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 March 27th, 2017 over 170,000 people have signed up to be paired with a buddy.
MAKING FRIENDSHIPS AND SAVING LIVES, ONE BUDDY AT A TIME
Buddy Project, Inc. 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 will support behavioral health facilities and mental health research organizations.