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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.

Bubblegumwings1234

Proficient 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Unfortunately, I am not taking new member chats as I am unable to respond timely, consider connecting with a Trained Listener hereHey there! looks like you found me. I am Wings welcome to my listener profile.My twin -@DigitalKnight ;-; One of the wisest leaders. (Wise and the strong wolf will prevail) ;-;Mentors Track I am part ofQuality Mentor Under quality mentorship, I can mentor you throughout your listener journey. Feel free to message me and I will be more than happy to mentor you.Community Mentor As a community mentor I can provide you mentorship with Sub-communities and forums. Feel free to message me if you need any help/guidance/support with Sub-Communities or Forums. I will love to mentor you.Some Teams or Sub-community I am part ofStudent & Career Support Sub-CommunityAt Student and Career support we are all about providing support to Students and the Workforce worldwide.Visit our supportive and amazing community here.In case if you are interested in supporting Student and Career Support Sub-Community and Joining our team let us know here or feel free to message me, I will be more than happy to assist you!Relationship & Friendship Support Sub-ComunityAt Relationship and Support Sub-Community, our focus is to cultivate a culture of sharing and discussing relationship struggles and challenges to provide support and learn some potential ways to deal with them.Check out our amazing Sub-Community here.* Scroll down to check out my Hosting Session Schedule. *Listener Verifier TeamAs part of the Listener verifier Team, I help, support, and guide my fellow listeners to go through the mock chat to get Verified Listener Badge.You can message me if you are looking forward to getting verified.Project Agent For Listener Check-inAs Project agent of Listener check-in, I am always here if you need any help or guidance in regards to Listener check-in sessions. Hosting listener check-in sessions is something that excites you? Then check this out.DoorkeeperI can open and close rooms, feel free to message me at any time, and if around I will do that.Safety Patrol Team memberI can flag inappropriate profiles, feel free to message me if you found any inappropriate profiles. To know what an inappropriate profile is Click here.My upcoming hosting SessionsNothing Scheduled :OThanks for visiting my profileKeep Smiling 😁My current profile pic is created by @Iamalittlerebel Thanks for creating such an awesome profile pic. 😁
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1075
India

ouiCherie

Marvel 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello...Slow pace member support chat for current longterms - I'm not able to support new members at the moment. My apologies 💜 Kindly read below 🌹🙂 I'm a full-time working mom, helping a little bit of this and that here on my free time (sometimes I have lots of free time, sometimes my schedule is tight). AcademyFeel free to PM shall you have any queries regarding:🎓 Content Development & Marketing (CDM) 🎓 Group Leadership Dynamic & Development (GLDD)Programs Available Click HereInterested to be a CDM Mentor: apply hereMember Support Chat💐 Only for current longterms:I would love to listen and support you. ❍ Slow pace chat: Leave each other messages back an forth. I will reply as soon as it is possible for me to reply.❍ Non scheduled real time chat: whenever possible for both of us. Max 1hr for real time chat. Most available time 8-11 AM ET⛔️ I don't take sexual topic chat ⛔️ S.I ▶️ click here🎗ADHD zone:Creative, out-of-the-box thinker, multi-tasker, charming, adventurous, curious, and productiveADHD listener buddy: @jovialButterfly6752ADHD Resources to Get Started:  Read about ADHD on 7Cups self-help/ training page here   ○○○Peer Support: I'm aware being a Listener can be rough at times. I'm here to support you after a tough chat within your member support listening journey.Chat Support: Support peers during 1-1 member chat. ○○○ You're most welcome to revisit my profile as I'll continue updating it with my fav quotes or my messages. From my heart to yours  ⭐⭐⭐ ✒ When a woman leaves you for herself. She won't be back.  ✒ At first a woman will treat you the way she wants to be treated.  And then...  She'll treat you the way you treat her.  ⭐⭐⭐“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.” - Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)"Receive without pride, let go without attachment" - Marcus Aurelius⁘⁘⁘ La fragilité du cristal ne le rend pas faible, elle rend délicate ♡ The fragility of a crystal doesn't makes it weak, it makes it delicate ♡ See you around!Chérie  
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3806
Norway

