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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.

colourfulWaterfall57

Specialist 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
**READ MY PROFILE BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT** Hello welcome to 7 cups ūüėä I hope you are having a good day, please when sending a personal request address what you would like to talk about, so I can make sure I am the right listener for you. ‚ú®The issues I can discuss are listed down below on my profile. Please also be aware there could be delayes in chat. Hope to talk soon ¬† ¬†
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635
United States

monk4u

Expert 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello. This is monk. There are various events in life which make u question your beliefs, which make u fell helpless. Some questions like - " WHY WITH ME?", " What i have done ". or " How i get out of this", " I tried enough but failed everytime" , " What to change all of these so desperately"... I say , lets talk about it. You have different coping mechanisms, some are at worst level, some doing fine enough to drag u well in day-to-day life. But there is still a vacuum, that emptiness remaining. So lets just speak it up. And bring back the real u in u. Take care and let the healing begin. Trust and honesty is all i have to offer.
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783
India

Blynng

Guru 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If for some reason my status is green but I am not responding: It has been determined that there is a current problem with my status in the search results; it shows me as always available. Please refer to the chat window for my current status and understand that I am unable to control the errors that occur on the website. Generally speaking, I do not provide support for relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, discussions of incest and/or other non-consensual sexual experiences. I do not provide detailed discussions of sexual desires, fetishes or sexual dysfunction in biological men; if you need help in these areas, I recommend working with a professional.I cannot discuss self-harm, suicidal ideation/events, or abuse events. Please seek support from another listener if you need this kind of help, or reach out to suicide.org My name is Lynn, and I'm glad you've found me! I'm a trained listener with a degree in English and psychology as well as professional training in peer counseling. I am NOT a professional psychologist, and I cannot provide therapy services. My primary study in the psychology field focused on abnormal psychology and human sexuality; I am current working on a book addressing human memory. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. My professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, anxiety management, and autism spectrum disorder. In my free time, I enjoy writing, movies, and MUSIC!!! Feel free to reach out to me anytime I'm online. If I'm not currently available, you are free to write a detailed message discussing your concerns after you've completely reviewed this profile. I generally do not reply to messages that provide no detail and/or indicate that they didn't review my profile. Please read previous member reviews before connecting with me. If you're a fellow listener, I appreciate your interest, but I will hold you accountable to the listener agreement and will not provide emotional wellness support outside the parameters of that agreement, no exceptions! I am, in general, an acute situation listener. I focus on accountability support. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" with you. I am an active and engaged listener who will reply and ask challenging questions; if you're looking for a place to simply vent to someone and are not interested in a discussion regarding active choice and personal responsibility for your outcomes, I recommend you work with another listener first.I do not have long-term relationship availability at this time.  I am also a person living with ASD. My vocabulary and style of speech has been labeled as mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. This is because I speak matter of factly, in detail. My messages will not have hidden meanings; I say what I mean. Sometimes this is difficult for members. However, I find that respectful communication can go a long way to resolving these difficulties. My style is to talk about progressive approaches and necessary steps, whether or not they "feel good"... I'm not one to try and package up harsh realities in fuzzy packages. I firmly believe that every adult has the ultimate responsibility for their feelings and their response to those feelings, so a discussion with me will be about accountability, self-honesty and can sometimes be a "rude" reality check. My expectation for members that talk to me is that they have read this description and accept that this is what they will get from me; that I expect them to be a grown adult, able to speak about issues with maturity and a desire for affirmation and change, and will understand that it is up to them and them alone where the power lies. I am simply a facilitator in your own conversation with yourself; if something I say is sharp, hits home, there is a reason. As any listener on here has the right to do, I reserve the right and ability to set conversational boundaries and protect myself as an emotional being. If at any time I feel that either involved party is at risk during our conversations, I will advise as much and do my best to direct the member to the best path. While I have professional training and education, I cannot provide therapy services or fill in as a replacement for your mental health professional. Instructions for requesting a discussion: Review the above content IN FULL *prior* to messaging me. I wrote it for a reason. Take a few minutes to deeply consider what you're coming here to talk about today. 1. What is the primary goal for reaching out? The answer to this question requires a brief explanation (1-3 sentences) of the personal accountability topic/situation you are wantingt to discuss. After confirming that your topic is not one of the excluded pieces above, choose one of the following, providing details:   a. Specific Event/Choice/Decision/Question, skill building, guidance, tutoring, etc. b. Question regarding one of the areas of expertise listed above c. A more casual style exchange, with the understanding that the chat will be lower priority with potentially slower response times. d. I don't know, but this seems to be the most comfortable place to discuss my issue. 2. What kind of support style are you expecting from our interaction? a. Constructive - I will provide the important details to my listener, and would like confirmation of understanding followed by questions b. Challenging - I will provide some details, but want my listener to push me, using difficult questions and providing detailed educational info c. Purely Educational - I want to ask a question, and have my listener explain what they know, allowing for me to ask questions and learn; I accept the information as given is not intended to be exclusive, and that it is up to me to confirm it with additional resources. d. Just a chat - I understand that I still need to identify what I want to speak about, and that my listener prioritizes other chat types over casual chatting. I also confirm that I am not making contact for chat using my own listener account. 3. How will we measure the progress/success we make towards your stated goals? a. Obvious - My goal has a distinct resolution that will be clearly identified, such as question/answer, obtaining a specific piece of information or knowledge, etc. b. Discreet - My goal has a resolution that will be identified by me, and I commit to providing progress updates during the conversation so that my listener is aware of how successful we are. c. Witnessed - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified through the witness of 3rd parties, such as my boss confirming an improvement in my workplace performance after I've implemented the work/information gained through my discussion with the listener. d. Listener-Only - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified and confirmed by the listener. I trust them to provide feedback to me regarding how well I am doing, and accept that my perception of progress may differ from theirs.WHEN LEAVING ME A MESSAGE WHILE I AM OFFLINE OR BUSY, PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE INCLUDING THE DETAILS OF EACH ANSWER. MESSAGES LEFT WITHOUT FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY NOT BE ANSWERED, DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE CORRECTED AFTER 3 CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS WITHOUT DETAILS. ON THE 4TH CONTACT WITHOUT DETAILS, THE MEMBER FORFEITS THEIR ACCESS TO DISCUSSION. If you have any questions regarding the contents of this profile, you are welcome to ask specific and direct questions. I will answer them at the earliest convenience.
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1690
United States

