.

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Actually, there are many different types of therapy that can be effective in treating a wide range of mental illness.

Many times it is in conjunction with medications, depending on the mental health disorder, but medication is usually not the only form of treatment.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:50 AM

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Tragic... hope he gets the help he needs.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:57 AM

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LeVarBurton wrote:

That's really sad to hear. Hopefully those who are close and care for him are able to get him the help that he needs. Mental illness has such a stigma in this country. We need to get to a point where we can view it like any other illness. General mental health checkups need to be a part of the future, much like general physical health checkups are part of current life.

Hopefully a couple months from now we hear something that he's receiving help and has things under control and is back to living a somewhat normal life.

Amen to this.  This is so sad.  Barber was a very good guy. I'll be praying for him.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 10:47 AM

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spoon24 wrote:
LeVarBurton wrote:

That's really sad to hear. Hopefully those who are close and care for him are able to get him the help that he needs. Mental illness has such a stigma in this country. We need to get to a point where we can view it like any other illness. General mental health checkups need to be a part of the future, much like general physical health checkups are part of current life.

Hopefully a couple months from now we hear something that he's receiving help and has things under control and is back to living a somewhat normal life.

Amen to this.  This is so sad.  Barber was a very good guy. I'll be praying for him.
Agreed.  Hate to hear stuff like this.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 10:49 AM

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+1
spoon24 wrote:
LeVarBurton wrote:

That's really sad to hear. Hopefully those who are close and care for him are able to get him the help that he needs. Mental illness has such a stigma in this country. We need to get to a point where we can view it like any other illness. General mental health checkups need to be a part of the future, much like general physical health checkups are part of current life.

Hopefully a couple months from now we hear something that he's receiving help and has things under control and is back to living a somewhat normal life.

Amen to this.  This is so sad.  Barber was a very good guy. I'll be praying for him.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 10:53 AM

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Really feel for this guy, my prayers are that he gets the help he needs. My favorite player a couple years back, he was our "Mariano Rivera" for a while. I guess the news I heard about him going beserk on someones car who was parked too close to his house was off base then?
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Posted: 7/1/2014 11:09 AM

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dboys44 wrote:


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sad thing is that all they can do is drug him up, nothing else.

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Actually, there are many different types of therapy that can be effective in treating a wide range of mental illness.

Many times it is in conjunction with medications, depending on the mental health disorder, but medication is usually not the only form of treatment.

not really.  In situations like that its drugs.  If he is lucky and its only an imbalance then he can be pretty close to normal. If it is something else, then it will be really sad.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 11:53 AM

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Sounds like he really needs a great support around him, someone he can confide in and talk to.
depression and guns definitely do not mix and sounds like a scary recipe for tragic disaster.
With his past concussion related medical issues ,i wonder if this could this be speculated to be a case
for CTE condition. (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy)

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Posted: 7/1/2014 12:04 PM

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Oh sorry, I didn't realize you were a psychiatrist or psychologist that has met with Barber, and done a mental evaluation on him.

So obviously you know everything involved in treating him.

Drugs are not the only way of treating most mental health disorders. Usually the best course of action involves some sort of psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy, along with medication. Saying medications are the only treatment for mental health issues is ignorant and shows a clear lack of understanding about the many types of treatments used.

Medication is commonly a part of treatment, but not the end all, be all.

We don't even know Barber's diagnosis. So speculation or outright stating his only course of action is medication, is just ignorant. If he is suffering from CTE there isn't even medications for it.

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dboys44 wrote:


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--- Burmafrd wrote:

sad thing is that all they can do is drug him up, nothing else.

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Actually, there are many different types of therapy that can be effective in treating a wide range of mental illness.

Many times it is in conjunction with medications, depending on the mental health disorder, but medication is usually not the only form of treatment.

not really.  In situations like that its drugs.  If he is lucky and its only an imbalance then he can be pretty close to normal. If it is something else, then it will be really sad.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 1:59 PM

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I hope he is ok.  That house was for sale for awhile that he bought.  I need to drive by over there this week, I've read that he has not taken care of the property and I know it was a pretty beautiful piece of real estate before.

Unless I'm thinking of a different house on that street, the house has a pond, mini river with a bridge and a big long driveway to the house.  So if he has not taken care of it, it would stand out.  It can be seen from cooper street right by cha cha's

again unless I am l thinking of a different house on the street.

I really hope the guy is ok.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 2:12 PM

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From a clinician who treats serious mentally ill individuals every day, this is an all too common situation. Impossible to keep anyone in inpatient treatment unless they are a current danger to themselves or others. Even if they are willing, their insurance won't pay for inpatient unless they meet those criteria.

Meds are hit or miss--meds and therapy are always better than meds alone.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 2:26 PM

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LeVarBurton wrote:

That's really sad to hear. Hopefully those who are close and care for him are able to get him the help that he needs. Mental illness has such a stigma in this country. We need to get to a point where we can view it like any other illness. General mental health checkups need to be a part of the future, much like general physical health checkups are part of current life.

Hopefully a couple months from now we hear something that he's receiving help and has things under control and is back to living a somewhat normal life.

This is a terrible thing to hear, I have had my own bouts with my mental health and hope he gets help. I hope in the next several years, we can make some inroads into understanding mental health and better embracing how we can help people with affected states of mind. I believe there are many tragedies that can be prevented if we increase knowledge and awareness of mental illness and its many forms.

If I hadn't had someone who was informed and who loved me, I don't know that I'd be here today.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 2:34 PM

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MikeFisher wrote:
spent eight days in the hospital (for mental observation) since last Monday following his police incident.

When they found him, Marion had an assortment of guns tucked into his pants and his shirt off.


Just from these 2 sentences alone, there was obviously enough PC for the police to believe that Barber was a danger to himself or others. Most of the time, if there's not an issue, a person won't spend more than 72 hours for a mental health evaluation before being released. It's obvious, by the amount of time Barber was treated, that there were some serious issues. Usually during that time they are getting you adjusted to meds. Hopefully the police tagged his weapons for safekeeping and removed any other firearms from his house. I wish him well and hope he gets the treatment he needs.....

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Posted: 7/1/2014 2:35 PM

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MikeFisher wrote: All the below is 'alleged' and relayed to me from people who are concerned about Barber and wish him to get help ...

spent eight days in the hospital (for mental observation) since last Monday following his police incident.
he has not come out of his apartment since that time.
he lives at a downtown Dallas luxury apt building. he orders in food for all his meals.
he's never been tested for being bipolar but those close to him know that he he may have issues there ...
he doesn't take medication because none has ever been prescribed
He bought the house in Mansfield -- $1.2 m or no -- not for himself but for his dog. there is (allegedly) no furniture in it. It's basically a million-dollar doghouse. (And again, this sounds so off-kilter that I'm continuing to examine and open to being corrected)

He cannot pass the basic physicals to allow him in the NFL ... concussion related. 
police found him in a church parking lot ... likely where he has a connection with a Mansfield preacher.
When they found him, Marion had an assortment of guns tucked into his pants and his shirt off.

Certainly sad and potentially tragic ... Barber's friends working toward giving him help.

- Fish
Thanks for passing that along. Been limited coverage but something most fans were interested in...
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