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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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3815
Guatemala

CiaoMyBella

Virtuoso 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
HELLO!I'm Bella, a mom of three and a trained & verified listener here on 7Cups since 2018.  While I do accept chats, I do not accept all chats and chat topics.  My choice to not accept certain chat topics in no way reflects my personal opinions on them.  I also do not take chats from 'Listener' accounts.  As a Listener, I reserve the right to decide I am not a good fit for our conversation regardless of topic and will let you know I feel this way and that I will be ending our chat.   Please be respectful when speaking with Listeners as we are volunteering our time.  MY STATUS:Online/Green:  I am online and accepting member requests but please keep in mind I am a volunteer and may have stepped away to take care of personal and/or family obligations so will be unable to answer all requests or messages right away.  Busy/Orange:  I am busy chatting with a member, away from the screen or am taking a self-care break.  Please leave a message and I will respond as soon as I am free.Offline/Red: I am not online.  You may leave me a message, however, if you are in need of immediate help or you are in danger please reach out to other listeners.  Click here to browse listeners. Please don't forget to smile today! :)Important Links to consider:7 Cups Getting Started Guide (for new members)7 Cups Mindfulness Exercises  (when you need a moment to breathe)7 Cups Self-Help Guides  (information on many topics)7 Cups Online Therapy Dept (to speak w/ a trained professional)  
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337
United States

TuscanSun

Specialist 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I’m here to listen and support you from a safe, non judgmental perspective. Feel free to be your authentic self🌻 I do not take chats about sex, self harm or abuse.  
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1125
United States
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Hannah Caradonna

HannahCaradonnnaMSW
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
Canada

BlindFaith

Guru 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm Lin! I have gone through many chapters in my journey and still going through them now. I see each chapter as a lesson (opportunity) for me, whether positive or negative as they open and close. I learn to be more empathetic, positive, active and great listener/life coach. My goal is to help you visualize and feel into what you are going through, then we can figure out what you want to do from there.  I love people, running, singing, dancing, tai chi, cooking, creating new recipes, meditation, reading, talking and listening to people. So how about working together: multiculture/multilevel relationships, struggles, health and wellness and etc.   Thanks for viewing my profile.              
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2537
United States

