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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.

herealways27

Pinnacle 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there, I’m Herealways27! I’ve been a Listener on 7 Cups since October 2018, and I was or currently am having the following roles in the community: ·       Verified Listener: I have been Verified by the community based on my commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting. ·       Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats with Listeners who want to be verified. I can help prepare, offer resources and tips before the actual mock chat. ·       Safety Patrol: I can flag profiles with an inappropriate profile picture, username, or bio text. Please give me a message if you know one and need help reporting! ·       Quality Teen Star: I can mentor Listeners who have difficulties with any active listening skills on 1-on-1 chats with members. My goal is to improve listener quality and confidence. ·       Translation Project Proofreader: I’m helping to translate 7 Cups to Vietnamese! ·       Intern Graduate: I’ve graduated from 7 Cups Internship Community Track on June 2020 with Honors. ~ A little bit about me: ·       I’m currently 17 years old and a senior in high school in California, US. ·       I’m 150% fluent in Vietnamese!! 😊 I'm also self-learning Korean currently 😊 ·       I enjoy reading and writing about true crimes! I also write a blog about them! ·       I aim to be a future PA! <3 ·       My favorite singers and bands are Sunmi, Stray Kids, Blackpink, (G)I-DLE, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, The Neighbourhood and Don Toliver <3 <3 <3 Please reach out to me with any questions you might have and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible! 😊 Also, feel free to drop in to discuss any interest <3
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454
United States

TheGoodFairy

Expert 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you are, then I'm happy for you! If you aren't, then I'm here for you. I know times are tough right now, but I promise things will get better, and I will be here for anyone if you need it. And please don't be afraid to reach out; this is a judgement-free zone for all of us to grow. Please approach me for support at any time, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please remember that no matter who you are, I genuinely wish nothing but the best for you! Love,The Good FairyP.S.  I am on the ace spectrum as well as a survivor of r*pe.  If you identify with either of the two, please come talk to me and I will 100% empathise and be here for you.  However, I have gotten quite a few members coming to me to talk about the act of s*x and an addiction to it; please understand that I am both inexperienced in and triggered by that line of conversation.  So as much as I wish for you to get the support you need, if the conversation goes down that line of thought, I think another listener can do more for you than I can.  Thank you for understanding.
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105
United States

wonderfulRainbow817

Intermediate 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I personally have experience with disabilities, PTSD, and anxiety along with many others. I listen to almost any topic but if I start listening and feel like there could be another listener who would better suit your needs I will kindly let you know. It is never out of disrespect. I just want to get you the best resources you need.
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249
United States

Sodiumforsaltytimes

Supporter 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
{on a break for an undefined period of time.} Hello! You can call me Rose🌹Timezone: GMT+2Please read my profile carefully before contacting me.—If you want to save the world, start with yourself.— ​​ I'm proud of your progress, no matter how small. Don't forget: Emotions are not a weakness, they come with the courage of feeling and being alive. Sometimes you just want to be comforted or reassured and that's okay. I am here for you. Depending on your needs, I am able to offer reassurance, suggestions and questions so that you can understand yourself better and form your own perspective. I hope my words can be a small strength for you—which is the entire reason I became a volunteer. No matter your race, hobbies, gender, preferences, job, etc. You are welcome to talk to me. I may take anywhere between seconds and days to respond depending on my availability. I'll always try to notify you beforehand! If I take your request, you can expect quick responses. I look forward to chatting with you today! You are also always welcome to quit the conversation if you feel uncomfortable or as though we are not a good match—that is completely valid and I won't be upset.​—Personal boundaries— I am open to talk about anything! I may take a few minutes to respond at times and thank you for your patience. You can read below about topics I don't feel comfortable offering support in:   → Exercise motivation • Click here to browse available listeners who are comfortable offering support about exercise motivation. → Weight management (unless it's about eating disorders).  • Click here for available listeners who are comfortable offering weight management support.  → Sexual health• Click here for available listeners who are comfortable with offering sexual health support.  • Click here for available listeners who are comfortable with offering men's and women's issues (dysfunctions, menstruation, genital health, etc.). —Other— → HOTLINES HERE (Suicide)  → HOTLINES and resources HERE (Homicide)  → Self-help guides: here.  → Mental health screening tools: here. → Free self-help books: app, site 1, site 2 Thank you for reading and for being here!💜🖤  
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173
Netherlands

