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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.

SmileIsGreat

Scholar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am a listener who's still learning, just like any of you here, I have bad times and I know how difficult it might be, so I hope I could be the helpful one to you. (sexual issues aren't involved)
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599
China

allnaturalHeart64

Master 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm a verified listener on 7 Cups. I like to support people struggling with college life, existential crisis, family stress, self-harm, exercise motivation, social anxiety, depression and managing emotions. If I'm online, please feel free to chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!  
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854
India

eli225

Supporter 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
#Pebbledontpoke Heyyy, I am Eli. My pronouns are she/her. Love to talk and be able to help.I speak English, Latvian and a bit of French( I’m no fluent) I love to read, listen to music and eat 😂😊i love dogs 🥰 My triggers are animal abuse and alcohol.I am not comfortable talking about alcohol, spirituality and anything sexual(sexual health, porn addiction and rape.)my favourite quotes❤️“laughing is healing”-Heal,2021my listener twin- ezoodle❤️
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75
Latvia

Guardian4ng3l

Intermediate 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Non judgmental, sympathetic listener!
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261
United Kingdom

Greenchoice1

Advanced 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey Members, Unfortunately, I will not take any new chats until further notice, please browse for other listeners. Hi my friend, Welcome to 7 Cups. I am Greenchoice! But you can call me Green, I’ll try my best to offer you support. I appreciate that you reached out to us for help, it's the only way to strive.💚 A little about me   My roles here on 7cups:   Verified Listener: ✅ "I have been verified by completing a mock chat with an experienced listener" Listener Verifier: 🏅 "I conduct mock chats to verify listeners, you can pm me for more info." Support Team Leader: "I am the Support Team Leader for the Trauma Community". Peer Support: 🌿 "I support listeners after having a hard chat, if you had a tough chat feel free to PM me."  Moderator: 👮🏼 "I am a moderator for the Trauma Support Community, Anxiety and Newbie hub (TCR, TSR)." Doorkeeper: 🚪 "As a doorkeeper, I can open and close rooms" PA (Project Agent): 🧑🏼‍🏫 For verifiers team & Trauma support. Forum Supporter: "I am a forum Supporter for Trauma Community & Newbie hub."   My Availability:   Online/Green: I am available for Personal Request Chats & Unscheduled chats. Busy/Orange: I am engaged in Scheduled Chats and/or other projects on 7 Cups.  (Feel free to leave me a message, I might be slow in replies though, so please do look for another listener here if urgent) Offline/Red: I am not available currently but feel free to pop me a message, and I will try to get back to you as fast as I can!   My favourite listeners: @Tac0belle - You are the best and kindest here on cups, Thanks for being here! 💚 @Sia1325 💖 @Jovialsunshine5049💙 @cuteorange213 💜 @Kkea - One of my besties here on 7 Cups! 😊 @sunnylexi ❤️ @Kara13V - My bestie I love hosting sessions with you you're just the most amazing person! 💚 @ShiningSky3754 - Twin brother 🧑🏼‍🤝‍🧑🏼     Few Quotes I like: ​​​​​​ • “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that the better for us all.”   • “Once you start making the effort to ‘wake yourself up’—that is, be more mindful in your activities—you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more.”   • “We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.”      Thanks for taking some time to read my bio. Hope to see you in my PMs soon!💚  
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246
United Kingdom

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

DrDonut

Virtuoso 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
                                                                                                                                      IM NOT AVAILABLE FOR CHATS  AT THE MOMENT FOR MY LONG TERM MEMBERS, I WILL RESPOND ASAP WHEN I GET THE CHANCE PLEASE USE THE BROWSE LISTENER SECTION TO FIND A LISTENER  ☯ Greetings ☯ 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!  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Some things about me: ~ Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. ~ I'm currently working in a respiratory hospital 5 days a week so please bear with me as i may reply slower these days ~ I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 ~ ☯ I'm a zen and mindfulness enthusiast ☯ I believe balance is the key to life, one cannot live in an imbalance, no matter what it is, everything needs balance _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse but i do take other chats (see below) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Things I do on 7cups: ~ Global Chatroom Mod ~ Safety Patrol Team ~ Support Team Member: Healthy Living, Mindfulness, Support Room, Student Support and Depression ~ Welcoming Committee ~ Group Support Session Host: Support Room (13:00 - 14:00 ET, Saturdays and Sundays) ~ Discussion Host: Mindfulness (Fridays 13:00-14:00 ET) & Healthy Living (Saturdays 11:00-12:00 am ET) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________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 ☯ Peace and Prosperity unto you ☯
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1288
South Africa

