Buddy Project® is a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health. We will primarily focus on children, teens, and young adults across the globe by providing positivity, companionship, resources, and education, in order to reduce the stigma of mental illness, bullying and negativity on social media. By introducing these concepts at an early age, we hope to promote empathy, compassion, and awareness of mental health issues.
Buddy Project® is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports mental health and recovery centers throughout the United States.
Since April 8th, 2013, Buddy Project® has been pairing teens and young adults with a buddy. We pair based on mutual interest and age. As of February 2019, over 232,000 people have signed up to be paired with a buddy. We are currently working on creating an app that will pair people as buddies based on their interests and age.
WHY WE WERE FOUNDED?
Having just one friend to support you through the hardships of your life can really make a difference. I created Buddy Project to show that to the world.
-Gabby Frost, Founder & CEO