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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.

fairyava

Master 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Welcome to my profile. (ஐ╹◡╹)ノI'm so glad you found me! If you are reaching out for support, please read through my bio before sending me a message. ♡ Check out the bottom of my bio for more resources and distraction links!➝ About me:- My name is Ava, I'm 17 years old. - I am non-binary and use any pronouns (she/he/they). - My personality type is INFJ-T and I am a Virgo! ♍️ - I will be starting college this year with a major in psychology! In my free time, I also love playing video games, writing, and discovering new movies. - I've dealt with many of my own issues like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, an eating disorder along with other things.➝ For members:♡ My listening style: My goal is to create a supportive and welcoming space for you to talk about your struggles. Everyone has a different idea of support! I'm here to listen to you vent, help you set goals, ask you questions, anything you need! I'm very open-minded and will never judge you. I am open for casual conversations too, I understand that sometimes you just need a friend. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly space! 🏳️‍🌈♡ My availability: My live chats typically last around 45-60 minutes. I am also available for offline messaging, where I reply as I am available every few hours throughout the day.♡ My triggers: Excessive use of "...", sentences in all caps, chats on sexual abuse.➝ My roles on 7cups:(Anything in blue is a clickable link!)♡ Verified Teen Listener: I passed a mock chat and have been verified.♡ Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats to help verify listeners. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to be verified.♡ Care Team: I check in on listeners after they've talked with a peer/chat supporter and on new listeners beginning their listener journey!♡ Peer Supporter:  I help support other listeners after tough chats and in the listener chatroom.♡ Project Agent:  I am a project agent for the Self-harm subcommunity.♡ Safety Patrol:  I help scan the site for innapropriate profiles that need to be flagged. Feel free to PM me if you see an innapropriate profile!♡ Forum Supporter:  I help support the Anxiety, Trauma & Depression subcommunities!♡ Room Supporter:  I help support the Depression, Teen Only Zone and LGBTQ+/MOGII group support rooms! They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.♡ Listener Discussion Host: I host discussions to help improve overall listener quality.➝ I host discussions at these times (the rooms will open at the times of the discussions):♡ Healthy Habits, Sundays, 11pm-12am EST (In: Sharing Circle) *On self care break from leading my other 3 discussions at the moment. Will resume in a couple of weeks.* You are more than welcome to join! Join group support rooms here.♡ My Status: ♡Green: I am online and ready to take live chats!Orange: I am online, either in a chat, in a group support room, doing training or going through the forums! My response time may be a bit delayed.Red: I am not active, and will get back to you within 24 hours.☀️ Suicide hotlines ☀️☀️ Abuse chatline ☀️☀️ Self-harm distraction techniques ☀️☀️ Take some deep breaths ☀️☀️ Calming music from my favorite video game ☀️
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609
United States

OliviaWilson5

Explorer 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
About MeHello! My name is Olivia, and I'm so glad that you're here today. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, I appreciate you! I am an 18 year old student who is majoring in Political Science, but psychology and helping others has always been a huge part of me. I am passionate about making others feel heard, and believe that every feeling is 100% valid. I enjoy reading, writing, swimming, listening to music, hiking, journaling, binge watching tv shows/movies, and playing video games.My AvailablityI currently have a response time of 48 hours if I am offline, and will respond to your message as soon as I view it. This time is fluid and may change at any given time. Currently, I am not taking any 1-on-1 support chats to better focus on my leadership roles.My RolesPresent: - Peer Support. I assist other listeners after they've had a distressing or triggering chat. - Chatroom Moderator. I moderate and provide a compassionatenvironment for the LGBTQ+, Sharing Circle, Support Room, and Teen/Member Community group support chatrooms. Sometimes you may see me hosting discussions from time to time. - Safety Patrol. I help regulate profiles by monitoring their username, bio content, and picture to ensure they are following the 7 Cups regulations. - Adult Teen Listener. I listen to both teens and adults, working on both sides of 7 Cups. - Content Development Program Trainee. I am currently enrolled as a student for this academy track.- Verified Listener. I have been verified by the community to provide quality support chats.Remember...You are loved. You are cared for. You matter.
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206
United States

itssoren

Intermediate 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
It's not goodbye, it's see you later. - On break until further notice, you may leave a message but, don't expect a reply.  ---- Ce n'est pas au revoir, c'est à plus tard. - En pause jusqu'à nouvel ordre, vous pouvez laisser un message, mais n'attendez pas de réponse.
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64
Canada

