"Be the change you wish to see in the world"Time is the most valuable commodityI contribute to these Quality Projects★ Peer Support Project / Training★ Welcoming Team: I have personally provided resources and welcomed 6,680 New Listeners to the 7 Cups Community★ 7 Cups Ambassador ★ 7 Cups Internship Program★ Community Mentor Leader ★ Chatroom Mentor ★ Quality Mentor ★ Forum Mentor ★ Doorkeeper.
Coming, going, the waterbirds
don't leave a trace, don't follow a path.
I'm Charlie and I'm trained, verified and experienced as an active listener for both adults and teens. I like to support people who are struggling with something. Also people who aren't struggling with anything. And people who aren't sure whether they're struggling with anything or not.
The poem is said to be by Eihei Dōgen, a Japanese poet who wrote it around eight hundred years ago. I don't know why I like it. I just do. My photo is the moon shining on the sea. There's some darkness and some clouds there but the light of the moon shines on everything. I like this too.
If I'm online, please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline or busy, please feel free to send me a message. No topic of conversation is off-limits for me, not even difficult and distressing topics.
Thank you for reading my profile. I'm glad you are here!In an emergency or a crisis: If you are in an emergency or a crisis—for example, if you are at immediate risk of suicide or other serious harm—7 Cups is not the right place, because we cannot deal with emergencies or provide crisis counselling. Click here for information about getting help: Get emergency or crisis support
Listener support: I'm happy to support other listeners with issues related to listening, although I don't have any official role. Please do not message me from a listener account to chat about personal issues. Use a member account for that. To understand why, see: Listener and Member Roles
Schedule: I don't have a fixed schedule. I'm online some weekdays between about 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. US Eastern Time. In the UK this is 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On other days and at weekends I'm often online too, but at times that are not predictable. If you message me or tag me in a forum I'm usually able to respond within a day or two.
Miscellaneous resources: For some other resources, mainly for listeners, see my unofficial companion site: The 8th Cup
Long term support: I don't make any formal arrangements for long term support, but I am happy to chat regularly over an extended period when that's helpful.
Notebook: To follow what I'm up to, subscribe to Charlie's notebook
Wuhan Warriers: I'm happy to support anyone in quarantine anywhere. See: Wuhan Warriers
Welcome to my profile!As you can probably tell, I'm Erica! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my profile.I have been through various things in life and have made many mistakes which have taught me many lessons. I myself struggle with Anxiety and Depression, which are the topics I can help best with.-What I can help with-I'm here to listen to you. You can vent, rant, get support from or simply talk to me when you don't know what else to do. I'm open to a lot of different things but please do know, I do not take sexual chats. Thank you for surviving and being stronger than the battle you're currently in.-Topics I'm good with-AnxietyBullyingDepressionLoneliness Self HarmHowever, I'll do my best to help with any other topic!Please note, I give an hour for 1-1 chats and they must be scheduled beforehand so message me to set up a time (I am in the EST timezone)!-Roles I'm Involved in-Doorkeeper (Message me if you need a room open!)Group Moderator Peer Supporter (Listeners, I'm here to support you after rough chats!)Chatroom Teen Star Quality Teen StarVerified Listener ProjectLastly, here are some resources and a few lines I loveIf you're brave enough to tie the knot, to take the jump, to take the pills, to harm yourself in any way... you're brave enough to live another day. Life is a battle and it's going to be tough but you'll become tougher and stronger than the battle will ever be. One day at a time, lovely, you'll get through it. Never forget that there is someone who cares, who sees those tears in your eyes; the sadness through the smile. I care about you, yes, you. You are amazing, beautiful, kind, brave, strong, awesome and worth it. Wipe those tears away and say, "I will survive.", go on, do it. You got this, I believe in you! -Resources-Butterfly Project Crisis ChatLive Through ThisProject Semicolon Runaway HotlineAdditional Resources
I've been here for 6 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. You can find a full list of topics I support down below under categories. I work almost non-stop at my real life job which unfortunately has a huge impact on my availability. For this reason, I am not able to take on long-term members at this time until I am able to find a balance.♥I only take scheduled chats for 1 hour a day based on my work schedule♥
i’m currently not taking member 1-1 chats, please browse another listener, sorry: browse listeners
^ mai twinsy, @bunnypants, leafies and i P: <3
B R I E F I N T R O D U C T I O N
hi! i'm marshmallows, nice to meet you. i've been through some stuff in life and here to hopefully help you through yours too by finding options for you to tackle ‘em ^-^’
♎ | infj learn more | violin | boop | crown the empire | ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ | suicide room
schedule a chat here
M Y R O L E S
peer supporter | peer support buddy
social soldier (twitter) | safety patrol team
appreciation team | welcoming team
listener verifier team (message me about getting verified)
group mod | adult listener events team
doorkeeper (message me if you need rooms opened/closed)
translation project - translator and proofreader
anxiety support • self-harm recovery - support session leader
depression support - support session leader + project agent
addiction support - support session leader + forum team
around the world - project agent
motivation & self-help - forum team
pregnancy and parenting - discussion writer got a question about these roles or projects? pm me!
S P E C I A L T H A N K S
@pandalistens, pandle is a wonderful listener who is cute and very different from other listeners.
@mintleaf, an amazingly inspirational teenie! She's a great listener and so positive.
@hope & @asilentobserver, my amazingly tolerant mentors P:
**Retired**No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.Hoodies are comfortable and will protect you from the storms of life.Cupiversary - June 8th, 2014.Mentorversary - October 5th, 2014
je prend les chats sur les sujets suivants:
- Handicaps physiques
- Gestion du poids, adopter un mode de vie sain
- Douleur chronique, maladies chronique et/ou dégénératives (problèmes de santé physique)
- Autisme et TSA
- Traumatisme, ESPT
- Victimes de la DPJ