A few weeks ago I was on one of my favorite sites, Upworthy, when I came across a story called What’s it like living with mental illness? Ask Wil Wheaton. It included an amazing video in which actor Wil Wheaton talks about his experience with mental illness and introduced me to a non-profit organization called Project UROK!
Founded in 2014 (launched spring 2015) by 20-something comedian, Jenny Jaffe, their “mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before.” They aim to develop an online community to provide teens living with mental illness a sense of hope and belonging. My favorite part of the site, the video section (which I binge watched), has videos by celebrities as well as users. Project UROK! promotes acceptance, empowerment, and changing the conversation about mental illness all things IEI stands firmly behind!