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Ohio State's Harry Miller invited to attend 2023 State of the Union address

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, D.C.

The Ohio State senior is part of a group of 20 people and one of two Ohioans who was invited to join First Lady Jill Biden in the viewing box to hear the president’s speech. You can click here for the full guest list.

“Each of these individuals [was] invited by the White House because they personify issues or themes to be addressed by the President in his speech, or they embody the Biden-Harris Administration’s policies at work for the American people,” a release from the White House stated.

The White House release said a key component of Biden’s agenda is tackling the mental health crisis and it includes a strategy to “transform how mental health is understood, perceived, accessed, treated, and integrated – in and out of health care settings.”

Miller played in 22 games between 2019-21, including 13 of 14 games as a true freshman.

In March 2022, Miller announced he was medically retiring from football and shared his story of anxiety and depression. Since then, he has become a strong advocate for mental health and emotional wellness.

In an interview with 10TV sports anchor Dom Tiberi, Miller shared that he had a history of mental health and was inundated with thoughts that would often scare or hurt most people. Miller credits Day and the mental health support at Ohio State for saving his life with care and understanding.

Miller was named one of 22 members of the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his dedication to community service and the positive impact he has made on the lives of others. 

He has served as a board member at Mission 4 Nicaragua, a nonprofit organization that operates a school and distributes food and medicine to less fortunate families in Los Brasiles.

Miller raises money for Mission 4 Nicaragua through the sale of t-shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps, and he has made nearly a dozen trips to Nicaragua, including having Ohio State teammates accompany him.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or 988 any time of day or night or chat online.

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