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Anomalia

Paragon 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
Active in last week
New job at work has me traveling more, plus life events mean that I'll be away a bit more over time.  I'll still try to respond to messages if possible, but will be unavailable for live chats and more delayed in responses from: - Jan 21-Jan 24 - Feb 11-Feb 19 - Feb 21-Feb 22   Otherwise, my normal availability will stand - I can schedule one hour live chat appointments Monday-Thursday during the day (10am-6pm Eastern) and will try to respond to messages within 24-48 hours, with slightly slower times on weekends as I do not typically log in here Friday-Sunday much.    -------------------------------------------------------------------------    Hi all, I'm glad you've found my profile here! I truly love to listen and help others, and am particularly versed in eating disorders, work stress, and sexual assault, though happy to discuss anything, including sexual issues / sexuality. If you feel like you could use some extra support or help working through a problem, please reach out!   You can start a chat with me if I'm online or to message me if I'm not and we can set up a time. I'm in the US in Central Time and somewhat flexible during the day Monday-Thursday. I'm hard to catch sometimes, so plan to set up an appointment with me.  I'm also open to messaging back and forth not live, but more frequently, if that's preferable for you.  If you see me in the forums, you'll know I have a few favorite quotes around recovery and strength that I throw around all the time, so I'll share them here, too.   "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" "Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself."  "Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day."   Much love to all, Anomalia
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5254
United States

MonBon

Virtuoso 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
Active in last week
Be sure to check my feed for updates! If there is a post saying I'm gone, then I will be gone - if not, I will get back to you as soon as possible ^^I would like to warn you that I primarily support in the forums. This means I am not taking member chats at the moment. However, if you are interested in becoming a forum supporter, I am more than happy to discuss that ♥Hey, I go by Mon Bon. I'm here to listen/guide/whatever you need! I hope you get through whatever is bothering you :)My hugs are always free and only a request away~This is an LGBTQ+ friendly profile.If you are a listener, I am a peer support who is more than willing to listen to you after a difficult chat.If you're a listener who would like to reach out to a quality mentor on your behalf or someone else's, use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oeZA5FmCGw4UeV6Yjmv0ZCurow72WzqpbaRd1F0klkA/viewformNo amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.Hoodies are comfortable and will protect you from the storms of life.Cupiversary - June 8th, 2014.Mentorversary - October 5th, 2014a) picture of twins; left, bunnypants; right, monbon
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1258
United States

MathewTheBull

Epitome 5
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
I specialise in domestic violence and I am also a domestic violence advocate. My names Mathew and I'm from Australia. I'm  here to listen about any difficulties you may be having and I will do my best to understand your situation. It is always important when dealing with domestic violence to take the first step. Thank you.   -Mathew
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3291
Australia

Breathedani

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
Active in last 6 months
My name is Dani and I am so glad you came across my page here on 7 cups of tea. I like supporting everyone and I would love to listen and talk to you about whatever is on your mind. I enjoy mission work, biking, hiking, anything in the nature really, but most of all helping others. Feel free to send me a message anytime, and if I'm not on I will reply as soon as possible. I am so glad you are here and feel free to open up. I am here to listen :) “Time heals all wounds, keep your chin up.” "There is always LIGHT in the darkness." "Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." "Don't judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes."
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408
United States

