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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.

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

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

Gozzil

Guru 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Welcome to my profile. I am Gozzil, also known as Gozz, Gozzy, Gozzilla etc. My pronouns are she/her. I only take scheduled member chats, please message me if you would like to set up a time to talk.  I have the following roles on 7 Cups: Support Team Leader (Sharing Circle, 12pm-6pm ET) Chatroom Moderator/ Discussion Leader (Positivity & Gratitude, weekly discusion Wednesday 10am ET Global Moderator Doorkeeper"I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces of the puzzle scattered all over the place. If you look at the whole picture it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits of it, that’s what will give you hope." - Dr. Jane Goodall
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647
United Kingdom

Starmedia

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: Sorry, currently I am on a Self-Care Break from Listening or Peer Support sessions for an Indefinite period of time. You can check out other wonderful listeners Here- Updated on 20th March 2021----------------------------------------------------------------Hello, Everyone! You can call me Star. Welcome to my profile. If you are interested in a community that aims to Spread positive vibes & Inspire everyone to grow: Click Here----------------------------------------------------------------  IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR EVERYONE  People/Situations may have different kinds of influence on you, Some experiences may knock you down while others may uplift youBUTYou Have The Power To Choose How You Want Your Life To GoNobody Else has the Power to Heal/Break You Because OnlyYou have the Power to Choose to be a Victim or a SurvivorYou have the Power to Choose to Grow and Heal Yourself.We all are powerful enough to create our own stories,It's totally okay to take some time and to grow at our own pace.❤  Please Remember: We Are Powerful Beings ❤----------------------------------------------------------------  NOTE FOR MEMBERS  1. I provide a safe space for the ones who need someone to listen to, by being non-judgemental, understanding, and compassionate.2. During our chat session, we will try to explore different options available for you so that you can choose what works best for you.I hope you remember that my insights/ suggestions are only an option for you to consider, and not an advice because I believe in your capabilities to take decisions and I know you will be able to figure out what works best for you. 3. I can chat for minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 2 hours.4. Please note:I do not take chats on sexual issues, trauma, chronic pain, illegal involvement, and if any issue is too difficult for me to handle. ----------------------------------------------------------------  NOTE FOR LISTENERS  Feel Free To Reach Out To Me If You Need:1. General assistance with your role as a listener2. General assistance with platform navigation, sub-communities, forums and chatrooms.3. Support after a difficult experience on 7cups as a volunteer.Please remember that we need to switch to our member accountif we need support with our personal issues.4. To discuss/inform anything related to Positivity & Gratitude Community. ----------------------------------------------------------------  MY ROLES ON 7 CUPS  1. Community Mentor Leader 2. Support Team Leader3. Team Member of a Quality Initiative Project4. Doorkeeper5. Peer Supporter6. Safety Patrol7. Verified Listener----------------------------------------------------------------7 cups is an inclusive community, so let's support #ByeByeCliques Challenge and eliminate unhealthy cliques. To take part in the challenge Click Here Intrested in supporting new Members and Listeners joining us? Click Here to share our amazing Welcome Pack with them and make them feel supported! ----------------------------------------------------------------❤  My amazing, lovely and talented team who is dear to me ❤    >>> P&G Team <<<❤ More people who have been kind ❤    CommunityMod Anne, CommunityMod Robin, CommunityMod Charlie, Suryanshsingh, Tyedyedbutterfly65, Danslanuit, CheeryMango, SummerBreeze00, bluntandhonest, AlwaysForYou197, blissart, Saquib16, KindSoul10, ChasingShadows, Mishi105, iampapaya, CaptainRex, OnlyIntellectualListener, Karleea, ASilentObserver, JoeyTribbbiani, Hrsoni4, ClassicAnonymous17, Tazzie, Gracey, positivePumpkin22, ToniJane, ALovelyFriend, Aikyaa 11000, Exulansis00 & kdsyahirah 
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2643
Japan

blitheEmbrace27

Exemplar 1
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
.•* Hey there cool person reading my profile. I hope you know that you are awesome, and beautiful/handsome just the way you are  .•* Ive been through a lot, and can relate to many things. I’ve had a fair share of my own battles and mountains ive had to climb.  .•* I’m a non-judgemental person, i like to think I’m pretty fun and chill as well. Im here if you need a friend, or just a place to vent.  .•* I wish I could take everyone’s pains away and replace it with happiness. Unfortunately I can’t, but I can do my best at making things easier for you.  .•* call it cliche, but I really want to make a difference in the world, and make a difference in peoples lives.  .•* Positive Vibes, Positive Mind, Positive life .•* Some of my favourite quotes: ”I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. So don't give up your dreams.” “nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. it’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” “Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful”                                    ❤️❤️❤️ ~ May love, peace, sunshine & happiness be part of your life always~ My roles on cups: -Verified listener  -Adult - Teen listener -Safety patrol-Room supporter -Chat supporter/Peer supporter - Forum supporter (depression support) - Global moderator  - Community Mentor (depression support)  - Quality Mentor  - Support room mentor (depression support)  -LDP mentor  - Doorkeeper  - Support session leader for disability. Thursday’s at 3pm ET  -Occasional Sharing Circle/Healthy Habbits Host
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5590
United States

