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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.

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@AnnaTess ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37832
United States

KateDoskocilova

Pinnacle 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
i will not be hosting discussions/accepting new member chats from monday, until further notice! please feel free to search for another listener :)Booking Page   P.S. Book the appointment aprox. a day before!   Times i'm around on 7cups:Mon-Sat: 12:00PM-3:00PM EST (7:00PM-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 CML and CM for the LGBTQ+ sub-community Support Team Leader for the LGBTQ sub-community Project Agent for the LGBTQ sub-community Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team member Sharing Circle hostSaturday, 9-10am ET [4-5pm EEST] (hosting with @mamtasha22 <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] (hosting with @azuladragon34 <3) Chatroom Moderator (LGBTQ/MOGII support room)Thursday, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST]my listener twin(s):@Azalea98what 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

Xe

Advanced 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Not taking new member chats right now, due to being busy with other tasks.~About me~I'm a Community Leader which means I'm involved in supporting subcommunities on 7cups. My roles are as follows, Group Support Mentor Leader I manage resources and overlook ethical management of initiatives over the whole Group Support area under this role, which means you can approach me if: -You are interested in being a community leader. -You have feedback about group support. -You have ideas about resources or scripts which would benefit our community.Support Team Leader: Personality Disorders SubcommunityChatroom Moderator: Trauma Support Room Supporter: LGBTQ+/MOGII Room (The art in my pfp and this Gif do not belong to me, credits to their artist will be inserted soon)I am a Vegan Queer Feminist. My pronouns are He/Him.Engaged in community activitiesYou would lowkey find me in community rooms.I'm here to provide you with a safe nonjudgmental space where you can freely express yourself and get the attention, patience and understanding you deserve. 🍵 I hope our journey together enables your healing and gives you some peace of mind 🍵 _______________________________________________________________Comfortable with all topics, more confident with the following ones:Dissociative disorders, DID ( Dissociative Identity Disorder), OSDD PTSD, c-PTSD Trauma, Abuse Learning disabilities, Selective Mutism, OCD LGBTQIA+, Queerphobia  Schizophrenia, Psychosis  Imposter Syndrome, Grief, Spirituality, Relationships Discrimination: Racism, Casteism, Classism Student problemsPersonality Disorders: Cluster A: Schizoid, SchizotypalCluster B: Antisocial, Narcissistic, Borderline Cluster C: Avoidant______________________________________________________________Accessible crises resources and helplines:RESOURCES & HOTLINES - Google Sheets projectlets.org save.org thetrevorproject.org LGBTQIA+ rainn.org sexual assault  childhelplineinternational.org thehotline.org domestic abuse  Aasra.org India crisistextline.org US/UK/Canada/Ireland lifeline.org.au -australia  suicidepreventionlifeline.org USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
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62
India

SnailPurple

Expert 3
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 all eating disorders except for 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~ ~Q&A Approval Team~ ~Team Light Ship Member~ ~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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384
United States

itssoren

Discoverer 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
"𝐻𝑜𝓌 𝓁𝓊𝒸𝓀𝓎 𝒶𝓂 𝐼 𝓉𝑜 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒𝓈 𝓈𝒶𝓎𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝒹𝒷𝓎𝑒 𝓈𝑜 𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒹." (𝒲𝒾𝓃𝓃𝒾𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒫𝑜𝑜𝒽)𝒪𝒸𝓉𝑜𝒷𝑒𝓇 𝟣, 𝟤𝟢𝟤𝟣*Leadership roles will be maintained until September 30/21*
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112
Canada

PeaceLoveandPaws

Genius 3
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am no longer accepting member chats. Please use this link to browse listeners: Browse ListentersHello and Welcome!! I'm Paws (she/her pronouns, please). I'm a wife, mom, and lover of cats! I have a degree in English Lit but spent my career in Human Services. I enjoy reading, watching horror movies and television series, photography, and collecting vintage handbags. My greatest passion is orphaned/abandoned infant kittens rescue.My favorite movies of all time are 'City of Angels', 'The Color Purple', and 'Forrest Gump'.The songs I feel inspired by are:'Bold as Love' by Jimi Hendrix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMM3jIkDGk'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac https://youtu.be/KOVyBhVsOV0 'I'm Still Standing' by Sir Elton John https://youtu.be/ZHwVBirqD2s 'Kyrie' by Mr. Mister https://youtu.be/9NDjt4FzFWY 'Thank U' by Alanis Morissette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1_V-0iDu_0Support Team Leader for Family and Caregivers Community Mentor Leader for Family and CaregiversMy listener twins: www.7cups.com/@lulurings and www.7cups.com/@cheerymango  
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1553
United States

