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It can sometimes be difficult to find support from family members, friends, or like minded people. While you might have a best friend or a support system and network such as groups on social media, you might want to seek support without any social interaction.

Our listeners provide emotional support through active listening. Active listening helps process your emotional distress. The following page can be filtered to seek listeners who provide long-term help and support. You can also browse listeners according to your preferred language as well as for different topics amongst other filters.

7 Cups is a chat site/app that has different options to find a good listener. You can meet new people and text chat with other individuals going through tough times - you are not alone! Everyone goes through a hard time at some point in their lives and we are here for you. Whether you are facing relationship problems, panic attacks, struggling with substance abuse, loneliness, depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, our site/app is a safe space based on confidential, anonymous support.

A good idea is to consider what form of support you would like in the first place - we have plenty of options to explore and one of the best ways is to give them a try to find out what works for you. We understand that different people have different needs and preferences. All these support services are appropriate for different situations.

This page can help you seek a trained active listener to talk to through 1-on-1 conversations. These listeners come from different walks of life and all are ready to offer a compassionate listening ear to people who would like to talk to someone else. You can select their username to view their detailed profile page with their shared bio and other information such as whether they have lived experience of mental health conditions or topics, their reviews, as well as their training and other badges. While our listeners do not provide direct advice, their support can help you vent your feelings and concerns in a safe space and you can work together to figure out healthy coping tools.

Listener conversations can vary in duration according to your listener's and your personal availability. Some listeners have the option to schedule chats with them in advance. You can always browse for listeners and leave them a message so that they can get back to you with their availability.

There are several other ways you can find someone to talk to at 7 Cups. These include the group chats and subcommunities. We are glad you are taking the first step towards support!

Our group chat rooms are online chat rooms that serve as different support groups where you can send text messages 24/7. We are a global community with people from all over the world. Some chat rooms include the Sharing Circle room, which is a non-judgemental safe space based on the traditions of AA and similar support groups. This space can prove helpful if you need a group of people to talk to who can listen and get to know you over a long time. Sharing your feelings and experiences as well as listening to those of others can help feel supported. You can expand your support network and make online supportive friends and connections!

On the other hand, if you would like to interact with people and talk to someone over forums, we have dedicated subcommunities for over 45+ topics covering a wide range of mental illness support topics through various sub-forums. Our subcommunities provide support, awareness, events, as well as opportunities to participate in light-hearted icebreakers.

Apart from the above mentioned mental health services at 7 Cups, we have affordable therapy options allowing you to seek online therapy for mental health problems with an online therapist, licensed psychologist, and other mental health professionals. This support is affordable as compared to other online and offline services or other options like support through insurance companies. Therapists are also available to talk to throughout the week on working days.

While our community can help support you after you have lost someone else to suicide, 7 Cups is not to be used in the state of active/passive suicidal thoughts - for such cases, please visit helpful resources such as the Samaritans or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For a complete list of helpful resources, click here.

If you would like to gain further insight and helpful information about different mental health topics, you can visit our Community Questions and Answers pages, or read our Expert Mental Health News and Advice articles. Other main features you can explore include our self-help guides and growth paths based on treatment protocols available for free!

The bottom line is, you are never alone - 7 Cups is a community aiming to provide compassion on a global scale. There are various ways to talk to someone at 7 Cups. These include 1-on-1 conversations based on active listening and support through trained listeners, group chats with support discussions and Sharing Circles, and the subcommunity forums. Other features that you may find helpful include the growth paths, community questions and answers, as well as expert advice sections.

caringEmbrace99

Newbie
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello I'm Jessie, I'm here to listen to your story and i 'll do my best to help you get through it and feel better by the end of our chat.
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Saifelhak74

