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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.

Challenger

Marvel 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Dear All, I am a service provider & problem solver by nature. My happiness is in helping others. It will be my pleasure if I can give you a shoulder ...
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4226
Pakistan

funnyapplehehehehe

Maven 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
i have been bullied my whole life . and I have ADHD and anxiety   🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 hehe you can find another listener here if ya dont want to talk to me that is. i take casual chats too ^^ end of bio-- hold up not quite the end sexuality: pan name: apple age: i am a immortal apple gender: boi/boy XD pronouns: he/him they/them (wow rhymes) triggers: none i take all chats apple is also looking to make new friends hehe member mention thing: @FallenStarss : shes a great person and one of my best freinds c: <3      :@mystrawberrykitty :shes the best ever and always nicee <3   listener mention thing: @Mythicality01 :hes the best and the one of the nicest people ive met       :@SeriouslyLey123 she sweet helpful amazing and the best person ever <3 if ya want virtual hugs just ask me *hugs anyway*something important you could use please dont use words like ok because that scares apple appple also likes music pm me any suggestions apple shy random thing : I'm half black i got ze spelling of a 5 year old sometimes One last very important person that means the world to me : azraelalpha404 ♥️♥️ 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈
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1544
United States

belladgreys

Apprentice 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi! My name is Isabella, but I like to be called Bella :)I'm a 15 year old girl who enjoys playing soccer, reading, swimming, playing with my 5 cats, and hanging out with my friends.I've been through a lot regarding my mental health for being so young, but I came out stronger and better than everMy pronouns are she/herI have direct experience with ADHD, Anxiety, Breakups, Bullying, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Stress, Forgiveness, General Mental Health, Getting Unstuck, Grief, LGBTQ+, Lonliness, Managing Emotions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Relationship Stress, Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Social Anxiety, Student Life, and Weight Management. I am comfortable providing support for ADHD, Alcohol/Drug Use, Anxiety, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Breakups, Bullying, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Exercise Motivation, Family Stress, Financial Stress, Forgiveness, General Mental Health, Getting Unstuck, Grief, LGBTQ+, Lonliness, Managing Emotions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parenting,  Perinatal Mood Disorder, PTSD/Trauma, Racial and Cultural Discrimination, Recovery, Relationship Stress, Schizophrenia, Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Sleeping Well, Social Anxiety, Spirituality, Student Life, Weight Management, and Work Stress.I am not comfortable providing support for Men's and Women's Issues and Sexual Health. Green= I'm online and ready to chat!Orange= I'm busy either in a chat or a group discussion and I'll get back to you ASAPRed= I'm offline and won't see your message for a bitI really enjoy talking to/helping people. Feel free to reach out whenever you need help, or need someone to just talk to! I'll try to respond ASAP, but if I'm offline I won't see your message until I get back on. I love you all, and stay safe!  
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55
United States

MaplePenguin

Advanced
Listens to Over 18
in last week
[Watch this.] Heya, I really enjoy listening to people and their stories. I'm a university student and former cook at a children's hospice. I have experience with a lot of heavy issues, and have a lot of knowledge about perseverance and overcoming things that seem impossible. Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime, and I promise I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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706
Canada

