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Blynng

Proficient 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Standard Availability is specific to my status bubble being Green. If it is not green, then I am not available for new chats. If for some reason it is green but I am not responding, please note that I am generally only available during the hours of 10am-11pm CST. If you are contacting me outside these hours because the status is green, it is a site glitch. It has been determined that there is a current problem with my status in the search results; it shows me as always available. Please refer to the chat window for my current status and understand that I am unable to control the errors that occur on the website. Hi! My name is Lynn, and I'm glad you've found me! I'm a trained listener with a degree in English and psychology as well as professional training in peer counseling. I am NOT a professional psychologist, and I cannot provide therapy services. My scholarly focuses were in ethnic, cultural and gender studies, and psychological studies in abnormal psychology and human sexuality. You'll find me to be exceptionally open-minded and able to talk about practically anything that is on your mind. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. I have personal experience with a number of things, and my professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, depression/anxiety management, and autism spectrum disorder. In my free time, I enjoy writing, movies, and MUSIC!!! Feel free to reach out to me anytime I'm online, and if I'm not, I'll respond to messages as soon as I can after getting notice. Please read previous member reviews before connecting with me. If you're a fellow listener, I appreciate your interest, but I will hold you accountable to the listener agreement and will not provide emotional wellness support outside the parameters of that agreement, no exceptions! I am, in general, an acute situation listener. I focus on immediate needs. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" though I am open to doing so. Just note that I focus on emotional crisis first. I do not have long-term relationship availability at this time.  I am also a person living with ASD. My vocabulary and style of speech has been accused of being mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. I cannot help it, and I cannot change it. Believe me, I've tried. If you're sensitive to that sort of thing, it's best to move on! This being said, I am a person and I have feelings. All I can do is try my best, but I limit my support list for a reason and ask certain questions at the start so we can be on the same page. My style is to talk about progressive approaches and necessary steps, whether or not they "feel good"... I'm not one to try and package up harsh realities in fuzzy packages. I firmly believe that every adult has the ultimate responsibility for their feelings and their response to those feelings, so a discussion with me will be about accountability, self-honesty and can sometimes be a "rude" reality check. My expectation for members that talk to me is that they have read this description and accept that this is what they will get from me; that I expect them to be a grown adult, able to speak about issues with maturity and a desire for affirmation and change, and will understand that it is up to them and them alone where the power lies. I am simply a facilitator in your own conversation with yourself; if something I say is sharp, hits home, there is a reason. Generally speaking, I do not provide support for relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, discussions of incest and/or other non-consensual sexual experiences. I do not provide detailed discussions of sexual desires, fetishes or dysfunctions; if you need help in this area, I recommend working with a professional.I cannot discuss self-harm, suicidal ideation/events, or abuse events. Please seek support from another listener if you need this kind of help, or reach out to suicide.org As any listener on here has the right to do, I reserve the right and ability to set conversational boundaries and protect myself as an emotional being. If at any time I feel that either involved party is at risk during our conversations, I will advise as much and do my best to direct the member to the best path. While I have professional training and education, I cannot provide therapy services or fill in as a replacement for your mental health professional. 
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1535
United States

AnyaS

Pinnacle 14
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
*Not taking new chats at the moment due to time constraints!**Life is a journey that everyone goes through. Think of it as a story told by you. There are many ups in life as well as many downs but it is up to the author of each story to determine the next chapter.* ~Anya Members/GuestMental health is important 365 days/year. Many people suffer from mental health struggles but they are too afraid to speak about it because of the stigma all around us. But what’s harder than dealing with mental health issues, is pretending that you aren’t struggling. You shouldn’t have to pretend like you are always okay, out of fear that others will judge you or talk about you or think any less of you. No matter what you are dealing with, you are still you. The only thing that matters is that you know your strength and your courage, and let me tell you, everything that you are is more than enough, no matter who you are or what you are going through. So don’t be ashamed of any part of it. Your battles are what shape you into the strong and amazing person you are. And no matter what anyone tells you, it’s okay not to feel that you are strong and amazing every day. It’s okay not to believe it for a while. It’s okay to struggle. I assure you, you are not alone. Every single one of us goes through that at some point or another.I will always be here to listen to your story, and I will not ever judge you, or make you feel ashamed of what you are going through, or see you as anything less than the wonderful person you are. Because I know that at the end of the day, the one who has the courage to speak about it, is the one who is the bravest of them all.ListenersI want you all to remember that you guys are truly amazing. Spending time on here to help others during your free time shows dedication, compassion, and kindness on your part. Thank you so much for doing this. I know that all of our fellow members truly appreciate it! Got a question for me? Feel free to send me a message at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can! My InvolvementChatroom Ambassador Quality Mentor Teen Listener Teams Leader Listener Learning Support Team Co-Leader (Teens) Trauma Open Chat Host (Teens) Peer Supporter Group Moderator Chatroom Doorkeeper
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894
Canada

