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Mark5 |
Listener - Maven 1

Listener Rating
5.0 star rating



**Please Notice: I am not able to take chats relating to body image, eating disorders, or self-esteem.
*I am not available for 1-on-1 chats*

Hello! My name is Mark!

If I had to choose one specialty topic, I would choose transgender issues (especially among teens) or the LGBTQ+ Community in general.

As a listener, I will be open-minded and respectful. I will not lecture or give up on you. I also believe in a more "tough love" approach and will treat you like an adult, which includes being honest with you even if it may upset you. If you are sensitive or cannot handle brutal honesty, then perhaps I am not the best listener for you. I am in no way a mean person, but I don't like to sugarcoat things.

I enjoy theatre - both performance and technical aspects, going on walks, playing video games, and watching horror movies. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you.



Number of Ratings: 158
Number of Reviews: 40
Listens to Teens & Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Dec 24, 2013
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Male
Progress Path Step 620
Cheers 86,924
People Helped 143
Chats 670
Group Support Chats 339
Listener Group Chats 434
Forum Posts 227
Forum Upvotes 399
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Feedback & Reviews
He asks the right questions
The best listener EVER!!
Exactly what I needed. If you need some realism and brutal honesty, he's the guy for you.
Understood me perfectly!! He knew exactly where I was coming from and made me feel so much better than I did when we started!! I'd gladly have another chat with Mark whenever I'm feeling down about being trans!!!
Very good listener and understands very well. Thanks mark
mark5 is a great guy-he is very patient and cool. I sure as hell fell better after talking to him- so just the best ;)
He was such a great listener he really helped me with what I was going through he is the best one I have had yet and you need more people like him he is really helpful
very sympathetic and tries to reply as fast as he can. like this guy :)
Perfect and lovely
He is really good listener. He helped me a lot, before I talked with him, I didin't knew what to do. Thank you ! xx
Gives strong, clear and solid advice! 10/10 would talk again
every single thing he has perfection
was good
Mark is one of the best listeners who I've had the opportunity to talk to. His advice was very helpful, and he didn't once judge me for my thoughts.
He gives good advice! , Smart listener and replies fast! :)
Mark is the best listener that i have ever spoken to. He helped me more than I could ever imagine. He talked me down, meaning that I had an to self harm, but he talked to me and was able to calm me down. He always responded right away, even if his response was long. He was the perfect mix of professional but not robotic. He was extremely emphatic and I was so glad I was able to talk to him. Thanks to him, I didn't cut last night.
Very appreciative of my chat with Mark5!! He listened, was empathetic and patient with me...he gave great and honest and helpful feedback and I appreciated our chat!
He's very kind, helpful and honest
thank you, for taking my bucket of tears.
Very kind and helpful :)
the best.
i'm feeling safe in his presence as we talk about my problem. it's a big thing for me.
He was very helpful and gave me lots of information about gender identity.
Really helped me calm down. Was a great listener
Very helpful to my current situation!
Nice and emphatic, like his profile. :)
good job, kiddo :)
You're really awesome. It's been long since I've felt this kind of peace
Absolutely amazing!
Great listener! Thank you so much!
Really understanding and helpful, i'd highly reccommend!
Pleasure to talk to
This listener really taps in to the heart of the matter. Very encouraging and highly recommended.
Had a great chat. I was nervous at first, but then it seemed like I was chatting with a long time friend! He was great!
Very good listener. Made me feel like what I had to say mattered.
Very empathetic and professional
Very empathetic.
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Questions Answered
How can I distract myself in healthy ways from negative thoughts?
November 3rd, 2015 7:17am
Why do I feel so depressed at night?
November 19th, 2015 7:13am
Who can I talk to about depression?
January 14th, 2016 2:43am
How do I know if I am transgender?
June 21st, 2015 5:14pm
How can you tell if you are a boy or a girl, or something else entirely?
June 21st, 2015 5:17pm
I don't identify as either gender consistently. What does this mean?
March 7th, 2016 9:20pm
What is the best way to come out to your family?
January 13th, 2015 5:38pm
Why are so many people close-minded when it comes to LGBTQ individuals?
January 13th, 2015 5:29pm
How can I help my parents to understand this is not a phase, this is just who I am?
November 14th, 2016 9:08pm
Can gay people have stable romantic relationships?
March 7th, 2016 9:25pm
Is love between certain people more legitimate than love between other people?
March 7th, 2016 9:28pm
Why is my daughter a lesbian?
February 22nd, 2016 8:21pm
What is the Butterfly Project?
June 21st, 2015 5:15pm
How to get rid of self harm scars?
July 31st, 2015 4:43am
What to do when coping skills stop you from harming, but mean you're still feeling really distressed?
March 7th, 2016 9:23pm
What is the best way to distract youself from wanting to self-harm?
November 14th, 2016 9:06pm
Why does it feel so relieving to hurt myself?
June 27th, 2016 9:35pm
Why do I want to self harm?
January 13th, 2015 5:36pm
I tend to self-harm when my emotions fly out of check. What should I do??
March 7th, 2016 9:33pm
Is it normal for me to enjoy Cutting?
November 3rd, 2015 7:16am