Blynng

Guru 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If for some reason my status is green but I am not responding: 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. 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 sexual dysfunction in biological men; if you need help in these areas, 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 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 primary study in the psychology field focused on abnormal psychology and human sexuality; I am current working on a book addressing human memory. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. My professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, 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. If I'm not currently available, you are free to write a detailed message discussing your concerns after you've completely reviewed this profile. I generally do not reply to messages that provide no detail and/or indicate that they didn't review my profile. 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 accountability support. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" with you. I am an active and engaged listener who will reply and ask challenging questions; if you're looking for a place to simply vent to someone and are not interested in a discussion regarding active choice and personal responsibility for your outcomes, I recommend you work with another listener 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 labeled as mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. This is because I speak matter of factly, in detail. My messages will not have hidden meanings; I say what I mean. Sometimes this is difficult for members. However, I find that respectful communication can go a long way to resolving these difficulties. 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. 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. Instructions for requesting a discussion: Review the above content IN FULL *prior* to messaging me. I wrote it for a reason. Take a few minutes to deeply consider what you're coming here to talk about today. 1. What is the primary goal for reaching out? The answer to this question requires a brief explanation (1-3 sentences) of the personal accountability topic/situation you are wantingt to discuss. After confirming that your topic is not one of the excluded pieces above, choose one of the following, providing details:   a. Specific Event/Choice/Decision/Question, skill building, guidance, tutoring, etc. b. Question regarding one of the areas of expertise listed above c. A more casual style exchange, with the understanding that the chat will be lower priority with potentially slower response times. d. I don't know, but this seems to be the most comfortable place to discuss my issue. 2. What kind of support style are you expecting from our interaction? a. Constructive - I will provide the important details to my listener, and would like confirmation of understanding followed by questions b. Challenging - I will provide some details, but want my listener to push me, using difficult questions and providing detailed educational info c. Purely Educational - I want to ask a question, and have my listener explain what they know, allowing for me to ask questions and learn; I accept the information as given is not intended to be exclusive, and that it is up to me to confirm it with additional resources. d. Just a chat - I understand that I still need to identify what I want to speak about, and that my listener prioritizes other chat types over casual chatting. I also confirm that I am not making contact for chat using my own listener account. 3. How will we measure the progress/success we make towards your stated goals? a. Obvious - My goal has a distinct resolution that will be clearly identified, such as question/answer, obtaining a specific piece of information or knowledge, etc. b. Discreet - My goal has a resolution that will be identified by me, and I commit to providing progress updates during the conversation so that my listener is aware of how successful we are. c. Witnessed - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified through the witness of 3rd parties, such as my boss confirming an improvement in my workplace performance after I've implemented the work/information gained through my discussion with the listener. d. Listener-Only - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified and confirmed by the listener. I trust them to provide feedback to me regarding how well I am doing, and accept that my perception of progress may differ from theirs.WHEN LEAVING ME A MESSAGE WHILE I AM OFFLINE OR BUSY, PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE INCLUDING THE DETAILS OF EACH ANSWER. MESSAGES LEFT WITHOUT FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY NOT BE ANSWERED, DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE CORRECTED AFTER 3 CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS WITHOUT DETAILS. ON THE 4TH CONTACT WITHOUT DETAILS, THE MEMBER FORFEITS THEIR ACCESS TO DISCUSSION. If you have any questions regarding the contents of this profile, you are welcome to ask specific and direct questions. I will answer them at the earliest convenience.
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1690
United States

PeacePink

Exemplar 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I am a teen that has dealt with various struggles in my life and supported friends that have gone through tough spots themselves. My experiences help me be non-judgemental, patient, and empathetic. I want to make you feel heard, even if it take hours for you to open up about what is on your mind.
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55
United States

Petrichor00

Supporter 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I've worked myself out of some pretty hard and dark places so that I could one day try and help those I saw suffering along the way. Now I'm proud to say I feel ready to do so. I've had the opportunity to listen to and work with a wide variety of cultures and issues, and I'd truly see it as a gift to at least hear you out. 
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292
United States

hopefulSmiles6137

Supporter 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello!I'm hopefulSmiles6137.Welcome to 7 cups,I'm glad that you came here for support.AvailabilityRed/Offline: I'm currently unavailable ,but feel free message me I'll attend as I get onlineOrange/Busy: I'm currently engaged with scheduled chats and other 7 cups projects,so feel free to message me at this time,but it might take a while to respond to itGreen/Online: I'm currently available for personal requests and unscheduled chats,free free to connect with me at this time.I wil try to respond as fast as possible
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187
Maldives