Brightheart993

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to my profile I'm Brightheart, but you’re welcome to call me Bright or Kara.I’m from Canada and am 22 years old. I love helping people and will create a safe, welcoming, judgement free environment where we can discuss anything troubling you or anything that is on your mind. I also love having casual chats where I get to know all the people in the wonderful 7Cups community. I am proud to be both an adult and teen listener. In my free time I love to workout, organize, read, sing, draw, and watch TV. Colours of Availability: Green: I'm online and currently taking new chats. Feel free to message me and I will respond shortly. Orange: I'm online, but I may be busy with other members or listeners right now. Feel free to leave me a message, and I will respond when I am free. Red: I'm currently offline or unable to take chats right now. Feel free to leave me a message, and I will reply the next time I am online. Topics I Specialize In Casual Chats I provide a friendly, safe place to laugh, have fun, and be supported. LGBTQ+ I can help you learn about different orientations, support self-discovery, and help those who are feeling unsupported. Student Life I can assist with time management tips, tips for developing successful study behaviours, and provide support and ideas for self care. Exercise Motivation I can help you discover and create various exercise plans, assist in staying motivated, and provide information about healthy choices. Weight Management I can support you in learning about and developing food plans, help you gain knowledge, and provide tips to promote self care.   Members: Welcome to 7cups, I’m so glad you came across my page! It can be really challenging to open up to someone, but know that you’re not alone and that I will never judge you. I may not be able to fix what you’re going through, but I will support you and be a friend to you through it all. I’ll happily chat with you whether you are looking for a casual chat or long-term listener. Feel free to message me anytime, I will respond as soon as possible.   Listeners: This site is full of many wonderful listeners. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and time spent on this site helping create an amazing and welcoming environment for all! If you have any questions, please send me a message, I’d be happy to answer them.  Projects and Teams New Listener Welcome I support new listeners, provide assistance and resources, and answer questions. New Member Welcome I help new members, answer questions, and provide resources and assistance. Long Term Members I build connections with members, create bonds, and provide continuing support. During the first chat with a long-term member, we develop boundaries, as well determine the best type and frequency of support required. Listener Friends @comfortableTruth52  -  my best friend in the world 💙@Yendi  -  fantastical friend and 7cups sista ❄@AnyaS  -  my amazingly-awesome dancing twinny 💃@juniperstarfish1  -  best sidekick anyone could have 🌠@Zammn  -  I love you all ❤@LovingSoul93  -  my British friend 🎊@brilliantshoe  -  amazing friend and listener 🎆@me  -  great Canadian twinny and friend 🐧@ItsDev  -  potato buddy 🌈@iAmJustAnAspiringScientist  -  funny, caring, wonderful friend 🚀 @Risenoutofash  -  amazing listener friend ✨@EthEthos  -  my SMH buddy 🎇@Lucy  -  funny friendo 🍂@Zee22  -  beautiful fwend 🌸@Olala18  -  pOLA-bear 🐻@imjustlikeyouSDK  -  some things are better left unknown 🎉@PerceptiveNightmare(╭☞ ๏ ͜ʖ ๏ )╭☞ AND A SHOUTOUT FOR YOU ☀@Tco  -   my long lost nerdy twin from ‘Murica 🌮@PositiveCookie22  -   bestie 😺 @optimisticMagic0014  -   my magical friend ✨@MarissaHope  -   a wonderful listener 💯 @Kutless  -   a super nice listener buddy ☀️@RiverHudson1  -   River is da bomb 💣@anonymouslistener23  -   brings fun to every room 👀@WatermelonTurtle7  -   amazing listener buddy 🐢@LexIris  -   friendly, caring listener 🦋 @helpfulArrow6093  -   my horror movie twin 👻Member Buddy @Syd113  -   kind, caring, funny friend
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10214
Canada

serenityking25

Explorer 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
"𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧." ✩✩✩« hey there! i'm serenity »It's really nice to meet you. I know how hard it is to tackle your problems alone but reaching out for help is a sign of strength. I'm proud of you for taking your first steps. You can stop by and send me a message anytime; I will reply as soon as I see it. I may not be online often but if you'd really like a chat, let me know and we can schedule some time out for a talk. 💞✨ ✩✩✩« some things about me »I'm 17 years old and I dont really have much to describe myself as. I try to be there for the people around me. I understand the struggles of coping with self esteem issues as well as just negative thoughts and perceptions about yourself so I can understand you if you struggle with the same thing.  I have a beautiful amazing girlfriend who makes me smile and loves me. 🏳️‍🌈 ✩✩✩« to wrap up »To reiterate, I'm always here. If you want to chat–about anything–feel free to send me a message and I'll reply as soon as I see your message. Have a great day!𝐫 𝐞 𝐦 𝐞 𝐦 𝐛 𝐞 𝐫: 𝐨 𝐧 𝐞  𝐝 𝐚 𝐲  𝐚 𝐭  𝐚  𝐭 𝐢 𝐦 𝐞.
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422
United States

Banjothebudgie

Specialist 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello. I would love to chat and will never judge. I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 1 hour with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!! 
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930
United States

