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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.

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

Diandra

Exemplar 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
About Me Heya! Glad you came across my profile! My name is Diandra and I’ve been a listener here for more than three years. I’m a mentor, verified listener, and someone you can reach out to anytime for support. While I’m not always available, I do respond as quickly as I can and I respond in a timely manner if you message me while my status is set to online. If my status is set to offline, I may take a bit longer to respond! If you’re in need of immediate help, feel free to go to Chat → Browse Listeners or put in a general request. Best of luck on your journey to recovery!Guests and Members If you need support for anything outside the categories below I will do my best to give you the best you deserve or find someone who can (I cannot offer support in community guideline exceptions, including but not limited to suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, or if you are currently abusing humans/animals). My availability is scatteredListeners I spend the majority of my onsite time in the Teen Listener Room (TL) or in my PM's. I am a Quality and Support Room Mentor. Because I am in school, I may not always offer immediate chat help. This is because I do not want to begin helping you and then have to leave for reasons out of my control, but I will typically tell you if this is the case.Not Accepting New Mentees
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5686
United Kingdom

hopedreamlove

Epitome 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1873
United States

anotherfrenchtoastclub

Guru 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Click here for a welcome message! Hello everyone, I'm Toast! I'm an Academy Ambassador here at 7 Cups, along with many other roles. I try my best to contribute positively to the community. Unfortunately, at this time, I do not have the time to take up regular member chats. I do have some occasional times that I might be able to, but my status will be green at that time. But otherwise, my other life commitments restrict me from responding in a timely manner.  That being said, my PMs are always open! I will get back to you as soon as I can, please do bear with me on my response time.Things that you can PM me about but are not limited to: - 7 Cups Academy Programs - Becoming an Adult-Teen Listener - Listener Coaching and Quality Mentoring - Peer & Chat Support (Although I am not frequently able to be in this role, I will try my best!) - Safety Patrol - Opening/Closing chat rooms _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________{the undercurrent pullsmy body it sweepspulling my outits anger it keepsthe undercurrent drawsa turbulent temptit tumbles my heartwith vehement intentthe undercurrent ragesBut I'm sturdy and strongadept in the waterfor that's where I belongthe undercurrent subsidesI'm floating serenemy eyes see the sunI still live, I still dream-Eileen Manassian, "The deleted poems". }Aspiring psychologist, avid movie watcher, devoted foodie, an ardent feminist, and a chain-reader! You can call me Toast! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and the most beautiful part of us."-David Richo ^ Words to live by.
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983
United States

lucy2

Veteran 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello my friend, I'm so pleased you have found me on 7cups of Tea! I'm a trained Teen and Adult Listener a  Teen Transitioning Mentor Quality Mentor  Teen Quality Mentor  and I look forward to supporting you. I hope you will feel comforted knowing there is someone here who understands your needs and worries and I look forward to chatting with you. If my status is shown as offline or busy, please message me and I will get back to you asap. Chat soon Lucy2      
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1630
United Kingdom

