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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.

sereneButton43

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Our conversation will entirely be centred on you. I accept diversity and individuality in all forms, and nothing will ever be too much for me to not be able to treat and respect you as a person. I look at behaviour and identity through a spectrum and acknowledge their fluidity. In listening, I try building a safe place for you where you can freely vent about your thoughts but know that I do not have the solution to your problems. Learn more about what you can expect from a listener here.  I feel that listening sessions are ideal when the member expresses their thoughts without reservation. I am comfortable dealing with negative emotions even if they're directed towards me. I don't want anything stopping you from asserting yourself. I am unable to take long-term members presently because of my commitments (read more about long-term listening here). But I will be glad to follow up with you every once in a while.I need your feedback to get better at what I do so feel free to bring it up during the conversation.Generally available from 2:30 AM-11:30 AM EST (although you can text me anytime- I promise I'll be chill). 7 Cups has a wide range of communities that you can explore here. Various forums cater to general discussion/support, mental health concerns, and a few others. For the forum on general support, click here. If you're experiencing anxiety or overwhelming thoughts, I suggest checking mindfulness exercises here.Happy to answer any questions.
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327
India

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

ImPhares

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello there ! It's Phares here.Thanks for giving my profile a try. I would love to talk to you. I like listening to music and watching videos on YouTube, Gaming, Sports, watching anime, movies, shows and I got other hobbies also making new friends!! I enjoy talking to people generally and love to help them. I would describe myself as a geek, caring, I would do my best to comfort you. feel free to hit me up anytime you want and I will make sure to reply asap !.
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9218
Egypt

cristlecares

Connoisseur 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
When you can't look at the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark💜..........Let's play a little hide and seek with time, if it's for better tomorrow😉.......Discovering the true meaning of being  human.....Always love yourself💜.....You are so important!! Nobody can replace you on this Earth😇 Listener Best Friend : @hopefulFaith33 ( He is one of the kind and compassionate listeners on 7 cups!! My very good friend!! You can go to him if you don't find me here😇)  
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1110
Western Sahara

LavenderFlower

Expert 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently UNAVAILABLE for member chats. Please check back later.💙About Me💙Hey there everyone! I am LavenderFlower, but you can call me Lavender or Lav  I like video games, writing, acting, music, and art. I’m super interested in Psychology and Forensics as well. I listen to those with Personality Disorders and Dissociative Disorders on top of the categories I have listed. I also take chats about attention seeking and lying. I am an empathetic listener who will do their best to support you.   💚Involvements💚Verified Listener Wiki Team Safety Patrol Adult-Teen Listener Intern Graduate with Honours Intern Mentor    
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634
Trinidad And Tobago

JustOneMoreEpisode

Connoisseur 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Due to my leadership roles, I am unfortunately unable to take 1-1 Chat Requests.Please be free to connect with one of our amazing listeners here❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻Just thought of sharing some quotes which helped me when I was going through a tough time.My Current Roles:(Adult-Teen Listener, Doorkeeper, Safety Patrol, Peer Supporter, Listener Chatroom Supporter, Project Agent for Listener Sharing Circle (LSC) and 7 Cups Internship, Host for Listener Sharing Circle (LSC), Sharing Circle (SC), Listener Check-In (LCI) and Adult Listener Events (ALE), Care Team Guide, Academy Mentor for 7 Cups Internship, Chatroom Moderator for Newbie Hub, Positivity and Gratitude, Student and Career Support) Listener Twin: @alwaysindigo, @Shay673751 and @HealTheHealer(Three of the most amazing peeps I have ever met) ❤❤🌻🌻❤❤
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462
Sri Lanka

QuietMagic

Sage 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, my name is Josh. If you'd like to schedule a chat with me, feel free to use my booking form (link). I'm comfortable chatting for up to 90 minutes at a time.My listening values1) Let you be what you want to be. I trust you to do what is best for you, even if it may not match what other people are doing or think is right.2) Your perspective matters. I care about the way that you see and experience things. My own thoughts and feelings are secondary.3) Your words point the way. Whatever you feel is important is what is worth talking about. You are free to direct the chat to whatever you care about.4) Changes tend to happen when they're ready. I don't believe in forcing or pressuring people to do things that don't feel right for them.5) Befriend feelings. I tend to feel more comfortable validating feelings rather than trying to undermine them.My listening guide: https://bit.ly/QuietMagicListeningGuideCurrent roles: Forum Supporter (Personality Disorders Support, Relationship & Friendship Support, Needs Reply Team) Former roles: Quality Mentor Leader (Anonymous Evaluations Team), Quality Mentor, Safety Patrol"Effective altruism is about taking a desire to do good, but using reason and evidence to guide our actions so we have the greatest chance of success." (FAQ on Effective Altruism)────────────────────────────────────────────────────List of self-care tips (these are presented as being for BPD but they seem like they'd possibly be pretty helpful for anybody) Healthy trinity: 1) Sleep2) Diet3) ExerciseHere are a couple optional things to try if you're in the middle of an anxiety/panic attack, dissociative episode, or urge/craving.
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1523
United States
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Hannah Caradonna