OliviaWilson5

Explorer 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
About MeHello! My name is Olivia, and I'm so glad that you're here today. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, I appreciate you! I am an 18 year old student who is majoring in Political Science, but psychology and helping others has always been a huge part of me. I am passionate about making others feel heard, and believe that every feeling is 100% valid. I enjoy reading, writing, swimming, listening to music, hiking, journaling, binge watching tv shows/movies, and playing video games.My AvailablityI currently have a response time of 48 hours if I am offline, and will respond to your message as soon as I view it. This time is fluid and may change at any given time. Currently, I am not taking any 1-on-1 support chats to better focus on my leadership roles.My RolesPresent: - Intern Mentor. I help with Monthly Evaluation reminders, and can assist interns with any questions they have about the program as well as working through different ways to meet their requirements. - Peer Support. I assist other listeners after they've had a distressing or triggering chat. - Chatroom Moderator. I moderate and provide a compassionatenvironment for the LGBTQ+, Sharing Circle, Support Room, and Teen/Member Community group support chatrooms. Sometimes you may see me hosting discussions from time to time. - Safety Patrol. I help regulate profiles by monitoring their username, bio content, and picture to ensure they are following the 7 Cups regulations. - SPOT (Safety Patrol Outreach Team). I help with the training and recruitment of new Safety Patrol members, along with reaching out to users who need to change their profile to follow the community guidelines. - Adult Teen Listener. I listen to both teens and adults, working on both sides of 7 Cups. - Content Development Program Trainee. I am currently enrolled as a student for this academy track.- Verified Listener. I have been verified by the community to provide quality support chats.Formerly: - Forum Supporter. I assisted in a subcommunity with check-ins, responding to posts, and helping to create discussions.Remember...You are loved. You are cared for. You matter.
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205
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

wonderfulMagic99

Supporter 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Sorry to the delay in responding to messages, I've been fairly sick.  I really hope to be back soon and catch up on messages but I can't promise when that will be. My life has changed while dealing with some health issues. I have learned quite a bit about myself while spending time on doing what I can to keep my body, mind and spirit healthy. I hope some of the things I have gone through can help you out! Areas where I can help: Invisible disability Chronic health problems Chronic disease Physical health problems Fear of needles
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131
Canada

RainyMemory97

Scholar 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
(not taking any new chats currently) 🌸I'm so happy to have you here with me today! 🌸 Hi there! I'm Rainy Memory. ❤️ And I'm a verified listener, who loves to help others! I'll do my best to make you feel heard, understood, and cared for in our chats. You're already taking the first huge step by reaching out, and I'm so proud of you for that! 🌟 My chats are a safe, non-judgmental space, where we can talk about your problems freely like you're talking with a friend. You're not alone. I'm always here for you. And you can talk to me about anything that's on your mind, even if it's just random thoughts! 😊❤️ I've experienced some issues in my life as well— especially depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, student life and family issues. So I'll do my best to empathize with you and what you're going through, and put myself in your shoes. That goes for any topic we're talking about, even if it's not the mentioned above. ☺️I can usually talk for one hour, and then we can continue our chat the next day. I strictly don't take any chats which are inappropriate or are sexual in nature.  Some fun facts about me: I love watching cartoons, learning about the human mind and behaviours, psychology and sociology. A way I cheer myself up is by writing down what I'm grateful for, what I like about my life and about myself, and also by drawing using soft, pastel colours. I also love hearing about other people's days, their struggles, achievements, goals, hobbies, what they're passionate about, or anything else. 😊 If you've read it this far, yay!! Here's a huge hug for you!! 💕💕💞I would love to listen to you! Feel free to message me anytime! And if I'm offline, I'll reply as soon as possible. ❤️❤️ You deserve the best things in the world! Take care! And I hope you have a wonderful day!! 😄🌻🌈🌸 
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918
Pakistan

