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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.

Emily619

Marvel 14
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
This is a test, a test to see if you are a human. Please note if something applies to you:Have you ever eaten a booger long past your childhood?Have you ever made a small, weird sound when you remembered something embarrassing?Have you ever purposely lower-cased the first letter of a text to come across as sad or disappointed?Have you ever ended a text with a period as a sign of aggression?Have you ever laughed or smiled when someone said something unpleasant to you, and you wondered the rest of the day why you reacted that way?Have you ever put on a pair of pants, and then realized much later that there was a loose sock smushed up against your thigh?Have you ever tried to guess someone else's password so many times that it locked their account?Have you ever had a nagging feeling that one day you will be discovered as a fraud?Have you ever hoped that there was some ability you hadn't discovered yet that you were just naturally talented at?Have you ever broken something in real life, and then found yourself looking for an "undo" button in real life?Have you ever marveled at how someone you thought was so ordinary could suddenly become so beautiful?Have you ever stared at your phone, smiling like an idiot while texting someone?Have you ever subsequently texted that person the phrase, "I'm staring at the phone, smiling like an idiot"?Have you ever been tempted to, and gave into that temptation, of looking through someone else's phone?Have you ever had a conversation with yourself, and then suddenly realized you're a terrible person to yourself?Has your phone ever run out of battery in the middle of an argument, and it sort of felt like the phone was breaking up with both of you?Have you ever thought that working on an issue between you and yourself was futile, because it should just be more natural than this, or this is supposed to happen just naturally?Have you ever realized that very little, in the long run, just happens naturally?Have you ever woken up blissfully, and suddenly been flooded by the awful remembrance that someone had left you?Have you ever lost the ability to imagine a future without a person that no longer was in your life?Have you ever looked back on that event with the sad smile of autumn and the realization that futures will happen, regardless?Congratulations, you have now completed and passed the test. You are human.Want to know who has the best 7 Cups profile? Click here!
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CaringBrit

Exemplar 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE MESSAGING IF YOUR A MEMBER for chats please see my catagories what topics i can cant do & Listener if wanting mentoring/mock chats to get verified/or mentoring mocks** id prefer SCHEDULED chats only you can use the book now at bottom of bio if you cant see this pm me and ill give you the link for it .since im super busy with my other roles . Thankyou For understandingAbout me Hey all my names Brit. I’ve been a listener for 4 years almost 5 .I'm a verified ATL too I'll only take chats for one hour slots at a time if you need regular we will set up a time and date after every chat i take Always accepting long term members .Teams I’m OnPeer supporter this is for the listeners who get rough chats we also can support the Mentors in answering any questions you may have ​​​​Peer Supporter BuddyGroup ModeratorSupport teams : Disability Support , Self Harm and TraumaVL team- Project Agent for VL (1-1 trainings and member checkins )Chat Support i can give ongoing chat support if you are Stuck in a chat also able to give basic mentoring------ if you cant find a chat support in LSR you can use this link to fill a form in to request one Chat Support formQuality Mentor Leader for VL Track - Adult Coordinator -here are some VL Links you wish to become verified here's how - How to become a Verified Listener & Ask Me Anything about VL!DJ Of 7CupsQ&A approval team (Answers and editing answers)ATL (Adult Teen ListenerForum Mentor DisabilityForum Mentor for Trauma SubcomForum Supporter Self HarmSafety Patrol Team checking profiles follow guidelines My Listener Twins are : MagicallySmiles50 , PalmTreesNRainbows, BeckyisHere ( bunny twinny) and RumpleSteeleSkin Please click below on the book now if you wish to book a chat with meClick HERE to book me if you cant see the above button
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1264
United Kingdom

CoffeeDrinker247

Master 11
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello! I'm glad you've found 7 Cups of Tea! I am a 51-year-old male who is available for chat anytime about anything that is troubling you: addiction, anxiety, breakups, bullying, depression, grief, stress, or trauma. I have over 20 years experience in the mental health field and I am willing to listen and help you formulate a plan of action to help you through your current situation. I enjoy baseball, football, reading, crossword puzzles....and coffee :) If you don't choose me...please...choose someone. DUE TO RECENT WORLD EVENTS, I SUDDENLY HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME. IF I AM NOT ONLINE AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE A TIME FOR A LIVE CHAT, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS QUICKLY AS I CAN.
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1207
United States

