Welcome to Project UROK! These are our goals:
- De-stigmatize mental illness
- Combat isolation
- Create an online community
- Reduce teen suicide
Project UROK is a nonprofit organization founded in 2014 by Jenny Jaffe. To learn more about Jenny Jaffe and the rest of the Project UROK team, click here. 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 of comfort, and a sense of hope.
The content on Project UROK will be diverse and varied: comedy sketches, testimonials, informational videos, a podcast, scripted and unscripted webseries. To see more videos, click here.
46.3% of 13-18 year olds have a diagnosable mental illness (NIMH). 1 in 12 teenagers will attempt suicide, and 1 in 6 will seriously consider it (for more information on mental health resources, click here). In the face of those statistics, Project UROK was created to combat the isolation and stigmatization surrounding mental illness. We are starting an honest and open conversation about it, and we hope you’ll join us.
Project UROK provides a platform to showcase your voices and stories, where you can upload videos of their own. 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.
Note! Project UROK is fiscally sponsored by the Tuttidare Foundation. 100% of your donation reaches Project UROK and is tax deductible.