Buddies are not automatically paired, you will receive an email when you are paired. There is no deadline to sign up as we update buddies on a rolling basis.
Note: This program is NOT an alternative to therapy, counseling, or crisis service. It's like pen pals and is made to connect users with a friend and positive peer support system. If you believe that you have a mental disorder and are not diagnosed, go see a mental health professional. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please check out our page of international hotlines (https://www.buddy-project.org/hotlines).