Chaliercy

Master 4
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
I'm Bruno and I live in Brazil. I joined 7 Cups on 2014 motivated by the idea that we need to help each other. In addition to my 7 Cups work, I'm a member of the Youth Rights Comission and some students organizations. I'm a former activist at Drugs, Alcohol and Violence Prevention Program. My experise field revolve around LGBT, women's, civil and human rights.  I'd be really happy if you want to chat with me. I'll be here if you want to tell me how was your bad day at the school (or a good one maybe, I hope so!), or how much in panic you are because it seems that nobody is here for you (we are!). I also needed help and I found it right here at 7 Cups. I learned that we can always be stronger than our problems, and I'm here to help you to learn it too! ADITIONAL INFO Availability: I'm currently readapting myself to the 7 Cups scenario. By now, I'm trying to be online all the time and take some chats. You'll see me here on holidays and weekends for sure. My personal life and 7 Cups: My life allows me to talk about a variety of things. I'm always participating and leading comissions, meetings and a lot of things that allows me to understand more about several scenarios you might be experiencing. Listeners: As you can see on my badges or statistcs, I don't spend many time on listeners chatrooms or talking to listeners, however I know how important it is. The point is that I prefer to focus on the priority here, and the priority is to support members and guests. 
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519
Brazil

samc95xc

Virtuoso 3
Listens to Over 18
Active in last 6 months
Dear friends, As the Deer Piano Composition Hillsong Cover - Age to Age & Oceans  Hillsong Cover - Pursue/All I need is you/I Surrender   Short & Powerful Praise & Worship Session  - What a Beautiful name it is (Hillsong Cover) Praise & Worship - O Praise the Name (Hillsong Cover) In Jesus Christ, this is the profile, where you won't me. That beings said, to all those who are reading this, may you find Jesus today, for it is He who can help you really. If you wan't to talk great! Why not try with him? He's not gonna Judge, He's not gonna say go away, He'll Just love. where there is more sin, there is more grace, that does not mean I'm encougaring you to sin, but all I ask you is to try you part, and leave the impossible to God. You know Strength does not comes when we keep quite, when we think He does not exist, or He will not forgive me, or He is not there, He's not gonna accept me, and the list goes on. Strength comes, when we surrender our lives and our hearts to the Lord, and respect that He will have authority over us. Trust me, if you dare to Give your life to Jesus, by total surrender. You are accepting, and activing God's love for yourself. I have been blind, for many years, I was an aethist for more than 18 years, and within that time, I was here too, trying to help people like you. The truth of it, is not in my badges or my cheer points, but that Jesus Christ helped you through me, but the moment I cut him off, the moment when I was addicted to helping you, by not listening to Him, but worldy ways, I found out that I have lost my peace, and now it was impossible for me, to give you peace. Thanks to God again for hearing my voice once again, and helping me to surrender to his Love completley. Friends, I tell you, I've been through anxiety, severe depression, nearly every single day I used to think about suicide, and most prominatly, I became a Hater of myself, my life, and of others.  Every ounce, of love, faith and hope, was gone, my life was in darkness, yet Jesus Christ, the Son of Man chose to save me again. So here friend, I won't be helping you, but I will do somethign even more greater than that. I can pray for you. My God, My God, You My King, as a unfaithful servant, begs for mercy for his sins, I do that to you too. Please have mercy on me, and those who are reading this message. Father we are very weak, we cannot walk in the path of you son, we just keep on tremling down. I know that there has been many a time, when we have not prayed to you, as we have should, many a time, we have not believed you, and had doubts to reighn out heart, than you. We know that we have failed to love you, but not following you, by not going to the church. We were afraid, Father, we throught that you might not accept us. But now, we want to make amends to that. We are hopeless, please Father, give us hope, we are not accepted, anywhere, all of these acceptance are temporary, please accept us into your family. We do not love ourselves, that is why we cut ourselves, we often think of suicide, for we think there is no one for us. Father please lead us to the Cross, Please help me to believe in your Son Jesus, once again. Please be with us that we can find Him, and just surrender everything at His feat. We do not want to sin again, jsut help us Father, to lead a way where there is peace, we are tired of fighting. Father, send us your Holy Spirit that it may protect us, as we try our best to lead ourselves to you. Help us, to abide in your son every single moment of our lives. Just like your son and you are in mine. Father, you are the source of everything, all things that are good comes from you, make us good, and wothy again. Mother Marry Help us, by your love, to reach your son. Where there is a Cross, there is Christ, and there is redemnption, there is love, there is eternal life. Father we want to make a commitment from this moment onward, that we wil choose you, before your creation. Help us in our journey, protect us, nourish us, and be with us. Hallelujah  Our Father in Heaven Holy be your Name, your Kingdom come, your Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven, give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those, who have sins against us, and lead us Lord, oh Most Holy Father, not into temptations, but deliver us from all and ever evil. and Grant us peace.  AMEN HALLELUJAH    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL. That being said, if you still want to talk to me, message me up!  I'm not noramlly available, because I've other things to attend to. But I'll reply when I'll see your message. I'll talk to you. But the only thing that I can help you with Is Jesus, honestly, I would recommend Him to you because He's the one that's working all the time. He's the one whom I owe my life, He's the one who is the reason why I smile, sing, praise, worship, love, Hes my Joy, He's my source of everything that is good in me. Without Him I'm nothing. So I would say He's waiting for you, Run to Him with all your pain past and present. Let Him be a part of it. Your darkness will cease to exist only when you invite the eternal light in your life. God bless you!  Jesus Loves you!
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3338
India

