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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.

warCD51

Exemplar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Here to help! 
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4320
Canada

Isaakmotive

Sage 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I've been through alot in my life and would like to use my vast experience, dealing with alot of situations, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, friendship issues, loneliness, trauma, drug abuse, addicition, family issues, etc to help people become better versions of themselves.
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2011
United States

avagracii

Scholar 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
  Я принимаю чаты на русском языке.  Назовите мне если вы хотите чтобы я послал вам эту биографию переведенную на русский язык.              - please understand that I am currently accepting few chats - Hello y'all! My name is Jensen, or Jen, or Jenny (: (I requested a name change!) I found that in my time as a member I really enjoyed extending support where I could, and here I am as a listener! I would love to help you however I can, whether it means casually chatting, letting you vent, or truly listening. -any pronouns- 💛🤍💜🖤 - 💗💛💙A Little About Me I'm a drill team dancer at my local highschool, but I really prefer ballet! Currently I have two dogs and three siblings. I have ASD, feel free to ask questions about autism as I'm happy to answer! I grew up in Russia along with my sister and now live in the US :) Recently I have accepted my non binary identity and love any pronouns! Fun facts! My favorite music artists: All Time Low, Slipknot, Doja Cat, Jon Bellion, IDKHow, AC/DC and yungblud :) Hobbies: Dancing, cooking and drawing  Color: PinkMy Best Chat TopicsI am most comfortable and feel best equipped to provide support for... -self harm- -eating disorders- -family stress- -student life--trauma/PTSD- -alchohol/drug use-  -autism- -lgbtq+-Bonus: Oddly specific, but I also live with a family member has FASD so I do feel equipped to offer FASD support.Chat Topics I Do Not TakeChat topics I cannot provide support for are... -weight management--domestic violence/abuse--breakups-    
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United States

VicK5123

Master 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey there. :) I'm AK from India. Call me Vic/Victor. I'm 17, but don't let my age fool you. I have wisdom way beyond my years, because I've personally witnessed and successfully overcome a lot of different issues in my life. I intend to use my knowledge to help you as best as I possibly can. Reach out to me if you want to let out your feelings, or if you want to share a recent happening, or if you need a friend to talk to. I'm there to listen to you and help you figure out a solution for your problem I hardly ever keep my status as online 🟢, so reach out to me anyways, even if my status may be busy🟠 or offline🔴. I don't keep my status offline🔴 on purpose usually, so if my status is red🔴, then I'm most likely not on 7cups at the moment. My timezone is IST (ET + 9½ hours). I'm on 7cups from 3am ET to 3pm ET, usually. I can definitely arrive earlier than 3am ET and stay later than 3pm ET. But, my schedule is unpredictable, so let's just assume 3am - 3pm ET as my availability. In this time period, I may not be consistently available or online, because I live my everyday life in this time period as well, so forgive me if I respond late to your texts. I take chats for a maximum of 60 minutes. Sometimes, I may take them for less than 60 minutes also, depending on the situation on my side. I can extend the time if really needed. But, let's try to deal with your issue as soon as possible.😊 I'm usually not fine with casual chats, so please don't reach out to me if you need to pass some time. I've dedicated my time as a listener to help and support those in need, not to entertain those who are bored. I can always make some exceptions, but that's entirely up to me. (Listeners and members I already talk to are allowed to PM for casual talks🙂) Just note that I have my limits and I can't handle  some extreme conversations. If I feel uncomfortable dealing with/listening to your situation, I will let you know, and refer you to another listener. Please don't reach out to me if your issue is related to sexual abuse. I'm usually not comfortable listening to such issues.Some amazing friends of mine:​​​​​​@lueurspace - My 7cups bestie, friend and elder sister. Thank you so much for being there by my side, and for being my closest friend. Your presence is enough to make me smile and happy. I don't have enough words to describe your value. I love you❤​@SuryanshSingh - My listener coach and verifier. A very lovely and helpful guy. Thanks for your guidance, Surya❤​​​@ItssssMJ - She was my listener when I first joined. One of my closest friends on 7cups. Thank you so much for being there when I needed support, MJ. You're awesome❤Shoutouts: @considerateParadise6717 @fairyava @mamtasha22 @calmingMermaid5761 @Greenchoice1 @Rhlexia520 @sia1325 @Anna706 @kieran000 @jessrabbit7 @shiningSky3745 @ShiningStars1 @EmmaE @KateDoskocilova @Starmedia @CommunityModAnne @CommunityModElliot @CommunityModJennie @richuyulin @Fristo @DonaldDraper @rrretsuko (Some more people will be added soon) Thanks for reading my bio. Have a great day/night :)(Bio Last Updated : 14th June 2021)
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517
India

blissart

Exemplar 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Personal request - i dont take  LGBTQ issues .I will only chat for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you . I dont take requests for personal chats on other social media platforms. Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment. Pls dont substitute this with therapy or counselling
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3900
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

