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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.

AXFirefly

Virtuoso 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Writer and visual artist in the heart.
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Guatemala

xoBeebosBubsxo

Supporter 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*PLEASE READ MY ENTIRE BIO BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT*  *PLEASE READ IT* *SERIOUSLY..READ IT!* "The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another's pain as one's own, and to act to take that pain away. There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy , a grace in forgiveness." - JOHN CONNOLLY Days can be hard. I know they can be. The ones where you can't get out of bed.  The ones where you just can't deal with your family.  The ones where the whole world is on your back.  The ones where the number on the scale hates you.  The ones where the grief is overwhelming.  The ones where the anxiety is driving you mad.  The ones where you can't put down the blade.  The ones where your bed feels like your only home.  The ones where you feel all alone, and the world seems so big.  The ones when you don't know which choice to make. The ones where no one seems to understand.  They're so so so very hard. I know they are.  That's why you're here right? So those days can be a little less hard. So on those days, someone can be there.  So someone can listen.  My name is Alexia, and I would love to be that person for you. Eighteen years old, with a lot of life experience in major areas. See for yourself in the list below.  Why don't you reach out? Here are some things that you should note before you do:Green means I'm active and ready to respond to chats. Requests will be taken in a timely manner once they're sent out. Once I have started a chat, I will adjust my status to busy so that you, my member are my priority within that time frame. Orange means that I am in a scheduled chat with another member, or in another session with a member. Due to this, any requests sent out during this time will be accepted, but I may not respond in a timely manner, or at all, depending on circumstance. Red means that I am currently inactive, and most likely busy with school. As such, personal requests will not be seen or responded to during this time. YOU CAN BOOK ME HERE: https://alexia-7-cups-listening.youcanbook.mePLEASE NOTE:  Once you have booked me, send me a message on here, so I know your appropriate member username. I use US/Canadian Eatern time.  I look forward to all of your chats❤  Thank you for reading ❤                                      
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Trinidad And Tobago

PuzichkinCat

Genius
Listens to Over 18
in last week
|| unavailable ||Please browse for listeners. "If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world." ―  Noam Chomsky ―Hi! I'm Val, and here on 7 cups, I try to create a safe space for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Talking about things can be helpful and I happen to have time to dedicate to a good cause. Some topics for which I'm comfortable providing support and those that I have a bit of experience with include depression, anxiety, addictions of all sorts, sexual abuse/assault, and more down below under "categories".Book a chat with me to secure my full attention for an hour or send me a message even if I appear offline — I'll reply within 48 hours.      Some more random things about me: I'm a 28-year old researcher who is passionate about neuroscience and languages. I enjoy mindfulness, practice yoga, love nature, and animals and engaging in harm-free adventures. Oh yeah, and also, I think that nobody's perfect and it's alright.proud listener twin ofFrankyoumelonMeloncholy 🍈musicalHarmonyAnnaTess 👻“I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”― Stephen Fry ―
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1878
Russian Federation

dupserj

Beginner 2
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people struggling with life issues. I enjoy football and helping people. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!
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30
United States

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

Yougotmyback

Explorer 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Currently not taking new chats. Hope to see you soon! :) _ "We're all just walking each other home." _We all feel weak at some point in our lives but that eventually makes us stronger. Seeking help is not always easy. I'm proud of you for trying & I'd be really happy to be a part of your journey. I may not be able to solve your issues but I will be here to support you. There will be no judgement._Please don't substitute this with therapy or counseling. If you think someone else can help you better, you can browse for other amazing listeners from here ~http://www.7cups.com/BrowseListenersThere are certain issues that are personal, sensitive or need more attention and guidance. ( I don't take chats about sexual issues, financial issues, religion, disabilities & LGBTQ+ ) We can still talk if you just need a listening ear.  _  Availablility Feel free to send me a text at anytime. If I'm offline, I will get back to you as soon as possible. I can't be here for more than an hour. Hope you understand.Red: Means that I am offlineOrange: Means that I am busy, but onlineGreen: Means I'm online and actively taking chatsI will try to make this place as safe as possible.  
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India

urstrong

Advanced
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Here is a person who try his best to be there with you, listen to you.
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460
India