Noasu

Pinnacle 15
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people struggling with mental health, relationships, addictions, grief and loss, lack of motivation, and trauma. If you just what to chit chat we can do that as well. I enjoy running, boxing, gadgets, and learning. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here! "If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." ― Lilla Watson "Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary." ― Robin Williams "Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi ''It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.'' ― Fight Club "Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is...Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." ― Yoda "Respect their journey" ― Someone wiser than me “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway "Empathy is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes.” ― Daniel Pink "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." ― Abraham Lincoln *How to be a better active listener* http://psychcentral.com/lib/become-a-better-listener-active-listening/0001299 *Noasu's Newbie and Mentee Survival Guide* https://www.7cups.com/forum/ListenersOnlyForums_38/TipsampHelpfulHintsforListening_61/NoasusNewbieandMenteeSurvivalGuide_6287/1 *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Youtube Channel* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqG3h8HeFClnxZgDKF7GH7g/videos *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Vimeo Channel* http://vimeo.com/user36337071/videos *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Apples iTunes Page* https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/7-cups-of-tea-podcast/id961345835?mt=2 *7 Cups of Tea RSS Feed* (Updates and downloads Podcast directly to your devices automatically) http://feeds.feedburner.com/7CupsOfTeaPodcast (audio only feed) http://feeds.feedburner.com/7CupsOfTeaPodcastYoutube (video feed) http://feeds.feedburner.com/7CupsOfTeaPodcastVimeo (video feed) *7 Cups of Tea Podcast Forum* https://www.7cups.com/forum/7CupsofTeaPodcast_75/ *Listener Guides : Library Forums* https://www.7cups.com/forum/ListenersOnlyForums_38/LISTENERTOPICGUIDESLIBRARY_129/ListenerSupportGuidesListTheLibrary_7596/ * 7 Cups Movie Night Forum* http://www.7cups.com/forum/ListenersOnlyForums_38/7CupsofTeaMovieNight_337/
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6760
Canada

pray4theheartless

Paragon 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
Hi there! I'm Erica, I'm not really active often but feel free to drop me a message and I'll respond when I'm online  
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2357
United States

Fifa18

Advanced 5
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Please feel free to talk :)
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576
India

empathicForest15

Exemplar
Listens to Over 18
in last month
"I'll reach out my hand to you, I'll have faith in all you do, just call my name, and I'll be there." Thanks for reaching out! That is not easy to do and very brave. I am a trained Verified Listener, member of the Listener Verifier Team, and Peer Supporter. I will not judge you, as I have struggled with being judged. You are welcome to talk to me about real things you face, and I will do my best to ease what can be such great pain. I take most subjects, including specific ones such as airplane/flying anxiety, as I have a lot of experience with flying. One subject I am not great with right now is the fear of death of loved ones. My only requirement in any chat is that it remain unabusive and appropriate. And I like sharing music and lyrics, too! I like a wide variety of genres. :) Music is therapeutic and can help us articulate our own feelings!"In our darkest hour, in my deepest despair, will you still care? Will you be there? In my triumphs and my tribulations, through our doubts and frustrations, in my violence, in my turbulence, through my fear and my confessions, in my anguish, in my pain, through my joy and my sorrow, in the promise of another tomorrow? I'll never let you part. And you're always in my heart."  That's one of my most favorite songs :)"Life's so dark when every day is a struggle / It's not your choice, there's no escaping it / Don't let your mindset become what controls you / Speak right now, and make the choice to grow / Everybody gets high, everybody gets low, life can be such overdose / Up on the mountain, I see down below, it's easy to lose yourself, I know / Can't hear what you're shouting, I'm deaf to your show / It's easy to lose your self-control in the in-between / Why go out and see the world on fire? I won't let pain get in my way, I can't have silence claiming me, we have strength in numbers to get us through the day / This is a war we're gonna win."I'm happy to share all these songs with you and more! Sometimes when we don't feel "seen" or "heard," hearing a song can do that for us. My spirit twins are Kristen Wiig, Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy, and Sheryl Underwood. If I could be friends with them, I would jump at the chance! :)
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3672
United States