PeacePink

Exemplar 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I am a teen that has dealt with various struggles in my life and supported friends that have gone through tough spots themselves. My experiences help me be non-judgemental, patient, and empathetic. I want to make you feel heard, even if it take hours for you to open up about what is on your mind.
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55
United States

TrippleStar

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Talk to me.
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15250
United States

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
¬† ¬† Welcome to¬† ¬† Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao, Ola, Ni Hao I'm Mango and I'm here to offer you my support and encouragement as best as I can. I'm comfortable with listening to topics such as student life, forgiveness, general mental health, getting unstuck and more. I'm always willing to chat with you about anything that is on your mind. Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Please note that my 1-1 chats with members are only an hour. Fun things to know about me: I'm very competitive about trivia and games, an avid pasta eater, book lover, all-time napper and science lover. ¬† Involvement on 7cups: ūü•≠Adult-Teen Listener ūü•≠Community Mentor for Family & Caregivers ūü•≠Chatroom Moderator for Family & Caregivers ūü•≠Chatroom Mentor, Chat Supporter & Peer Supporter for Listener Rooms ūü•≠Community Mentor Leader for the Relationship & Friendship Support Subcommunity¬† ūü•≠Doorkeeper ūü•≠Global Chatroom Moderator ūü•≠Safety Patrol ūü•≠Subcommunity Ambassador ¬† You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Winnie the Pooh Mango Art by @HopieRemi:
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1672
Bahamas

