Former Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller is set to attend President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address at the White House
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller is set to attend President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address in Washington, DC
Ohio’s senior state representative is part of a group of 20 and is one of two Ohioans invited to join first lady Jill Biden in the viewing booth to hear the president’s speech. You can click here for a complete guest list.
“Each of these individuals [was] invited by the White House because they embody issues or themes that the president should address in his speech, or because they embody policies of the Biden-Harris administration that work for the benefit of the American people,” the White House said in a release.
While hopes for broad bipartisan engagement are slim, Biden was set to reissue his call for Congress to support his “agenda of unity” for action on the opioid epidemic, mental health, veterans’ health and cancer.
Miller has become a strong advocate for mental health and emotional well-being.
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Buckeye announced on social media last year that he was retires from football on medical grounds and shared a powerful message about why: he was backing away from his dream to save his life.
In his post, he admitted that he told head coach Ryan Day about his intention to take his own life and how he tried to keep playing even with the scars on his body.
In the interview with 10TV sports anchor Dom Tiberi, Miller shared that he had a history of mental health and was filled with thoughts that often scare or hurt most people.
Miller credits Day and Ohio Mental Health Support Services for saving his life with their care and understanding.
You can watch the full interview with Miller, Day and Dom in the player below.
When Buckeye opened up about his struggles with mental health, he made student-athletes across the country more vulnerable and better advocates for emotional health.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or 988 any time of the day or night or chat online.