AllieSunshine

Explorer 5
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌻 Ask me about the sunflower 🌻 I support neurodiverse members! I have ptsd, anxiety, autism, did, as well as an eating disorder. I'm more then comfortable accepting chats about anxiety,autism, and depending on my mood/health eating disorders. Please note the following: I am a caring person and am here for you. I do become overwhelmed easily so response times may not be right away but I promise I will respond. I’m 17! Come talk to me ! No self harm, sui****, social media  or sexual chats!Verified Listener:)In memory of Amelia who saved my mother so many times. And my beautiful daughter ❤️.Attention Members: I do my best to reply to everyone's messages, please be patient. Listeners: If you have read the neurodiverse post ( https://www.7cups.com/forum/GroupSupport_168/CommunityManagersOffice_2008/HowToSupportNeurodiverseMembers_257497/) Joined the support plus community ran by Jovi, and feel comfortable supporting our neurodiverse members, can you please add to your profile “I am here to support neurodiverse members” it would help the members feel more open to talking to us about those topics.
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193
United States

Sanghee

Apprentice 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
🅷🅴🅻🅻🅾! 🅼🆈 🅽🅰🅼🅴 🅸🆂 🆂🅰🅽🅶🅷🅴🅴 ❤️ ℑ'𝔪 𝔞 17 𝔶𝔢𝔞𝔯 𝔬𝔩𝔡 𝔤𝔦𝔯𝔩 𝔱𝔥𝔞𝔱 𝔧𝔲𝔰𝔱 𝔴𝔞𝔫𝔱𝔰 𝔱𝔬 𝔥𝔢𝔩𝔭 𝔭𝔢𝔬𝔭𝔩𝔢 😊❤️dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd𝕀'𝕞 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕧𝕚𝕕𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕒𝕤 𝕞𝕦𝕔𝕙 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕤𝕦𝕡𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕟𝕖𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕘𝕖𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕘𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕔𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕘𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕤𝕚𝕥𝕦𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕥𝕠 𝕞𝕖! 😊ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddι'ℓℓ нєℓρ уσυ ιη αηу ωαу тнαт ι ¢αη αη∂ уσυ ¢αη ρσυя уσυя нєαят συт тσ мє... ωє ¢αη тαℓк αвσυт ωнαтєνєя уσυ ωαηт. ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddι ¢αη'т ωαιт тσ нєαя ƒяσм уσυ! ❤️dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
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188
Canada

Skyglider

Proficient 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
PLEASE NOTE: I am on an extended self-care break  Thank you for reaching out. It takes a strong person to ask for help! I'm Skyglider - you can call me Sky. :) I'm a trained listener. I'm 40-something and live on the east coast of Canada. Here are the roles I have here in 7Cups:Verified Listener A member of the Safety Patrol - if you come across an inappropriate username, bio or user pic, please send me a private message and I will report it.Peer Support - if you're a listener and you've had a tough chat, or would like to chat about challenges you've faced as a listener in 7Cups, I'm happy to listen and support.Adult-Teen listener!Chatroom MentorChat Support - if you're in the midst of a challenging chat, or have questions about how to handle a chat topic, I'm here to supportDoorkeeper - I'm able to open different group chatrooms My Listener Twin is richuyulin I'm open to discussing a variety of topics, even if you feel it might be an uncomfortable one. I will not judge nor discriminate no matter your age, gender identity, sexuality, religion, race, or current state of mental/physical/emotional well-being. I will respond as quickly to your chat request as I can. :)Availability: I operate in the Atlantic time zone, so an hour later than Toronto or New York City. I often have my status set as "offline" so feel free to drop a note. Due to the number of roles I am responsible for, my response may not be immediate, but I do my best to respond within 48 hours of receiving a message. The world is an interesting, challenging place at times. Know you're not alone.  
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1357
Canada

bubblegumPuppy68

Apprentice 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am the mother of one daughter and a son who got killed in 1992. I am married. I sing with a Gospel group and teach Sunday school. I love people. I am a retired CPN. I worked with disabilities and special needs for 13 years. I am willing to support anyone that really needs it. . I love to work with people and I will give you the best support that I am capable of. Reaching out to a stranger is hard enough. Telling your problems is even harder. But I admire the fact that you took a chance to allow me the opportunity to be there for you. Sometimes that someone who will listen and not judge us makes a world of difference. I do not like foolishness on chats. There are too many others that need help. Love And Light to Everyone.  
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United States