LuLuRings

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not Currently Taking New Member Chats, Thank You~Listeners wanting to chat about mentoring, do a practice mock chat, or otherwise, please fill this FORM to request a time to meet.About MeHi there! I'm Luke, and I'm 33 and from Georgia in the US. Happy to be here and to lend a listening ear to those in need. I have experience with parenting, family-related stress, and relationship stress and am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but please feel free to reach out with anything on your mind and we can try to talk it out.   Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever. I'm on the east coast in the US, so be mindful of possible timezone differences. I also have a family and work, so bear with me if I don't get back to you immediately. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are particularly busy for me personally, so I may be extra slow to respond, if at all, on those days. Regardless, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can, even if it says I'm offline.7 Cups InvolvementSafety Patrol Member Family & Caregiver Support Team Leader Listener Learning & Journey Community Mentor Safety & Knowledge Team Project Agent Anonymous Evaluations Team Leader Quality Mentor Leader Group Support Mentor Leader Chat Room Mentor Doorkeeper~Personal AnnouncementsThe Family & Caregiver Subcommunity is recruiting for all positions right now! We cover topics such as family stress, parenting, and caregiver stress, as well as many more. If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send me a message! We'd love to have you aboard! Have a fun recipe to share? Post it HERE.  Interested in promoting safety on 7 Cups? Join the Safety Awareness Team!~Listener Twins@ambercares@jrod1986@PeaceLoveandPaws@LifeIsABeautifulMelody ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37808
United States

MoonlightPrimrose

Advanced 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
- Due to the COVID19 Crisis and self-quarantining I've decided to use my time to rediscover the platform and my love for listening. I hope I can support you through these difficult times :) -  Hey!Great that you found me here on 7cups. My screenname here is MoonlightPrimrose, but you can call me Vic or Ellis if you want. My pronouns are they/them and he/him.I'm currently starting a career in the film industry, I love great images, stories, light, movement and cameras as well as working on set, with as many interesting people as possible. Apart from pursuing film like nothing else ever before, I like to draw, sew for my LARP characters, play DnD, game, eat good food and bullet journal from time to time. I am also very queer. I use a lot of different words and labels to describe myself, depending on people and situations in my life. Some of them are: trans*, non-binary, masculine-of-center, greyromantic, or simply queer.Feeling alone, overwhelmed or sad is something I know, but I also know how much it helps to just talk to someone... It's not always a solution to every single problem, but it's often a relief to know that there are people out there who care for you and who know what you are going through. I experienced some struggles with bullying, school and family stress, anxiety, coming out and other issues of queer (gender) identity myself so I might be able to relate to some feelings you have and help you deal with them.Just send a message if you need to talk about something. I'm currently only available on weekends for scheduled chats, but feel free to leave me a message at any time and we can figure something out that works for both of us!  Never forget: You are not alone. You don't have to do this alone. It's no shame to ask for help. #AlwaysKeepFightingAs you might have noticed: I'm from Germany and German is my native language. So if there are fellow Germans out there who want to talk, schreibt mir einfach, dann können wir natürlich auch Deutsch reden :)- Vic - 
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593
Germany

SnailPurple

Specialist 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there! My name is Maddie. I am a bisexual teen with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, and a chronic illness. I also used to be addicted to self-harm. I'm sorry, but I am not taking chats right now because I am going on vacation. If you need to message me, feel free to do so! I just won't be able to respond right away <3Aside from the topics listed, I will also chat about the following: ~Antisocial Personality Disorder~ ~Autism Spectrum Disorders~ ~Chronic Illness~ ~Dissociative Identity Disorder~ ~Mental Health Stigma~ ~Miscarriages~ ~Phobias~ I will chat about sexuality and sexual health. I will not chat about sexual trauma. I will chat about Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Pica, and Rumination Disorder. I will not chat about Anorexia.Aside from being a listener, I also have many other responsibilities! They are: ~Forum Supporter (LGBTQ/MOGAII Support and Self-Harm Recovery)~ ~Listener Discussion Leader~ ~Listener Verifier~ ~Teen Community Star (General Support)~Looking forward to chatting with you <3*7 Cups is not a crisis line. If you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, please connect to a crisis line.*
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380
United States

