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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.

wannatalkaboutit

Intermediate 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
 Hey y, all! I'm crystal, a chill and positive person that wants to help you out and support you. I know how it feels to be alone, and I'm here for you and ready to listen to whatever you have to say. I am also a steve fund listener on here and your fun and friendly neurodivergent bisexual ;]  And I really do love talking to yall, you make my day worth it. You are never alone. While I can't solve your problems or fix your pain, I will be there for you every step of the way. I have personal experience with ADHD, LGBTQIA+, racism and POC issues, mental health struggles, and eating disorders. she/they (happy pride month everyone!!! shoutout to all the closeted and questioning peeps!) about me: I use every part of my brain to resist quoting cliche movie lines, falling asleep, and singing the pokemon anthem.  - if you give me food or coffee you will be my new best friend (sending coupons is also appreciated)  - Snorlax is my spirit pokemon and marceline is my spirit girfr- human - I love talking to humans (except when I'm eating then approach with caution) I am not comfortable discussing these topics at all (please don't pm asking why :] )  - sex: incidents relating to sexual trauma, sexual health, or sexual issues - self-harm -Eating disorders -weight management or exercise   To all the survivors on 7cups, You are valid and strong. You should know that whatever happened to you was not ok and that it happened. You have the right to feel however you feel after the incident and tell your story to whoever you feel comfortable with. You are an amazing human being no matter what. I support you.     "100 bad days make 100 good stories" - AJRSchedule me here for a guaranteed chat:  https://forms.gle/4ERpSRmhdf1fWdFN9Hey yall! Just a quick note: I'm not always online, and I may not always answer yall's chats or accept your requests. I will be answering them when I can, but If you'd like to have a guaranteed chat, schedule one in the link above :]   Thank you all for understanding!
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United States

caringPomegranate1401

Maven 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week

1406
United States

ThatoCares

Apprentice 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Everyone deserves someone who can be the light when all else is dark...    You are not alone, I'm here to listen🧡
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171
South Africa

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

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

ripplingPrairie

Explorer 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
“The unhealed, disowned aspects of your shadow are trying desperately to win over your attention. Unexpressed feelings never really die, they are buried alive inside of us only to resurface in uglier ways (when triggered)...  The relationship you have with yourself (consciously or unconsciously) sets the tone for every other relationship in your life.”  credit: Anon I mus Welcome, and know that there is much to be gained by losing the mind chatter.  How might we step out on this path together? Very little fazes me.  Non-judgmental listening is what you will find here in this space we create. In particular, I specialize in the journey of grief and loss because I have experienced it first-hand.  
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418
United States

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

Blynng

Guru 2
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. 
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1662
United States

cuteOrange213

Specialist 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
(please read through everything before messaging me ) A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME Hello! I am Parvi or more commonly known as Orange, and I am 17 this year. I hope it's going great currently, but if it's not, my inbox is always open for a chat. In the past, I have gone through a couple of rough patches, but I have learned a lot about myself throughout the journey towards recovery. If you would like to chat with me, it is best if you could use my booking form here, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG03YJxglhAK1MxnQN-DPHZfeBdxcCT_8vWHn1M1Tpm5gO9A/viewform?usp=sf_link. Thank you! Pronouns: she/herMY LISTENING STYLE  I enjoy asking questions. My listening style mainly revolves around open-ended questions. I love to help you figure out what you need by asking questions that would help. Sometimes we may not be a match, and that's completely okay. Feel free to just inform me if you feel that I may not be the best choice for you, and I would love to help look for another listener that could be a better match. During the chat, if you do feel that I may have mentioned something that isn't right, feel free to correct me on the spot! Also, please do not ask me for my personal information or any advice as those are against the guidelines. If you continue to ask me these things, I may have to end the chat after 3 warnings. MY WEAKNESSES As a person who prioritises quality over many other aspects, I think it's only fair for me to also address my weaknesses and how I am working on them. Firstly, I would like to address my response times. I do have quite an uncertain schedule, so I may disappear in the middle of a chat. I have also recently been facing many technical issues due to my unstable internet connection. On that note, I am trying to improve my response timings as well as I am working on my internet quality. If you feel I may have not responded for more than 48 hours, feel free to send me a second pm. I would also like to note that my status colour is a great indicator of my activity. It is usually on Orange, which means I am around Cups, but I am not taking any member chats. If you pm me while my status indicates I am busy, please do not expect a response immediately. Another aspect I am currently working on is my reflection. I may not be very good at this and if you are looking for a listener with great reflection skills, I may not be the best choice. I am currently practising more of my reflections skills in hopes that one day I could reach the point where I could say I am great at it. MY ROLES  Engagement Teen Star Leader Support Team Teen Star for the Eating Disorder Sub-Community Teen Community Star for the Eating Disorders Sub-Community Safety Patroller Chat Supporter Community Moderator for Safety and Knowledge Sub Community Room Supporter for Student and Career Support Sub Community Project Agent for Around the World Translations Team Leader for the Malay Language  Team Leader for the Teen Listeners Daily Check-ins Project Agent for the Teen Listeners Room Listener Verifier Doorkeeper Group Leadership & Dynamics Development Mentor (under the 7 Cups academy)STATUS MEANINGGreen - Available to chat with members/listenersOrange - Busy doing some work here on 7 CupsRed - Offline and not available to chatMY AMAZING FRIENDS HERE ON 7 CUPS(clickable links) @Rhlexia520 - One of my sweetest mentees, really hardworking and overall amazing listeners!@BrightHeart116 - One of the kindest and the sweetest person that you could chat with. @SunnyLexi - One of the most fun people to chat with on a daily basisCHAT TOPICS I AM COMFORTABLE TAKING Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Bullying, Family Stress, Forgiveness, Getting Unstuck, Managing Emotions, Panic Attacks, Sexual Health, Student LifeCHAT TOPICS I AM NOT COMFORTABLE TAKING Self Harm, Alcohol/ Drug Use, Chronic Pain, Disabilities  
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233
Malaysia

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

MidwesternCalmSeeker

Master 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a friend, mom, step-mom and a grandma. I'm here to listen, support and encourage. Bring me your challenges, happy moments, lonely times, or whatever it is that you're working through right now. I suffered the loss of my father a few years ago. I thought I was empathetic to others before that experience, but going through that grief process made me a much stronger person emotionally. Having someone to talk to about those feelings meant a lot to me. I hope you'll become a stronger person through your interactions with the listeners here at 7 Cups. Thank you in advance for trusting me as you share your thoughts and feelings.
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1649
United States

MidnightRaven999

Pinnacle 8
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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United States