KDaniel95

Specialist 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi :) I'm Kevin and just a college student trying to get by just like you I love helping those struggling particuarly with self-harm, loneliness, and depression. I feel these are my strong suits and the topics I have a better understanding on. My weak topics being anything involving relationship issues but I am willing to talk about anything you'd like. :)
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1193
United States

Blaze

Pinnacle 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm Blaze I am not taking any new 1-on-1 support chats. You can find another listener here:Browse Listeners If you do contact me, please leave a message saying what you need and how I can help you. I will not reply to single messages saying "hi" or "I have a problem" and nothing else. This goes for both Members and Listeners. I’m strongly focused on Quality Projects on 7 Cups. I’m a Quality Mentor. If you're a Listener and would like to get in touch with a Quality Mentor, you can message me.Quotes Do not listen with the intent to reply, but with the intent to understand. ~Stephen Covey
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1703
United Kingdom

SirNobilis

Intermediate 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Greetings!, so glad you could find me here on 7Cups. I want to firstly wish you well and want you to know that difficulty is a way of life, in no way are you a lesser being or outcast. Acknowledging the problem is your first step, shining a light on the problem and talking about it is the next and you should be proud of yourself for desiring help during these difficult times.My Primary domain of influence is Relationship Issues/Situations, however, I can assist you with Depression, Anxiety, Sleeping Well, Work Stress, Breakups, Bullying, Exercise Motivation, Getting Unstuck, Grief, Forgiveness, Loneliness, Managing Emotions as well as help you with other Healthy methods in order to bring normalcy back to your life.Don't be afraid or shameful, bottling things up inside is never a good way of coping. You can do this!Take a chance and together we can find your way back to the light.I will mostly be available throughout the week after 6PM-12AM EST and randomly thoughtout the day on Friday and Saturday if you need to get in touch with me that will be your optimal time frame to reach me. Do not hesitate to leave me an Offline Message and I promise I will get back to you as soon as possible.  
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306
Canada

sucre07

Maven 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
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659
United States

SoulfullyAButterfly

Master 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I strongly believe in psychology - as a psychology student - I view our Psyches/psychology to be a key for all success in life. I believe that soulfully, we are all butterflies - we suffer from trials and misfortunes, and bit by bit, we are purified by our sufferings, until we are able to soar like a great butterfly. But the greatest thing amongst the chaos of this world, is that we can unite in the face of darkness in order to grasp the light. Conquer your life today, and reach out whenever needed! 🦋I am a verified, trained active listener on several leadership teams here. I believe in the power of listening and motivating one another for success. Apart from my work here, I am a bookworm, poet, and lifelong learner. 🦋 My journey at 7 Cups started as an intern. I graduated my internship here with honors, and put together a project on Social Media Depression (link found at the end of my bio). 🦋 I am the Community Mentor Leader for the Veterans and Military Support Community. Further, as a Forum Team member I have attained several roles on the Forum Team, alongside being a Project Agent for the Forum Team Engagement Track. I also enjoy being a Room Supporter, Discussion Writer, and Feed Team member. 🦋 I have not been raised or born in Pakistan and am only just recently adjusting to the culture/norms associated with the country. My first and primary language is English and I am not fluent enough in Urdu. Kindly respect that. 🦋If you are interested in learning more about the Veterans Community and the Honors project, discussed above, please click the links below. Thank you! Veterans & Military Support CommunitySocial Media Depression
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501
Pakistan

