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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.

rebecca947

Sage 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm Rebecca! I'm here to listen to any issues you have. As the saying goes, a burden shared is a burden halved. I'm here to take the other half. :) Unfortunately, I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. My Self-Harm Recovery discussion for adults is on every Monday at 9/10pm ET! I DO NOT take sexual or inappropriate chats.
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1238
Australia

peacefulIris56

Advanced
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello. I am here to listen to you and help you make progress with issues that may be causing you discomfort.
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323
United States

Tazzie

Pinnacle 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am the Subcommunity Coordinator on 7 Cups! Please feel free to reach out for support connected to the site and Subcommunities! I would be honored to help out.  I am unable to take on chat requests. Please connect to our listeners here! 
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888
United States

WelcomeToChat

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Temporarily, I will only take chats with members of the Trauma Subcommunity (due to a peak on other 7 Cups roles and responsibilities.)   My name is Marcelo, I am from Argentina. I once bumped on 7Cups, looking for help. Some novice Listeners helped me a lot. I got hooked with 7Cups. I promised to reciprocate the wonderful gift 7Cups gave me. I moved to Listener, and was deeply moved by the lovely people I interacted with. I was also surprised how much they appreciated me talking to them. I since decided that I wouldHELP ALL THAT COME TO ME, TO THE FULL EXTENT OF MY ABILITIES. I am interested in many spiritual traditions, particularly Existentialism, the Stoics, Tibetan Buddhism, Muslim Sufism, Advaita Vedanta Hinduism, Taoism, and Zen (which taught me the meditation technique I use). I am a devoted long term learner. I have studied about almost everything, from Prehistory, Particle Physics, Philosophy of Mind, to Biology, Cosmology. You name it.  I strongly recommend browsing Coursera and edX for the amazing offer of free high-quality courses on all subjects, generously offered by Universities from all around the world. I am very curious about Reality in all its facets. I try to live in wonder, and studying about it helps me a lot. I have sung in choirs all my life (Bach mostly), I paint watercolors, and love taking photos. Love trekking the mountains and collecting rocks along the way.Note: I feel uncomfortable with issues of "Arranged Marriages", so I prefer not to take them.  I cannot tolerate disrespectful talk against women or any kind of hate-speech. I might ask to end the chat under those circumstances.
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1214
Argentina

lovelyWhisper66

Veteran 3
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

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

Annie

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! I’m sorry that I’m rarely here lately. 😌 . There have been a number of unusual events. I had several bouts of extended bronchitis and pneumonia, which knocked me to bits. I had my first serious asthma attack, which was scary. . And I experienced two unexpected but deep loves that have been the most extraordinary of my life. A special baby /toddler I was caring for, and a lovely man who reawakened a part of me that I had buried long ago. . Also, after being one of the earliest listeners at 7 Cups (joining in August 2013), with many warm and wonderful times, I had some bad experiences. I pondered why it occurred, and the extent of my own responsibility. Very difficult. I became uncertain. And afraid, and the joy drained out of being a Listener.  Plus, I turned 66 years old in 2018. It feels unreal to keyboard that. Yet, from January through April 2019, I worked more than 60 hours per week at my three part-time jobs. (Yes, one of my weaknesses is being unable to say No when people express a need for help.) Anyway, in April 2019, I quit two of my jobs.  Time for Annie to reach out for her dreams.   .  I lived in France for three months in autumn 2019. I signed up for four cultural exchanges that provided room and meals in exchange for volunteer work like teaching. . It was AMAZING. . Then 2020, the year of Covid. I quietly returned to being a regular Listener at 7 Cups. Just 1 to 1 chats. It’s been lovely.  I’m very booked; I’m sorry I can’t accept more members. I will do my best. I hope you will understand when I must decline more commitments.
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4694
United States

hopedreamlove

Epitome 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1874
United States

RarelyCharlie

Epitome 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
On a Break I am on a self-care break. No live chats. If we have chatted before, feel free to message me, but I might not be able to respond quickly.
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6129
United Kingdom
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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