Fristo

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there, I am fristo, I prefer a long-term relation with you! I believe a long-term good relation can bring tremendous change to either lives. So, looking forward to form a healthy listener-member bond with you You can also get started with this growth path, which I made in hope to see you smile: https://www.7cups.com/path/playlist/smile/  
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5644
India

cuteeeezombieeee

Scholar 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Welcome to the 7Cups community! Hey y'all, Sierra here! I was away for quite a long time as I was struggling to cope up with issues of my own! I'm back now and I hope I'll be able to dedicate more time to helping others!Things to know about me:- I'm 16 y/o! I spend my leisure time writing poetry and prose! I read a lot of fiction stories too! I grew up in an abusive environment, so I have *lived experience* with physical/emotional/verbal abuse, family stress, sexual health, substance abuse etc.I take more or less chats on all issues except that self harm might be slightly triggering for me at times! I take casual chats too! Please provide me with feedback once the chat is over as this helps me reflect on my listening skills! :)Please don't use nicknames such as "honey", "sweetheart", "love" or anything of that sort as I'm only comfortable with my loved ones using these while referring to me! Do avoid texting me to chat inappropriately as I'll be forced to block you!Last, but not least, know I'm so proud of you for making it through each and every day! Remember to take care of yourself and treat yourself as you'd treat a good friend! My roles: ✨ Verified Listener ✨ Project agent for Trauma Support Subcom ✨Forum Supporter for Trauma Support Subcom ​​​​​✨Room supporter for Self Harm Recovery, YPOC and Positivity and Gratitude.✨Discussion leader for "Remembering Our Purpose" session on Monday (12 am-1 am)✨LDP graduate✨QLP trainee My favourite quote-"You're not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth and raging courage"~ Alex Elle  
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756
Australia

DrDonut

Veteran 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
IM AVAILABLE FOR CHATS Dont be scared to drop a message! Greetings <3 I have cyclothymic disorder and im currently on the path to making my life as tranquil and happy as possible. Please feel free to join me or share your story!  Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. I work as a sports massage therapist and I'm a physio intern for 2 high performance sports teams (Athletics and boxing)Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse. Please dont be scared to message me if you need a shoulder to lean on ^_^. Favourite qoute: “One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other."I am meIn all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, Whether they be to others or to myself – I own my fantasies, My dreams, my hopes, my fears – I own all my triumphs and Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me – by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts – I know There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other Aspects that I do not know – but as long as I am Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles And for ways to find out more about me – However I Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically Me – If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that Which I discarded – I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be Productive to make sense and order out of the world of People and things outside of me – I own me, and therefore I can engineer me – I am me and I AM OKAY - Virginia Satir
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863
South Africa
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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

