Joe Biden

Readout of Black Mental Health Roundtable

February 11, 2022

Yesterday, as part of Black History Month celebrations, the White House hosted a virtual roundtable on Black mental health and wellness. White House Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice moderated a discussion with Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, from the Department of Health and Human Services; Golden Globe Award-winning actress and singer, Taraji P. Henson; professional tennis player and 2017 U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens; and WNBA MVP and Players' Association President, Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks. Participants spoke about their own mental health challenges, the importance of seeking support and self-care, and their work to end stigma. The conversation also highlighted efforts by the Biden-Harris Administration to prioritize mental health and diversify our nation's behavioral health workforce.

To view the full discussion, click here. Anyone who may be experiencing a mental health challenge should know that help is available and treatment works. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit to learn more about mental health treatment options where you live.

Joseph R. Biden, Readout of Black Mental Health Roundtable Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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