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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.

LavenderFlower

Expert 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently UNAVAILABLE for member chats. Please check back later.💙About Me💙Hey there everyone! I am LavenderFlower, but you can call me Lavender or Lav  I like video games, writing, acting, music, and art. I’m super interested in Psychology and Forensics as well. I listen to those with Personality Disorders and Dissociative Disorders on top of the categories I have listed. I also take chats about attention seeking and lying. I am an empathetic listener who will do their best to support you.   💚Involvements💚Verified Listener Wiki Team Safety Patrol Adult-Teen Listener Intern Graduate with Honours Intern Mentor    
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634
Trinidad And Tobago

Mel

Exemplar 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Subcommunity Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Community Mentor, Community Member Leader and Forum Key applications, Flag Queue and overseeing Modified Forum Content. Do you like subcommunities and want to be more involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter!Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Community Mentor!- Chatroom Ambassador: Listener Chatroom Supporter, Chatroom Mentor, Teen Chatroom Mentor and Teen Chatroom Star applications, Chat Support training, Listener Learning team (Listener Discussions), Listener Room Review form. Find out more about our Chatroom Leadership Opportunities.- Community Mentor Leader for Teen Only Zone subcommunity. We're always looking for new teens to take part of your subcommunity! Come join in! - Active Listening (AL) 2, 3 & 4. Badges (please ask other graders for feedback). We try to get your requests graded as soon as possible (and we have a great team for that!) but please be mindful that we grade these manually and we have a great amount of requests sent in daily. You can check the updates threads of each test here AL2 Updates, AL3 Updates, AL4 Updates to know when badges have been last updated.I'm a doorkeeper so I can open/close rooms per request. Feel free to message me at any time.Thanks for stumbling into my profile :) It's very nice to see you! I'm Mel and I'm a young girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a college student majoring in physics. I work as a support teacher for young kids mostly. I love teaching and explaining things - I think everybody deserves their chance at understanding a difficult matter, even if they need more time for it than someone else would.  I'm not much of a talker as a listener. I feel like it's very important that every single person out there has someone to rely on and be there for them. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged. That's what I aim for. I know I can't change your life nor magically solve your problems (Although I would really like to be able to do that) but I do can promise to be here, as much as possible and as much as you need. I'm your friend and I'll always care about you. I deal my own battles every day and I know that talking helps. You are never alone here. I would like to be a writer someday, because books mean a lot to me. Everything I want is what I write to be special for someone, if I could make at least one (only one) person feel something by something I wrote, I would already feel realized. Writing has always come naturally to me. It's who I am. As a kid, I would always grab a pencil and write, instead of drawing. I would always make stories up in my mind to tell other people. I would always write too much, speak too much, and take too long to tell an anecdote. I was born a storyteller. At the moment, I just do it for fun and for myself or my close ones.Anything else you would like to know about me, feel free to message me and ask, I'm pretty much an open book! and will love to get to know eachother more. If you are around here and have any question or need someone to chat or you are a new listener and want a long term mentor to cheer on you and be happy for all your success - I'm your gal. Much love, Mel. 
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2120
Argentina

SoulfullyAButterfly

Guru 9
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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656
Pakistan

Anomalia

Pinnacle 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I'm moving to Dubai and taking some time away from live chats to get settled in and figure out my new schedule. I'll still be checking and responding to messages, but unable to schedule anything live for the time being.  Take care, all! <3   -------------------------------------------------------------------------  Hi all, I'm glad you've found my profile here! I truly love to listen and help others, and am particularly versed in eating disorders, work stress, and sexual assault, though happy to discuss anything, including sexual issues / sexuality. If you feel like you could use some extra support or help working through a problem, please reach out! You can feel free to message me and we can message back and forth not live or set up a time to chat. I'm in the UAE and only take chats Sunday - Wednesday. I'm hard to catch sometimes, so plan to set up an appointment with me.  I'm also open to messaging back and forth not live, but more frequently, if that's preferable for you. If you see me in the forums, you'll know I have a few favorite quotes around recovery and strength that I throw around all the time, so I'll share them here, too. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" "Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself." "Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day." Much love to all, Anomalia
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7062
United States

pamharley003

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
***** Not taking any 1-1 chats right now please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find a Listener.***** Will not take any chats with sex of any nature  I am sorry *****                         ***** I do take chat till after  6 P.m. ( Eastern Time only ) ***** ****** I do not take chats on Sunday ( self care day )*****  Adult and Teen Listener I am  a long term listener and a verfied listener on 7 cups. I also have the door keeper badge. Chat's I do take: Anxiety BipolarBorderline (BPD) BreakupsBullying Chronic Pain Depression Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise MotivationFamily Stress Financial Stress Forgiveness General Mental Health Getting Unstuck Grief LonelinessManaging Emotions Panic AttacksParenting PTSD/Trauma Relationship Stress Self-Esteem Sleeping Social Anxiety Spirituality Student Life Weight Management Work Stress *** I will repsond back to Your PM'S when I return online ****
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1098
United States

