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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.

PoliteOcean

Marvel 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
**Please note changes** I'M  CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM CHATS AT THIS TIME..... I APOLOGIZE, HOWEVER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BROWSE FOR ANOTHER ONE OF OUR MANY WONDERFUL &  AVAILABLE LISTENERS. "BROWSE LISTENERS HERE"   (However, my Pm's are always open if you are  in need of help or assistance "outside" of chats.)~   Hello, Glad you found me here on 7cups of Tea. I am PoliteOcean~ (You can call me "OCEAN")~~ I'm a Spouse, a Parent, and also registered in the Healthcare Field.~  I am also a Fitness Instructor with a passion for Dance, ZUMBA, & POUND~.... I am here to listen,support and not judge and will be glad to talk with you! I cannot solve all problems but I've gone through many of my own personal issues so perhaps I can help! Please feel free to contact me. If I'm away, please leave me a message. My Pm's are always open.**LISTENING STRENGTHS** *Family Stress *Healthy Living & Fitness*Parenting **CURRENTLY ACTIVE IN*** COMMUNITY MENTOR LEADER* HEALTHY LIVING TEAM LEADER & SUPPORT ROOM LEADER*ADULT CHATROOM AND FORUM MENTOR   * Group Moderator* Discussion Trainer* Verified Listening Team * Door Keeper  
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2074
United States

lovelyWhisper66

Veteran 5
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

WendyBird15

Genius 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Not accepting New Chats at this time! Please feel free to reach out to another one of our great Listeners for support. YOU ARE IMPORTANT!!!*Please Note that I have limited availability at this time but please feel free to reach out and I will be happy to set up a time a time for us to chat."No Act of KINDNESS, no matter how small is ever wasted"Hello, I am so glad that you have found me and I want to be here and help you with whatever struggle you are going through. I can't solve your problems, but I can offer a safe place for you to open up and talk about what is going on. I don't have set available days or times when I am online but most likely to be found in the evening est. If you want to chat and I am not online please feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I would greatly appreciate it if you would leave a review after a chat as it helps me as a listener learn and grow. If you are looking for other listeners you can also reach out to My very awesome Listener Twins: musicalMagic, and TsukinoTheHag . Without them I wouldn't have gotten this far in my journey.
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3491
United States

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.https://jennahere7cups.youcanbook.meI’m Jenna and I am in my early 30s. 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 spending time with my 4 dogs, listening to all types of 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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5097
United States

Samar27

Exemplar 14
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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3588
Egypt

Hope

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Laiba, also known as Hope! I am a Community Manager at 7 Cups. I oversee 7 Cups academy. At the moment I am unable to provide listening support to members. Please connect to a listener here. I believe education should be practical and available to all. I have the honor of contributing to just that through 7 Cups academy. We offer the following programs!7 Cups Internship ​| Leadership Development Program ​ ​| Content Development and Marketing ​| Group Leadership & Dynamics Development | Quality Leadership Program All the above names are hyperlinked. You can click through and find more information. All our programs are free and we provide a certificate and a badge upon completion. If you have feedback about an academy program or you wish to recommend a new program, please let us know using this form. Please read before PMing! ✦ My response time is within 3 days. Your patience is appreciated.  ✦ I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I have created a few growth paths (some in collaboration with the community) that I would love for you to explore! ✦ Preventing Burnout at 7 Cups ✦ Managing Anxiety ✦ Leadership Basics ✦ Watering Hope ✦ Study MotivationAre you new to 7 Cups? Welcome to 7 Cups! (Click for a message from me)
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4588
United Arab Emirates

Pali

Guru 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
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!  
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1048
Argentina

Kurdistan

Exemplar 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
hi thanks for contacting 7cups we hope we can help you my name is Beko and I'm here to assist you I like (programming/video game) I went through a lot in my life and hopefully I can help you from my experience and feel free to send a message even if I was offline I will reach out to you when I came back online                                                                                                      
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Iraq

Mel

Exemplar 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Having exams ❤️till October 12nd. Won't be able to catch up with PMs until after October 5th probably. Apologies for the delay everybody! If you've got something urgent, no one else can fix for you, please email me at mel@7cups.com otherwise please refer to other team leads for my projects. Thank you! Update Oct 13rd: slowly trying to catch up with PMs! Apologies for the delay, I've got a bunch of them. Will try to answer during the course of this week! Appreciate your patience with me. Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Subcommunity Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Community Mentor, Community Member Leader and Forum Key applications, Flag Queue and overseeing Modified Forum Content. Do you like subcommunities and want to be more involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter!Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Community Mentor!- Chatroom Ambassador: Listener Chatroom Supporter, 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 each other 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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2127
Argentina

Harsvin

Genius 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi,my name is Harsvin. I am here to help and support you in your challenging and difficult time. 
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3910
Malaysia

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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2180
United States

