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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.

hopedreamlove

Epitome 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1880
United States

EmmaE

Virtuoso 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
 hey, welcome to my bio!  my name is emma <3  i’m really sorry, but unfortunately i’m unable to take new member chats! click here to find another listener!-------------------------------------------------i'm always looking to improve in my roles and hear how i'm doing!click here to leave me some feedback!-------------------------------------------------a bit about me:• i love listening to music(feel free to pm me any song suggestions 😛)• i love chocolate and sweets• i love travelling• i have two dogs-------------------------------------------------my roles here:• teen chatroom star and chatroom star leader • teen listener discussions mentor leader • listener sharing circle team leader • listener learning discussions team leader • listener check-in team leader • teen community/forum star for the depression subcommunity and needs reply• support team teen star for the depression subcommunity• global chatroom moderator • global forum supporter• chat supporter• peer supporter• discussion leader• healthy living team • events team• listener verifier• safety patrol team• doorkeeper-------------------------------------------------things to remember:• you don't have to be perfect• having a bad day is okay• small steps are still progress• asking for help is strength• everyone's journey is different-------------------------------------------------i can assure you that it does get better - no matter how bad life may seem at this point in time. i'm always here for you and i care about you a lot, so feel free to message me whenever you'd like and i'll get back to you as soon as i can!the most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss and have found their way out of the depths. you are beautiful. you are strong. you will make it through this.-------------------------------------------------i'm so happy you're here and took the time to read my bio! i love, appreciate, and care about you very much 💗 you're doing a great job and i'm so proud of how far you've come!-------------------------------------------------always for you <3
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1580
Canada

tami150

Explorer 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, wonderful people! Welcome, it is so lovely to meet you, thank you for visiting my profile<3 I’m Tami and I became listener because helping people with their problems, emotions, and feelings makes me feel happy. Although I am not online (usually between 5 PM ET and 2 AM ET), feel free to message me whenever you want or need, and I will write you back as soon as possible. I usually have switched on offline mode even I am here,  but if you message me, except for hours I wrote above, when I don’t use to be here,  I will reply to you very soon.For members (currently not accepting new members):Hi! Thank you for choosing me as your listener, it means a lot to me<3 It sometimes takes a great deal of courage to reach out to the listener, so I truly appreciate it<3 I usually listen to members from 20 minutes to 70 minutes if we have live chat, but I am also open to messaging during the day (offline chatting). I have direct lived experience in: anxiety, panic and anxiety attacks, family stress, managing emotions, student life, and general mental health.Topics, I am not feeling comfortable to discuss with you: alcohol and drug use, cancer, chronic pain, domestic violence, sexual abuse, eating disorders, and suicide/self-harm, sex / inappropriate chats.Note: Use the link below to find another listener who is able to talk about these topics. Please, respect my decisions. Thank you.I am trying to take all personal requests, but if I don’t take yours, I am so sorry, but that means I am busy or offline. But you can try it again      later or go         ——>here <——    to find another amazing listener!! In case you have any questions about the site, roles or any general question, please don't hesitate to reach out to me!!For mentees: (not currently accepting)Hello! It is lovely to meet you! I am currently accepting new mentees so if you would like me to support you through your journey, please feel free to leave me a message! I am mainly involved in forum track, so I am able to mentor you in this track better than in the others, but I can also answer any questions about the site. During the mentorship, I would provide useful resources, answer your question, support you in setting goals, check-in with you once a week and do my best to help you to become an amazing mentor! If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate and send me a PM! If I am offline or busy, I will try to respond to you within 24 hours. I am looking forward to you all.My wonderful listener twin is @bookworm274 If I am offline, unavailable or on break, feel free to contact Book. I promise she is amazing and will do her best to support you and help you with anything<3~My trigger~ Please, if it would be possible, try to avoid using a word “okay” with exclamation mark (“okay!”) as it triggers me a lot. Thank you very much for your understanding, it is very appreciated<3   
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227
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Listeningsarinn

