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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.

MoonlightPrimrose

Advanced 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
- Due to the COVID19 Crisis and self-quarantining I've decided to use my time to rediscover the platform and my love for listening. I hope I can support you through these difficult times :) -  Hey!Great that you found me here on 7cups. My screenname here is MoonlightPrimrose, but you can call me Vic or Ellis if you want. My pronouns are they/them and he/him.I'm currently starting a career in the film industry, I love great images, stories, light, movement and cameras as well as working on set, with as many interesting people as possible. Apart from pursuing film like nothing else ever before, I like to draw, sew for my LARP characters, play DnD, game, eat good food and bullet journal from time to time. I am also very queer. I use a lot of different words and labels to describe myself, depending on people and situations in my life. Some of them are: trans*, non-binary, masculine-of-center, greyromantic, or simply queer.Feeling alone, overwhelmed or sad is something I know, but I also know how much it helps to just talk to someone... It's not always a solution to every single problem, but it's often a relief to know that there are people out there who care for you and who know what you are going through. I experienced some struggles with bullying, school and family stress, anxiety, coming out and other issues of queer (gender) identity myself so I might be able to relate to some feelings you have and help you deal with them.Just send a message if you need to talk about something. I'm currently only available on weekends for scheduled chats, but feel free to leave me a message at any time and we can figure something out that works for both of us!  Never forget: You are not alone. You don't have to do this alone. It's no shame to ask for help. #AlwaysKeepFightingAs you might have noticed: I'm from Germany and German is my native language. So if there are fellow Germans out there who want to talk, schreibt mir einfach, dann können wir natürlich auch Deutsch reden :)- Vic - 
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593
Germany

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
*Please read my bio before proceeding to message me*I can support you on the following topics: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Forgiveness, Grief, PTSD/Trauma, Self-harm, and Sexual Assault. All of my chats are 1 hour long and my availability depends on my days off from work. I require scheduling so we can meet on the days I am free.I’m Jenna and I am in my late 20s. I have 4 dogs and 5 cats which basically means I own a zoo! I've been here for 7 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. I enjoy piano and violin music, tacos, Netflix, being outside in nice weather, sleeping, and drawing. I would say my conversational language is assertive and logical in a confident aspect, but I'm still compassionate and empathetic.
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5091
United States

CheeryMango

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

Mel

Exemplar
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Forum Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Forum Mentor, Forum Mentor Leader and Forum Key applications, Forum Meetings, Flag queue and overseeing modified Forum content. Would you like to be involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter! Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Forum Mentor/Forum Star/Forum Member Leader! - Chatroom Ambassador: Chatroom Mentor, Teen Chatroom Mentor and Teen Chatroom Star applications, Chat Support training, Listener Learning team (Listener Discussions), Listener Room Review form. Find out more about our Chatroom Leadership Opportunities.- Community Mentor Leader for Teen Only Zone subcommunity. We're always looking for new teens to take part of your subcommunity! Come join in! - Active Listening (AL) 2, 3 & 4. Badges (please ask other graders for feedback). We try to get your requests graded as soon as possible (and we have a great team for that!) but please be mindful that we grade these manually and we have a great amount of requests sent in daily. You can check the updates threads of each test here AL2 Updates, AL3 Updates, AL4 Updates to know when badges have been last updated.I'm a doorkeeper so I can open/close rooms per request. Feel free to message me at any time. ---------------------------------------------Thanks for stumbling into my profile :) It's very nice to see you! I'm Mel and I'm a young girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a college student majoring in physics. I work as a support teacher for young kids mostly. I love teaching and explaining things - I think everybody deserves their chance at understanding a difficult matter, even if they need more time for it than someone else would.  I'm not much of a talker as a listener. I feel like it's very important that every single person out there has someone to rely on and be there for them. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged. That's what I aim for. I know I can't change your life nor magically solve your problems (Although I would really like to be able to do that) but I do can promise to be here, as much as possible and as much as you need. I'm your friend and I'll always care about you. I deal my own battles every day and I know that talking helps. You are never alone here. I would like to be a writer someday, because books mean a lot to me. Everything I want is what I write to be special for someone, if I could make at least one (only one) person feel something by something I wrote, I would already feel realized. Writing has always come naturally to me. It's who I am. As a kid, I would always grab a pencil and write, instead of drawing. I would always make stories up in my mind to tell other people. I would always write too much, speak too much, and take too long to tell an anecdote. I was born a storyteller. At the moment, I just do it for fun and for myself or my close ones.Anything else you would like to know about me, feel free to message me and ask, I'm pretty much an open book! and will love to get to know eachother more. If you are around here and have any question or need someone to chat or you are a new listener and want a long term mentor to cheer on you and be happy for all your success - I'm your gal. Much love, Mel. 
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2070
Argentina

Lysandra

Epitome 16
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, I'm Lysandra. It's a great pleasure of mine to be a listener here on 7 Cups as I have always been passionate about supporting others. My main areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, loneliness, student life, and general mental health. If you would like to chat with me, feel free to send me a message and we can arrange a time to chat, or if you prefer, have offline conversations. Otherwise, thank you for reading my profile, and I hope you have a nice day.
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3071
United States

bookworm4

Genius 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to 7 Cups of Tea :) I’m a trained active teen and adult listener and I like to support people struggling with about anything. I came here to find help myself and I did and it made me feel a lot better and I want to do the same for others by listening to them. I love to read and listen to music. You can vent out, think out loud, talk about anything you like and I will be here to listen to you without judging you at all as I know how hard it is to open up. I want you to feel safe with me while you talk and know that I am here for you. I am: * A Teen Ambassador * An Adult - Teen Listener * Teen Mentor Leader * A Forum Mentor * A Quality Mentor * A Teen Mentor * Peer support Just know that I’m here for you :)
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2473
Pakistan

