Wil Wheaton Shares Project UROK Video About Mental Illness With The A.V. Club
The A.V. Club recently posted a video Wil Wheaton created with mental health non-profit Project UROK discussing his own experience with generalized anxiety disorder and chronic depression.
Teen Mental Health Nonprofit Project Urok Launches With Video From Mara Wilson During Mental Health Awareness Week
Project UROK is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before.
Founded by Jenny Jaffe (CollegeHumor), the site officially launched in April of 2015 and already features a variety of honest, funny and relatable videos from young adults recounting their struggles with mental health. Project UROK ultimately strives to be an interactive, all-encompassing source of teen mental health resources, encouraging users to upload their own videos and share their experiences on the site’s message boards.
“You are not the only person in the world who has anxiety. You are not the only person in the world who has depression. You’re not the only person in the world who has thoughts of self-harm. There are people who want to help you. There are people who have spent their entire lives helping people like you and me and all of the people that you’re seeing in this video. And you’re not alone. You are okay.”
Among others, Project UROK features a video from Mara Wilson, a New York-based writer, performer, storyteller, and the host of the monthly show “What Are You Afraid Of?”:
Project UROK website: http://projecturok.org/