xoBeebosBubsxo

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ MY BIO BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT* *PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE* *!!!!!* "People cry. Not because they're weak, but because they've been strong for too long."Hey you, I know it's hard to get out of bed right now. I know it's hard to open up, and talk. I know it's hard to be so angry, so sad, so hurt. I know it's hard to not feel a thing. I know it's hard wishing you weren't here. I know it's hard dealing with the loss.I know it's hard to put it down, to resist.  I know it's hard to feel so alone.I know it's hard dealing with that stress. I know it's hard to cope wuth that anxiety. I know it's hard to feel so ugly, so worthless.  I know it's hard to be unaccepted, to feel unloved. I know it's hard not having anyone. I know it's hard dealing with the memories. I know it's hard, to just keep breathing.   It's all so very, very, very hard. You're right, it is.  You've made it this far. You're here, you're strong. You're fighing. You should be so PROUD. You're reading this? Right. Now.  Just look at how far you've come.  *hugs for that if you want it* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says: You survived."  "So, perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful." Battling a mental illness, or even suffering generally with your mental health is not easy. It has never been, and never will be.  No-one said it would be.  Having someone to talk about it with, can make it all better, in some small way or form.  That's why you're here, right? So someone can be there?  A listening ear, to support you, to care, and embrace you. See you for who you are and understand you.  My name is Alexia, and I'm here.  Here are some areas that I've struggled most, and still recovering from today: (I take chats on these, as well as many other topics. See above^)-Body Dysmorphia -Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa) -Depression -Self Harm -Social Anxiety -Family Stress NOTE: For specific trigger purposes, I do not take chats on general sexual topics/sexual abuse. Green means I'm online and available for chats or any personal requesrs. Any pm's will be answered in a timely manner. Orange means I'm online, but busy, and not able to respond to chats/accept personal requests at the point in time. Red means I'm currently offline/indefinitely preoccupied on the site. I will get back to you as soon as I can.  You can find a list of other wonderful listeners here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/Feel free to schedule me for chats here: https://alexia-7-cups-listening.youcanbook.me/ (PLEASE PM ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU'VE SCHEDULED, OR YOUR MEETING MAY BE OVERLOOKED.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Roles on 7 Cups: -----*Listener Check-In Host*----------*Sharing Circle Host*----------*Listener Sharing Circle Host*----------* Listener Verifier*----------*Care Team Guide*---------*Room Supporter*-----Depression Subcommunity  -Self Harm Recovery Subcommunity ----*Peer Supporter*-------*Project Agent*-----Self Harm Recovery Subcommunity  -Care Team -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Don't forget, self care is important! "By taking care of myself, I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I'm on empty."  "Almost everything will work again, if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you."  "You carry so much love in your heart. Don't forget to give some to yourself."----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Congratulations on making it to the end. Have a cup of tea* 
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228
Trinidad And Tobago

KACOSMIC

Proficient 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone. Welcome to my profile. Firstly I would like to salute each one of you with this greetings :  "THE DIVINE THAT DWELLS IN ME GREETS THE DIVINE THAT DWELLS IN YOU".  I'm happy for being here and doing what I'm sure that is the right thing.  My intention here is to be an better listener each day, learn from my mistakes, and transmit ans remind all of you of the light, to seek for the light.  I'm greateful for being here. If you would like to chat with me you are more than welcome. I would like to emphasize that i do not take chats on sexual topic.
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1136
Brazil

Minervaaa

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
find your fire
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9672
India

chrysalisburst

Scholar 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, my name is Gwen and I will do my best to provide a non-judgemental, open, and safe space for you to share. I have personal experience with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety and LGBT issues. In relation to LGBT, I have personal experience earlier in life with spiritual and emotional trauma related to conversion therapy (to change sexual orientation). I look forward to talking with you .    
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1092
United States

CaringPresence18

Supporter 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I've been with 7 Cups since June, 2020 and had experience with deep listening before joining 7 Cups. I've had training in stress management and relaxation techniques that have been shown to be helpful with anxiety and find it rewarding to share my knowledge of those techniques to help you enjoy life more. My work as a hospice volunteer is deeply meaningful to me and I'm familiar with grief work.  My life is enriched by daily meditation, practicing qigong, playing the piano, reading, cooking, betta fish and spending time with friends.  One of my favorite quotes is by Roberto Clemente who said: "If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth."  I'm here to listen and look forward to connecting with you.  PLEASE NOTE THAT I'M TAKING A TEMPORARY BREAK FROM REGULAR, SCHEDULED CHATS.
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292
United States

AllieSunshine

Explorer 5
Listens to To Teens
in last week
ūüĆĽ Ask me about the sunflower ūüĆĽ¬†I support neurodiverse members!¬†I have ptsd, anxiety, autism, did, as well as an eating disorder. I'm more then comfortable accepting chats about anxiety,autism, and depending on my mood/health eating disorders. Please note the following: I am a caring person and am here for you. I do become overwhelmed easily so response times may not be right away but I promise I will respond. I‚Äôm 17! Come talk to me !¬†No self harm, sui****, social media ¬†or sexual chats!Verified Listener:)In memory of Amelia who saved my mother so many times. And my beautiful daughter ‚̧ԳŹ.Attention Members: I do my best to reply to everyone's messages, please be patient. Listeners: If you have read the neurodiverse post (¬†https://www.7cups.com/forum/GroupSupport_168/CommunityManagersOffice_2008/HowToSupportNeurodiverseMembers_257497/) Joined the support plus community ran by Jovi, and feel comfortable supporting our neurodiverse members, can you please add to your profile ‚ÄúI am here to support neurodiverse members‚ÄĚ it would help the members feel more open to talking to us about those topics.
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193
United States