Mel

Exemplar
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Forum Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Forum Mentor, Forum Mentor Leader and Forum Key applications, Forum Meetings, Flag queue and overseeing modified Forum content. Would you like to be involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter! Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Forum Mentor/Forum Star/Forum Member Leader! - Chatroom Ambassador: Chatroom Mentor, Teen Chatroom Mentor and Teen Chatroom Star applications, Chat Support training, Listener Learning team (Listener Discussions), Listener Room Review form. Find out more about our Chatroom Leadership Opportunities.- Community Mentor Leader for Teen Only Zone subcommunity. We're always looking for new teens to take part of your subcommunity! Come join in! - Active Listening (AL) 2, 3 & 4. Badges (please ask other graders for feedback). We try to get your requests graded as soon as possible (and we have a great team for that!) but please be mindful that we grade these manually and we have a great amount of requests sent in daily. You can check the updates threads of each test here AL2 Updates, AL3 Updates, AL4 Updates to know when badges have been last updated.I'm a doorkeeper so I can open/close rooms per request. Feel free to message me at any time. ---------------------------------------------Thanks for stumbling into my profile :) It's very nice to see you! I'm Mel and I'm a young girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a college student majoring in physics. I work as a support teacher for young kids mostly. I love teaching and explaining things - I think everybody deserves their chance at understanding a difficult matter, even if they need more time for it than someone else would.  I'm not much of a talker as a listener. I feel like it's very important that every single person out there has someone to rely on and be there for them. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged. That's what I aim for. I know I can't change your life nor magically solve your problems (Although I would really like to be able to do that) but I do can promise to be here, as much as possible and as much as you need. I'm your friend and I'll always care about you. I deal my own battles every day and I know that talking helps. You are never alone here. I would like to be a writer someday, because books mean a lot to me. Everything I want is what I write to be special for someone, if I could make at least one (only one) person feel something by something I wrote, I would already feel realized. Writing has always come naturally to me. It's who I am. As a kid, I would always grab a pencil and write, instead of drawing. I would always make stories up in my mind to tell other people. I would always write too much, speak too much, and take too long to tell an anecdote. I was born a storyteller. At the moment, I just do it for fun and for myself or my close ones.Anything else you would like to know about me, feel free to message me and ask, I'm pretty much an open book! and will love to get to know eachother more. If you are around here and have any question or need someone to chat or you are a new listener and want a long term mentor to cheer on you and be happy for all your success - I'm your gal. Much love, Mel. 
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2070
Argentina

Lysandra

Epitome 16
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, I'm Lysandra. It's a great pleasure of mine to be a listener here on 7 Cups as I have always been passionate about supporting others. My main areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, loneliness, student life, and general mental health. If you would like to chat with me, feel free to send me a message and we can arrange a time to chat, or if you prefer, have offline conversations. Otherwise, thank you for reading my profile, and I hope you have a nice day.
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3071
United States

Sventek

Marvel 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week

2191
United States

Gracey

Epitome 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
7 cups Ambassador Members - I am currently not taking any new personal requests for long term members due to other commitments on cups and in my personal life. I can however provide one off 90 minute sessions if you feel this would be useful. Please note my time is limited and i will not be able to chat to everyone - if you would like to chat please message me with a brief description of the topic you would like to talk about, if i am able to i will respond to set up a time to connect with you!Listeners - Please feel free to send me a message anytime and i will reply as soon as possible!Thank you for your understanding!----------------------------------------------------------------Hello, my name is Grace (cis female -she/her) 👩 and I am a 24 year old tea loving ☕ cat mum 🐈  and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups!  I have been on 7 Cups as a listener, on and off for over 6 yearsRoles here on 7cups - - Quality Ambassador  - Teen chatroom mentor/mod, peer support and chat support - Profile flagging team - Safety Patrol  - SPOT team & safety patrol trainer----------------------------------------------------------------Everyone who visits my profile is accepted and will not be judged, this is a safe space for everyone ❤❋ LGBTQ+ and questioning friendly ❋ ABDL / TBDL friendly ❋ DID / Dissociation and mental health friendly ❋ Autism / ASD / learning disabilities / disability / learning difficulty friendly ----------------------------------------------------------------❋ I am passionate about helping to make sure that no-one ever feels like they have no-one to turn to❋ I understand the importance of having a safe and nonjudgmental environment to talk in ❋ I am compassionate, understanding and very open minded therefore nothing shocks me - so don't suffer in silence ----------------------------------------------------------------Personal request - I will do my best to accomodate personal requests so feel free to send me a message with the topic you would like to chat about. I will be unable to respond to all personal requests but i will try my best! - I will only chat for a maximum of 60-90 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you! Advice - Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment.Listening style - My listening style is not for everyone, I prefer to leave the majority of the talking to you while I prompt the conversation. I will not lecture, give long responses or provide a lot of feedback - this is to allow more time for you to speak and be heard. My aim is not to improve your situation or make you feel better, but just to be with you through whatever it is you are going through or experiencing. I will do my very best to adjust to suit you as an individual. ----------------------------------------------------------------  
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2376
United Kingdom

