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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.

Sventek

Marvel 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
“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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2191
United States

CheeryMango

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

SpringWaltz

Expert 6
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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509
Philippines

glowingHeart4796

Intermediate 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
 I don't take 1-1 chats at the moment due to my current roles!Please browse listeners via: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/Hi Everyone! I used to be a Verified Listener and Peer Supporter here on 7Cups back in 2017. I needed to take a break from listening as I was not in the best place in my life and it was difficult to cope with all that was going on. Family, work and some personal problems got in the way. So that was it. I just wanted to make sure I took care of myself first before helping another person. But now I am honored to be back. Thanks for having me and I can't wait to see where this journey takes me! My roles in 7cups:Verified ListenerChatroom Moderator - Relationship & Friendship SupportCommunity Mentor - Leadership Development ProgramSupport Team Leader - Relationship & Friendship SupportSupport Room Mentor Forum Member Leader (Global)Doorkeeper
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117
United Kingdom

Diandra

Exemplar 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
About Me Heya! Glad you came across my profile! My name is Diandra and I’ve been a listener here for more than three years. I’m a mentor, verified listener, and someone you can reach out to anytime for support. While I’m not always available, I do respond as quickly as I can and I respond in a timely manner if you message me while my status is set to online. If my status is set to offline, I may take a bit longer to respond! If you’re in need of immediate help, feel free to go to Chat → Browse Listeners or put in a general request. Best of luck on your journey to recovery!Guests and Members If you need support for anything outside the categories below I will do my best to give you the best you deserve or find someone who can (I cannot offer support in community guideline exceptions, including but not limited to suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, or if you are currently abusing humans/animals). My availability is scatteredListeners I spend the majority of my onsite time in the Teen Listener Room (TL) or in my PM's. I am a Quality and Support Room Mentor. Because I am in school, I may not always offer immediate chat help. This is because I do not want to begin helping you and then have to leave for reasons out of my control, but I will typically tell you if this is the case.Not Accepting New Mentees
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5686
United Kingdom

pray4theheartless

Paragon 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
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

smolecho

Advanced 2
Listens to To Teens
in last month
I am currently on a Self Care Break and not accepting any new chats from members. Not taking Addiction, Suicide or Chats of Sexual Nature Colors of Availability! Green: I'm online and actively taking chats! Feel free to message me and expect a response in the next few minutes.Orange: I'm online, but I may be busy with other members or listeners right now. Feel free to leave me a message, but it may take me a while to get back to you.Red: I'm currently offline or unable to take chats right now. Feel free to leave me a message, but it may take me a while to get back to you. About Me~ Hey! Welcome to my profile. I'm Smolecho, but you can call me Echo! I'm very passionate about helping people. That's why I'm here! I love being able to talk with all of you lovely people, and hopefully make a difference in your life! I want you to remember that when we chat, I'm here to support you. I won't judge you. Ever. It's my job to show you support and compassion, and be a listening ear if you need somebody. I work for my local police department, and I absolutely love it! I'm also a relatively active person, I like hiking, swimming, and I used to be a gymnast! I'm currently in high school and work 2 jobs. Please forgive me if I don't respond immediately~   My Roles on 7Cups! Verified Listener: I completed a mock chat to ensure that I am a high-quality listener! Learn how to become verified and more about this project here!Listener Verifier: I am an experienced member of the listener community who supports and trains other listeners through the verified listener process! If you need to be verified, learn how to do so with the link above! Project Agent I grade Room Supporter tests and make sure people applying for Room Supporter fit the criteria to join the team! If you’re interested in becoming a Room Supporter, feel free to leave me a message! Safety Patrol Team: I patrol the Browse Listeners page to ensure that all listeners are following guidelines! You can learn how to join and more about this project here!Safety Patrol Outreach Team (SPOT): I'm a part of the Safety Patrol Outreach Team! I contact listeners that are interested in joining the Safety Patrol team and I conduct training! If you've put in an application and you'd like me to train you, send me a PM and I'll see what I can do! Here's more about this project!Welcoming Team: I’m apart of the Welcoming Team here on 7Cups! That means that I send out Welcome messages to new members and listeners. If members or listeners ever have any questions that you need answered, you can PM me and I'll help you as much as I can! Here's more about that project!Peer Supporter: I am a listener that has been trained on how to support other listeners after a rough chat! If you have a rough/triggering chat, feel free to reach out! Here's more about that project!Self-Harm Recovery Chatroom Moderator: I moderate the Self-Harm Recovery Chatroom and host support sessions! I can also mod for you if you'd like to host a discussion in the Self-Harm Recovery Room, so message me! Here is a link to the Self-Harm Recovery Support Forum! Here's what you can expect from me as a mod!Relationships Chatroom Moderator: I moderate the Relationship Chatroom!Here is a link to the Relationship & Friendship Support Forum! Here's what you can expect from me as a mod!Depression Chatroom Moderator: I moderate the Depression Chatroom!! Here is a link to the Depression Support Forum! Here's what you can expect from me as a mod!Newbie Hub Chatroom Moderator: I moderate the Teen Community Room and the Support Room 24/7!! Here is more about that project!Here's what you can expect from me as a mod!If you are holding a discussion in any of my listed Chatrooms and need a moderator, feel free to message me! :) (Please message me with a 24 hour notice so that I can make sure I'm available and direct you to another moderator if I am unavailable at that time <3) Topics I Specialize In! AnxietyDepression Breakups BullyingEating DisordersRelationship & Friendship SupportStudent & Career Work StressSelf Harm Recovery Spirituality My Support Sessions! Self-Harm Recovery Chatroom Every Saturday @2:00PM EST! When I'm Online! I'm really not online too often, but if you would still like to chat, or you see a topic you would like to talk about on mine listed, let's talk! Please forgive me if I don't respond immediately! My Listener Twins! @MarissaHope Marissa is such an awesome person to talk to, and always makes sure I'm practicing self-care. :P
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230
United States