Starmedia

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: Sorry, currently I am on a Self-Care Break from Listening or Peer Support sessions for an Indefinite period of time. You can check out other wonderful listeners Here- Updated on 20th March 2021----------------------------------------------------------------Hello, Everyone! You can call me Star. Welcome to my profile. If you are interested in a community that aims to Spread positive vibes & Inspire everyone to grow: Click Here----------------------------------------------------------------  IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR EVERYONE  People/Situations may have different kinds of influence on you, Some experiences may knock you down while others may uplift youBUTYou Have The Power To Choose How You Want Your Life To GoNobody Else has the Power to Heal/Break You Because OnlyYou have the Power to Choose to be a Victim or a SurvivorYou have the Power to Choose to Grow and Heal Yourself.We all are powerful enough to create our own stories,It's totally okay to take some time and to grow at our own pace.❤  Please Remember: We Are Powerful Beings ❤----------------------------------------------------------------  NOTE FOR MEMBERS  1. I provide a safe space for the ones who need someone to listen to, by being non-judgemental, understanding, and compassionate.2. During our chat session, we will try to explore different options available for you so that you can choose what works best for you.I hope you remember that my insights/ suggestions are only an option for you to consider, and not an advice because I believe in your capabilities to take decisions and I know you will be able to figure out what works best for you. 3. I can chat for minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 2 hours.4. Please note:I do not take chats on sexual issues, trauma, chronic pain, illegal involvement, and if any issue is too difficult for me to handle. ----------------------------------------------------------------  NOTE FOR LISTENERS  Feel Free To Reach Out To Me If You Need:1. General assistance with your role as a listener2. General assistance with platform navigation, sub-communities, forums and chatrooms.3. Support after a difficult experience on 7cups as a volunteer.Please remember that we need to switch to our member accountif we need support with our personal issues.4. To discuss/inform anything related to Positivity & Gratitude Community. ----------------------------------------------------------------  MY ROLES ON 7 CUPS  1. Community Mentor Leader 2. Support Team Leader3. Team Member of a Quality Initiative Project4. Doorkeeper5. Peer Supporter6. Safety Patrol7. Verified Listener----------------------------------------------------------------7 cups is an inclusive community, so let's support #ByeByeCliques Challenge and eliminate unhealthy cliques. To take part in the challenge Click Here Intrested in supporting new Members and Listeners joining us? Click Here to share our amazing Welcome Pack with them and make them feel supported! ----------------------------------------------------------------❤  My amazing, lovely and talented team who is dear to me ❤    >>> P&G Team <<<❤ More people who have been kind ❤    CommunityMod Anne, CommunityMod Robin, CommunityMod Charlie, Suryanshsingh, Tyedyedbutterfly65, Danslanuit, CheeryMango, SummerBreeze00, bluntandhonest, AlwaysForYou197, blissart, Saquib16, KindSoul10, ChasingShadows, Mishi105, iampapaya, CaptainRex, OnlyIntellectualListener, Karleea, ASilentObserver, JoeyTribbbiani, Hrsoni4, ClassicAnonymous17, Tazzie, Gracey, positivePumpkin22, ToniJane, ALovelyFriend, Aikyaa 11000, Exulansis00 & kdsyahirah 
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2643
Japan

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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3206
Barbados

jovialButterfly6752

Sage
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud 🌈 Listener Twins with:ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)🐬musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to providing chat support about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this),relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support PlusQuality MentorListener Coach TraineeProject Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate)Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups InternBuilding Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support PlusPeer supporterChat SupporterUsed to be a Social Soldier with Project LightshipRoom Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support 🦋Accessible Version of my profile: 🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud ​​​​<3ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to chatting about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this), relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support Plus Quality Mentor Listener Coach Trainee Project Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate) Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups Intern Building Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support Plus Peer supporter Chat SupporterUsed to be a  Social Soldier with Project Lightship Room Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support
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615
India