HannahCaradonnnaMSW
Social Worker, MSW, RCSW (RCC #11330)
I offer a warm and non-judgmental space for you to work through your problems. I can help you with anxiety, disordered eating, depression, relationship problems and more.
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Victoria
Canada

Textingpals

Proficient 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark. - Hatter; Alice in Wonderland. ✨✨✨✨✨Hello, this is Pals aka Tex, Rabbelion, Bun-bun, deformed Chihuahua, Paul etc etc (feel free to give me a name, if you wish). Well, I won't bore you with a long introductory paragraph or something like that. Let's just keep it short and specific.Firstly, for the uninitiated, I am the "bunny" of 7 cups (on public demand) xD I am pretty chill and relaxed so, by all means, approach me regarding anything as in, a member 1-to-1 chat, a listener 1-to-1 chat, some queries you might have etc. I love hanging out in rooms and meeting/talking to different people, so just drop me a PM (private message) anytime you want to have a non-serious, fun discussion, I won't mind. My roles include:This para is kinda tedious, full of roles and monotonous stuff, hence skip it if you want to.1. Verified Listener: I am a VL (short for Verified Listener), which means I have been declared as a listener with furnished active listening skills by 7 Cups community via a mock chat; you can find a 'Purple' tick mark beside my username and a 'Verified Listener' badge in my profile confirming the same. 2. Safety Patrol member: I am a member of Safety Patrol team which looks over the safety and security of the members and listeners of this site; you can confirm the same by the 'Safety Patrol' badge in my profile which lets me flag any inappropriate profiles. Please, do let me know if you spot anyone who you feel might hamper the safety and security of the site with an inappropriate profile/username or bio. 3. Sharing Circle buddy: As a former Sharing Circle host, I help new Sharing Circle hosts in conducting a smooth session as a 'Sharing Circle buddy'. 4. Listener Verifier: I am a member of Listener Verifier team as well, which means I am able to conduct mock chats to help interested listeners get verified; please confirm the same by finding a 'Listener Verifier Team' badge on my profile. 5. Safety Patrol Outreach Team member: I am part of this wonderfully consructed team of SPOT (short for Safety Patrol Outreach Team) which allows me to conduct Safety Patrol training sessions to help interested listeners become a part of Safety Patrol member. The title also allows me to reach out to listeners/members flagged by Safety Patrol members to discuss regarding the issue. 6. Translator: I am a member of the 7 cups translating team. I help translate 7 cups from 'English' to 'Hindi'; a 'Translator' badge on profile confirms the same. 7. Sharing Circle host: I am a Sharing Circle host as well; confirmed by 'Sharing Circle' badge on my profile. However, currently, not hosting any Sharing Circle. 8. Safety Awareness team member: I am a member of the Safety awareness team. My roles include conduction 'safety support/awareness' group discussions and quizzes; confirmed by 'Safety Support' badge on my profile. My Achievements include:1. 7 Cups Intern Graduate: I am proudly a 7 cups intern graduate with Honors. 2. Training guides completion: I have completed all the self-training guides, some of which are 'depression', 'Bipolar', 'Anxiety' etc, with sheer dedication. 3. Completion of Peer training guides: along with completing self-training guides, I am elevated to inform that I have completed all the peer training guides, from one to twelve.  (Note: this doesn't make me a Peer Supporter (PS).  If you want to talk to a Peer Supporter, please connect with one here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/?badge=&find=&sort=&ageGroup=&listType=&country=&category=&gender=&language=&peersupport=1)4. Tulip badge: I am a 'Tulip badge' holder, if the one who recommended me for the same is reading this, then please know that I can never thank you enough. 5. Completion of AL tests: I am delighted to announce that I have all four AL completion badges, 'Graduate', 'Master', 'Scholar' and 'Rocket listener', which confirms that I have successfully completed all four Active Listening Tests, one, two, three, four, respectively. Before I proceed, let me tell you that I did not list the roles and achievements because I wanted to flaunt them or make myself feel important. That's not why they exist, at least not the roles. I am not a fan of listing them as well.  I did this simply because I have a poor memory so listing these in my bio will help me keep a track of it. Additionally, by listing them I wanted to let you know that anyone in search for information regarding any of the above mentioned roles/achievements can PM me, I would be glad to help you solve your queries on the same or provide you with any information I have. Which reminds me, I want to address a topic I have been meaning to speak about (I will try to keep it short, I promise):Your roles/achievements don't define your 'status', 'respect', or 'position' in this community. I request you to never ever sign up for a role or roles if you aren't interested or just want to feel 'important' in this community. You are important. Every single person in this community matters and is equally significant. You don't need to sign up for roles to prove it to yourself or to someone else. We all, together, make this community a better place and your roles/achievements/chats/cheers/rating don't/doesn't matter.          If you are really passionate about a team or want to join it because you are genuinely interested in it, then unquestionably join it. But please, please don't ever expose yourself to a burn out/compromise your mental health or sign up for a larger number of roles than you can handle just to list it down in your profile or to seem like more 'important'.         I don't mean offense to anyone. I respect people who work passionately on different levels just to keep this site working, I really do respect and appreciate their efforts.  Again: you matter, you are a salient part of this site. Every single one of you. Few lines I read somewhere which I absoluetly love:"Even if you are not noticed, you are still valid.  Even if there is no one to read it, you should still write it.   Even if there is no one to hear it, you should still say it.   Even if there is no one to see it, you should still do it.   You are not measured by how people react to you."Lastly, a special mention of someone who has tagged me in their profile:@leafycup: thank you for mentioning me in your cute little bio, Leafyyy :p(P.S: for those who remember it, yes, my self-care has come to an end anddd I am backkk, to attack you guys with cookies and my nomming sessions xD)  
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793
India

