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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.

Anomalia

Pinnacle 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
New job at work has me traveling more, plus life events mean that I'll be away a bit more over time.  Trying to keep on top of PMs, but apologies if my responses are delayed! My availability varies based on work meetings, but generally I can schedule one hour live chat appointments Monday-Thursday during the day (10am-6pm Eastern) and will try to respond to messages within 24-48 hours, with slower times on weekends as I do not typically log in here Friday-Sunday much.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------  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 start a chat with me if I'm online or to message me if I'm not and we can set up a time. I'm in the US in Central Time and somewhat flexible during the day Monday-Thursday. 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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6973
United States

Mel

Exemplar
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Forum Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Forum Mentor, Forum Mentor Leader and Forum Key applications, Forum Meetings, Flag queue and overseeing modified Forum content. Would you like to be involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter! Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Forum Mentor/Forum Star/Forum Member Leader! - Chatroom Ambassador: 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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2070
Argentina

tami150

Explorer 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, wonderful people! Welcome, it is so lovely to meet you, thank you for visiting my profile<3 I’m Tami and I became listener because helping people with their problems, emotions, and feelings makes me feel happy. Although I am not online (usually between 5 PM ET and 2 AM ET), feel free to message me whenever you want or need, and I will write you back as soon as possible. I usually have switched on offline mode even I am here,  but if you message me, except for hours I wrote above, when I don’t use to be here,  I will reply to you very soon.For members:Hi! Thank you for your interest in being my member! It sometimes takes a great deal of courage to reach out to the listener, so I truly appreciate it<3 I usually listen to members from 20 minutes to 70 minutes if we have live chat, but I am also open to messaging during the day (offline chatting). I have direct lived experience in: anxiety, panic and anxiety attacks, family stress, managing emotions, student life, and general mental health.Topics, I am not feeling comfortable to discuss with you: alcohol and drug use, cancer, chronic pain, domestic violence, sexual abuse, eating disorders, and suicide/self-harm, sex / inappropriate chats.Note: Use the link below to find another listener who is able to talk about these topics. Please, respect my decisions. Thank you.I am trying to take all personal requests, but if I don’t take yours, I am so sorry, but that means I am busy or offline. But you can try it again      later or go         ——>here <——    to find another amazing listener!! In case you have any questions about the site, roles or any general question, please don't hesitate to reach out to me!!For mentees: (not currently accepting)Hello! It is lovely to meet you! I am currently accepting new mentees so if you would like me to support you through your journey, please feel free to leave me a message! I am mainly involved in forum track, so I am able to mentor you in this track better than in the others, but I can also answer any questions about the site. During the mentorship, I would provide useful resources, answer your question, support you in setting goals, check-in with you once a week and do my best to help you to become an amazing mentor! If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate and send me a PM! If I am offline or busy, I will try to respond to you within 24 hours. I am looking forward to you all.My wonderful listener twin is @bookworm274 If I am offline, unavailable or on break, feel free to contact Book. I promise she is amazing and will do her best to support you and help you with anything<3  
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219
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

River

Paragon 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last month
*** I am really sorry but I am giving up all my site roles as of November due to my health issues and personal life taking over. So I probably wont be responding to messages. ***When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  -Harriet Beecher StoweHello everyone! *Waves* Its me, River. Welcome to my bio <3 For members: I am here to listen about anything you want to talk about and be there for you. I might not be able to lessen your pain but I will try to share your pain and understand the situation you might be at the moment. I am also totally okay to talk randomly if you are feeling alone and ask icebreaker questions to eachother. I am usually good at chat related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, BPD, forgiveness, grief, trauma and abuse. I. however am not taking sexual chats, sorry about it! <3 For Listeners:I have been around 7cups from more than 2 years, so if you need any help about anything related to 7cups, please dont hesitate to leave a pm.My involvement in 7cups: Forum Mentor Leader: I work on logistic and organization side of forum team and help with trainings and onboarding of forum team members. I am around if you ever have any questions regarding forums and leadership positions related to it in general.Forum Mentor: I am a global forum mentor <3 Global group mod: I help in group rooms to keep them safe place for everyone. <3 My special twins: @Love8890 (She is mah soul sistah <3 We also confuse people all around due to same pfp hahahaha! I love ya Sel sel <3 )@HeyItsRoo (Caught chu :p I miss catchiing youu <3 )*passes out cookies for reaching till the end of mah bio*  
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2464
Nepal