sia1325

Virtuoso 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
~Not taking any supportive chats~I am so so sorry but due to certain reasons, I am not able to take any member chats. Feel free to click <here> to find another listener.Hello there! I'm Sia!If I don't reply to you that doesn't mean that I'm ignoring you, it may be because I'm asleep. So just feel free to leave me a message whenever you want to talk to me about something or just want to have a normal chat with me. Don't ever think that you are bothering me! I promise that I won't judge you for being you so just feel free to tell me the truth. Stay positive and Believe in yourself!Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace. ♡ MembersI do not offer long term support anymore and won't be able to take any live chats at the moment. And, it would be great if you avoid chats about anything related to sexual health. I do take chats on Self-Harm however if you are actively in crisis then please consider reaching out to Crisis Support and seek appropriate support!Listeners/ Mentees/ CoacheesYou care so much about others, don't forget to take care of yourself! Feel free to drop me a message if you need any help with anything. You all are really fabulous! Keep up your wonderful work!Few Resources | Crisis Resource | Runaway Safeline | Live through this | RAINN | IMAlive | Project Semicolon | Grounding Techniques | Childline | HelpGuide | Su*c*de Hotlines | Love is respect |  SH Distraction | Overcoming Social Anxiety | Overcome negative thoughts | Free Mental Health Services | Self Help resources | Getting Control Over Thoughts | Managing Emotions | Take Deep Breaths | Dealing With Panic Attacks | Coping with flashbacks | The Trevor Project | Warmline | Domestic Violence | SH Alternatives | Calming and Relaxing Gifs | Coping with Panic Attacks | Self-Care Techniques | Grounding101 | Showing love to yourself | Self care | Coping with depression | Increasing Self esteem/ Self confidence | Dealing w/ teen depression | SH Alternatives 2.0 | Practicing Self-Love | Reducing Self- Injury | Handling Anxiety Attacks | SH Alternatives and Distractions Some Lovely people @TuneIn313 @Anna706 @thisisirene @kieran000 @Basorexiaaa @Greenchoice1 @tac0belle @EmmaE @calmingMermaid5761 @mamtasha22 @shiningSky3745 @BeautyOfGrace @VicK5123 @itssoren @starmelon7 @Emily328 The order doesn't show how wonderful you are.. Also a special shoutout to my loveliest friend Sam, you are the most awesome person I've ever met. I can't really thank you enough for everything you've done for me, you are really the best!! NoteI promise to try my best to offer you support. However if you feel I'm not the right listener for you or if I'm offline or unavailable at that time then, please feel free to click <here> to find another awesome listener! Thank you so much for reading my bio! You are awesome! Don't forget to smile and see you there in the chat!Small steps, everyday.
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2023
India

ASilentObserver

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
"You are always one decision away from a totally different life."Hello everyone, I'm known as Obs and I'm one of the members of the Community Management Team. Here are some resources in case you need them -  If you are unable to see any group support rooms, probably you would need to meet some requirements. Check them here!  Join us in various group discussions? check the community calendar for the schedule and details. Group Support Frequently Asked QuestionsWeekly Communi. a listener If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resource Please feel free to PM me with any questions or doubts regarding our community and roles. I am here with you to help with the best of my efforts while we keep building our community better each day with team efforts. I am unable to take chat requests right now as I am unable to respond timely. I request you to connect with other available listeners here-  Browse Listeners. We all are here with you to listen and support. Do not say, "I am having a bad day." Say, "I am having a character-building day." - Les BrownHave a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!
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2880
India