Azalea98

Proficient 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
♥️I don't take new member chats sorry!♥️🧡So please Click Here to find more wonderful listeners like me!🧡 💛Please do not ignore this and message anyway💛 Hi! I'm Azalea also known as Aza and Azy🌺 I am a 17 year old girl from the UK 🇬🇧  I am studying the A levels: English literature, Classical Civilisation, Biology, Maths. I’m a sociable, bubbly and exitable girl who will always be up for a chat! Serious or fun, old friend or new, listener or member I'm always up for a chat!   I have an open door policy so no need to by shy! 🙂  If I haven't directly lived an experience I'm happy to talk and learn and discuss it with you. Ask my own questions and answer yours! I will never judge you for your story, backround, experiences, mental state or anything else you can name Breaks ups, being bullied, Family stress, Relationships stress, Panic Attacks, Sexual Health, Self Harm, Student Life, Sleeping well, Social Anxiety I have lots of experience supporting people with: Anxiety, Cancer, Disabilites, Work Stress, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+, Psychosis,  OCD, Weight Management   I do not take chats on depression, it is extremely triggering to me. Please respect that, thank you!🔮Chatroom Based Roles🔮Teen Chatroom Star I am a mod and a Chat supporter in Listener Chatrooms! I am someone who has been trained to keep them Safe and supportive and make sure all the conversations are fun productive Chat Supporter I can help listeners if they are struggling with a live chat, I have lots of resources to help! If I am not available please fill in the chat support request form here Chatroom Moderator/ honorary Global Mod  Click here to find the Newbie, Teen and Community projects and events Forums, I am a mod for these.I am also lucky enough to hold Mod powers in all member chatroomsProject Agent I am honoured to be the Co-project agent of the Teen Daily check-ins If you are a listener with questions about how to host a check in you can PM me Peer SupporterThis means if you are a listener and have had a difficult chat you can come and talk to me!🧩Communtiy/ Forum Based Roles🧩Teen community Star/ Forum Supporter Check out the Disability sub community by clicking here I mainly focus and create content for the learning disabilities sub forum! Support Team Leader/ Teen star I assist trainees of the Group Leadership and Development Program this is part of the 7 cups academy 🎀Quality Based Roles🎀Safety Patrol I am a member of the safety patrol team meaning I keep 7 cups a safe place by flagging any inappropriate profiles Listener Verifier /Verified ListenerI am part of the listener verifiers team meaning I can conduct mock chats to verify listeners. If you want to become one check the information here!I have been Verified as a high quality listener, It means you can trust me!Listener Coach/ Care team As a listener coach: I can help you learn more skills, gain resources, answer questions and build confidence as a listener!If you are interested in getting a listener coach please click here ⭐️Listener twins⭐️@KateDoskocilova💜 My original twin @leafycup  💚 My mod twin@EmmaE💕 My Teen Chatroom Star twin @kieran000💙 My Peer Support twin (and mentee)@cuteOrange213🧡 My TCS and Project agent twin @mxmes 🖤 My forum supporter twin @enchantedlove💛 My 'we have too many roles' twin @bookworm274💖 Supportive Twin 🦋Other Info🦋I tend to always keep my status on offline so please if you wish to talk just drop me a message and I will normally respond within 24/48 hours Some other listeners that I love to chat to:  🌌 @shiningSky3745 💫  🍒 @CateGrace 🍓 🐰@SunnyLexi🖤 🐳@jovialSunshine5049🦭 🐧@BrightHeart116❄️     
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603
United Kingdom