Subas

Expert 9
Listens to Over 18
Active in last 6 months
*Not online very often due to university but please do leave me a message and I will get back to you. Take care till then.* I am here to listen. To be there for people who need someone who can understand them and relate to them. There have been times where I have needed to be heard but didn't find that sort of comfort but I am so glad that I am going to get a chance to do it for others. Hope to talk to you soon and hear all about you because you matter and your story is beautiful. Stay strong, live firece. 
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1260
United Kingdom

TheSunflower

Helper 8
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
Hi my name is Sunflower and I'm here to listen to you.  
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104
Sweden

Annalia

Proficient 3
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
****Currently not taking on new chats as I am applying for masters programs. If you need to, message me and I will do my best to get back to you asap! If I haven't gotten back to you in 3-5 days please send me another message.**** Hello my name is Anna and I am a twenty-two year old biology healthcare and neuroscience student in Wisconsin. I am getting my degree in genetic counseling. I have always been a listener to those in need and I hope to continue to be so for the rest of my life. I have experience with anxiety and depression as well as other mental illnesses. In addition I am a trained sexual assault victim advocate and human trafficking advocate. I know first hand what it's like to live with anxiety and panic attacks. I know life isn't always easy and I want to be there to walk in your shoes if even for a short time. You'll never walk alone. "'Cause if there's one thing in life, that I've learned so far, It's that we're all a little stronger than we think we are. And you can bend a little farther, or you can stay just how you are." - 'Who You Are' Paradise Fears Although I am unable to be online all the time feel free to send me a message and we can set up a time to talk! I look forward to chatting with you!
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593
United States

Flourish

Genius 6
Listens to Over 18
Active in last month
NOTE: I am currently not really accepting chats (except on few exceptional days). However, there are many other great listeners you could visit that are ready to support you. Thanks for understanding. ----- ----- Hey there! It's an honour to have your eyes staring at my profile. I've gone through lots of pain and would like to use my experiences to listen and maybe be helpful to someone out there. I'm an active trained listener at 7 Cups of Tea; I enjoy things like music, beautiful landscapes, the euphoria being happy gives and much more. If I'm online and you'll like to talk to me, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message . Glad you are here! ← ★ → “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” ― Shannon L. Alder "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice." ― Bob Marley "Today was tomorrow, yesterday" ― Unknown "If you want to fail at something do it because of you, not because someone expects you to fail" ― Unknown ℱl♥urish ✔
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1034
Greece

