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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.

TheLegendHimself

Connoisseur 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Everybody has problems, including me ; but it's those who share thier problems that make it easier for themselves. Feel free to talk about absolutely anything you want with me, I'm a laid back guy.
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1088
United Kingdom

Starzy99

Guru 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
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741
India

TawkTooMe

Veteran 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I sincerely love it when someone's story gets a little better after talking to me. It doesn't happen every time, but, some conversations have gone on for weeks or months. Sometimes there's no connection, and I like it when people just say that instead of just hitting the 'block' button. I believe in honesty. I believe in owning your own experience. I believe in kindness (which does not always mean 'niceness'). What I'm going to try to do is listen to your story and reflect it back with the emotion removed. Sometimes it hurts to hear this. Please try to hear it. If I get it wrong, you're free to ignore it. I consider myself BARELY qualified to run my own life, so, anything I say can be disagreed with or ignored. You won't hurt my feelings. I'm a 60 year old professional (software engineer) living in the USA. I was married (10 years), divorced, and now quite happily re-married (20 years). I have 4 adult children and 2 teenagers living at home with me and my wife. When we're talking, I hope you'll share what country/region you live in and your age. I'm learning about different cultures.
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2192
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

FairyPrinceSasha

Discoverer 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
HI, you can call me Sasha, I am just an autistic boy that wants to make the world a better place, one chat at a time, i am happy to provide support for any issues you see here*, i will promptly respond if you request me when i am online, if i am busy i will get back to you though. "you are stronger than all things that made you weak." my listener twin is @MilaTheListener, she is great. *if you are suicidal or considering taking your own life i cannot help you, please go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 1-800-273-8255
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485
United States

xoBeebosBubsxo

Supporter 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*PLEASE READ MY ENTIRE BIO BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT*  *PLEASE READ IT* *SERIOUSLY..READ IT!* "The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another's pain as one's own, and to act to take that pain away. There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy , a grace in forgiveness." - JOHN CONNOLLY Days can be hard. I know they can be. The ones where you can't get out of bed.  The ones where you just can't deal with your family.  The ones where the whole world is on your back.  The ones where the number on the scale hates you.  The ones where the grief is overwhelming.  The ones where the anxiety is driving you mad.  The ones where you can't put down the blade.  The ones where your bed feels like your only home.  The ones where you feel all alone, and the world seems so big.  The ones when you don't know which choice to make. The ones where no one seems to understand.  They're so so so very hard. I know they are.  That's why you're here right? So those days can be a little less hard. So on those days, someone can be there.  So someone can listen.  My name is Alexia, and I would love to be that person for you. Eighteen years old, with a lot of life experience in major areas. See for yourself in the list below.  Why don't you reach out? Here are some things that you should note before you do:Green means I'm active and ready to respond to chats. Requests will be taken in a timely manner once they're sent out. Once I have started a chat, I will adjust my status to busy so that you, my member are my priority within that time frame. Orange means that I am in a scheduled chat with another member, or in another session with a member. Due to this, any requests sent out during this time will be accepted, but I may not respond in a timely manner, or at all, depending on circumstance. Red means that I am currently inactive, and most likely busy with school. As such, personal requests will not be seen or responded to during this time. YOU CAN BOOK ME HERE: https://alexia-7-cups-listening.youcanbook.mePLEASE NOTE:  Once you have booked me, send me a message on here, so I know your appropriate member username. I use US/Canadian Eatern time.  I look forward to all of your chats❤  Thank you for reading ❤                                      
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163
Trinidad And Tobago

