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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.

DrDonut

Veteran 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
IM AVAILABLE FOR CHATS Dont be scared to drop a message! Greetings <3 I have cyclothymic disorder and im currently on the path to making my life as tranquil and happy as possible. Please feel free to join me or share your story!  Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. I work as a sports massage therapist and I'm a physio intern for 2 high performance sports teams (Athletics and boxing)Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse. Please dont be scared to message me if you need a shoulder to lean on ^_^. Favourite qoute: “One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other."I am meIn all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, Whether they be to others or to myself – I own my fantasies, My dreams, my hopes, my fears – I own all my triumphs and Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me – by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts – I know There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other Aspects that I do not know – but as long as I am Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles And for ways to find out more about me – However I Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically Me – If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that Which I discarded – I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be Productive to make sense and order out of the world of People and things outside of me – I own me, and therefore I can engineer me – I am me and I AM OKAY - Virginia Satir
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863
South Africa

Fristo

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi there, I am fristo, I prefer a long-term relation with you! I believe a long-term good relation can bring tremendous change to either lives. So, looking forward to form a healthy listener-member bond with you You can also get started with this growth path, which I made in hope to see you smile: https://www.7cups.com/path/playlist/smile/  
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5644
India

starryskies108

Marvel 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side , I will sit with you in the dark ♥️ Hello! I'm glad you found me here. I study psychology and I'll be REALLY happy to help you. You don't have to go through this alone. I promise I will do everything I can to help you bring the change you want in your life :) Talk about whatever you want to , even if it's nothing at all .I'd love to get to know you more . Even if it's for a casual chat , I'm here for you Personal requests preferred,so don't hesitate to press the chat now button :D Let's talk .My roles here include being a: Intern Graduate (with honours) Adult-Teen Listener Peer Supporter   Community Mentor (Anxiety Support) Forum Supporter (Anxiety Support) Chatroom Moderator (Newbie Hub Community) Group Moderator Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team Member Sharing Circle (co) Host Healthy Habits Team (co) Host ​​​​Translation Team Member Anonymous Evaluations Member ​​​​
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2758
India

asthebeesays

Virtuoso 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I take a variety of topics - scroll through the list and see if you find anything that fits you.  I will rarely schedule chats but check with me and I might, I have limited time so I make no promises that I can schdule something.  I am one of the members who will talk about some subjects like BDSM, polyamory, open relationships, and so on.Quality is my passion and I love working with other mentors and other listeners to increase quality in our work with members and other listeners.
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3073
United States

Nessa00

Expert
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, thank you for finding me on 7 cups. I'm a female in my 30s. I know how tough it can be to want to talk to someone about what you are feeling. I will try my best to listen to whatever problems you may be having, but my listening strengths are in general anxiety, social anxiety, grief, and disabilities. I've also dealt with self esteem issues. I can't guarantee solutions, only a shoulder to lean on when you need it and open ears to hear you out.Current projects I am part of: -Peer Support If my status is set to offline, please feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.                  
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352
United States

HeatherBug

Exemplar 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
               Hello there! Im Heather and Im 32 years old. I'm a mom and a wife.                                                                                      
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2539
United States

MrsAshleyMarie

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
A Bit About Me Hey there! My name is Ashley. I’m a female in my mid-twenties. I love hedgehogs, hockey, Reeces peanut butter cups and making people laugh.1-on-1 Chats  I take chats on all different types of anxiety. I have the most amount of experience with generalized anxiety and social anxiety. When I am available, there will be a green button under my username that will say “Chat Now”. Go ahead and click on it to connect with me! Please note: I do not take chats related to sex, suicide, or self-harm and I cannot offer you advice.Anxiety Group Support  I am a Support Session Leader for the Anxiety Support Community. I lead discussions in the Anxiety Support Room every Thursday at 7pm ET. Discussions typically run for 1 hour and everyone is welcome to attend. Please check the Community Calendar for upcoming discussions! Peer Support for Listeners  I am a peer supporter. If you are a listener and needing some support after a chat or after a negative/stressful experience in a support room or in your role, please feel welcome to reach out to me. Please note: If you are looking for personal support you will need to create or log into a member account before reaching out to a listener. 
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191
Canada