MidnightRaven999

Pinnacle 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
  I am not currently taking new personal requests, please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find an avaliable listener. sorry for the inconvenience .Please read the whole profile before contacting me! (except quotes section you dont have to read that unless you're interested) My availability is: Monday-Thursday, 1 pm- 1 am EST; I dont take member chats Friday - Sunday, as those are my self-care days. You can still message me over the weekend and I'll get back to you on Monday! I also limit my chats times to between 30-60 minutes, depending on how much time I have.I usually keep my status set to busy or offline mode, but dont be afraid to send me a message anyway. Please include what you would like to chat about when you leave me a message, it would be really helpful to me so I know what you're going through.About MeMy name is Jayson and I'm a transgender guy! I've suffered through ADHD, PTSD/trauma, anxiety, BPD, and I'm proudly a part of the LGBT+ community. I'm always here if you need to talk. I want you to know that when you open a chat window with me, it is a safe, confidential place where you can share as much or as little as you want with me.Topics I specialize in taking ADHD Anxiety BPD PTSD/Trauma LGBT+ issues Bullying Chronic PainTopics I DONT take Depression Suicide/self-harm (we are not able to help with suicidal situations, please refer to 7cups.com/crisis/ or a crisis line to get proper help) Drug/Alchol Abuse Sexual chats (I do take sexual issue chats, but if you are being inappropriate toward me, i will end the chat. Please be respectful) The topics listed above are often trigger-topics for me, so please find a different listener to chat with about these issues. If you have a different topic that is not on either of these lists, or on my listed topics i take, you can feel free to contact me and I'll see if i can help you!Listener Twins!!@ItsDev@KarenMarie@Pamharley003@TenderTruth@SpaceStation2@HopieRemiThings I do here!Peer Support- I offer support to listeners after they have been through a difficult or stressful chat Quality Mentor Quality Ambassador Quality Mentor LeaderChatroom MentorGlobal ModSafety Patrol SPOT- the Safety Patrol Outreach Team; we train all the safety patrol members, as well as outreaching to people that need to change thier profiles to comply with site rules!Verifier TeamChat Support - i offer support to listeners during a difficult/hard chat ~Quote The Raven, Nevermore~ "Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of our mind" -Dean Koontz"We're all needed, even those who sometimes think we're worthless, plain and dull. If we love and allow ourselves to be loved...Well a person who loves is the most precious thing in the world, worth all the fortunes that ever were." -Dean Koontz"Being polite is not only the right way to respond to people, but also the easiest. Life is so filled with unavoidable conflict that I see no reason to promote more confrontations." -Dean Koontz"There's no such thing as being cowardly in a fight" -Edward Elric"Sometimes its good to be scared, it means you have something to lose" -Richard Webber"Just put one foot in front of the other, just get through the day." - Meredith Grey "I'm a human being, I make mistakes. I'm flawed, we all are." - Derek Shepherd"The future is the home of our deepest fears and our wildest hopes." -Owen Hunt
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4742
United States

xoBeebosBubsxo

Supporter
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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161
Trinidad And Tobago

hkhan7

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

StevenSarto

Specialist 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Keep it simple. Just talk :)
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1030
Germany

herealways27

Pinnacle 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there, I’m Herealways27! I’ve been a Listener on 7 Cups since October 2018, and I was or currently am having the following roles in the community: ·       Verified Listener: I have been Verified by the community based on my commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting. ·       Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats with Listeners who want to be verified. I can help prepare, offer resources and tips before the actual mock chat. ·       Safety Patrol: I can flag profiles with an inappropriate profile picture, username, or bio text. Please give me a message if you know one and need help reporting! ·       Quality Teen Star: I can mentor Listeners who have difficulties with any active listening skills on 1-on-1 chats with members. My goal is to improve listener quality and confidence. ·       Translation Project Proofreader: I’m helping to translate 7 Cups to Vietnamese! ·       Intern Graduate: I’ve graduated from 7 Cups Internship Community Track on June 2020 with Honors. ~ A little bit about me: ·       I’m currently 17 years old and a senior in high school in California, US. ·       I’m 150% fluent in Vietnamese!! 😊 I'm also self-learning Korean currently 😊 ·       I enjoy reading and writing about true crimes! I also write a blog about them! ·       I aim to be a future PA! <3 ·       My favorite singers and bands are Sunmi, Stray Kids, Blackpink, (G)I-DLE, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, The Neighbourhood and Don Toliver <3 <3 <3 Please reach out to me with any questions you might have and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible! 😊 Also, feel free to drop in to discuss any interest <3
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454
United States