TruthPrevails

Maven 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Bonjour! Namasté! I am Truth Prevails and I'm very glad that you found me on 7Cups.  I'm a Trained Active Listener and I like to help people struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, breakup, stress, loneliness among others. I've overcome a lot in life and I came here due to the fact that I believe that we all have something to contribute to the society in return and make it a better place because we are all one and connected at some level. I like doing yoga, meditation, reading philosophical and spiritual books, swimming, writing, digital art, cycling or just simply chatting with any topic under the sun. I believe in bringing the change from within to see it in others. If you are feeling low, depressed, suicidal, angry, second thoughts or just simply want to talk then you are at the right place. I promise I will listen to you and givemy honest feedback. I may give you reasons to smile or laugh as I like to make jokes too.  Here is a link meanwhile to check your depression and anxiety level  https://www.depression-anxiety-stress-test.org/take-the-test.html If you want to refer me to your friend, family or colleague, then here is my link http://www.7cups.com/1353808  I'm glad you are here and remember we are all here for you!! If I'm offline then you can drop me a message, I'll reply as soon as I can! P.S: If I'm answering slowly or the chat is responding late then probably it's my slow internet otherwise I will try my best to listen to you!!! :)  
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1191
India

GlenM

Advanced 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Welcome to 7 Cups! I'm the chief cook and bottle washer here. I love 7 cups and the community we have built. Really proud of all that we've accomplished and excited to see how we continue to evolve. I unfortunately do not have much time for listening, but please drop me a note if you have thoughts or feeback. Glad you are here!
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355
United States

Tazzie

Pinnacle 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am the Subcommunity Coordinator on 7 Cups! Please feel free to reach out for support connected to the site and Subcommunities! I would be honored to help out.  I am unable to take on chat requests. Please connect to our listeners here! 
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888
United States

StandForFreedom

Genius 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi. My names Leah.  I'm more than happy to talk about any topic. Nothing is too big or to small to have someone sit with you, and just listen.  I can't offer advice, or 'fix' anything for you, but I'll always offer a safe space for you to be heard and to have your stories received in a warm and respectful way. Honestly, I'm not online a lot, and when I am I'm not always able to stop and have lengthy conversations, but I'm more than happy to exchange 'offline' messages, and to chat in greater length should we end up online at the same time. I hope you're well, and if you're not, that's okay too. I hope you find what you need here at 7cups.          
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1023
Australia

Shanna

Master 6
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello! My live chatting availability is currently limited, I reply to all offline messages as I am able, but due to a high volume of messages I may not be able to reply to each one. Take good care!
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704
United States

Noasu

Pinnacle 15
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 mental health, relationships, addictions, grief and loss, lack of motivation, and trauma. If you just what to chit chat we can do that as well. I enjoy running, boxing, gadgets, and learning. 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! "If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." ― Lilla Watson "Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary." ― Robin Williams "Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi ''It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.'' ― Fight Club "Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is...Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." ― Yoda "Respect their journey" ― Someone wiser than me “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway "Empathy is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes.” ― Daniel Pink "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." ― Abraham Lincoln *How to be a better active listener* http://psychcentral.com/lib/become-a-better-listener-active-listening/0001299 *Noasu's Newbie and Mentee Survival Guide* https://www.7cups.com/forum/ListenersOnlyForums_38/TipsampHelpfulHintsforListening_61/NoasusNewbieandMenteeSurvivalGuide_6287/1 *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Youtube Channel* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqG3h8HeFClnxZgDKF7GH7g/videos *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Vimeo Channel* http://vimeo.com/user36337071/videos *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Apples iTunes Page* https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/7-cups-of-tea-podcast/id961345835?mt=2 *7 Cups of Tea RSS Feed* (Updates and downloads Podcast directly to your devices automatically) http://feeds.feedburner.com/7CupsOfTeaPodcast (audio only feed) http://feeds.feedburner.com/7CupsOfTeaPodcastYoutube (video feed) http://feeds.feedburner.com/7CupsOfTeaPodcastVimeo (video feed) *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Forum* https://www.7cups.com/forum/7CupsofTeaPodcast_75/ *Listener Guides : Library Forums* https://www.7cups.com/forum/ListenersOnlyForums_38/LISTENERTOPICGUIDESLIBRARY_129/ListenerSupportGuidesListTheLibrary_7596/ * 7 Cups Movie Night Forum* http://www.7cups.com/forum/ListenersOnlyForums_38/7CupsofTeaMovieNight_337/
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6760
Canada

DelicateButterfly78

Helper 7
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello! I'm glad you crossed my path here at 7 Cups of Tea. I am still new here at 7 Cups, but I have no problem lending my ears out to you. I believe I can learn here as a member while I as a listener can learn from other members. I see absolutely nothing wrong with us learning together while trying to heal from whatever we are dealing with. My areas of expertise will grow as I do, so bear with me while I achieve these goals. 😆  Thank you!😄 Please know that I am also struggling with some issues. If I can't help you, I will guide you to someone who can, okay! I don't want to cause you more harm than good by being blind trying to lead another blind person around. Otherwise, I'm saying if I need to preach, I need to practice. I hope I said that right and let me know if I didn't, please. Thank you!😋 P.S. If you are in crisis, click on the cup on the upper lefthand corner, click Chat, then go to the bottom and click Crisis Resources and reach out to them and if you need anything from us 7Cuppers, just let us know. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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43
United States