Exemplar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a simple and nice person, all my friend like my personality, and like talk to me, because they found me the right person who keeps their secrets and listen to them, and sometimes my advises helped them. I wish I success and help other persons. My logo in the life is: YES I CAN, if you want, so you can get or do it. believe in yourself, never give up...  Those who defeat their desires are more courageous than those who defeat their enemies, because the most difficult victory is victory over self.  I'm a verified listener@Feelicity08 my Twin..@calmPomegranate2721 my Best friend.    Red: I am most likely online, so shoot me a message! I'll answer when come online !Orange: I am definitely online, just busy with members, and am answering PMs! Please send me a message, and I will try answer!Green: I am taking chats and doing support sessions! Listener and Members, feel free to send me a message for support, and listeners, feel free to contact me as well! Immediate responses!    I'm Saif... I'm here for you...Just stay safe, Feel Free and fly, PM me.......................      
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Algeria

lilyflowerrr

Maven 11
Listens to To Teens
in last week
About me! Hello, I’m Lily and I’m a 17-year-old girl from England! I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community {unlabelled} and i use any pronouns but people mostly use she/her only me ((: ! I like to do photography and painting; I also like going on walks. I joined this site first as a member so i know how it feels to be the other side, but you do not have to afraid to open up to me! There is no judgement coming from me so i promise I’m here to talk to you and listen. If you would like to check below to see what im comfortable talking about then check below.  Availability I’m based in the UK and my times are:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  5pm to 8pmFriday: 2pm to 11pmSaturday and Sunday: 11am to 9pm If i’m busy between them times then i will tell you!The coloured dots on my profile mean:Red: Offline or not taking requestsOrange: Not taking requests and replying to the chats i already have, i’ll try and take your request if possibleGreen: Online and happy to take requests.   If you would like to speak and I’m not online, then just send a message and ill get back to you as soon as I’m available again! I do not mind booking dates and times to chat, but you can just send a message again and ill reply to you!  
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United Kingdom

SoulfullyAButterfly

Sage
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Programs Coordinator I am unfortunately unable to take member chats at this moment. I strongly believe in psychology - as a psychology student - I view our Psyches/psychology to be a key for all success in life. I believe that soulfully, we are all butterflies - we suffer from trials and misfortunes, and bit by bit, we are purified by our sufferings, until we are able to soar like a great butterfly. But the greatest thing amongst the chaos of this world, is that we can unite in the face of darkness in order to grasp the light. Conquer your life today, and reach out whenever needed! 🦋I am a verified, trained active listener with experience on several leadership teams here. I believe in the power of listening and motivating one another for success. Apart from my work here, I am a bookworm, poet, and lifelong learner. I enjoy advocating mental health and have leadership experience and training. 🦋 My journey at 7 Cups started as an intern. I graduated my internship here with honors, and put together a project on Social Media Depression (link found at the end of my bio). 🦋 My current roles include being the Programs Coordinator - I oversee the Content Volunteer Team and the Translations Project. I also enjoy being a Peer Supporter, Moderator/Room Supporter, as well as a forum-worm). 🦋 In the past, I have loved being the CML for the Veterans and Military Support Community and the Family and Caregivers Support Community as well. I have worked with great teams including the 35+ and 50+ subcommunities, and have been a discussion writer and feed team member as well. 🦋 I have not been raised or born in Pakistan and am only just recently adjusting to the culture/norms associated with the country. My first and primary language is English and I am not fluent enough in Urdu. Kindly respect that. 🦋If you are interested in learning more about the Community Projects and the Honors project, discussed above, please click the links below. Thank you! My Content GardenSocial Media Depression
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Pakistan

lovelylisteningear

Helper 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, Glad your here and have found us. I am here ready and waiting to be your listening ear
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United Kingdom

compassionateHeart2068

Helper 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Whatever your problem is, please do not hesitate to share it with me. I am available to help you .
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Pakistan