FlowerInDisguise19

Proficient 6
Listens to Over 18
Active in last 6 months
❤ On a break from 7Cups until further notice ❤ _________________________________________ Hiya I’m so glad that you’ve found me here on 7CupsOfTea!  I have had many experiences with life and now I enjoy helping others to get better as I know how it feels when you are lonely and have no one to talk to, that's why you have come to the right place! I am here to listen to you and support you and guide you on what's best for you. I can listen to you if you are going through..bullying, self-harm, relationships (especially long distance), depression, panic attacks, OCD, religious issues and homelessness. I have also first handedly experienced what it's like to go through an illness so if you would like to talk about any issues that you may be experiencing, message me don't be shy and I will gladly listen to you and help you the best I can. No question is too big. No problem is too small. There's no need for you to be alone. I can be your shoulder to cry on. Just remember that I love you all Stay strong  By the way, meet my lovely friend Winnie the Bear 🐼 P.S. My time zone is GMT, London ☆ so keep that in mind when you are messaging me. You can use www.worldtimebuddy.com to convert times! If you want a quiet place to be right now you can check out http://thequietplaceproject.com/thethoughtsroom/ For a hug visit http://thenicestplaceontheinter.net/   To all fellow listeners, I am a part of: ✓ The Verifier’s team - If you would like to get verified please message me for more details! Or check out this link: http://ow.ly/QGghx ✓ The Welcoming Committee - I'm here to welcome you all! ✓ The Appreciation Committee - Feeling underappreciated? Do you know someone who could use with a bit of love and recognition, message me and we’ll soon be spreading lots of love! :’) Share some love on our Anonymous Appreciation Thread here: http://ow.ly/QGfEh My lovely listener twins: @iListenIdontJudgeIcare and @Ibiihere (big shout out they're awesome!)    Some of my favourite quotes: "Everyone wants to be the sun that lights up your life. But I'd rather be your moon, so I can shine on you during your darkest hour when your sun isn't around." "A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because it's trust is not on the branch but on it's own wings. Always believe in yourself." "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light." 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain." "Every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."
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1088
United Kingdom