DayDreamWithYou

Specialist 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
New: My time zone has changed from Pacific Time to Chungyuan Standard Time.*under construction* Update: I am really sorry, but I am not currently taking any member chats at the moment. In the meantime, here are some amazing listeners, and I hope you will be able to find a listener that can support you best :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If anyone asks me who I am, to be honest, I would not know what to say. I am a cis female that still questions her own sexuality. I am someone who cares about school, yet I don't. I am someone who loves friends, yet I am not exactly social. My interests are ever-changing, and everything is sort of all over the place. However, despite all the questions in my head about who I am, there is one thing I am sure about: it is my story. Every story is special in its own ways, yet sometimes our stories are not heard, and stepping outside our comfort zone to share is very hard. I am very proud to see that every one of you took the first step and made a member account whether it is for support or just for the sake of having one. I won't pretend to understand what you are going through because I truly don't. I have not been in your shoes and neither have I experience what you had, no matter how similar our stories may be. I won't promise you will feel better and that everything would get better because we really do not know, but from the bottom of my heart, I still hope that I can support you the best that I can. Some topics that I have dealt with are depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, self-harm, sleeping well, loneliness, self-esteem, and many more in varying degrees. I would love to talk about these issues; however, please note that I will not be sharing my personal experiences with these issues because I would love to focus on listening to your story. My listening space is a safe place for those who would like to talk about any issues from DID to sexual health without any judgement. Each person is different, and my style may not exactly match up with yours, which is perfectly alright! There are also some other wonderful listeners that you may want to check out here! And welcome to my profile. I am Day/Dream, and I am very excited to get to know all of you :)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Availability: Green - I am online for both member and listener-related chats. Orange - I am only online for listener-related chats and may be in-and-out, but I will reply within 30 minutes. Red - I am fully inactive and logged out of the site. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To everyone:  My private message response time is now 24-48 hours! If I do not respond within 2 days, please send me another message, and I apologize in advance. My account is also prone to several 7 cups bugs, so there will be times where I am unable to send messages, and I usually update in my bio when that happens. Additionally, please note that if I am around in a particular area (chatrooms, forums, or private messages), it does not mean that I will be active in another area. Thank you for understanding!Growth pathways: Love Yourself with BTS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some things about me: My Pronouns are: she/her/hersAbout my interests: If you have seen me around, you'll know that I am super into music, and my taste in music changes every week and sometimes even daily. I love reading, and I can't express the happiness reading brings to me; it's definitely a place I go to release some emotions or maybe to feel some emotions (if that makes any sense). I am also a huge k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop fan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim occasionally.About my personality: I am an advocate and a mediator (INFJ-T and INFP-T). I am a very straightforward and open-minded person. I am the kind of person that takes a while to open-up, so sometimes I may seem reserved. I can also always see the positive aspects of any situation and can understand multiple sides of every story.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some super awesome listeners: @avagracii - Avaaaa, my listener twinniee :) I want to give a huge thank you to her for always being there for me, especially the beginning of my listening journey, and being her wonderful self. She is really amazing and super compassionate and sweet, and did I mention she loves animals as much as I do?@cocoakrispies121 - Cocoaaa! I really don't know how to phrase it properly, but she is one of the most amazing people I met. We actually joined around the same time, have similar roles, and even take breaks around the same time. She is honestly super supportive, and I really can't say how delighted I am that I met her!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "there is no greater agony than an untold story inside you" ~ Maya Angelou
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357
United States

Sher217

Connoisseur 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Please read before sending chat requests: I could use a lot of words to tell you who I AM. A friend shared this link with me that says it best! (I Love you my friend, just as you are ) I want to dance on this stage!!  I want to sing this out loud and proud!  (I identify with the girl with pink hair)   THIS IS ME  We all need to be heard; If you need to talk; I will listen with in boundaries:  I try to limit my session to under one hour (to avoid become burned out).  I try to be a positive and proactive person.   I don’t give advice but will try to help you find your own solutions. I don’t engage in sexual or sexual abuse topics. If you are in crisis please contact the resources in the following link: https://help.7cups.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026238093-Crisis** I ask from you ** I don’t waste your time by not being fully present (I don't multitask). I ask the same from you. I don’t juggle multiple chats or chat rooms while I’m 1 on 1 with you. I ask the same from you. I don't reply to "Hey, Hi, Yo, etc" from new requests. If you would like to talk with me, please let me know what you want to talk about.I use Eastern Time in the USA (GMT -4) for Eastern Daylight Time  You will usually find me around Cups during the weekdays. Often, I may be here but be unable to chat due to the roles I engage in.I’m offline weekends. Please don't expect a reply from Friday after noon until after I check in on Monday mornings.My Twin (and better half)musicalHarmonyOur Friendship SongThings I do in General: Group Mod for Newbie Hub Doorkeeper Peer Supporter Project Agent (Safety Awareness Team) ATL for teens and other related Projects AEF TeamFor the Support Plus Team: Forum Supporter Project Agent (Forums) STL (Suppport Team Leader)  Community Mentor Leader  
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346
United States

RoshanaShabanii

Scholar 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Breathing creature.
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660
Iran (Islamic Republic Of)