magicalOcean594

Advanced 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I came to 7 cups as a member to seek support and i found that i came to love being a listener as well. I work with individuals on 7 cups in all various topics. I am warm hearted, empathetic and non judgmental. I care about my members so much that i spend alot of time here making sure they take the appropiate steps to be sucessful. I am a long term listener (sponsor) and i am currently taking on sponsees if you feel we develop a good relationship and have shown you want to put in the work. We develop treatment plans together(goals) and weekly check ins. I am a recovering addict of 5 and half years and still sometimes struggle with my own depression and anxiety. Somethings i have overcame are physcial and emotional abuse, (survivor) ADHD,incarceration, and panic attacks. Please dont hesitiate to send me a personal message. If i dont respond right away it is because im am away and busy and please feel free if its urgent or not to get ahold of another active listener right away to help support you. I look forward to speaking with you and getting to know you as an indivual. I am sure you all are great members. Cant wait to chat! -mother of 2 children -job credentials-peer support specilist -accepting sponsees-active listener 5 -long-term listener-verified listener -responds in a timely fashion *if i don’t respond right away please allow up to 24 hours for my response 
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United States
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Johanna Liasides

JohannaLiasidesMSc
Psychologist, MSc
I work with youth and young adults to help them improve depressive symptoms and self-esteem as well as effectively address family, relationship and peer conflicts.
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Greece

helpfulguy2021

Guru 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I have gone through a lot in my life, so I can understand what you may have gone through.
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India

enlightenedSnow1291

Helper 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey lovlies,You are AMAZING!!
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United States
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Sarah Robb

SarahRobbLISWS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S (Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supervisor Designation) and LICDC (Licenced Chemical Dependency Counselor)
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Life poses many challenges. Learning to face, cope with, and resolve these challenges can increase our resilience.
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Wooster, OH
United States

awesomeBeauty7564

Advanced 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Wanna help the world to be a better place by listening to others more. To be a better person in this judgemental world 
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879
United Kingdom

MyNameIsNicole

Scholar 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Note: Please do not send me any message or personal requests for a chat. I will only be replying to long term members, as I am on a break now. Listeners can pm regarding roles, but other than that I am unavailable. Thank you.Photo by @FrenchMarbles😃 (my personal photographer)Hello it's so great to meet you, thank you for taking the time to read my bio- I try to make it as short as possible. Please remember to ask if I am available, before leaving messages💛To membersI typically take personal request chats, so it's perfectly okay to message me after asking if I am available at the moment. I allocate about 45-60 minutes for a chat, and I always let you know beforehand of my time boundaries. I also take offline chats, as I understand that we may have clashing timezones.Speaking of timezones, I am in the West African Time (WAT) which is about 5 hours ahead of 7 Cups (Eastern Standard Time). For that reason, I may not reply timely depending on when you message me. You can convert your time to my mine using this converter.I expect respect from everyone that I speak with, and I do not tolerate harassment or abuse in whatever form💜I do not take chats regarding sexual health, sexual abuse or hypersexual addictions. I also do not take chats involving DID/OSSID and LGBTQIA+ topics. I do take chats on self-harm, and the mention of abuse does not trigger me. Some topics I am skilled in providing support are self-esteem, self-harm, emotional abuse, trauma, disabilities, bullying, etc. I take any chat topic, with the exclusion of the ones mentioned earlier.HostingI host game sessions in the Teen Disability Room every Wednesdays by 1pm ET.some of my best friends here on 7 cups are:@warmlightxo is such a fun person to talk to, and he has a heart of gold (or chocolate). I think he deserves the world.@audienta is my purple buddy, and she makes me feel loved and cared for. I appreciate her presence and support.@kyleborg or rather commoditymodkyle is my fav person to chat with, and he is truly like a best friend to me.@vaeyoon, sometimes we make friends unexpectedly, and vaeyoon is the sweetest, most caring and loving person I have met. Our conversations inspire me on my listener journey.@angelx28 (i hope i got the username right lmao) is so kind omg. I could cry. Angle's degree of love is 360. (pun hehe)@lavenderhere and @milaavery are my foundation, I know I can go to them for anything.so many people on here, I can never finish. Quick mentions to @frenchmarbles, @asilentobserver, @emmaE, @AffyAvo and @wonderfulrainbow817 for being the best people I have ever worked with. Special special credit to @frenchmarbles who is a kitchen utensil. (spoon).even during the storms, you can still have peace.-John 14:27Thank you for reading, have a good day💛
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Nigeria
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Jill Kapil

JillKapilPsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
I have over 9 years of clinical experience, specialize in anxiety, and am passionate about my work. My approach is collaborative, empathic, supportive, and goal-oriented.
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Santa Ana , CA
United States

goldenLion1121

Explorer 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Welcome To My Bio :)My pronouns are: She/Her/Hers Hey, I'm Anya and I'm 15. I struggle with Mental Health problems myself and have been diagnosed with Anxiety, Depression and ADHD. My mum used to be and still is very mentally abusive. Me and my Mum have a complicated relationship. I love journaling and I am a massive football fan, I support; Brighton and Hove Albion, Spurs and Leicester City.                                   (please avoid calling me honey, dear, babe, ma'am, baby or miss)  Want to watch the 7 Cups birthday video? - https://youtu.be/kj-ahpk29t0 Please dear members**, don't message me to have a casual conversation, as I'm here to focus on people who need emotional support rather than get to know people closely and make friendships. My Listening Style:In the beginning I remain quiet, In order to understand what exactly is going on.Then, I begin asking open ended questions, in order to understand the issue better and incase I feel like there are some parts that need to be filled.The next thing I do is try to reflect back to what you've said and show an understanding attitude towards you.At times, I also share my own issues to make you feel more comfortable in the chat and to show you relatable stories. About me and my story; I live in the London, UK, in a couple of years, I will be studying Child Education and Development to pursue my dream to become a Early years practitioner. I'm really close to my Nan. I am sorting out mental health support for myself. I take counselling sessions 1-3 times a week at school and outside of school.  If you think we've got a lot in common, drop me a quick text and I will see what I can do!    My Roles:  Verified Listener Mentor for QLP I recently made a (updated) survey about how I listened to you and others. My link is: https://forms.gle/uPGhAyuUQ9rJyroy6. Or I can ask you the questions and write it down if forms stress you out. Please fill it out as honestly as possible so it can help others!☺️Questions I regularly get asked:  What's your favourite song? - My favourite song at the minute is Something to Someone by Dermot Kennedy. What are you currently watching? - I'm watching Love Island (UK), Chicago Med and some Crime series that varies.  How difficult was it to get diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression at 13 with no parents? - Yeah, so, I spoke to my doctor and he was really accepting what was going on in the household I was living in and grew up in it, one thing I would suggest (if you live in UK) have private and confidential phone calls with your doctor about how your getting on with your mental health and they can give you some really good opinions on the best therapists/counsellors. Please note: I try not to use caps because it might trigger people, I also expect the same from the members... I often write very detailed messages so please let me know if you would not like very detailed messages.I often like to ask for your name so if you don't want to share your name or feel uncomfortable then please let me know and I will be happy to listen/chat to you.   What my codes mean: Green: Means I'm active and can chat with you. Orange: Means I'm chatting to other members/listeners but I will still try to answer your message(s). Red: Means I'm not active at the moment but will reply within 48hrs. Why did you want to become a listener?I've had a hard up bringing with a mentally absent and abusive mum and being diagnosed at age 13 with anxiety and depression -  I just wanted to be wanted and feel like I have a place on this earth. Please tell me if you would like to know more about me! What topics do you take? Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, self-esteem, self-harm, parenting, spirituality, anger issues, pregnancy, women issues, periods. If I haven't mentioned your topic that you want to chat about, then PM me and I'll see what I can do. What topics don't you take? Diabetes, Covid-19, Cancer and Dementia as It triggers me about my past. If you have any questions please contact me and I will reply within 48hrs. Thank you so much for looking through my bio! 😊
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