lovelyWords13

Specialist 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello , i am glad you found me here on 7Cups . I would like to help and have found helping others can also help yourself giving a listening ear . Just having someone to talk to. I don't listen to sexual problem's or sex chat's or relationship Breakups .  I do like spirituality , watching films , listening to music , gym & walks 
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594
United Kingdom

milkoreos

Specialist 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
you can call me ari, welcome to my profile <3 pay close attention and read through my profile before reaching out to me.  currently NOT accepting any general or personal requests, please do NOT book an appointment. (this ALSO applies to previous chats and members.) on a break until further notice. thank you.r o l e s : what roles i hold in the community leadership positions: • Community Teen Mentor: for General Support and RS• Listener Verifier: for the Listener Verifier Team • Fresh Content Writer: for the Content Volunteer Team• Forum Supporter: for General Support and RS• Room Supporter: for Newbie Hub and RS• Project Agent: for 7 Cups Academy• Discussions Host: (see above) • Sharing Circle Host: (see above)─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─  e v e n t s: the times are below u-u, you should join us discussions:  • Sharing Circles: every Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 AM to 4 AM with @mcshereforu, join us <3• Teen Discussions: every Friday from 10 AM to 11 AM with @KateDoskocilova, 11 PM to 12 AM with @TilXC on anxiety, join us <3 ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ other listeners : a lil shout-out <3@ricepuff:one of my favorite people ever. so warm & loving you'd think it's sunshine that runs through her veins. a soothing presence & a lovely friend. one of a kind and a lil gem. you might as well drop by her profile and let her know how appreciated she is. i think of sunny days when i think of her.─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─hehe if you've gotten this far, dm me to get free cookie <3 have a great day :D
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634
Pakistan

DrDonut

Virtuoso 1
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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1288
South Africa

Probius

Pinnacle 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! My name is Probius and I am glad you found me on Seven Cups of Tea. I'm a Verified Listener, and I can help with LGBTQ+ issues or anything else you need help with. I have dealt with LGBTQ+ issues myself, so I would love to help you. If I'm not immediately available, send me a message and we can work out a time that will work for you.   My Past Involvement:  LGBTQ+ Support Team Co-Leader  Internship Mentor  Quality Mentor  Peer Supporter  Group Moderator  Verified Listener Team  7 Cups Intern Graduate  Welcoming Committee  Adult/Teen Listener       
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11074
United States