Wil Wheaton Shares Experience With Anxiety and Depression for Project UROK
You are not alone. You are OK.
Project UROK is a mental health non-profit for young people in the vein of the “It Gets Better” campaign in that they have invited people, both well-known and not, to share their experiences with mental illness on video, becoming a part of a community that seeks to de-stigmatize mental illness, combat isolation, provide helpful resources, and reduce teen suicide. In the above video, geek icon Wil Wheaton shares his struggles with anxiety and depression in an attempt to let young people going through the same thing know that they’re not alone, and that they are OK.
We at The Mary Sue love the important work that Project UROK is doing, and if you feel like you might be suffering from depression, or have thoughts of self-harm, or suffer from any other kind of mental illness, please know that we support you, that you are not alone, and that there is absolutely no shame in reaching out to get the help you need. (Bee-tee-dubs, The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is there for you, too)
And if you’re at SDCC this week, Project UROK founder, Jenny Jaffe, will be on a panel called The India Inkblot Test: Why Comics Are Good for Mental Health, and Mental Health is Good for Comics on Saturday at 1:00PM. We’ll likely be speaking with her soon, as well as talking more about Project UROK in the near future, so stay tuned.
Big hugs to all of you! The TMS community is amazing. Here’s to continuing to look out for each other, help each other, and treat each other with kindness.
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