KateDoskocilova

Exemplar 15
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Booking Page P.S. Book the appointment aprox. a day before! Times i'm around on 7cups:Mon-Wed: 12:00PM-3:00PM EST (7:00PM-10:00PM EEST) Tue-Thu: 11:00AM-3:00PM EST (6:00PM-10:00PM EEST) Sat: 3:00AM-3:00PM EST (10:00AM-10:00PM EEST)a few things about me: i'm Katherine, an omnisexual, 16 year old girl from Greece. my pronouns are she/her. some of my hobbies are dancing, writing, filming videos, taking pictures and helping people! i as well look forward to becoming a therapist someday ❤things i've struggled with:my entire life I've struggled with managing emotions,bullying,LGBTQ+,breakups, family stress, social anxiety, student life, relationship stress, self esteem, general mental health and sexual health. I've managed to overcome some of these issues, but there are still some issues I need to work on with.my roles on 7cups:Verified Listener Support Team Leader for the LGBTQ sub community Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team member Sharing Circle / Small Steps Towards Healthy Habits host(HH) Tuesday 11am-12pm ET [6-7pm EEST] (hosting with @SunnyLexi <3) (HH) Wednesday, 11am-12pm ET [6-7pm EEST] (hosting with @SunnyLexi <3) (SC) Saturday, 9-10am ET [4-5pm EEST] (hosting with @mamtasha22 <3) Listener Sharing Circle hostThursday, 8-9am ET [3-4pm EEST] Saturday, 8-9am ET [3-4pm EEST] (hosting with @enchatedlove <3) Discussion host (on Support Session room)Tuesday, Depression, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Friday, Anxiety, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Saturday, Student Support, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Chatroom Moderator (LGBTQ/MOGII support room)Thursday, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST]my listener twin(s):@Azalea98@SunnyLexiwhat my status means:Orange: I am online and ready to have a chat!Yellow: I am online but I'm busy with another member(s), so I won't be responding as fast.Red: I am not online, so I'd appreciate it if you left a message and I will respond when I will log back in!issues i'm comfortable talking about:Anxiety Breakups Bullying Family stress General mental health LGBTQ+ Managing emotions Relationship stress Self esteem Sexual health Social anxiety Student lifeplease be careful with these specific topics:Sexual health: Please, don't message me asking me how to help you control your urges and don't message me if you have any inappropriate intentions or want to ask me inappropriate personal questions. As well as don't text me about your sexual insecurities with such body parts, as they make me feel uncomfortable and they trigger me. LGBTQ+: Please don't message me asking for support on issues that have to do with dysphoria due to the fact I've never experienced it myself. Family stress: Please don't message me asking for support to issues that have to do with domestic violence, as I haven't experienced physical abuse ** and I don't feel confident providing support to this topic."Sweetie, honey, baby, lovely, cutie, my everything" as I only feel comfortable when my close friends call me such names. "Oh" "ok" "k" as I feel like you don't care and like you're not interested in the conversation. Also, please don't try to guilt trick me or guide me and my ways of handling my account and my conversations, as everyone is different and not everyone will be a perfect match.Please dear members**, don't message me to have a casual conversation, as I'm here to focus on people who need emotional support rather than get to know people closely and make friendships.
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Greece

positiveTurtles

Paragon 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am Turtles or Ash. Honestly I don’t care which one. Pronouns are they/them I am 18. I am from NJMonday to Friday: 10am est-3pm est Saturday and Sunday: 11am est -6pm estMy Roles: Safety PatrolVerified ListenerLong term listenerTeen Community StarAbout Me: I aspire to work in the medical field. I hope to become a cardiothoracic surgeon in the future. One thing I love more than anything is reading. I love any books by Jodi Picoult, John Green, medical books, nonfiction books or realistic fiction. In addition to reading and cups, I take several online college classes for fun. I have a love and thirst for knowledge. l love volunteering and believe in small acts of selflessness and trying to improve someone’s day.  7 cups has provided me with a way to reach out to people just like me and help them. I think that everybody deserves a chance to be listened to. I believe thats it's very important that everyone has someone that they can talk to. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged.  I'll always be here. You can message me anytime. I answer as soon as I can and to the best of my ability. I have been fighting my own battle everyday since I was four.  I know what it means to be alone and to feel like it won’t get better. But things will get better eventuallyMy twinnie:@AnastasiaSmith She is an an awesome person and we share many of the same intrests.
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2651
United States