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
 Please expect a delay in my response for the next few days.    Welcome to    Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao, Ola, Ni Hao I'm Mango and I'm here to offer you my support and encouragement as best as I can. I'm comfortable with listening to topics such as student life, forgiveness, general mental health, getting unstuck and more. I'm always willing to chat with you about anything that is on your mind. Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Please note that my 1-1 chats with members are only an hour. Fun things to know about me: I'm very competitive about trivia and games, an avid pasta eater, book lover, all-time napper and science lover.   Involvement on 7cups: 🥭Adult-Teen Listener 🥭Community Mentor for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Moderator for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Mentor, Chat Supporter & Peer Supporter for Listener Rooms 🥭Community Mentor Leader for the Relationship & Friendship Support Subcommunity  🥭Doorkeeper 🥭Global Chatroom Moderator 🥭Safety Patrol 🥭Subcommunity Ambassador   You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Winnie the Pooh Mango Art by @HopieRemi:
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1672
Bahamas

SpringWaltz

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
​​​​Hello! I'm Waltz and i'm here to listen. I DONT take Mental Health issue Topics 🙂 My Listening is more focus on Relationship issues and Self Esteem 🙂 for MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT OR LGBT LISTENER please "FEEL FREE" to Talk to Other "LISTENERS" ​who specialize about it by going through this link 👇https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ 
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521
Philippines

AriadneLove

Proficient
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello, Thank You for checking my profile! (IMPORTANT if you are having anxiety, panic attack Now and I am offline please scroll to the bottom of this text to the section marked:  🐬;Unfortunately, I'm not able to take any chat requests from members at the moment. Please feel free to connect with the other >listeners<. For a live chat (live support in chatrooms, academy programs, cooperation, chatting) please kindly use this >form<, so we can get in touch as soon as desirable.)I am Aria, nice to virtually meet You. For me, it is significant that You feel comfortable and safe talking with me. I will be more than happy to do anything I can for us to talk in a friendly and trustful atmosphere.My purpose in 7Cups:I am here to listen to You because what you feel, think matters, support You to the best of my ability,  be with You so You do not feel like You are alone and assist with figuring out steps in your situation. (I will try to tell you the basic things about me which could be decisive for You to know before You start talking to someone)My personality: I am a rational,  optimistic, and open-minded person. I do not have a 'judgment bone' :)  For me talking things out is often helpful with getting clarity and identifying the best next step with any issue. Do you know what is your Personality Type?  You might enjoy finding it out > here<. I would love it if you drop me a line about what you have found out and how did it make you feel.My personality type is Protagonist A  „…Protagonists take a genuine interest in other people, approaching them with warm sociability and a helpful earnestness. They are valued for the capacity for insightful and inspiring communication and sensitivity to the needs of others.’’(16personalities.com)My Experience:I had a lot of challenging events in my life including health issues, relocation to another country, meaningful relationships, school/work troubles. All resulted in me being personally acquainted with anxiety, panic attacks, sleep troubles, and personal crises. Those events transformed my life drastically, I became braver and changed my path.Me Now: I am checking the box 25-30 years old. I am a working student pursuing a totally new career, so I can help people. I am interested in being productive and healthy, so I enjoy learning about self-development a lot. Also, I love philosophy, psychology, communication, and business literature. In my self-care time, I enjoy listening to jazz or rock. Thank You so much for reading until this point, You are a very carrying soul! ________________________________Keywords: safety patrol, peer support, mentor, moderator, room supporterI am looking forward to seeing a message from You in my chat! _________________________(I trust my Tweens are able to support you with issues that are out of my range)   @alwaysindigo is my generous, devoted and very gifted Tea Twin.  They are so electrifying and knowledgeable,  thanks to them I am on my way to speak a new language.  Indigo have experience helping with eating disorders,  self-harm,  bullying, exercise motivation,  forgiveness,  sleeping well and others.   @jovialButterfly6752 is my brain mirror image, sometimes it seems we absolutely, can communicate telepathically. Jovi is a tireless innovator and the most efficient leader. They are  Global Community Mentor, Community Mentor for Support Plus, Quality Mentor and Listener Coach, so you can reach them if you want to boost your skills or engage in community projects.   @kindLemonade is my incredible Multipotentialite Twin. With their kaleidoscopic abilities, they challenge me to be better every day. Lemon is Academy Mentor, Doorkeeper and Moderator, so you can reach out to them with inquiries about  CDM program; Healthy Living, Positivity & Gratitude, Mindfulness Center Subcommittees.@mentalspace7cup is my talented Listener Twin. A very kind, loving and caring person. They can support with issues like depression, loneliness, eating disorder,  and others.  @SparkyGizmo is my kind friend. Honorary recipient of Aria's Biggest Heart Award. One of the most encouraging and supportive people here on 7Cups._____________________________   🐬 I am so sorry you are going through severe anxiety right now. I know it is very scary and even physically hurtful sometimes, but You will be Ok. It is not a physical failure it is just your brain got scared because of some trigger. A panic attack usually lasts between 5 and 20 minutes, rarely up to an hour (www.nhs.uk) but It Will Pass, it always does. Please if you have the ability to reach people who can support you it might be a good idea to do so.The most important thing is to get in control of your breathing, it might calm down your brain. 1) Diaphragm breathing helps when you have difficulties breathing and will help to calm down, here is the link to a video guide Breathing   If you need it urgently, the direct instructions about breathing start at 00.43 (You can come back to my profile to try other steps after checking the link) 2) It is possible to use the gif below to regulate the birthing rhythm. Just breath in when the flower opens and out when it closes: You are doing well! You will calm down soon.3) To calm the anxiety it is important that we Ground ourselves there are many techniques to do it including Bilateral stimulation. Here is one of them, it is simple and can be done in any situation: Butterfly   If you need it urgently, the direct instructions start at  00.17You might search for 'grounding technique’, 'bilateral stimulation’, 'dissociation for fear/thoughts’, 'cognitive defusion techniques’ to find more mechanisms that can help you to calm your anxiety.4) Defusion, separation from fear. Anxiety usually circles a scary thought in your mind, you feel afraid. Please instead of saying 'I am anxious about… or I am afraid of… ' try to use this templet out-loud:1*st say: I am feeling fear about….. after saying that  2*say: I have a thought that I am feeling fear about…after go for 3*saying: I have noticed a thought that I am feeling fear about…5) I am so proud of you for helping yourself and seeking support! If you feel like it please connect with another Listener. You might benefit from getting in touch with the listener, who has personal experience with Anxiety, to do it click "More filters” -> „Topic” -> „Anxiety" and you will see the list with listeners. Browse for listeners hereYou are amazing and so strong for coping with anxiety! ❤️ My love and care are with you! I hope you will feel better as soon as it is only possible.(Please,  write to me few lines about how are you feeling after the crisis or when you are feeling like it because I am worried about you. I will answer as soon as I see it)
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718
Poland