Gyda

Marvel 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome to my page 😊 ✌  Who am I?My name is Gyda, I am twenty-two years old and I’m proud to be here and do my bit to help the world, one little deed at a time. I have been to lots of places and learnt many things, and all my life choices have led me to this place. I’m a passionate volleyball player and an ex-young athlete, and would like to infect everyone with my positivity ❤︎ I’m here for those deep chats and those light hearted ones.   Music is extremely therapeutic, which is why I consider it one of the most important things in my life. My favourite artists are PVRIS and the band The Neighbourhood. I’m a massive tattoo fan because I see this as a way of personal expression and I also support animal rights with all my heart. One of my biggest rolemodels in my life right now is MØ because she believes in humility and encourages people to fight for what they believe in.   Due to nature of chats, I only accept chats related to the following topics:  ★ Anxiety ★ ★ Borderline Personality Disorder ★ ★ Drug and Alcohol use ★ ★ Eating Disorders ★ ★ Self-harm ★  I accept those topics as I have my own personal experience in them and I am not as helpful if I were to take a chat outside my experiences. I’m the ‘B’ on the LGBTQ and also willing to chat to you about coming out or any other light-hearted things.  Please get in touch if I sound like a Listener you’re after, I don’t bite.  What I do  My current involvements are somewhat limited, but I believe we all have a role to play, big or small, and I try to do everything with a lot of passion. My roles:☕ Global Mod ☕ ☕ Quality Mentor ☕ ☕ Peer Supporter ☕ ☕ Verified Listener ☕ ☕ Safety Team ☕Reach out to me if you ever need moderating or peer supporting if you’re a Listener!  Member and Listener info Members – Please consider my chat topics before you message me, I don’t take pleasure in turning away chat topics I am not comfortable with, but I will try my best to find the right Listener for you! If you do have a chat within my topics, please send me a message briefly explaining what’s up. I slot my conversations for 60 minutes at a time, this helps both me and you, since I often lose my focus and attention, but I am more than willing to converse longer the more often we talk.Listeners – I am a Quality Mentor, and naturally I am available to help you out with any Listener-related issues. As a global moderator I am always available for active moderating, as long as I’m online. As a Peer supporter, I’m here to listen to you, but keep in mind if it’s a personal issue, do relog to a member account 😊  “Freedom is being able to live with the consequences of your decisions” Gyda
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2616
Norway

dancingStrawberry34

Exemplar 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey I'm Steph.I have been a listener since February 23rd 2015.I am here for you. <3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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2713
United States

pray4theheartless

Paragon 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
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

StandForFreedom

Genius 7
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hi. My names Leah.  I'm more than happy to talk about any topic. Nothing is too big or to small to have someone sit with you, and just listen.  I can't offer advice, or 'fix' anything for you, but I'll always offer a safe space for you to be heard and to have your stories received in a warm and respectful way. Honestly, I'm not online a lot, and when I am I'm not always able to stop and have lengthy conversations, but I'm more than happy to exchange 'offline' messages, and to chat in greater length should we end up online at the same time. I hope you're well, and if you're not, that's okay too. I hope you find what you need here at 7cups.          
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1023
Australia

VinylFly

Proficient 3
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Proud triplet of the terrific trio @InternalAcceptance and @Chassymom    Former leader of the addiction support team and have since passed the torch on to @InternalAcceptance. So proud of my amazing tripply <3Hi there, I'm AJ but you can call me vinyl, viny or fly. Welcome to my listener profile. Glad you're here with us on 7 cups.   I'm a verified active listener. I'm happy to support you on your journey and help you navigate the bumps in the road you may come across. I've driven over many myself and have acquired much wisdom and compassion along the way. Message me if you're looking for a caring, wise and open-minded set of ears.I'm passionate about helping people in need and am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology. I've spent most of my career working with youth with special needs and have recently been spending much of my time volunteering with a local peer-based harm reduction group.I'm happy to chat about whatever's on your mind but I have the most knowledge in the areas of anxiety and panic attacks, drug/alcohol use and harm reduction, autism, ADHD, chronic illnesses and disabilities, coping with strong emotions, sexual orientation and gender identity, and post-traumatic stress.  Please note that I take 1-1 chats in 1 hour time blocks. I do this to make sure that everyone has a chance to be listened to. I'll let you know when there are 10 minutes remaining in your chat so it's easier to start wrapping things up.Looking forward to hearing from all you lovely people. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help when you need it. Through our struggles, we can learn how to harness our strengths         
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1055
Canada