warmLove3625

Master 7
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

AriadneLove

Scholar 8
Listens to Over 18
in last month
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:  🐬)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 relationship, student/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! I hope it helped you to get an idea if you feel like writing to me. My Amazing Peers@mentalspace7cup is my talented Listener Twin. It means that I trust Space able to support you with issues that are out of my range, like depression, loneliness, eating disorder, motivation and others. Moreover, if I am offline, you will be in good hands with anxiety, stress, spirituality and more. They provide support in English and Greek. @SparkyGizmo is my kind friend. Honorary recipient of Aria's the Biggest Heart Award. One of the most inspirational and supportive people here on 7Cups.For my fellow ListenersI provide Peer Support to volunteers after a difficult experience on 7cups. I am looking forward to seeing a message from You in my chat!_________________________ 🐬 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 to 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 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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593
Poland

LivieGrace

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last month
I'm currently only taking chats on Relationships and Anxiety In Relationships and College Stress! Hello! I'm Livie! I'm a verified active listener, and I love talking, especially about my relationship or whatever book I'm currently reading! LGBTQIA+ Friendly!
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111
United States

Peter

Expert 6
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello! Thanks for taking the time to read my bio! I have been with 7 Cups for quite some time, and during this time have been part of many different teams and roles here in the community. At the moment, I support people in 1-1 chats.   About MeI have been supporting people on the site since 2016, and during this time I have been involved in lots of different projects. I come from Ireland, however, have spent most of my life living in England. I work in the healthcare sector, supporting the management of people's care and support. I volunteer at quite a few places, including 7 Cups, I'm also a crisis counselor for a suicide prevention service and a non-profit that supports people with loneliness. My availability can sometimes be stretched, but I always try my best to be accommodating. HobbiesIce Hockey, I can’t get enough of it, and by the way, the teams I follow are Edmonton Oilers and Coventry Blaze. Pets, I enjoy spending time with my own pets, a dog, fish, hamsters, and rats. Yep, rats. Traveling and learning about different cultures. I enjoy traveling to places and alongside this writing to my pen-pals across the globe. American Dad and Family Guy, as I’m a Seth Macfarlane fan! I know it's very cheesy and cliché, but I really do love chatting with people in need of help on 7 Cups, or other ways of supporting someone in need. What can you talk to me about? You can talk to me about anything! Literally. I’m not here to judge but listen and just be supportive. I’m open to everyone and anyone who needs a listener. Everything you tell me is completely confidential. I understand what it's like to need someone to be there for you, a person who you can tell your problems to or just simply take your mind of things for a bit. My inbox is open to everyone. Favorite Quote’s“I think the saddest people always try to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that” – Robbin Williams (July 51 – August 14)“Remember, happiness is the only success that matters and the one that your critics are most jealous of” – Ricky Gervais “There’s a greatness in not caring what people think” – Melissa McCarthy BOOK A TIME TO CHAT
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447
Ireland

younity

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last month
currently an intern with 7cups.                step out of the shadows and walk into the light.              
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2858
Canada