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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.

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

lovelyWhisper66

Veteran 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*Currently not taking member chats; please feel free to browse listeners here*Please note that I am on Pacific Time (PDT).  I post updates on my availability on my profile when needed.Hello! I go by lovelyWhisper66, but you may call me lovely, Whisper, or Sabaa. I have had various experiences with anxiety, depression, and other issues, and I want to offer my support to anyone in need.My involvement on 7Cups:*Community Mentor for Addiction Support Sub-community *Project Agent (Events track) for Addiction Support Sub-community *Verified Listener Team Member (listeners, click here on how to become a verified listener)   
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1511
United States

Tazzie

Pinnacle 9
Listens to Teens & 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

RideaRainbow

Pinnacle 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
There's nothing more beautiful than a rainbow...But it takes both rain and sunshine to make one...If life is to be rounded and many colored like rainbow....Both joy and sorrow must come to it...Have a Great Day....!!!     I am ' Country Leader India ' !!!   India has its own sub-community.... #NamasteIndia, I am its leader. Click on the link given below & get on board !!!  https://www.7cups.com/home/IndianSupport/   Colors of India !!!    Quote of Acceptance :When we don't accept an undesired event, it becomes Anger,when we accept it, it becomes tolerance.When we don't accept uncertainty, it becomes fear, When we accept it, it becomes an adventure, When we don't accept other's bad behavior towards us, it becomes hatred, When we accept it, it becomes forgiveness.When we don't accept other's success, its becomes jealousy, When we accept it, it becomes an inspiration.Acceptance is the key to handling life well !!   Roles I have on 7 cups :@ Quality Mentor, @ Forum Mentor, @Group Moderator,  Community Mentor Leader & Leader of India Sub Community #NamasteIndia @Leader of Student Support Room, @ Member VL Team, @Verified Adult & Teen Listener , @Peer Support., @Social Soldier.My Twins are : @CalmSea76, @PacificSunrise, @dancingRainbow45   Have over 516 Ratings out of which 200 are with 4+ stars. Big thank u to all for their lovely heart touching words !   " Surrender doesn’t mean the absence of action. Be active; be dynamic, but not obsessed withthe feverishness about fulfilling the desires "Why I Chose to be a Listener !!!I love to make a meaning of my life ....am growing inwards with every experience and day. I am been through rough patches in life and came out of them...WISER....HAPPIER.... AND AT PEACE WITH MYSELF. Would be my pleasure to be there for you !!! Life has a special meaning since I became a Listener on this forum...each review about me propels me to be a better person and be there for each one of u beyond 100%...I am here bcoz life is all about CARING....SHARING.....GIVING and above all LISTENING !!!!!! So plz come talk your heart out to me, I promise to listen to u from my heart! " Making one person smile :) can change the world--- Maybe not the entire world, but their world !!! "That's why am here.......FOR U !!!  "The Happiness Of Your Life Depends On The Quality Of Your Thoughts"  * Words which symbolize my profile pix :" O silent lover, seeker of the highest plains,may the Beloved always be with you "~Rumi  *Self-Help Guides           *Support Forums         *Mindfulness Exercises         * Questions & Answers        *Browse Listeners                        
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5187
India

Samar27

Exemplar 13
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea.I like to help people as I know how it feels to be in that position. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. Glad you are here! :)      
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3579
Egypt

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
*Please read my bio before proceeding to message me*I can support you on the following topics: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Forgiveness, Grief, PTSD/Trauma, Self-harm, and Sexual Assault. All of my chats are 1 hour long and my availability depends on my days off from work. I require scheduling so we can meet on the days I am free.I’m Jenna and I am in my late 20s. I have 4 dogs and 5 cats which basically means I own a zoo! I've been here for 7 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. I enjoy piano and violin music, tacos, Netflix, being outside in nice weather, sleeping, and drawing. I would say my conversational language is assertive and logical in a confident aspect, but I'm still compassionate and empathetic.
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5091
United States

SilentSerenityy

Guru 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm a 26 year old experienced verified listener. Don't hesitate to send me a message. I'm open minded, non-judgemental and I'm open to almost all topics. Feel free to send me a message with some info about yourself and your problem and hopefully we can work together to help you feel better. Please keep in mind that I work and am also a university student, so my schedule is limited at the moment. If I am unavailable, you can click here to reach out to some amazing verified listeners who will be available to support you.  My time zone is GMT/BST I am available to chat for up to 60 minutes at a time It is encouraged that you contact more than one listener to get all the support you need.~ Automatic Welcome Team ~ & Personal welcomer of 3700+ listeners!~ Psychology Student ~~ Room Supporter ~ Disability & General Support~ Retired Forum Mentor, Group Chat Mod & Social Soldier ~Online  Open to chatting/helping anyone.Busy  May not reply, busy with roles or helping others in chats. Offline  Having a self-care break, not online, supporting group discussions, not available to help/chat, can't take personal requests. 
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759
United Kingdom

soulsings

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Sorry if you are a member or guest looking to chat, I am not currently accepting personal requests for chats. You can browse for a listener. https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ . You may also find these helpful https://www.7cups.com/connect/groupChatrooms.php    https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php Some people find that mindfulness helps them cope. The video Resource Library https://www.7cups.com/forum/MindfulnessSupportCommunity_106/ResourceLibrary_1062/ All the best to you. Again sorry I cannot help you but my personal workload does not allow openings for that at this time. If you might consider a paid text therapy on 7cups, then this may be of interest  https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/?ob=1 The other resource is various therapy topics  https://www.7cups.com/experts/catalog/topics/  
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2892
United States

Mango3

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hey there everyone, I am Mango. I am currently not accepting new member chats because of my other commitments on the site. But please feel free to check out other listeners in the community from >>HERE<<Saturdays and Sundays are normally my "off" time away from 7 cups. If you send me a message I might only reply back to you very late or on MondayI am a Quality Mentor and Quality Mentor Leader for the Listener Coaching Team and Care Team. If you are interested to know more about the teams feel free to message me   My main focus as a mentor is on the Quality Track. As a Quality Mentor, I will be able to help you improve your active listening skills, help you to navigate through the site, or answer any questions that you may have about being a listener or any aspect of the site.≿━━━━༺My roles on 7 cups ༻━━━━≾Active Listening Test 2 Grader Adult-Teen Listener Quality Mentor Quality Mentor Leader for Listener Coaching Team and Care Team Safety Patrol Team Teen Quality Mentor  Teen Transition Mentor ○ If you are interested in connecting with a Listener Coach,click HERE○ Do you want to join the Listener Coaching team? Click HERE○ What is the Care Team? - Found out more HERE  
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1653
South Africa

Mel

Exemplar
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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2073
Argentina

Zammn

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello!*not taking new member chats*  
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7964
Pakistan

PenguinPower31

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Please see my reviews, ratings, badges, and stats for an idea of my listening experience.  If this leads you to think I might be a good listener for you let me know and we will see.  
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22209
United States