Guru 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey,im sarinn and i’m here for you,this chat page is your safe place, you won’t be judged and you have nothing to be ashamed of,i’m already proud of you and love you all sooo much  *lgbtq+ Ally*just a hug in case you want one *-*      please provide me with feedback and reviews after the chat *-* and always remember; love yourself: speak yourself  'cause "life gets hard and it gets messed up when you give so much but it's not enough when the high's too high and the low's too low   ....  don't you let it kill you,  even when it hurts like hell  oh whatever tears you apart, don't let it break your heart" "it’s magic to live just for someone else, It’s heart warming to have another half" maybe your other half is some where out there, who shares what you feel, a lover, a friend, who knows??  
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1786
Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

bookworm274

Expert 11
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Not currently taking new member chats  Hi there! I'm bookworm274 but you can just call me bookworm, book or worm. My timezone is BSTMy chat style: My chat times range from 20 minutes (typically a more casual chat) to 60 minutes. However, I am always happy to do longer chats as long as they have been scheduled. I check 7 cups every day for messages and updates so I should get back to you soon! I am also happy to take casual chats just make me aware of that so I know how best to support you. Please scroll down to the list that states the topics that I am comfortable taking before asking to chat with me, thank you.Status meanings: My status is typically on Red or Orange, I hardly ever have it on Green. So please feel free to send me a message no matter what colour my status is because I may be on the site! If I'm not on the site when you send me a message then I will get back to you in a minimum of 24 hours as I check 7Cups at least once a day for messages! About me: I am a 17 year old girl. I have personally experienced anxiety, OCD, student life, panic attacks and family stress. When I am older, I hope to become an Educational or Child Psychologist but I am currently just studying for my A-Levels: English Literature, Psychology and Government&Politics. I am quite a shy person and I love to help people especially when it comes to mental health. I believe mental health is vital and that everyone deserves support.My roles:Verified Listener - I have been verified for my active listening skills which means you can trust that I am a high quality listener!Peer Supporter - If you are a listener feel free to message me after a difficult chat.Teen Community Star - I am a teen forum star for the Anxiety Support Community which you can find here and Newbie Hub which you can find here! Room Supporter - I support people and create a welcoming environment in the Community Projects and Events Rooms.Forum Project Agent - I am a project agent for the forums mainly focusing on needs replies and onboarding new FS.SC Project Agent - I am a project agent for the sharing circles Sessions Host Buddy - I help new session hosts through their trial period. Discussion Host - I host Anxiety Discussions every Tuesday 3-4pm in the Support Session Room. Listener Twins: @tami150 - my first 7Cups twin - if I'm unavailable check out her account. She's an amazing listener and person and super sweet and helpful!  @Azalea98  - my supportive twin - she's super amazing and is always there to support me!   
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201
United Kingdom

optimisticMagic0014

Epitome 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, everyone; I've been involved with 7Cups since 7th April 2020. I'm quite a busy person outside of 7Cups as well, I've got a life, too (shocking, right?). Please allow 24 - 96 hours before getting a response from me. If that time elapsed, please send another, as messages get lost. Please do NOT spam me in DMs as I wouldn't do that to you. Do NOT try to waste my time, either. Please be considerate and polite to me as I'd be towards you. When messaging me, please state the mentoring you will need and a brief description; I will be less declined to respond to "Hello", "Hi", "How's life", etc. Thank you. To listeners: Hello, listeners! I've been involved with 7Cups for nearly 1½ years. I'd like to say I know my way around. I'm a mentor for subcommunities and I'm a forum fanatic. I've been involved in forums for nearly a year now; I'm a [global] forum moderator and mentor so feel free to message me for support: guidelines, content approval, editing, deletion of posts, guidance, and how to post. I'm also on the listener verifying team - meaning I could give you resources to help you pass the mock chat. I'm able to conduct verifying mock chats to applicants, DM if interested. If you're a mentee, I'd like updates on how you're doing and your progress.To members: Hello, members! I've been a listener for over a year supporting you all in your life in some way, shape, or form. Unfortunately, due to my roles, I am no longer able to chat. This doesn't mean you won't have people to talk to! You're welcome to browse listeners and find one that is well suited for you. If you’ve got a question or concern about subcommunities or forums, don't hesitate to DM me. If it doesn’t relate to the above, I will not answer. If you are my mentee, I would like to receive updates on your progress and what you're up to. (For a complete and detailed list: Click >>Here<<)- Mentor / Teen Star: Global FM / TFS LDP Mentor Teen Community Star- Listener & Member Support LSC Host SC & HH Host (On-spot)- Team Member: Safety Patrol Safety Awareness 7Cups Translator (Spanish)- DoorkeeperTwin: @compassionateTree4567
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957
Canada