Welcome to Project UROK!
Did you know that 46.3% of 13-18 year olds have a diagnosable mental illness (NIMH)? Or that 1 in 12 teenagers will attempt suicide, and 1 in 6 will seriously consider it? In the face of those statistics, Project UROK was created to combat the isolation and stigmatization surrounding mental illness. Our mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before. In doing so, we will provide not only practical assistance, but also a sense of belonging, a sense ofcomfort, and a sense of hope.
Our goals are to:
- De-stigmatize mental illness
- Combat isolation
- Create an online community
- Reduce teen suicide
We’ve started an honest and open conversation about it, and we hope you’ll join us. We want to hear your thoughts, your stories, and what inspires you! What has helped you through hard times? To upload a video, click here.
The content on Project UROK is diverse and varied: comedy sketches, testimonials, informational videos, a podcast, scripted and unscripted webseries. To see more videos, click here!
Project UROK, founded in 2014 by Jenny Jaffe, is an initiative of the Child Mind Institute, an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. To learn more about Jenny and the rest of the Project UROK team, click here.
Project UROK is an initiative of the Child Mind Institute. All donations made to the Child Mind Institute via this link will go to Project UROK.