Kara13V

Exemplar 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Happy Pride Month!! My name is Kara.  ∞♡ "Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter.  ⋆ ✧。 ⋆ "It is not your full story."  ~ S.C. Lourie ⠐✦ I am 15 years old and currently a verified listener and 7cups intern graduate here on 7cups. I love philosophy and psychology. Some hobbies I adore are painting, skateboarding, playing guitar and martial arts. I also enjoy trying new foods and browsing memes - along with talking to my friends :D I do not take chats on sexual health, ADHD, diabetes, chronic pain, disabilities, financial stress or exercise motivation. Please do not connect with me to discuss those topics as I don't feel I can best support you. ⁀➷ I am currently only taking scheduled 1 hr sessions. To schedule a time, please click here. I do not respond to non-scheduled chats as I am very busy at the moment. I will send you a message at the time of your booking.⊹ ੈ♡ — — — — — — — — — — — ₊˚ ‧₊ ๑ ˎˊ˗Roles on 7cups Sharing Circle Host: I host sharing circle on Wednesday at 2 pm EST and Friday at 4 pm EST.Safety Patrol Team: If you see an innapropriate bio or profile picture, send me a PM and I can flag it. Peer Support: I help listeners after difficult chats. If you are a listener looking for peer support, do not hesitate to PM.Discussion Leader: I host a Self-Care discussion on Saturday at 2 pm EST.Moderator: I am a moderator in the depression support room, trauma support room and newbie hub. "Let it hurt ・₊˚๑Then let it go." ~ r.h Sin Actively Supporting in Support Room 24/7 on Monday at 7:00 pm EST. I host a trauma discussion every Thursday at 7:00 pm EST. "We're all broken.・₊˚๑That's how the light gets in." ~ Ernest HemingwayAwesome Listener Twin & My Alien: enigmaticJet79 My bestie: Greenchoice1 My 7cups Brother: Nine83My Bootiful Butterfly: bubbles2025My Sharing Circle Friend: whenitsdarklookforstarsMy Self-Care Bath Buddy: Elleabelle *︶︶꒷︶︶︶︶꒷︶︶꒷︶︶︶꒦︶꒷︶︶꒷꒦ ₊˚ *︵︵  Thank you for reading my bio.   
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273
Canada

amiablePeace77

Epitome 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello,  I’m  Ami,  a verified listener on 7cups. My support will be confidential, without any judgement. There are no topics which make me feel uncomfortable and I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, safe and understood. My listening times are  Monday to Friday  2 to 4 pm edt , usually my listening time will be 45 to 60 min. once a week or 2 x 30 min. twice a week. Apart from my work as listener I am actively supporting the mindfulness community, 50plus and 35plusSome things about me: Exercising,  yoga and meditation,  nature walks,  cooking are some of the activities I like a lot, most of all humour – having a good laugh. My approach to life is holistic,  balance of mind,  body and spirit as well as living in harmony with nature  are very important to me. I had many challenges in my life and learned to cope and overcome them and would be glad to support you to achieve the same.  Volunteering here on 7 cups  means a lot to be,   I am very passionate about helping others. I want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out, this is not easy, but you made the first step. Please feel free to message me any time, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can. My mentor is Soulsings who greatly helped me growing here on the site                               Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download     Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download    
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3198
Barbados