FrenchMarbles

Veteran 10
Listens to Over 18
Active in last 6 months
 Please note: I am on this website on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday  Please use this to book your session with me. :) =======================================================================================================================Hi, guys! I'm FrenchMarbles! (But you can call me Jake ^_^)...now are you sitting comfortably while you read my long profile description? Good! So, I've decided to completely do my profile up, and making it all nice and sparkly!  ^+^So...get the kettle all nice and boiled, grab yourself a cup and feel free to have my special coffee! xD  Oh...just be aware that the coffee might be slightly hot! But we can wait for it to cool down.....now what to do while we are waiting? Let's get to know each other a bit better! xD Let's begin by telling us a bit about yourself and how you found this website?Well...hello! *waves* My name is FrenchMarbles here, but you can call me Jake ^_^, I'm from the United Kingdom.  I am disabled, in the sense that I am profoundly Deaf.  But I don't let that stop me from having the same quality of a life than any average guy. I found this website a couple of years ago when I was still going through a horrible time, I was discriminated just because I was Deaf, and I needed to talk to someone, so I basically typed something like "talk to someone" and this came up on my search, and it wasn't long before I fell in love with this website and I became a listener to help others out.So...are you just a listener? I am not just a listener! See, when I find something I am passionate about, I invest my time in it, and it really wasn't long before I discovered I could be more involved, so the following below is a little glimpse of what I do here;  1. ListenerBeing a listener is one of my first roles here, and it is one I still stick by despite my never ending list! I listen to a wide range of people going through many different situations, I really can never imagine what sort of day I'm going to have when I am talking to people! Sometimes it is quite difficult to try and refrain from helping as many people as I can, but self-care is so important so I keep myself as 'offline' as to focus on the people I'm listening to.  Click here to view our amazing listeners ^_^2. Quality MentoringThis is one of the projects I absolutely adore  I help listeners build up their skills and ensure they feel supported when the times get difficult, I know what it is like to be brand new and wanting to help as many people as possible, but think of it this way, you could have the world's best jam, and people from all over the world come and taste this special jam. This jam is your compassion and empathy mixed together with a little bit of sugar. But if you keep giving away your jam to other people, you might not have enough to share with your friends + family.  Which is why you should try and connect with our awesome mentors, we'll help you fill up your jam jar, support you when times get too much, and even afterwards you might get yourself a little virtual cookie! Click here to pair up with our awesome mentors! 3. InternI'm also an intern here at 7 Cups! I did become an intern about 2 years ago, but I wasn't prepared for the amount of work that I needed to do to complete my internship at 7 Cups, so I left, and after an extended self-care break, I've become an intern again, which is something I am loving! It just means that I will be able to use the leadership skills amongst many other awesome skills I've gained to pursue a job in the future! (Obviously, if any of the admin team reads this, I'm really skint and would appreciate a job haha!)  To become an intern, follow this link ^_^4. Anonymous Evaluation TeamI am part of the Anonymous Evaluation team, and what I do is super secret, so secret I need to type in a ridiculously small text size but if you can read this then I should probably stop because you'll end up finding out what I actually do D: Do you recommend viewing any websites?YES! The internet is full of wonderful places where you are able to learn more about yourself, as well as learning about the lovely little planet we live in! (For those who don't know, we're currently on Earth) If you're interested in reading about the different conditions, whether physical or mental, please read the following links to gain the knowledge! Many thanks to the charity based in the UK called Mind.  It's such a fabulous charity that breaks the stigma of disabilities and mental health issues <3 Anger - Explains what anger is, and how to deal with it in a constructive and healthy way.Anxiety and panic attacks - Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Bipolar disorder - Explains what bipolar disorder is, what kinds of treatment are available, and how you can help yourself cope. Also provides guidance on what friends and family can do to help.Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) - Explains body dysmorphic disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Borderline personality disorder - Explains what BPD is and what it’s like to live with this diagnosis. Also provides information about self-care, treatment and recovery, and gives guidance on how friends and family can help.Depression - Explains depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Dissociative disorder - Explains dissociative disorders, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Drugs - street drugs - Explains the mental health effects of street drugs such as alcohol, cannabis or cocaine. It explains what might happen if you use street drugs and also have a mental health problem, and suggestions for where you might find support.Eating problems - Explains eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Hearing voices - About voices, who hears them and how to cope if they are a problem.Hypomania and mania - Explains hypomania and mania, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Loneliness - Explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.Mental health problems - introduction - Explains the most commonly discussed mental health problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - Explains obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Panic attacks - Explains what panic attacks are, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Paranoia - Explains paranoia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Personality disorders - Explains personality disorders, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support.Phobia - Explains phobias, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Postnatal depression - Explains postnatal depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Explains post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Psychotic experiences - Explains psychotic experiences, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Schizoaffective disorder - For people who have been given a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, and their friends and relatives. Explains what the disorder is, and the types of treatment and support available.Schizophrenia - Explains schizophrenia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Seasonal affective disorder - Explains seasonal affective disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Self-esteem - Explains how to increase your self-esteem, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.Self-harm - Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.Sleep problems - Explains insomnia and other sleep problems, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.Sleep problems - tips - Brief tips on how to cope with sleep problems.Stress - how to manage it -  A guide to stress, with information about what you can do to get support.Stress - tips - Brief tips on how to cope with stress.Suicidal feelings - Explains what suicidal feelings are, including possible causes and how you can learn to cope.Please be aware if you are feeling suicidal, you are still able to contact us, the only exception to that rule is if you are feeling actively suicidal then unfortunately, we aren't trained to help you out, if that is the case, please refrain from contacting us and please go to this website ( http://www.suicide.org/ ) where you can find the right place to go.  I know it might not be what you wanted to hear, but I'd much rather you know that now than placing your trust in our listeners only to be told we can't help you out.  But if you do not have an active plan, then you are more than welcome to speak to our listeners  If you've made it this far without falling asleep, let's do a happy dance together, and remember you are awesome <3         
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1035
United Kingdom