At OC87 Recovery Diaries, our mission is to bust stigma around mental illness. We share stories of hope, empowerment, and change across a range of life experiences and diagnoses. In addition to publishing new stories on our website weekly, we’re always looking to social media for other empowering stories around mental health.
Buddy Project was started with humble and honorable goals. Fifteen-year-old Gabby Frost wanted to connect people who might need a friend, because, as she says, “No one deserves to feel alone.”
The year was 2013. Gabby was a high school freshman at North Penn High School in Pennsylvania. At school, she supported friends who were wrestling with very real mental health challenges — including depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. Her friendship made a difference in their lives, they said, and her support helped them with their struggles. (more…)