I am going on indefinite self care break. The problem is that I'm always torn between leaving the site for good and staying for good. I love helping people for the most part, which makes me want to stay. But then occassionally I may experience an extremely upsetting chat that makes me want to leave, so as a result I sway between leaving and staying. So the solution is an indefinite self care break. I will be pausing listening indefinitely, which means I only return when I am ready (which may be never). If I return, be prepared for me to leave without warning again for indefinite periods of time. (I don't recommend anyone hoping for me to be their long-term listener). Please know that my previous indecision is just a byproduct of my anxiety problems.
Hey! My alias here is Mercy but my real name isn't.
I've struggled through extreme levels of anxiety and also some depression and burnout. So I understand how it feels. I Am Here For You ♥
Hi, I'm glad you found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I am a trained active listener and like to support people struggling with a myriad of issues from mental illnesses to interpersonal relationship issues, substance abuse, family troubles and more.
I enjoy psychology, philosophy, reading, hanging out with friends, exploring the city, continuously learning about the world around me, and of course helping others. I have experienced a lot throughout my life and would like to help others who have gone through troubles by listening to them.
I have some experience with forensic and developmental psychology among many other things.
If i'm online please feel free to start a chat. If I am offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Welcome to 7 Cups of Tea.
Well hello there, welcome to my profile, delighted and honored to have you here :). I enjoy listening and supporting you.
what can you expect? I can listen non-judgementally, I believe we are all unique, what I encourage for members is to be open and vulnerable in regards to talking
about their issues. Why? Because it works. don't be afraid of what you're going through. I can motivate you if you need it, see how you progress. Potential is there! time to get to it. All in all I believe we all need someone to be there for us and help us get through the rough times. Some people have this type of support, Others for whatever reasons and misfortunes might lose that at certain points in their life, that's okay, it's out of one's control. Thats what 7-cups is built for. I hope we can connect on a real level. I have not met you, but I am certain you are unique and you have what it takes to get through it. Tips for members : It's important to find someone you can connect with, I know it is not a one size fits all sort of thing, so find someone you feel comfortable with. My goal for you is simple: To get you to realize who you are and that you can rise above it all, at your own pace. This is the goal I have for myself during intense times of distress, and I hope and wish upon you the same. Remembering and keeping in mind this is all a work-in-progress. Am able to listen and lend an attentive ear. Having gone through a heck of a lot and came out on top time and time again allows me to better understand your struggles. Hope we can connect and hear what your life story has been like. :)
UPDATES BELOW↙....😊 Hi hi and never low! I'm a trained active listener. Please comment/review what worked for you. I am a psychologist who can help as often as I can. This is of course as the website states, free. $o come right over, don't forget to recommend me to others. SomeOne SomeWhere may just have been waiting for those exact life changing words...Relate to shared experiences...➕require these active listening moments
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Not only do I take pleasure in empowering & enriching the life journey of myself, loved ones and others, your helping advance my trainig on 7cups . I welcome you all in your moment of need, contemplation and uncertainty.
DECEMBER 2019👓👓👓👓I'm active.😚PLEASE. RATE. ME. UPVOTES2
🎄 🎄 🎁 New listener twin = " CaringPanda45"🎁 🎄 🎄
( TL;DR : ☑ Mental (Disorders) Illness ☑ Trauma Support ☑ Sexual Issues ☑ Depression | ☒ Breakups and Crushes ☒ Gender Identity Issues ☒ Pregnancy ☒ Financial Stress ☒ Bullying ☒ Self-Harm ☒ Social Anxiety ☒ Self-Esteem ☒ Sexting [and any chat subject against site agreements] )In order of descending comfortability.⊗⊗⊗ Above all else, I'd like to specify that I am unable to help those with problems relating to self-esteem (i.e. negative body image, shame and feelings of worthlessness) and those who are struggling with self-harm. This should be noted by those who have not personally requested me, therefore I'm sorry for any inconvenience. ⊗⊗⊗My name's Katariina; I'm very easy-going, open-minded, and can understand the majority of situations. I'm a very honest person, therefore what I tell you might not be what you want to hear, but be assured that I always have the best intentions. If you find that I am being too insensitive, you'd be able to inform me of your opinion and I'll be able to change my behaviour accordingly. Yet, I'm a stereotypical Canadian most of the time: kind and polite, not to mention maple syrup loving.I might not be the best listener for the following topics:
Breakups (as I'm unable to help those looking to move on) and other relationship issues; bullying; eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem issues; envy (or jealousy); exercise motivation; financial and work stress; grief; self-harm; social anxiety; transgender issues; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy.I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better compliment your needs.I am familiar with a variety of mental disorders including:Anxiety (those experiencing a panic attack, will be recommended to practice the mindfulness exercises, the option to continue chatting will still stand for those who are safe), autism (and Asperger's syndrome), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative identity disorder (DID/MPD) and other psychosis-related disorders.I am also proficient in listening to those with feelings of guilt (relating to significant wrongdoings).I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as busy. If you request me with a different issue, I may turn you away.Be warned that I do have a "suck it up attitude" and might not be the right listener for some struggling with depression, and I do not chat with those who would like to talk about self-harm and having low self-esteem.If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request.Post Scripts :
- I do take chats on loneliness, although I am not very talkative and might struggle to carry a light conversation.
- I'm comfortable taking chats that are sexual in nature if I am being respected during the chat (i.e., I will not continue a chat with someone who has made a pass at me). I'm currently not taking chats on sexual issues concerning one's parents and B.D.S.M. .
- Those interested to know more about me: I am more logical than I am emotional, I possess many extensive philosophical views (for example, I am a nihilist) and I am of Jewish belief, however, I practice Buddhism. Also, I have obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).
