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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Team Up With NBC's 'The Night Shift' To Share Important Message About Veterans

04/29/2015 04:00 pm ET | Updated Apr 29, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have teamed up with the cast of NBC's "The Night Shift" to spread the word about veterans' health initiatives.

Obama and Biden will appear on the show May 4 in an episode that's part of an ongoing collaboration between "The Night Shift," veterans advocacy groups Got Your 6 and Joining Forces, and the Office of the First Lady. The two also shot a PSA with cast members Eoin Macken, Jill Flint and Robert Bailey Jr. to encourage people to "change the conversation" around mental health treatment, especially for veterans and their families.

"For too long in this country we've treated mental health as somehow different from physical health," Biden says in the video. "But that just doesn't make sense. Imagine if we told someone with heart disease to 'just snap out of it' or stigmatized someone because of a broken leg."

Watch the PSA above, and see a teaser of Obama and Biden's appearance on "The Night Shift" below:

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