*Only taking self-harm chats at the moment! Feel free to PM me for support with this topic! **Life is a journey that everyone goes through. Think of it as a story told by you. There are many ups in life as well as many downs but it is up to the author of each story to determine the next chapter.* ~Anya Members/GuestMental health is important 365 days/year. Many people suffer from mental health issues but they are too afraid to speak about it because of the stigma all around us. But what’s harder than dealing with mental health issues, is pretending that you aren’t struggling. You shouldn’t have to pretend like you are always okay, out of fear that others will judge you or talk about you or think any less of you. No matter what you are dealing with, you are still you. The only thing that matters is that you know your strength and your courage, and let me tell you, everything that you are is more than enough, no matter who you are or what you are going through. So don’t be ashamed of any part of it. Your battles are what shape you into that strong and amazing person. And no matter what anyone tells you, it’s okay not to feel that you are strong and amazing every day. It’s okay not to believe it for a while. It’s okay to struggle. I assure you, you are not alone. Every single one of us goes through that at some point or another. I will always be here to listen to your story, and I will not ever judge you, or make you feel ashamed of what you are going through, or see you as anything less than the wonderful person you are. Because I know that at the end of the day, the one who has the courage to speak about it, is the one who is the strongest of them all. ListenersI want you all to remember that you guys are truly amazing. Spending time on here to help others during your free time shows dedication, compassion, and kindness on your part. Thank you so much for doing this. I know that all of our fellow members truly appreciate it! Got a question for me? Feel free to send me a message at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can!My InvolvementChatroom Teen Star LeaderQuality Teen StarTeen Listener Teams Leader Listener Learning Support Team Leader (Teens)Self Harm Recovery Support Team Leader (Teens)Peer Supporter Group Moderator Chatroom DoorkeeperIt's a wonderful honor to have the opportunity to train others, to guide them while they learn and to be a friend throughout their journies! I am so thankful for all of my amazing mentees who are always willing to learn and who make everything I do on here worth it! It's a blessing to be able to witness your growth and watch you become the amazing listeners you are!Thank you to @summertimesamness and @Imogene , two of my mentees who made me these beautiful personalized cards! I truly appreciate the time you took to make these! It really touches my heart that you guys did this! @summertimesamness@Imogene
Letting you all know I'm going to be away from January 2nd to January 28th beause I'm going on a trip with my family! I probably won't have WiFi at all so I'm very sorry if I can't get back at you during this time! Take lots of care and Happy New Year!---------
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. In the future I would love to work in a laboratory studying neuroscience and illnesses regarding the human brain! 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 closest 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. Right now I have a very tight schedule, and I get aroun 5-10 new chats daily. Therefor my status is mostly offline because I can't take many more chats. I'm mainly working with scheduled chats only. If you need immediate help, I would recommend reaching to someone in the browse listeners page! My responses can take 2-3 days - but I'm always listening!
I joined 7Cups in August 2014. A month later, September 23th, I became a Teen Star, and it was an honor to be able to do that which such an awesome group of people. After some time I started focusing mostly on quality projects so I became a Teen Star Leader for Quality. I turned 18 in 2016, meaning it was my time to transistor to the adult (oldies) side. I'm a Mentor now (Adult & Teen). At the moment, I'm a forum, community, chatroom and quality (adult & teen) mentor. I'm a teen mentor leader as well, a Community Mentor Leader for the Teen Only Zone category and a Forum Ambassador, focusing on the development and activity of our teen members. Right now my main involvement are the subcommunities and the forums and I've always focused the most on supporting the teen side of the site that was where I started.So really 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. Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Teen Forum Ambassador: I organize teen involvement in the forums & meetings!
* I like to check in with our teens involved in the forums, have regular contact with them. If being involved in forum roles is something you would be interested in, please feel free to message me about it!
* Forum trainings/applications & Giving out buddies for newer members.
Sign up for a buddy here! Would you like to be involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter!- Community Mentor Leader (Teen Only Zone).
We're always looking for new teens to take part of your subcommunity! We also launched our own support team, so you're more than invited to join us in our sessions!- Grading Active Listening (AL) 3 & 4 requests and giving out feedback! Giving AL2 badges.
We try to get your requests graded as soon as possible (and we have a great team for that!) but please give us 4-5 days to a week to grade (specially if you're on your internship!) as we have a great amount of requests sent in daily.- Approving Q&A's
Ask you answer a question here! - Quality Coaching Program. (casually)
Sign up here to be paired with a quality mentor :)I'm a doorkeeper so I can open/close rooms. Feel free to message me if you need someone to open a room for you, to approve a discussion or edit/mod a forum post!Much love,
I'm not taking new chats for personal reasons. If we've chatted before, you can send me a message, if not, you can connect with another Listener of your choice in the "Browse Listeners" page. Thanks for understanding!
No estoy tomando nuevos Chats por razones personales. Si ya hemos chateado podes mandarme un mensaje, si no, te podes conectar con otro Listener de habla hispana en la pagina "Browse Listeners". Gracias por entender !
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 who is struggling. Glad you are here!