Gabby Frost drexel music industry '20 ★ @buddyproject http://www.twitter.com/gabby_frost
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Bp’s first fundraiser ✅
thank you to everyone who came out and supported us today, we raised $1000 for mental health awareness! can’t wait for our next fundraiser :-)

16 hours ago comment 9 star 666

In 2012 when i was 14 years old, my best friend told me that she was going through mental health problems. this was a huge shock to me as i didn’t know much about mental health. i wanted to be a supportive friend, so i started researching mental health so i could understand more about it. my best friend always told me that my support meant so much to her, which always stuck with me. about a year later on april 8th, 2013, i was scrolling through my twitter feed when i found out that three girls i followed were thinking of suicide. after tweeting them support, i began to think how i could prevent situations like this from happening. that’s when i thought of a simple idea: pair people together as buddies. this led to the creation of buddy project (@buddyproject ), which is now a non-profit movement aiming to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. we’ve connected over 215,000 people around the world with a buddy in the past five years. we hope to expand our community even more with the release of our app, which we’re in the process of creating. since becoming a 501c3 organization in 2015, we’ve raised a couple thousand dollars for mental health facilities in the united states. buddy project has helped thousands of people find an accepting and loving community to talk about mental health. mental health is important and no one should be ashamed to talk about it. you are loved, you are strong, you are capable, and you are valid. 💙

photo creds to @lexshanphoto 📸

2 weeks ago comment 129 star 3,060

Not pictured: me running to the churro stand in times square because i haven’t had a churro in over a year 🌞

last month comment 23 star 1,135

5 years ago, i was a 15-year-old girl who barely had any friends. i felt so misunderstood by everyone at school and only made friendship through the internet. the internet gave me the chance to find people throughout the globe who shared the same interests as me and understood social anxiety & mental health. i knew there were others out there who also had mental illness, but no positive peer support system. i didn’t want others to constantly feel alone and not loved like i did. i wanted everyone to have a community where they could feel loved, safe, and accepted. this simple idea is what influenced me to create buddy project. the past 5 years have been a journey and i’ve grown so much as a person. i’m so grateful i was able to transform into the person i am today. i’m glad that teenage me kept pushing on and doing what i was passionate about even when people told i was too young to make a change. happy 5th birthday buddy project 💙💚

last month comment 30 star 1,038

Happy international women’s day to all women around the world, especially the amazing women in my life who have empowered and inspired me to keep doing what i’m passionate about. these women have helped me through all sorts of difficult times in my life, whether it was with school, running buddy project, or being there when i needed someone.
thank you all for allowing me to have the best mentor, mom, big and little, best friends, and aunt. 💗

March 2018 comment 15 star 799

When the date party venue has the best mozz sticks of all time

February 2018 comment 12 star 998

Today is internet friends day and i’m so d**n grateful to have these incredible people in my life. i don’t know what i would do without all of the friends i’ve made through twitter. i’m so lucky to have friends all over the country in texas, nebraska, dc, rhode island, and even nearby. friends made over the internet as just as valid as friends in person 💗

February 2018 comment 7 star 589

I dough not know how to pose for pictures 🍪🍦

February 2018 comment 12 star 739

The crisco covered poles couldn’t stop us #flyeaglesfly

January 2018 comment 3 star 437

Mood bc the @shortyawards nominees were announced today!! can’t wait to judge the awards for the third year in a row and hang with @carrieshade in nyc 🌟

January 2018 comment 5 star 691
December 2017 comment 10 star 673

Today is #givingtuesday, a global day of giving. it would mean so much to me if you could donate to buddy project, the suicide prevention non-profit organization that i founded when i was 15. i founded bp after discovering my best friends from school & online were going through mental illness and suicidal thoughts. ever since then, mental health advocacy has been a major part of my life. over the past four and a half years of running buddy project, i’ve learned so much about mental health and have grown so much as a person. i’ve finally been able to embrace the fact that i have anxiety – both generalized and social. when i created buddy project i was going through extreme social anxiety. all throughout middle school and most of high school, i found it hard to make friends and thought that everyone secretly hated me. i was able to find a supportive community on twitter where i made some of my best friends. we became friends simply because we liked the same artists & youtubers. my experience with online communities inspired me to create buddy project. i didn’t want other people to feel alone like i did. i realized that online friends can be just as impactful as friends made in person. buddy project has paired 195,000 people since being founded in april 2013 and we are currently working on an app to pair the buddies automatically so more people can find a community.
your donation can help buddy project support more mental health and recovery centers throughout the united states. mental health treatment needs to become more affordable & accessible. everyone deserves mental health care. although 1 in 5 people have a mental illness, 5 in 5 people have mental health.
if you are interested in donating or becoming a part of buddy project’s movement, please message me for more information 💗

November 2017 comment 9 star 784