He’s not a mental health expert, but he plays one on TV.
Vice President Biden met with actor Bradley Cooper and director David Russell on Thursday to discuss mental health issues.
Biden’s office tweeted out a photo of the meeting with “Silver Linings Playbook” star and director, noting: “VP Biden, Russell & Cooper agree on the importance of acceptance, understanding, and access to treatment for those with mental illness.”
In the film, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Cooper plays a man with a bipolar disorder trying to get his life back together. He was nominated for Best Actor. Russell was nominated for Best Director.
Final voting for the Academy Awards begins Friday and ends Feb. 19.
Biden has been working on mental-health issues as part of the administration’s effort to reduce gun violence.