I have experienced a lot in my life and I know that sometimes it can just feel so overwhelming and you just need to get some things out in the open and feel safe while you're talking. You are safe talking with me. What we talk about is confidential. You want to feel heard and understood and comfortable. I have real life experience with depression, anxiety, bipolar, BPD, explosive disorder, ADHD, domestic abuse, bullying, PTSD/trauma and other life situations. On a lighter note, I love the outdoors. I love fishing and riding my 4 wheeler, reading, watching Game of Thrones (Season 8 is giving me the fits! Poor Drogon is the only dragon left!), British history (particularly the medieval times and during Henry VIII's reign). I have children who are grown and grandchildren, so I understand the pressures that young ladies face....girl drama and break-ups, wanting to become your own person, feeling like you don't fit in...all those things and more. Am I sounding old? I don't feel old and I don't look old, so I guess I am still pretty young, especially at heart. I love to laugh. The sillier and goofier the better!
I am accepting members who are Veterans, active duty and reserve personnel, current or former law enforcement, security personnel, firefighters, first responders and corrections officers.
I am now accepting long term listeners! Please ask me about this when we talk if you're interested!
Please leave me a star rating and a written review regarding our chat! It is my hope that you have felt heard and understood during our time together. I understand that sometimes personalities sometimes just don't quite "click". If you feel that at anytime during our chat you would like to find another listener, please tell me and I will be happy to try to locate an available listener for you or you're welcome to search here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ My concern is for you to feel comfortable as I know that opening up can be difficult. If at any time you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious during our chat, please let me know and we can chat about something less stressful for a bit until you are feeling comfortable again. The time we have together chatting is for YOU. We can always schedule a time to chat and pick up where we left off at our previous conversation.
I am typically online beginning around 7 PM US EST. Our time together will last between 30 to 45 minutes and I will let you know ahead of time how much time we have left. As I mentioned above, we can always schedule a time to pick up where we left off at our previous conversation. If you send me a message and I do not answer right away, I will respond as soon as possible. You are also welcome to use our browser to connect with another listener. There, you are able to enter keywords and search for listeners according to topics that relate to you.
**Unfortunately I do not give advice. Advice is really easy to give, but it can sometimes be wrong or even harmful. I don't have a full understanding of your life or world. Any advice I'd give you would be limited and potentially wrong. You are the expert on you. The best thing I can do for you is to help you figure out the path that makes the most sense to you.
**Asking for personal information. There are some things that I am able to tell you in general terms, but persisting for personal information is uncomfortable for me. I'm willing to share some similar experiences with you, but my focus is on supporting and listening to you and helping you find the path and ideas for becoming the best YOU!
**I do not accept or particpate in chats with sexual content . This includes fantasies, fetishes, etc.
**Active Suicidal Thoughts: If you are serious about committing suicide, I’m really glad you came on here for help today. I understand you’re experiencing a lot of pain right now and really feel like you can’t go on. The thing is, I know that I’m not going to be able to give you the help you need and deserve right now. I know of some hotlines and helplines I can give you where there are professionals who can give you better help than I can. I will list them below. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or the emergency number for your country, as 7 cups is unable to directly connect you with emergency personnel. Once you are no longer in danger or crisis, please come back and we can talk.
If you feel that your situation is not serious, you're not in immediate danger and not having an emergency, please feel free to message me.
If you are in crisis you can also connect with the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Hotlines, Helpline and Useful Information:
imalive.org - an online crisis chat service, for anyone anywhere in the world. suicidestop.com - helps you find online chat, emergency numbers and crisis hotlines for many different countries in the world. befrienders.org - helps you find helplines by country suicide.org - List of suicide helplines-
Veterans or Family and Friends of Veterans including National Guard and Reserve who are in crisis, can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 and Press 1 or use the online chat at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ - Dial 911 if there is an emergency. If you are not in crisis or in danger, please message me for confidential chat. You can also send a text message to 838255to receive confidential crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available at 800-799-4889
Domestic Abuse Resources: Note: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at800−799−7233 or TTY 800−787−3224. Users of web browser Microsoft Edge will be redirected to Google when clicking the “X” or “Escape” button. https://www.thehotline.org/and click CHAT NOW
En Espanol: Aviso de Seguridad: Su computadora podría estar siendo monitoreada y es imposible borrar completamente el historial de sitios en internet que ha visitado. Si tiene temor de que alguien podría estar monitoreando su uso del internet, llame a la Línea Telefónica de Ayuda contra la Violencia Doméstica marcando el número de teléfono800−799−7233o el número TTY (línea telefónica de texto para personas con problemas de la audición y del habla) 800−787−3224. https://espanol.thehotline.org/ Chat en español
National Child Abuse Hotline https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ for more information or call 800-422-4453
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. Unfortunately there is no chat option except for the state of Arizona.I have included a link that gives the contact information in each US state for Child Protective Services. It will tell you phone numbers, websites, what times they are available and if there is a chat option. https://www.childhelp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CPS-Phone-Numbers-2.1.19.pdf
Resources using 2-1-1: 211 is a Nationwide service that assists with many different things. They provide resources based on zip codes & state that assist with things such as housing, utility assistance, food, information after disasters such as hurricanes and flooding and more. You can just dial 211 from any cell phone and be connected or you can visit http://www.211.org/ Enter your zip code or city in the appropriate field and select your state and then clickSEARCH.
My commitment to you is to not just actively listen, but to be nonjudgmental, patient, professional, kind and compassionate. I understand that it can be very difficult for some people to trust and open up and I commend you for your bravery! High Five!
Listening Ear Magnet Peppermint Jester of Smiles Jump Start Anxiety Depression Managing Emotions Panic Attacks Traumatic Experiences Crisis Intervention Listener Oath Verified Listener Bullying Sleeping Well Graduate Master Scholar Love Bug Refresher Light Chat Voice Talker Help Angel Loneliness Guide Test Anxiety Affirmative Listening Ace Startup Support ADHD Social Anxiety Boundaries Managing Bipolar Surviving Domestic Assault 7Cups Guide Rocket Listener Community 101 Loyal Friend Tick Tock Fellow Friend NAMI Listener NAMI Oath Steadfast Soul I Steadfast Soul II NAMI Messenger Meet & Greet Proudly Proactive I Reconnection Hero I First Community First Chat First Post High 5 Open Door Thankful Heart Gratitude Abound Hope Training Peer Training 01