fairyava

Master 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
welcome to my profile! name: ava!age: 18.pronouns: they/them or she/her.my 7cups experience: i've been using the site for almost 6 years, and i've been a listener for 2 and a half years. i've had quite a few leadership roles, but ever since i got busy with college, i now focus mainly on chats. i am new to the adult side of 7cups - i just aged up and i'm still getting the hang of things on this side!about me: i am a college student in california studying counseling psychology. my personality type is infj. my favorite things to do when i'm not in school or on 7cups are video games, hanging out with friends and watching netflix.topics i feel most comfortable with:adhd alcohol/drug use anxiety depression did/osdd eating disorders family stress lgbtq+ loneliness panic attacks trauma self-esteem sleep issues social anxiety i am willing to talk about anything that's on your mind, but these are some topics i am most experienced with.
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612
United States

IcedEthan

Expert 8
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 may be unable to reply to your message right away. Members, 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 an Intern Mentor (If you are an Intern and have any questions/worries or are in need of any support, please feel free to reach out to me)I am an Internship Graduate as well as a Leadership & Development Graduate.Availability (Compare to your local time here: https://time.is/compare)My timezone is BST (London, UK)Online: 4pm - 5pm (weekdays)This is when I am both available and online/active on 7Cups. This is when I will be responding to any PMs and offering any support. If you send me a message between this time I will try to respond before I head off.Available: 11am - 10pm (everyday inc. weekends)This is when I am available, but not necessarily online/active. I am happy to schedule chats/events at these times.Offline: 10pm - 11am (everyday inc. weekends)This is when I am completely unavailable.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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548
United Kingdom

MoonlightPrimrose

Advanced 7
Listens to Teens &amp; 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 Louie or Lou 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 :)- Louie - 
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659
Germany

Enbyowl

Paragon 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I’m Ash     Pronouns are they/them     I am 18     As of right now I am not taking new members     Monday to Friday: 10am est-3pm est     Saturday and Sunday: 11am est -6pm est     My Roles:   Safety Patrol  Verified Listener  Long term listener  room supporter  intern graduate  LDP graduate     About Me:     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.     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 eventually   
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2841
United States

Jennifer164

Connoisseur 8
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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1102
India

Kassy7cups

Intermediate 6
Listens to To Teens
in last month
Hello! I'm Kassy. I'm so glad you found my profile. I'm a teen listener using she/her pronouns.What does that colorful button beside my username mean? A very good question that you ask. :) ❤️: This means I'm currently unable to take one-on-one chats and personal requests, or I am offline altogether. However, you're always welcome to leave me a message, and I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible. 🧡: This means I'm busy, usually with Room Support or Translation. I'll still be able to take chats, but responses will likely be delayed. Personal requests are still accepted, but delays may also apply. 💚: This means I'm free to take chats, personal requests, you name it. If you'd like to schedule a chat in advance, you can do so with the orange "Schedule Chat" button above. Green also indicates that I will be able to spend more time chatting with you, and my responses will be more immediate. My Roles: ✅ Verified Listener: I've been verified by the community as a competent, compassionate, courteous listener. This means that I have gone through the necessary training to make sure I can emotionally support you as best I possibly can. ✅ Room Supporter (LGBTQ+/MOGII and DJ Team communities): I put my listener skills to work in the group support chats, especially the LGBTQ+/MOGII and DJ Team chats. Although I am not a mod, my job is to help keep Group Support a comfortable space, where one and all can feel heard and welcome. ✅ Translator: This is my newest role. You'll notice under the "Languages" part of my profile that I also speak Spanish. I'll be working to make 7 Cups more global, as we stretch our support to every continent, as part of this team. Most importantly, I’m here to support you. I believe you are strong, smart, confident, and valuable, no matter who you are. Your life matters! 💕💕💕 “Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you did today was breathe.” —Yumi SakugawaMy Twins: @beautifulMemory622 my listener twin! @Robin7cups my birthday teenie (soon to be oldie) twin 💜🎉 !
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United States