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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.

starryskies108

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens & 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/an : 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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2831
India

Jem7Cups

Virtuoso 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, my name is Jem 🤗 I am a 26 year old mum of a French Bulldog� and a Verified Listener here on 7 Cups. I'm glad you've found me lovelies 🥰   My Roles include: 🌸Adult Listener 🌸Peer Supporter 🌸Listener Room Supporter 🌸 Safety Patrol Member I leave no room for judgement! Everyone who speaks with me will be accepted - no exceptions 💜   Why I'm here Many people ask me why I'm here and give my time to complete strangers, and I'm happy to explore this further � One of my biggest passions is helping others through any issue they may have. When you feel secluded, it can be overwhelming. I want to avoid anyone feeling this way 😊   When I experienced the dark times of life, I didn't have a safe space to vent and express myself. I therefore understand the need for a site like this, and want to give back as much as possible 🥰   Personal Requests I take these incredibly seriously, and will continue to give my best when I receive them. I do however, get quite a few, so please be patient with me 💟 For this reason, understand that replies to messages sometime take a while - it does NOT mean I'm ignoring you! I'm simply trying to get to you all 💗   Who to contact if I'm not available: �Gracey - 7cups.com/@Gracey   Everyone deserves a chance at happiness. Why not let it be YOU? 💕
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2798
United Kingdom

HeatherBug

Exemplar 6
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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2553
United States

MrsAshleyMarie

Discoverer 4
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, reading, 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 the Support Team Leader (STL) for the Anxiety Support Team. I onboard, train, and mentor our room supporters and chatroom mentors. I also assist in writing and approving our discussion scripts and coordinating our support session schedule. Additionally, I lead a support session every Friday at 2pm ET. I hope I'll see you in the Anxiety Support Room soon!  
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226
Canada

DrDonut

Virtuoso
Listens to Over 18
in last week
                                                                                                                                      IM NOT AVAILABLE FOR CHATS  AT THE MOMENT FOR MY LONG TERM MEMBERS, I WILL RESPOND ASAP WHEN I GET THE CHANCE PLEASE USE THE BROWSE LISTENER SECTION TO FIND A LISTENER  ☯ Greetings ☯ 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!  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Some things about me: ~ Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. ~ I'm currently working in a respiratory hospital 5 days a week so please bear with me as i may reply slower these days ~ I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 ~ ☯ I'm a zen and mindfulness enthusiast ☯ I believe balance is the key to life, one cannot live in an imbalance, no matter what it is, everything needs balance _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse but i do take other chats (see below) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Things I do on 7cups: ~ Global Chatroom Mod ~ Safety Patrol Team ~ Support Team Member: Healthy Living, Mindfulness, Support Room, Student Support and Depression ~ Welcoming Committee ~ Group Support Session Host: Support Room (13:00 - 14:00 ET, Saturdays and Sundays) ~ Discussion Host: Mindfulness (Fridays 13:00-14:00 ET) & Healthy Living (Saturdays 11:00-12:00 am ET) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________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 ☯ Peace and Prosperity unto you ☯
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1258
South Africa

Robin7cups

Veteran 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
inactive. 
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1585
Korea, Republic Of

Fristo

Pinnacle 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
To change your world, change your heart. "Mera Ghaflat mein Dooba Dil badal Dai" - Transform my heart submerged in heedlessness.My 7cups Experience and Words of Encouragement for All Cupsers:Listening is beautiful, helping another helps oneself. -This is the idea which sums up what 7cups has been for me. I feel much greater joy in being a giver than in being a receiver, for the simple fact that when you go out to receive help you are often carrying expectations and expectations often lead to disappointments and sorrow. It is good, in fact awesome, to reach out for help. It shows courage, it is an act of self-love. But I'd suggest that when you look for help, expect the least and that's how your amazement knows no bounds when you sometime unexpectedly receive a kindest of support from someone. And always look to offer a smile, a listening ear, a kind message from the heart, whatever feels natural to you and that which can be sent out from a genuine and sincere heart. And if someone expects something from you which you do not have at that time, smile and politely enforce boundaries.My interest areas at cups: I find one-on-one chats most satisfying overall, and I love to contribute ways for improving quality of listening on the site.My interest areas off cups: I learn and teach Sanskrit language and literature. I have put together this Smile growth path to help put a smile on your face expressing through your heart:Smile Growth Path With Wishes and the Quote Below, Fristo."Your heart becomes as big as a tank when it embodies kindness, any pinch of misery then, does not alter the taste of the tank."
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5902
India

MeiXing

Marvel 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量
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2616
China

Nessa00

Expert 4
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 -Chatroom Mentor 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

IzzyMay

Connoisseur 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not currently taking new chats ~ Hi I'm Izzy, an active and trained listener here on 7 Cups.I enjoy supporting people who suffer from various mental health issues and talking to people who are struggling with life circumstances and difficulties. I would like to accompany you on your journey and support you in the best way I can. Feel free to message me if you see that I am available, I will try and get back to you as soon as I can.  
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719
United Arab Emirates

StandForFreedom

Genius 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
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 week
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