KatRebane

Sage 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please note that I am unable to help those with self-esteem and related problems (i.e. negative body image, shame, feelings of worthlessness and social anxiety) and those who are struggling with self-harm. Due to a busy schedule, I am also unable to perform recurring chats at the moment. My proficiency is my knowledge of psychiatry, and lack of judgment or prejudice. My name's Katariina, I'm very easy-going and open-minded. The way I say things sometimes can be blunt, so if I'm coming across as insensitive, you're uncomfortable for any reason or starting to feel overwhelmed, please remember that it is helpful to tell me these things, and what you expect from our chat (it doesn't make you annoying). This is your space: you don't need to talk about anything you're not ready to; if you want to suddenly change the topic, that's okay, or if I'm not focusing on the parts that are most significant to you, don't let me lead you off-track! Getting everything off your chest is what's most important, we can always circle back to anything after. I might not be the best listener for the following topics:  Breakups (those looking to move on) and infatuations (e.g. crushes and love-triangles); bullying; eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem issues; envy (or jealousy); financial and work stress; self-control (including anger management); social anxiety; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy. I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better complement your needs.Topics I am comfortable talking about, but can help best with:  Mental illness (disorders) (such as but not limited to, anxiety; behavioural and social deficits, like those present in autism spectrum disorders/Asperger's syndrome (ASD) and other developmental disorders (please keeping in mind that I am not comfortable discussing self-esteem); bipolar disorder and mania; delirium and other psychogenic illnesses (neurosis); dissociative (and conversion) disorders, including dissociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder (DID/MPD); antisocial/dissocial (ASPD), avoidant, dependent (DPD), sadistic, schizoid (SzPD) personality disorders; and psychosis-related disorders, including schizophrenia); sexual health and sex-related issues (such as but not limited to, sexual dysfunction (including lack of, and excess of, sexual desire, and premature ejaculation (PE)); sexual preference (including fetishes/paraphilia) and sexual orientation; and healthy (and satisfactory) sexual relationships); and trauma. I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as busy. If you're wondering if I am the right listener for you and have any other questions, you're welcome to request me or leave me a message. If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request! If I'm offline, my inbox is always open and I will respond ASAP. :)Post-Scripts  - I accept casual/loneliness chats, but I'm not skilled at leading conversations.  - Those interested to know more about me: my Myers-Briggs personality type is ENTJ, I am a Buddhist (although not a very good one, as I'm always putting off practicing) and I believe that everything comes down to philosophy (so it's something I'm happy to talk about, whether it's making sense of a messy situation or questioning the meaning of life).
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2728
Canada

BelieveRelax

Guru 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello if you would like to talk, I will try my best to be supportive. :)   
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1891
Canada

HearingCloud

Supporter 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I DO NOT TAKE RELATIONSHIP CHATS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 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.
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171
Viet Nam

fairyava

Master 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Welcome to my profile. (ஐ╹◡╹)ノI'm so glad you found me! If you are reaching out for support, please read through my bio before sending me a message. ♡ Check out the bottom of my bio for more resources and distraction links!➝ About me:- My name is Ava, I'm 17 years old. - I am non-binary and use any pronouns (she/he/they). - My personality type is INFJ-T and I am a Virgo! ♍️ - I will be starting college this year with a major in psychology! In my free time, I also love playing video games, writing, and discovering new movies. - I've dealt with many of my own issues like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, an eating disorder along with other things.➝ For members:♡ My listening style: My goal is to create a supportive and welcoming space for you to talk about your struggles. Everyone has a different idea of support! I'm here to listen to you vent, help you set goals, ask you questions, anything you need! I'm very open-minded and will never judge you. I am open for casual conversations too, I understand that sometimes you just need a friend. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly space! 🏳️‍🌈♡ My availability: My live chats typically last around 45-60 minutes. I am also available for offline messaging, where I reply as I am available every few hours throughout the day.♡ My triggers: Excessive use of "...", sentences in all caps, chats on sexual abuse.➝ My roles on 7cups:(Anything in blue is a clickable link!)♡ Verified Teen Listener: I passed a mock chat and have been verified.♡ Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats to help verify listeners. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to be verified.♡ Care Team: I check in on listeners after they've talked with a peer/chat supporter and on new listeners beginning their listener journey!♡ Peer Supporter:  I help support other listeners after tough chats and in the listener chatroom.♡ Project Agent:  I am a project agent for the Self-harm subcommunity.♡ Safety Patrol:  I help scan the site for innapropriate profiles that need to be flagged. Feel free to PM me if you see an innapropriate profile!♡ Forum Supporter:  I help support the Anxiety, Trauma & Depression subcommunities!♡ Room Supporter:  I help support the Depression, Teen Only Zone and LGBTQ+/MOGII group support rooms! They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.♡ Listener Discussion Host: I host discussions to help improve overall listener quality.➝ I host discussions at these times (the rooms will open at the times of the discussions):♡ Healthy Habits, Sundays, 11pm-12am EST (In: Sharing Circle) *On self care break from leading my other 3 discussions at the moment. Will resume in a couple of weeks.* You are more than welcome to join! Join group support rooms here.♡ My Status: ♡Green: I am online and ready to take live chats!Orange: I am online, either in a chat, in a group support room, doing training or going through the forums! My response time may be a bit delayed.Red: I am not active, and will get back to you within 24 hours.☀️ Suicide hotlines ☀️☀️ Abuse chatline ☀️☀️ Self-harm distraction techniques ☀️☀️ Take some deep breaths ☀️☀️ Calming music from my favorite video game ☀️
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United States