Sunisshiningandsoareyou

Genius 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
      ❤Note before messaging ❤You may see me around sometimes in forums or chatrooms, but due to time unavailability,  I am not  taking any new chats ! If urgent or if we've talked previously and youd like to update ( I appreciate the updates ) ,  please drop your messages and I'll get back  to you when I can.  Apologies for any inconvenience, if caused . Stay great and take good care ,  everyone! 💛                                                                                💛Listeners -: if you need Peer support,  a better match would be to ask in LSR first,  and message me if I've agreed to chat , I may not be available all the time and I'd definitely want you receiving prompt support , in other cases where it's not urgent and you'd want to chat with me ,  feel free to message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  💛Members -: I am not accepting long term requests for support as of now   and taking over only general requests for the time being as per my availability..  Response time for all my  current  members /listeners -> 24 -72 hours , i apologize if messages are delayed . Thankyouu for understanding , YOU do come first and there's plenty support available at all times ,  please do  find an amazing currently active listener  HERE , hope you receive the best support !   💖Hello Amazing Human,Welcoming hugs and high fives and cookies for youuu !Thankyou for finding me here,I understand life isn't always smooth sailing , we all have our ups and downs .I know I won't be able to solve all your problems, but problems shared are problems halved,right? .... I am a trained verified listener here who can Offer you a kind, empathetic and non judgemental ear and help you guide through these dark times .Feel free to Talk/share/Vent ,I'll be more than happy to listen to you , provide you a safe and comfortable space and help you feel better in any way I can.Please do keep in mind that I can't advise you ,I can help you guide through the roads,but the steering wheel will always be in your hands and the direction to choose  will always be your decision solely , since you know your journey and your destination, the best . Rest assured ,you've got your passenger seat covered  for any support always! I am a person who believes in the power of sharing smiles, happiness, kindness ,hope and positivity and I would love to share these with you too.I personally don't use offensive language ,and would appreciate the same from you . People looking for inappropriate  sexual chats and /or interested in making any sexual advances towards me , Please refrain from sending any messages,thankyou .I don't take up chitchats or casual chats , loneliness chats and topics on chronic pain, panic attacks , sexual health and self harm.Feel free to browse other amazing listeners for these topics HERE❤ The topics I am comfortable providing support for include general mental health struggles, getting unstuck, managing emotions ,  student life, relationship stress, social anxiety, self esteem and body image issues  etc. and  are listed below ,under categories....Feel free to send in a message anytime (even if I appear offline ) and I would get back to you as soon as I can , we can then schedule a time and day or a chat too or agree to offline chatting,whichever is more comfortable to you . 🤗Lastly, remember that you are not alone ,Your mental health is important , you are a brave person to seek support ,  you're here and I am proud of you for thatIf you give me a chance I'll try my best to be there for you ,to be there with you and remind you that Even if the clouds appear to be very dark at any point of time ,  the Sun Is Shining And So Are Youuuu 🌻🌞🌻You are one Amazing human, you are important, you matter and You are deserving of kindness , happiness ,love and all things amazing in life !It's cool to be kind ,people!🤗 Have an amazing day/night ahead !!MY ROLES ON 7 CUPS -The most important and my favorite one - To provide everyone a  friendly, supportive,  inclusive and cheerful environment along with sharing some cookies and hugs 🥰 🍪🌻🤗# Trained and Verified Listener to provide quality listening to members # Safety Patrol  (profile flagging ) Team member to try and keep the community safe for all. # Peer Supporter (for listeners needing support after a hard or triggering chat  or in general not feeling good about their listener role ) # Listener's Verifiers Team member  (I take mock chats for listeners under  the verification process) Want to get verified ? Check here or feel free to message me for more information.  #Quality Mentor  # Global community mentor and forum supporter  # 7 cups Internship ,  Leadership Development Program and the Building Community Program 's  graduate . THANKYOU FOR READING, FEEL FREE TO SEND IN A TEXT ANYTIME, I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOUU  SOON !  STAY AWESOME, STAY HYDRATED  and TAKE CARE!🌻❤#ByeByeCliques , do check out this post for more information and joining in the movement . We are a safe and inclusive  place for all  , and you MATTER !! 🤗  
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2532
Christmas Island