soulsings

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Sorry if you are a member or guest looking to chat, I am not currently accepting personal requests for chats. You can browse for a listener. https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ . You may also find these helpful https://www.7cups.com/connect/groupChatrooms.php    https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php Some people find that mindfulness helps them cope. The video Resource Library https://www.7cups.com/forum/MindfulnessSupportCommunity_106/ResourceLibrary_1062/ All the best to you. Again sorry I cannot help you but my personal workload does not allow openings for that at this time. If you might consider a paid text therapy on 7cups, then this may be of interest  https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/?ob=1 The other resource is various therapy topics  https://www.7cups.com/experts/catalog/topics/  
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2892
United States

CheeryMango

Paragon 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
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1645
Bahamas

pamharley003

Marvel 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
***** Not taking any 1-1 chats right now please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find a Listener.***** Will not take any chats with sex of any nature  I am sorry *****                         ***** I do take chat till after  6 P.m. ( Eastern Time only ) ***** ****** I do not take chats on Sunday ( self care day )*****  Adult and Teen Listener I am  a long term listener and a verfied listener on 7 cups. I also have the door keeper badge. Chat's I do take: Anxiety BipolarBorderline (BPD) BreakupsBullying Chronic Pain Depression Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise MotivationFamily Stress Financial Stress Forgiveness General Mental Health Getting Unstuck Grief LonelinessManaging Emotions Panic AttacksParenting PTSD/Trauma Relationship Stress Self-Esteem Sleeping Social Anxiety Spirituality Student Life Weight Management Work Stress *** I will repsond back to Your PM'S when I return online ****
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1096
United States

AnnaTess

Guru 3
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi there, I'm Anna (she/her). Let's chat! You feeling heard, respected, and comfortable are my top priorities. ABOUT ME  I'm a Canadian in my twenties and an incoming graduate student in psychology and neuroscience. I love literature, yoga, hockey, baking very badly, cooking even worse, music, and exploring.CHAT TOPICS While I am happy to talk about most topics, I have the most experience with: anxiety + panic attacks, breakups, motivation and setting goals, lgbtq+, chronic pain, psychosis + hallucinations, grief, trauma, and general stress. I will not take chat topics dealing with terminal illness or cancer. LISTENER ROLES - Quality Mentor - Chat Support & Peer Support - Sharing Circle Support Room Leader  - Global Moderator - Listener Verification Team - Adult-Teen Listener <3  Listener Twin to @ifyouknowtocountcountwithme & @PuzichkinCat Catanna!  ⸜(· O · )⸝
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852
Canada

vivelespatates

Pinnacle 16
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
French only - I only take French chatsIndisponible jusqu'au 25 Juin 2021. On break until June 25, 2021Healthy Living Discussion Schedule - June 7 to June 13Teen Healthy Living Sessions:Wednesday, 9 June  @ 8 pm join @Artalistens for a discussion on Staying on TrackThursday, 10 June @ 3 pm join @EmmaE for a discussion on Discover Grounding techniquesAdult Healthy Living Sessions: Wednesday, 9 Jun @ 12 pm, join @DigitalKnight for a discussion on Let's PlayFriday, 11 Jun @ 10 am, join @kindLemonade for a discussion on Healthy Ways to Calm Your AnxietyFriday, 11 Jun @ 11 pm, join @ouiCherie for a discussion on Healthy Living IcebreakersHealthy Living Room open 5-10 minutes before the discussions 
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2126
Canada

compassionateTree4567

Genius 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
*Please read my whole bio first!!!!!!*Just like you, i've had and have struggles & hardships.  I would appreciate mutual respect. I am currently on a self care break. Therefore, I am not taking any new 1-1's. *I will be occasionally dropping by group chats or taking selected 1-1's for the meantime* :) - I am an Adult-Teen Listener. I mostly listen to teens - I turn my online status on. Orange means busy, green means i am online, red offline  
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2586
Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands

SummerBreeze00

Paragon 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
CURRENTLY ON 1-1 CHAT HIATUS A listener.  I was a former community mentor leader, global moderator, chat mentor and forum mentor. Taking a breather from leadership roles due to life commitments but I do what I can to support the 7 Cups community.   
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3980
United States