ThankYouForLettingMeTryingToHelp

Scholar 9
Listens to Over 18
in last month
1) My response times are slow. Even when I am working on making them faster, if you talk with me please note there will be delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 2) I help myself when I help you. 3) This is my 7Cups Gmail e-mail address: (6/Feb/2010 07.09 Arg time: E-mail address deleted from my Profile page since I am not sure if it is OK to publish it here) - Feel free to drop me an e-mail anytime!!4) Some issues with my Username:(4.1) 08/Auguest/2019: On this day, I found out that "ThankYouForLettingMeTryingToHelp"  should be instead ThankYouForLettingMeTryToHelp. It seems first one is grammarly incorrect in English. I am sorry for my mistake. Thank you for pointing it out, @Nada and @DestroyingAngel .(4.2) 18/October/2019: On this day, a 7Cups Member told me this: "Your name is still incorrect. ThankYouForLettingMeTryingToHelp. We all know that if you are "trying" you are not doing. A man should not try his best, a man should do his best. Your name subconsciously sends a message that you will "try" which implies failure is the most likely outcome. ThankYouForLettingMeHelp would be much more appropriate and will send a positive message that you will help."(4.3) 14/November/2019: On this day, a 7Cups Member told me this: "Saying "trying to help" means you will do your best expecting nothing from those you encounter. The way your username is written seems perfect. To me it seems humble and that you know that not everyone can be helped." 5) Apart from being a Verified Listener and an Intern Graduate, my other roles on 7Cups are OR have been: 5.1) Safety Patrol (flagging of inappropiate Listener profiles). 5.2) Member of the DJ Team (leaded by @Caringbrit). 5.3) Community Leader: Room Supporter -> Healthy Living Support Community; 35 & Over Community Community; Positivity & Gratitude Community  5.4) Forum Suporter. 5.5) Peer Supporter. 6) My 7Cups Diary:https://www.7cups.com/forum/GeneralSupport_28/DiaryEntriesConnections_1597/Mydiary_209578/ 7) Accepting Long Term Members!!8) Some useful Links: (thank you @versatileStrings1578 for your help on the update ofthe list!!)8.1) Inside 7Cups: 8.1.01) Listener Topic Library -----> Manuals on how to handle all types of chats, written by listeners 8.1.02) Listener Suggestion Box -----> Suggest ways to help improve the site, or how to address any problems you see (For any bugs or glitches, use this separate form) 8.1.03) Everything I need to know I learned from my bunny ------> If you ever get disheartened, refresh yourself with some leporine wisdom 8.1.04) Kane’s FAQ -----> Everything you could possibly ask for in a guide to this site 8.1.05) Farheen’s Guide -----> The best active listening guide there is. Fact. 8.1.06) Pink’s Distractions -----> All different types of self harm distraction websites and techniques 8.1.07) International Suicide Hotlines -----> Handy to have close by you when you listen 8.1.08) Listener Support Guides Master List8.2) Outside 7Cups: 8.2.01) World Time Buddy ----> We are a global community, and we work in a lot of different time zones. Most things are organised in EST (New York’s time zone), and it can be useful to have some help working out what time it is for the people you are talking to, or when events are happening. 8.2.02) Copypastecharacter.com  -----> It helps to cheer up drab forum posts ✌8.2.03) thankyouforlettingmetryingtohelp.youcanbook.me -----> To book an appointment with me. Please PM after booking the appointment, for confirmation.[Q: Some users report that when accessing the link to my calendar, they do not get it: they get insted the whole site. Why?A:What URL are they accessing? If it is embedded on your website there is an option to break out of the frame on mobile. You will want to turn that off. It is under styles and appearance footer/header or if you're on the new version, under styles and appearance.]
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Mexico

Teaforall

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hey there! :)  Feel like you need someone too talk too? I'm right here! My name is Russell and I'm here to listen and hopefully help you with anything that's troubling you! If I'm online I'm here to help so request away, if in the rare case I am not then we can schedule a time to talk about what's on your mind! My main goal here, is to make sure you end up coming away from our chat, feeling happier and smiling. I'm not going to stop until you're grinning ear too ear! Don't be shy! Come say Hi!
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1168
United Kingdom