Chevy81

Veteran 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
No problems are too small or too big and you are not at all silly to find someone to talk to about what you're feeling.I'm here to listenツ  a daughter    a sister     a wife     a mother     a Christian  
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2089
Indonesia

vivelespatates

Pinnacle 16
Listens to Teens & 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

Annie

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! I’m sorry that I’m rarely here lately. 😌 . There have been a number of unusual events. I had several bouts of extended bronchitis and pneumonia, which knocked me to bits. I had my first serious asthma attack, which was scary. . And I experienced two unexpected but deep loves that have been the most extraordinary of my life. A special baby /toddler I was caring for, and a lovely man who reawakened a part of me that I had buried long ago. . Also, after being one of the earliest listeners at 7 Cups (joining in August 2013), with many warm and wonderful times, I had some bad experiences. I pondered why it occurred, and the extent of my own responsibility. Very difficult. I became uncertain. And afraid, and the joy drained out of being a Listener.  Plus, I turned 66 years old in 2018. It feels unreal to keyboard that. Yet, from January through April 2019, I worked more than 60 hours per week at my three part-time jobs. (Yes, one of my weaknesses is being unable to say No when people express a need for help.) Anyway, in April 2019, I quit two of my jobs.  Time for Annie to reach out for her dreams.   .  I lived in France for three months in autumn 2019. I signed up for four cultural exchanges that provided room and meals in exchange for volunteer work like teaching. . It was AMAZING. . Then 2020, the year of Covid. I quietly returned to being a regular Listener at 7 Cups. Just 1 to 1 chats. It’s been lovely.  I’m very booked; I’m sorry I can’t accept more members. I will do my best. I hope you will understand when I must decline more commitments.
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4692
United States

PoliteOcean

Marvel 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
**Please note changes** I'M  CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM CHATS AT THIS TIME..... I APOLOGIZE, HOWEVER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BROWSE FOR ANOTHER ONE OF OUR MANY WONDERFUL &  AVAILABLE LISTENERS. "BROWSE LISTENERS HERE"   (However, my Pm's are always open if you are  in need of help or assistance "outside" of chats.)~   Hello, Glad you found me here on 7cups of Tea. I am PoliteOcean~ (You can call me "OCEAN")~~ I'm a Spouse, a Parent, and also registered in the Healthcare Field.~  I am also a Fitness Instructor with a passion for Dance, ZUMBA, & POUND~.... I am here to listen,support and not judge and will be glad to talk with you! I cannot solve all problems but I've gone through many of my own personal issues so perhaps I can help! Please feel free to contact me. If I'm away, please leave me a message. My Pm's are always open.**LISTENING STRENGTHS** *Family Stress *Healthy Living & Fitness*Parenting **CURRENTLY ACTIVE IN*** COMMUNITY MENTOR LEADER* HEALTHY LIVING TEAM LEADER & SUPPORT ROOM LEADER*ADULT CHATROOM AND FORUM MENTOR   * Group Moderator* Discussion Trainer* Verified Listening Team * Door Keeper  
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2061
United States

CaringBrit

Exemplar 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE MESSAGING IF YOUR A MEMBER for chats please see my catagories what topics i can cant do & Listener if wanting mentoring/mock chats to get verified/or mentoring mocks** id prefer SCHEDULED chats only you can use the book now at bottom of bio if you cant see this pm me and ill give you the link for it .since im super busy with my other roles . Thankyou For understandingAbout me Hey all my names Brit. I’ve been a listener for 4 years almost 5 .I'm a verified ATL too I'll only take chats for one hour slots at a time if you need regular we will set up a time and date after every chat i take Always accepting long term members .Teams I’m OnPeer supporter this is for the listeners who get rough chats we also can support the Mentors in answering any questions you may have ​​​​Peer Supporter BuddyGroup ModeratorSupport teams : Disability Support , Self Harm and TraumaVL team- Project Agent for VL (1-1 trainings and member checkins )Chat Support i can give ongoing chat support if you are Stuck in a chat also able to give basic mentoring------ if you cant find a chat support in LSR you can use this link to fill a form in to request one Chat Support formQuality Mentor Leader for VL Track - Adult Coordinator -here are some VL Links you wish to become verified here's how - How to become a Verified Listener & Ask Me Anything about VL!DJ Of 7CupsQ&A approval team (Answers and editing answers)ATL (Adult Teen ListenerForum Mentor DisabilityForum Mentor for Trauma SubcomForum Supporter Self HarmSafety Patrol Team checking profiles follow guidelines My Listener Twins are : MagicallySmiles50 , PalmTreesNRainbows, BeckyisHere ( bunny twinny) and RumpleSteeleSkin Please click below on the book now if you wish to book a chat with meClick HERE to book me if you cant see the above button
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1263
United Kingdom

Glitterybaby

Veteran 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
BIO IS IN PROGRESS
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795
Germany