AveryLove

Proficient
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello over here! My name is Avery and i am glad that you have found your way to my listener profile. Welcome! Before messaging me, i would highly recommend you reading my profile bio first.So Who am i?  thats a tough question, right?  But i will try my best to give you an impression. I am a girl from germany and some things that mark me as a person are my unlimited love for the little things in life, my passion for trying out new things, and how much I appreciate working with people. I find people really inspiring - their stories, sucesses and failures. In my free time, i enjoy practising mindfulness with yoga or mediation. I also really enjoy reading books, making new playlists and i basically do not hesitate to sing anywhere, anytime. I also find astrology pretty interesting! To members and guests: I am happy that you´ve found the courage to reach out to get support. I am however currently only accepting members when my status is marked as "online", so whenever the green dot appears next to my profile!  I listen to every topic that is stated below on my profile. You can also see which ones i have experienced myself, if you prefer me having experience with a topic  My dms are open for everyone of you, no matter your gender, sexual orientation, background story or religion. The only thing i ask you to is to speak in a kind, respectful manner with me aswell!    
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328
Germany

pray4theheartless

Paragon 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last month
Hi there! I'm Erica, I'm not really active often but feel free to drop me a message and I'll respond when I'm online  
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2357
United States

warmLove3625

Master 8
Listens to Over 18
in last month
I am here to listen and support you. I want to listen to your problems and try to help you in any way I am able.
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801
Canada

Sventek

Marvel 2
Listens to Over 18
in last month
“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi  
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2213
United States