DanaMH

Paragon 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Sorry not accepting member chats at this time other than regular members that I listen to. Please see here for a listener:  https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/I like to help others and like to be helped also. Created the following to help everyone please let me know if there is a web site that I should add as a resource:        ACT resources   -  An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  CBT resources -  How CBT can help-  Anxiety Worksheets-  Cognitive distortions -  Health anxiety -  psychologytools.com/download-therapy-worksheets.html  DBT resources -  psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/ -  lmgroeszpsychotherapy.com -  Coping with Flashbacks -  Feelings wheel -  Turning the mind Activity Scheduling Activities can be connected to the way you feel. If you track feelings of depression, you may discover that when you are depressed you are more passive and less active. Following the observation that depressed people tend to stop doing pleasurable activities, depression treatments often emphasize increasing the weekly number of pleasurable activities. Additional ways to improve mood: Surround yourself with people who have a positive impact on you Invest in friendships and have a “go to” person that you can trustBecome more forgiving - forgive yourself and forgive others Build on areas of strength and note evidence for new beliefs that replace old negative beliefs (praise yourself for things you accomplish)Keep a gratitude journal  Coping skills -  Alphabet of Stress Management and Coping Skills -  Adult Pleasant Activities -  Adult Pleasant Events -  99 Coping Skills  Books -  5 love languages and then discuss it-  Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder  Contacts -  Cancer-  Cahoots-  Doctor Reviews-  Doctor Specialists-  Acupuncture-  Chiropractor-  Dermatologists-  ENT – Ear, Nose, Throat-  Find A Hospital-  Find A Physician-  Find top rated doctor in my area-  GI - gastroenterology-  Gynecologists-  Doctor search-  What to expect from visit-  Hospital Reviews-  How To Find A Doctor That Accepts My Insurance-  How To Search For Doctors That Accept Medicaid-  Massage-  OBGYNs-  Ophthalmologist and Optometrists: Similarities and Differences-  Types of Doctors-  Urgent Care-  Find a Trusted Mental Health Treatment Center for You-  Hourglass-  Mission-  NAMI-  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255/Text 741741 (Text Start)-  Pleasant activities list-  Couples-  Find a therapist-  Open Source Counseling-  Optometrist-  Psychologytoday-  Types of Therapists-  List of suicide crisis lines-  befrienders.org - helps you find helplines by country-  imalive.org - an online crisis chat service, for anyone anywhere in the world.-  Psych Central Common Hotline Phone Numbers-  suicide.org - List of suicide helplines-  suicidestop.com - helps you find online chat, emergency numbers and crisis hotlines for many different countries in the world-  Warmline-  White Bird-  WomanSpace  Self-help guides -  7cups  Other Links -  Abortion-  Advice for Teens-  Alcohol-  Anger and Aggression-  Anxiety-  Bible Study-  Breathing Exercises And Techniques -  Detox Local-  Exercises for Relaxation-  Problems-  Problems: Causes, Tests, and Treatments-  Coping with Depression-  Crisis hotlines the recovery group-  Depression - A majority of people experience depression at least once during their lifetime, but they may or may not be aware of it. Understanding what depression is begins the journey toward recovering from depression. You may not realize that depression symptoms are not just emotional. Depression is much more than a low mood, feeling sad, and being irritable. There are cognitive (e.g., self-criticism and hopeless thoughts), behavioral (e.g., isolating from others and having difficulty ’getting started’ with activities), and physical (e.g., sleep problems and change in appetite) symptoms as well. The mind and body are very much connected, and the way that depression affects someone demonstrates that strong connection. Learn more about what depression is by reading the Depression Guide on 7 Cups of Tea’s website. You can also talk to someone about your experience of depression by requesting to chat with one of our listeners.Millions of people suffer from depression everyday? How do I know if I'm depressed or if I'm just sad?-  Forgiveness -  How to Get Help-  Key To a Happier Future-  Letting go of grudges and bitterness-  Minors Legal Questions and Answers  Panic Attacks -  10 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack-  Psychology and its practice-  Psychologytoday-  What Does the Bible Say-  Guide to Women's Self Defense and Self Protection-  Healing Self-Hate-  Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability-  Help with your sex life-  How to help a friend who is being abused-  Instant Self-Denfense-  Self Help Resources-  Womens Health-  MentalHelp - Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.-  Mindfulness meditation-  A Bad Dream Is More Than Just A Dream: The Science Of Nightmares-  Adult nightmares-  Causes and facts-  How can you interpret dreams-  Research and Treatments-  Prevent nightmares-  Psychologytoday-  Sleep Disorders-  Sleep Education-  Parents & Teachers: Tips & Advice for Talking to Teens About Sex-  PTSD: National Center for PTSD-  Women and PTSD-  Child sexual abuse-  Dealing with Rape-  How to Prevent a Potential Rape-  Help after rape and sexual assault-  If your child is raped-  http://www.sarsas.org.uk/self-help-guides/-  https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/recovering-from-rape-and-sexual-trauma.htm-  Medical Examination of the Rape Victim-  Raiin-  Rape Victims Prone to Suicide-  Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Disorders-  Sexual Assault Survivor's Guide-  Sexual Misconduct Law and Legal Definition-  Statutory Rape: A guide to state laws and reporting requirements-  Survivors Chat-  Things Not to Say to a Survivor of a Sexual Crime-  What is Sexual Violence-  Recovering Your Mental Health-  How Can I Satisfy My Sexual Desire If I’m Destined For Singleness Read the book5 love languagesand then discuss it-  Setting boundaries-  Understanding Ourselves and Our Relationships-  https://www.rainn.org/articles/self-care-after-trauma-  Self Growth-  Self Injury outreach and support-  Self-Soothing Techniques: Distraction-  Sex Addicts Anonymous-  Sex Therapy-  Social Anxiety-  Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers-  Teaching kids consent ages 1-21-  Teen Health-  Therapy Worksheets and Handouts-  Trauma Self-Help Books & Workbooks-  Why do men rape women-  Women self defense
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3686
United States