Hello! I chose the picture of an apple because it represents to me growth and potential. The apple can grow to become the best apple it can be. My strengths lie in relationship/friendship problems and infidelity issues.
I'm in my 20s and have always been told I'm a good listener and person to come to. People have come to me years after talking to them because they remembered I was someone to confide in. I like to think of myself as open minded, non judgmental, and compassionate.
Activities/Positions I am involved in include: Chatroom Mentor, Forum Mentor, Quality Ambassador, Peer Support, Chat Support help, Adult/Teen Listener, Teen Chatroom Mentor, Group Mod, Safety Patrol Team.
Hello. Thank you for being here. Thank you for coming to me. You are doing a great job. You are really brave and strong to reach out for help. Please remember that I am here for you whatever happens. Maybe I am not a perfect listener but I am always willing to lend you my ears. Feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for reading, and having your precious faith in me.
** ******************* currently not taking new members ************************
********************* Will not take any chats with sex of any nature I am sorry ***********
Please go to browse Listener for someone who will. Please understand.
********************* I do take chat after 6 P.m. ( Eastern Time only ) ************
********************* I do not take chats on Sunday ( self care day )***************
Adult and Teen Listener
I am a long term listener and a verfied listener on 7 cups. I also have the door keeper badge.
Chat's I do take:
General Mental Health
*** I will repsond back to Your PM'S when I return online ****
I'm a devout Catholic, familiar with apologetics.
I like to focus more on how to identify and help analyze the problem at hand, than on praising. I try to help: I cannot solve the problem for you, I cannot tell what is best for you (I haven't been in your shoes for a single day to make such a choice for you). If that suits you, call me.
Note: I do not give advice. I just try to help you either feel better so you can think things through, or try to help you talk things over. You make your choices.
Not gay, nor trans, just asexual.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW MEMBER CHATS
Hello, my name is Selena and I am so glad you have found me on 7 cups, well I am just a listener who is there to support you and listen to you rant about your problems :') :') :')
MY AMAZING TWINNIES @River
I'm somebody who has been through a lot in their life. I have been through many mental health problems that can get as severe as things can get. In my life I've been suicidal, had major depressive episodes, been diagnosed with ADHD and BPD and I've had drug issues but I'm still going. I've witnessed and helped friends and families through their mental health problems as well. A few years ago I completed a BACP certified counselling degree so also have some experience on both sides of a counselling room. I will try to help anyone in need as much as I possibly can.
Disclaimer:Despite still having my listener title I’m currently not taking 1-1 chats with members due to health issues, and wanting to take on different roles here at 7 Cups! I’m still gonna be here I’m just gonna be hosting discussions (among other things also) instead. Members please know you’re not being neglected we have many sweet, kind, compassionate, active listeners who are more than excited to take you on! You can find one that’ll fit your individual needs here. Thank you for understanding, and I hope y’all get all the support you need! 💖
About Me:Hi everyone I’m Arianna a 17 year old inactive teen listener tackling her last year of high school along with 7 Cups, and cousinhood every single day! Even though my “legal” name is Arianna please feel free to call me Ari or Aria if you wish! To help get you guys accustomed to me here’s a few fun facts about me when I’m not here working. #1. I’m the second to oldest cousin of about 12 children so when I’m not here I’m often watching, snuggling with, or reading a book to a child. #2. I take my education very seriously to the point where I’m often spending about 12 hours at a time on homework. #3. Oftentimes when I’m free from all of my responsibilities you can find me curled up with some book in the corner because I love reading so much. And finally #4. I love to watch YouTube in my spare time especially family vlogs. Welp that’s just a little bit about me so thank you so much for checking out my profile, and I hope I see you around either through my discussions, or somewhere in the forums! I hope you have a amazing day/night! 💜
My Roles:Listener (Inactive)
After 2 years of listening to people, and changes in my health occurring drastically I decided to step back in this role a little bit, and let our other amazing listeners handle 1 on 1 chats at least while I’m trying to get myself 100% better!Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community Team Member
I work in this lovely community by hosting safety discussions on the teen side! I hope though in the future to gain more responsibilities within the community. If you would like to learn more about safety please join my weekly discussions with @GrahZeymahzin every Wednesday @ 3:30 P.M. EDT, or click here.Trauma Sub-Community Team Member
I work in this lovely community by posting Wednesday’s daily check-in! If you would like to join in on check-ins click here, if you would like to join in on my most recent check-in thread click here, and if you would like to learn more about our trauma community/potentially subscribe please click here! Otherwise thank you for checking out my profile/bio, and I will see you guys around! 😁👍🏼Teen Safety Team Member
This is a new role offered to teen listeners from the Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community! What we basically do is create posts to provide our lovely teen community with up to date information on safety both online, and in general from a teenager’s perspective. Once we get our posts approved by either teen community manager @Heather225, or special events coordinator @fluffyUnicorns84 we then as a team take turns every two weeks releasing our posts as threads to you guys over at the Teen Safety Subforum! If you are a teen listener with an interest in teen safety, and want to look into joining our team please feel free to click here. Also if you are interested in joining in my latest thread please feel free to click here as well!
My Accomplishments:Verified Listener
I completed a mock chat to ensure that I am a high quality listener!Internship Graduate
I participated in the 7 Cups internship program for 10 weeks, and passed all the requirements that were set for interns at my time of internship in those weeks with 90 hours of Active Listening!
Continual & Upcoming Support Sessions:Safety Discussions with @GrahZeymahzin - Every Wednesday - @ 3:30 P.M. EDT
My Listener Twins:@ekats@24help1