Brightheart993

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to my profile I'm Brightheart, but you’re welcome to call me Bright or Kara.I’m from Canada and am 22 years old. I love helping people and will create a safe, welcoming, judgement free environment where we can discuss anything troubling you or anything that is on your mind. I also love having casual chats where I get to know all the people in the wonderful 7Cups community. I am proud to be both an adult and teen listener. In my free time I love to workout, organize, read, sing, draw, and watch TV. Colours of Availability: Green: I'm online and currently taking new chats. Feel free to message me and I will respond shortly. Orange: I'm online, but I may be busy with other members or listeners right now. Feel free to leave me a message, and I will respond when I am free. Red: I'm currently offline or unable to take chats right now. Feel free to leave me a message, and I will reply the next time I am online. Topics I Specialize In Casual Chats I provide a friendly, safe place to laugh, have fun, and be supported. LGBTQ+ I can help you learn about different orientations, support self-discovery, and help those who are feeling unsupported. Student Life I can assist with time management tips, tips for developing successful study behaviours, and provide support and ideas for self care. Exercise Motivation I can help you discover and create various exercise plans, assist in staying motivated, and provide information about healthy choices. Weight Management I can support you in learning about and developing food plans, help you gain knowledge, and provide tips to promote self care.   Members: Welcome to 7cups, I’m so glad you came across my page! It can be really challenging to open up to someone, but know that you’re not alone and that I will never judge you. I may not be able to fix what you’re going through, but I will support you and be a friend to you through it all. I’ll happily chat with you whether you are looking for a casual chat or long-term listener. Feel free to message me anytime, I will respond as soon as possible.   Listeners: This site is full of many wonderful listeners. Thank you all for your amazing efforts and time spent on this site helping create an amazing and welcoming environment for all! If you have any questions, please send me a message, I’d be happy to answer them.  Projects and Teams New Listener Welcome I support new listeners, provide assistance and resources, and answer questions. New Member Welcome I help new members, answer questions, and provide resources and assistance. Long Term Members I build connections with members, create bonds, and provide continuing support. During the first chat with a long-term member, we develop boundaries, as well determine the best type and frequency of support required. Listener Friends @comfortableTruth52  -  my best friend in the world 💙@Yendi  -  fantastical friend and 7cups sista ❄@AnyaS  -  my amazingly-awesome dancing twinny 💃@juniperstarfish1  -  best sidekick anyone could have 🌠@Zammn  -  I love you all ❤@LovingSoul93  -  my British friend 🎊@brilliantshoe  -  amazing friend and listener 🎆@me  -  great Canadian twinny and friend 🐧@ItsDev  -  potato buddy 🌈@iAmJustAnAspiringScientist  -  funny, caring, wonderful friend 🚀 @Risenoutofash  -  amazing listener friend ✨@EthEthos  -  my SMH buddy 🎇@Lucy  -  funny friendo 🍂@Zee22  -  beautiful fwend 🌸@Olala18  -  pOLA-bear 🐻@imjustlikeyouSDK  -  some things are better left unknown 🎉@PerceptiveNightmare(╭☞ ๏ ͜ʖ ๏ )╭☞ AND A SHOUTOUT FOR YOU ☀@Tco  -   my long lost nerdy twin from ‘Murica 🌮@PositiveCookie22  -   bestie 😺 @optimisticMagic0014  -   my magical friend ✨@MarissaHope  -   a wonderful listener 💯 @Kutless  -   a super nice listener buddy ☀️@RiverHudson1  -   River is da bomb 💣@anonymouslistener23  -   brings fun to every room 👀@WatermelonTurtle7  -   amazing listener buddy 🐢@LexIris  -   friendly, caring listener 🦋 @helpfulArrow6093  -   my horror movie twin 👻Member Buddy @Syd113  -   kind, caring, funny friend
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10214
Canada

thoughtfulFriend68

Marvel 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi I'm brian welcome to 7 cups thank you for visiting my profile. I've been a listener on here now for over 3 years thanks to a certain listener who helped me through some bad times and encouraged me to become one. If you are going through a break up you can talk to me. I also know what it feels like to be anxious or if you are going through grief and have lost someone close to you. feel free to talk to me about it looking forward to hearing from you.(continua sempre a sorridere) 
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5773
Ireland
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Lisa Meighan

LisaMeighanMBPsS
Counselor, BSc Psychology (Honours)
Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.
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United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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

caringSmiles1016

Master 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Members: I'm not currently accepting new. About to take a break from 7 cups.. Will available for one time in a week..Reason: I'm Chemical Engineering student.. and willing to take some break and focus on my studies.. hopefully you can understand . Thank you..Past: in December 2019 I'm "lonely one and only"Present: May 2020 I'm " I'm CaringSmiles ❤️, verified listener here to listen you" This is what 7 cups given me progress in my life... ​​​​​​I'm thankful to @amyraa Today:Feb 2021 Today, I am leaving cups and all.
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1050
India