bluelotus99

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I like traveling, drawing, cooking, gaming, listening to music and snorkeling. This is an open doors policy account. You can always message me, about anything, whenever you like.
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16060
Turkey
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Halayma Khatun

HalKhatunBraunDiplomaTherapist
Counselor, M.A Theology(U.K, UAE), Diploma With Distinction in Counseling, Certification trauma abandonment
Compassionate, patient, experienced depression counselor. I use Psychodynamic counseling techniques. My counseling experience is +8 years, I counsel women.
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london
United Kingdom

Arcanity

Explorer 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Currently not around often. Hi! Welcome to my userpage :) you can call me Arc! I am a listener and am happy to listen to you if you need to let something out or talk about something. I love to see people doing their best and that includes you! If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Feel free to have a chat if I am online, there is no need to be shy (maximum one hour). If I can help that would make me happy too. To me there are no limits and nothing that you can't talk about. I am happy to take long term members!  However if your topic is about breakups or transgender in particular, I may not be the best listener for you and I would ask to find one more suited for that.If you need immediate help or it is something urgent, https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ you can also click on this link and specify your search to what you are looking for. I hope you get the help you need! Here are some helpful resources/guides:  Identifying goals and being proactive- Life regrets from people  How to set up a life you don’t have to escape from  5 mistakes you will regret making in 10 years Mindset- Neuroanatomy of complaining  Guided Meditation for Detachment From Over-Thinking Healing- Physical and emotional body healingHealing your cells Overall health- Boundaries  Sleep exercise and dietThe feeling of discouragementWays to stop a panic attack LGBTQ+ Resources- LGBTQ If you are up for a challenge and have the time, please view the video "Neuropsychology of Self-Discipline" and study ways in which you can identify and achieve your purpose and goals. Quotes"cherish and protect this world, for it is our home and the home of those not yet born. so immense, yet so fragile. so secure, yet so easily destroyed by selfishness and hatred" Path to peace; Venerable Wuling Sometimes the only person that can be your therapist is yourselfSuccessful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' Brian Tracy  We cannot be someone else. We can only be the best version of ourselves and that is the best thing we can offer. But as we aspire and work hard, realise you are the most perfect you can be now in the present. You do not have to do something or to change- you are okay, perfect and enough right now and don't let anyone tell you otherwise or bring you down.  Be content but never stop improving, once you stop opening your mind, you will no longer learn or improve in life and will stagnate your time. The present is a moment in time we will not get back so appreciate it dearly.  Don't live for those that are negative or try to bring you down. Remember that you are your own independent being and live for yourself first. Only you can look after you and meet your needs and life purpose until the end. Keep close your loved ones and those who make you happy and remove those who bring no good to your life, they do not belong there. It is key to good quality of life. You are worth every ounce of that effort.      
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266
Australia

PurpleLycheeTheListener

Veteran
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am here to listen to anyone about anything. I am currently fighting anxiety and depression. Don't hesitate to message to me about anything at any time and I promise to get back to you ASAP. Keep fighting
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2376
Australia

dekoo1

Scholar
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I don't know what you're going through but im here to listen. I enjoy music, cooking, anime and travelling ^_^
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659
Iraq

blindHeart12

Genius
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello thank you for looking to my profile. In this pandemic some of other way we had experience lose. I too had experience it. So feel free to message me to talk about it. Casual and sexual issue talk I dont prefer. If I take time in replying your request it means I am bit occupied excuse for that. Else I will try to reply as soon as possible. Take care. thank you 
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2830
India