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The Buddy Project. Making Friendships and saving lives, one buddy at a time.

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Buddy Project is a movement created by youth to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing young people as buddies.

The Buddy Project focuses on children, teens and young adults across the globe. It matches a person with one buddy based on age and interests. The idea is that friendship with even one person can make a difference when it comes to self harm and suicide.

The project provides 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, it’s hoped that empathy, compassion and awareness of mental health issues are formed early in life.

Buddy Project — making friendships & saving lives, one buddy at a time.

The Buddy Project pairs people as buddies. Its open to all – regardless of one’s mental health, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, and socioeconomic status – because no one deserves to feel alone. The Buddy Project gets most sign-ups from people aged 13-18. Older youth are matched with buddies the same age.

The program is for anyone who just wants a friend. You do not need to be going through any type of mental illness to sign up for a buddy. You may be lonely or bullied and simply need a friend.

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