The cast of comedy-drama 'Ted Lasso' visited the White House to meet President Joe Biden and Jill Biden in hopes of shedding light on Mental Health Awareness.
Jason Sudeikis, who plays the soccer coach Ted Lasso in the show, said, "No matter who you are, no matter where you live, no matter who you voted for, I assume we all know someone ... that's struggled, that's felt isolated, that's felt anxious, that has felt alone."
The comedy series tackles various mental health issues faced by different characters such as self-esteem, bullying, panic attacks and anger issues.
Sudeikis continues to say “While it’s easier said than done, we also have to know that we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help ourselves. That does take a lot, especially when it’s something that has such a negative stigma to it, such as mental health and it doesn’t need to be that way."
“And if you can ask for that help from a professional, fantastic,” he adds on. “If it needs to be a loved one, equally as good, in a lot of ways.”
Biden's "unity agenda" directed more funding resources to strengthen the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline in order to allow mental health professionals to be accessible at all costs.
The Bidens, having watched a few episodes of 'Ted Lasso', have seen the mental health issues depicted in the storyline of the series.
Sudeikis's speech continues to say, “I know in this town a lot of folks don’t always agree, right, and don’t always feel heard, seen, listened to,” referring to the nation's capital. “But I truly believe we should all do our best to help take care of each other. That’s my own personal belief. I think that’s something that everyone up here on stage believes in.”