Mamamel

Maven 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
 My name is Mel and I am a verified intermediate listener that suffers from Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety, Somatic Symptom Disorder, and a survivor of sexual abuse. I have dealt with years of severe depression cycles where I laid in bed for months at a time in pain and feeling lonely and hopeless and felt like a huge burden to my family. I have had many years of treatment and therapy and group therapy,  thank goodness for some great peer support and my own therapist, I have worked through everything, I am finally in a great spot in my life and want to give back to my community (mental health) in hopes of maybe helping someone feel less lonely.  I have 3 handsome grown sons. I have been married for 25 years to a VERY patient and understanding man na d I have a listener twin here at 7 cups, her name is Paula02.  I decided to go back to college since my children are grown to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree. I want to become a Therapist or an Addiction Counselor. I am here to listen and support you through several issues; loneliness, depression, anxiety, self-harm, sexual assault, and bipolar. My preferences are to talk to those suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, Sexual Assault victims and Domestic Violence VIctims. I am accepting long term members. I am not accepting chats on fetishes, sex, or sex fetishes. I am sorry but I am not the right listener for those kinds of chats. I am only taking new chats Mon-Thurs 9am to 12pm EST Please leave me a message and I will return ASAP when I have free time.   Have a wonderful day <3<3  "Alot of people say that you can't just smile away depression. They are right, but some of it is actually wanting to get better and DOING something to get better. Take your meds, talk to someone or anyone, self-care like eating something delicious and brushing your teeth afterwards"-Anonymous*verified listener*intermediate listener*7 cup intern*bipolar support team*safety team*welcome team*bipolar room supporter*I am NOT a trained medical professional and it is not within my limits and capabilities to provide advice, including medical advice. I am here to be a judgement free and friendly voice and to support you in all that you do. Please seek professional advice and opinion if you feel you are struggling with physical or mental health difficulties. If you are suicidal please call the crisis hotline at (877) 749-3664, the crisis text line, text  HOME to 741741, or dial 911 from your phone for help. This is beyond 7 cups capabilities. *  
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1847
United States

emsworld

Genius 4
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
    Currently unable to take any member chats Hello to everybody reading this I'm emsworld, but you’re welcome to call me Emma ☆彡★彡☆彡★彡Please Note: Due to some commitments outside of the site my response rate can vary, I aim to respond to everyone within 48 hours. If you have not received a reply after 48 hours of sending the message please send me another message to remind me and in case it has got lost in my pms. Thank you!☆彡★彡☆彡★彡  Chat TopicsI’m currently not able to take any chats, due to limited time available. I will change this, when appropriate. ☆彡★彡☆彡★彡Members: Hey! Welcome to 7 cups! We are glad to have you here. Unfortunately I am not able to take member chats at the moment due to personal reasons, but we do have a lot of amazing listeners on the site so you can head over to the Browse Listeners page if you would like to find somebody to speak to :D .☆彡★彡☆彡★彡Listeners: Thank you so much for everything you do for this community. The community is full of amazing listeners and you truly make this environment safe and enjoyable for everyone. If you ever want to have a lighthearted chat or have a question, please feel free to message me and I will reply as soon as I am online ☆彡★彡☆彡★彡My Current Support Session ScheduleI will update this with my updated support session times, and whether or not a support session will go aheadTuesday 2pm EST - Eating Disorder Support (Teens) [Cancelled 29/1]☆彡★彡☆彡★彡Things I’m Involved InGroup ModeratorPeer Supporter7 Cups Intern GraduateSafety Patrol TeamTeen Eating Disorder Support TeamFoster Care Support TeamVerifying Listeners TeamChat SupporterTeen Quality MentorQuality MentorTeen Chatroom Mentor7 Cups Internship Forum MentorEating Disorder Forum MentorFoster Care Forum MentorSelf Harm Forum MentorDoorkeeper☆彡★彡☆彡★彡☆彡★彡☆彡★彡      
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641
United Kingdom

holly29

Guru 4
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Not available for member chats at the moment. To find a listener who is available click here. 
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2047
United Kingdom

Listenersilent

Master 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Not actively around here but if you have something to talk/share/ask, feel free to write it to me.I will be responding back to the soonest.
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1626
India

niknak789100

Expert 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am genuinely glad you have taken this step to reach out. My name is Nikita, and I would be more than happy to listen to you. I won't pretend that I know how to fix your problem(s). Instead I will listen to you in the same way I would a loved one, and try my best to understand your situation. If I'm online then send me a request, and even if I'm not, then send me a message anyway so we can arrange a time to chat! I look forward to hearing from you soon. Much love. <3
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682
United Kingdom