Kara13V

Exemplar 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Happy Pride Month!! My name is Kara.  ∞♡ "Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter.  ⋆ ✧。 ⋆ "It is not your full story."  ~ S.C. Lourie ⠐✦ I am 15 years old and currently a verified listener and 7cups intern graduate here on 7cups. I love philosophy and psychology. Some hobbies I adore are painting, skateboarding, playing guitar and martial arts. I also enjoy trying new foods and browsing memes - along with talking to my friends :D I do not take chats on sexual health, ADHD, diabetes, chronic pain, disabilities, financial stress or exercise motivation. Please do not connect with me to discuss those topics as I don't feel I can best support you. ⁀➷ I am currently only taking scheduled 1 hr sessions. To schedule a time, please click here. I do not respond to non-scheduled chats as I am very busy at the moment. I will send you a message at the time of your booking.⊹ ੈ♡ — — — — — — — — — — — ₊˚ ‧₊ ๑ ˎˊ˗Roles on 7cups Sharing Circle Host: I host sharing circle on Wednesday at 2 pm EST and Friday at 4 pm EST.Safety Patrol Team: If you see an innapropriate bio or profile picture, send me a PM and I can flag it. Peer Support: I help listeners after difficult chats. If you are a listener looking for peer support, do not hesitate to PM.Discussion Leader: I host a Self-Care discussion on Saturday at 2 pm EST.Moderator: I am a moderator in the depression support room, trauma support room and newbie hub. "Let it hurt ・₊˚๑Then let it go." ~ r.h Sin Actively Supporting in Support Room 24/7 on Monday at 7:00 pm EST. I host a trauma discussion every Thursday at 7:00 pm EST. "We're all broken.・₊˚๑That's how the light gets in." ~ Ernest HemingwayAwesome Listener Twin & My Alien: enigmaticJet79 My bestie: Greenchoice1 My 7cups Brother: Nine83My Bootiful Butterfly: bubbles2025My Sharing Circle Friend: whenitsdarklookforstarsMy Self-Care Bath Buddy: Elleabelle *︶︶꒷︶︶︶︶꒷︶︶꒷︶︶︶꒦︶꒷︶︶꒷꒦ ₊˚ *︵︵  Thank you for reading my bio.   
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273
Canada

mn10

Marvel 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey! My name is Matt. I've had to deal with alot in my own personal life and i love being able to help turn those experiences into a way to help others. I think this site is a great way to have people connect completely on the basis of wanting to help each other.
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5335
Canada

NightandSilence17

Discoverer 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
HELLO! ✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧there are so many things wrong with the world that i can't fix, but i'm here for what i do best: listening! let's talk about anything and everything >:) i can't tell you "i've been there before" for everything, but i'm always here and i'll do my best to understand, because going through things alone sucks and you shouldn't have to do that :(some fun things about me: ➸ i'm 17 (my favorite number!) ➸ i love cats, daisies, dancing, writing, cheese, rilakkuma, spotify, sunsets, art, theatre, lighthouses, stars, gel pens, winter, metaphors, and probably some other things ➸ i think learning languages is super cool, but i haven't gotten much time to do that as much as i want! ➸ i'm an infp libra type 9 ravenclaw thunderbird; do with this information what you will ➸ i haven't quite decided what i'll do when i grow up—maybe english or psychology or linguistics, but i also wanna quit everything to join the circus so who knows anyway, i have like 2 brain cells left but they're both nice <3 good day to you! ✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧
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582
United States

JustForHelpAndSmiles

Guru 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
!Only taking personal requests for sometime!Had a Bad Day? Let Us Talk About it...  Been Holding a Lot For too Long? Vent it Out Here...  Finding it Difficult to Move On? Let Us Look for Another Perspective...  Too Many Triggered Moments? Let Us Learn How to Deal with Them and Stay Healthy...  Let us Connect. Let us Find a Way to Find Some Peace and Happiness Without the Need to Justify...Let us be Friends in Times, Happy or Desperate...I will Try to Ensure to not Make it Difficult for You to Smile and Feel that You Belong, Even in the Most Demanding Times...  It is Important to Let Live, but First, Let us Learn to Live, Together...  And if You Believe You are Stuck at an Impasse, Let us Find a Solution, Together...  Because all We Need is Some Love and a Little Reassurance...I will try and do my Best, to Provide a Safe Place for You, to be Yourself and Not have to Justify or be Judged...  STAY BLESSED, STAY HEALTHY!!! :)
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1941
India

hkhan7

Paragon 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
 Happy to help! 😊 
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4655
Canada
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Hannah Caradonna

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Social Worker, MSW, RCSW (RCC #11330)
I offer a warm and non-judgmental space for you to work through your problems. I can help you with anxiety, disordered eating, depression, relationship problems and more.
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Victoria
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