IcedEthan

Expert 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Note: Due to the high workload associated with my current roles, and my continued focus on self-care, I am unfortunately unable to take on any new Member chats. Please feel free to browse listeners here to find another Listener who will be able to support you.About Me Hi! My name is Ethan, I am 19 years old and I am an Adult-Teen Listener from the UK. I have struggled with my mental health for some years now, but I am on the road to recovery. Being able to support people in similar situations to myself is extremely fulfilling and is something I am very passionate about. My 7Cups Journey I started Listening on 7Cups in March 2018, and since then I have worked in various community roles. I went inactive from June 2020 due to personal reasons as the Covid-19 pandemic took a big hit on my mental health, but returned in May 2021. I have worked in the Teen Only Zone as a Forum Supporter, moving on to become a Forum Teen Star and then joining the Forum Leadership Team as a Project Agent. I am also a graduate from the 7Cups Internship, which I completed in November 2019. Following this, I began work as an Internship Teen Star and then Mentor, offering support to other Interns. Around this same time I began working as a Quality Teen Star and then Mentor, and joined the Listener Coaching team. Other roles I have worked in include Peer Supporter and Listener Verifier.Current Roles/Commitments I have been verified as an active and high-quality listener I am an Adult-Teen listener (I have been interviewed and had a background check to be able to work with the teen community)I am a Trainee on the Leadership Development Program (because of this I may not be able to respond to your messages even if I appear online)I am an Intern Mentor (I am currently on my trial period)I host a listener quiz/game night in the Friendship Room every Friday at 12pm ETAvailability (Compare to your local time here: https://time.is/compare)My timezone is GMT / BST (London, UK)Online: 1pm - 3pm (Weekdays)This is when I try to be online and active on 7Cups. If you send me a message between this time I will hopefully see it right away and respond quickly.Available: 11am - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm (Everyday)This is when I am free, but not necessarily online and active. I am happy to schedule chats at these times.Offline: 4pm - 7pm, 11pm - 11am (Everyday)I am either busy or alseep at these times and cannot respond to messages.Chat Topics I am comfortable talking about and povidng support on the following topics: Alchohol/drug use, anxiety, depression, family stress, general mental health, grief, LGBTQ+, loneliness, managing emotions, self-esteem, sexual health, sleeping well and student life. I am not comfortable discussing/unable to provide support for the following topics: Eating disorders, exercise motivation, parenting, self-harm, weight management. If you need support with any of these topics, you can browse for a different listener here.
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544
United Kingdom

FluffyKittenKillua

Helper 4
Listens to To Teens
in last month
Im trans
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41
United States

IIAlexeyII

Scholar 3
Listens to Over 18
in last month
 ✰ Heya! ✰    ✰ I'm Alex! ✰      ♩ ♫ ♪ ♬ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♩ ♩ ♬ ~♡      I'm really glad you're reaching out for help. You deserve a pat on the back!  *pats*  I myself have been through a lot, so I know what's it like when you have little to no support in your life. Sometimes, all we really need to feel better is a talk with someone who will actually listen. That's why I want you to know that I'll give it my all to provide you with the best care possible! <3          I can be especially helpful if you're dealing with:  -Depression  -LGBTQ+ issues  -Alcohol/Drug Abuse  -Borderline (BPD)  -Breakups/Relationship Stress   -Eating Disorders  -Family Stress  -Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   -Self-Harm  as I've the most experience with the aforementioned, but don't hesitate to PM me if you've something else on mind. I'll be there for you nevertheless!      Please be patient - sometimes I'm not available to respond instantly. You're very welcome to schedule a chat with me instead, here! (<-- Click!) If I'm online though, I'll get back at ya ASAP!  
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362
Russian Federation

Jennifer164

Connoisseur 7
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hey amazing people! If you wish to talk to somebody, feel free to message me! I'll try to reply as soon as possible.I love helping people! And I'd be glad if I could be of some help to you. I am here to provide you with emotional support, care and lots of love!I'll try my best to help you and show empathy and compassion without giving any kind of judgements!I would love to listen to you because you and your story matters!I believe that at times it just gets dark so that we come to know how bright we actually shine.I hope that you have a day as lovely as you are! Take care of yourself and keep sparkling!
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1101
India