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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.

SmileIsGreat

Scholar 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am a listener who's still learning, just like any of you here, I have bad times and I know how difficult it might be, so I hope I could be the helpful one to you. sexual issues aren't involved
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605
China

connect2STR

Scholar 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! life is full of confusion and surprises. You have two options- let life leads you or you lead your life.The best quote in life - If you want something you never had, you have to do something you never did!
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626
India

Classyelephant

Guru 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Dear everyone, Self Presenting you the Most Wanted Foodie 🥰😍😋,Pet lover 🐶😍,Travel Lover 🏍🤩,Music Lover🎧🕺,Books Hater🤮🤢🤒🤕,ACTIVE LISTENER and your BEST friend🖤🖤🖤! The One and only CLASSYELEPHANT🐘🖤😎 You can Text me if you are searching for a friend to unburden yourself without being judged!  
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2033
India

sereneButton43

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Our conversation will entirely be centred on you. I accept diversity and individuality in all forms, and nothing will ever be too much for me to not be able to treat and respect you as a person. I look at behaviour and identity through a spectrum and acknowledge their fluidity. In listening, I try building a safe place for you where you can freely vent about your thoughts but know that I do not have the solution to your problems. Learn more about what you can expect from a listener here.  I feel that listening sessions are ideal when the member expresses their thoughts without reservation. I am comfortable dealing with negative emotions even if they're directed towards me. I don't want anything stopping you from asserting yourself. I am unable to take long-term members presently because of my commitments (read more about long-term listening here). But I will be glad to follow up with you every once in a while.I need your feedback to get better at what I do so feel free to bring it up during the conversation.Generally available from 2:30 AM-11:30 AM EST (although you can text me anytime- I promise I'll be chill). 7 Cups has a wide range of communities that you can explore here. Various forums cater to general discussion/support, mental health concerns, and a few others. For the forum on general support, click here. If you're experiencing anxiety or overwhelming thoughts, I suggest checking mindfulness exercises here.Happy to answer any questions.
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327
India

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

sandy7711

Guru 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I have suffered from depression in the past and fought my way out of it and would like to help others. I have 2 adult children but live alone. I own a dog and a cat. My interest include reading, listening to music, playing games on the net and crafts. I also suffer from fibromyalgia, hashimotos, and me/cfs. I am looking for a way to give to others because I feel so grateful for all I have in life.
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3221
United States

ImPhares

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello there ! It's Phares here.Thanks for giving my profile a try. I would love to talk to you. I like listening to music and watching videos on YouTube, Gaming, Sports, watching anime, movies, shows and I got other hobbies also making new friends!! I enjoy talking to people generally and love to help them. I would describe myself as a geek, caring, I would do my best to comfort you. feel free to hit me up anytime you want and I will make sure to reply asap !.
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9218
Egypt

Noumi09

Connoisseur 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey! I'm glad you are seeking for help. Don't hesitate to send me a message if I'm online. I like helping with LGBTQ+ issues and relationship stress
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1379
Switzerland

milkoreos

Specialist 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
you can call me ari, welcome to my profile <3 pay close attention and read through my profile before reaching out to me.  currently NOT accepting any general or personal requests, please do NOT book an appointment. (this ALSO applies to previous chats and members.) on a break until further notice. thank you.r o l e s : what roles i hold in the community leadership positions: • Community Teen Mentor: for General Support and RS• Listener Verifier: for the Listener Verifier Team • Fresh Content Writer: for the Content Volunteer Team• Forum Supporter: for General Support and RS• Room Supporter: for Newbie Hub and RS• Project Agent: for 7 Cups Academy• Discussions Host: (see above) • Sharing Circle Host: (see above)─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─  e v e n t s: the times are below u-u, you should join us discussions:  • Sharing Circles: every Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 AM to 4 AM with @mcshereforu, join us <3• Teen Discussions: every Friday from 10 AM to 11 AM with @KateDoskocilova, 11 PM to 12 AM with @TilXC on anxiety, join us <3 ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ other listeners : a lil shout-out <3@ricepuff:one of my favorite people ever. so warm & loving you'd think it's sunshine that runs through her veins. a soothing presence & a lovely friend. one of a kind and a lil gem. you might as well drop by her profile and let her know how appreciated she is. i think of sunny days when i think of her.─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─hehe if you've gotten this far, dm me to get free cookie <3 have a great day :D
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634
Pakistan

BonheurAnjou

Explorer 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hey there! I'm Anjali, and I'm so glad you're on 7 Cups today ♥ Before I dive into who I am or what I do here, I'd like you to know: 👉🏾I'm here for you! You're the reason I joined 7 Cups, and you're what makes me excited to come here every day!  👉🏾You are worth it. You are loved, respected, and teeming with potential to do great things. 👉🏾You are heard. What you say, think, and feel is important, and as a listener, I will do my best to honor this. 👉🏾I'd love to meet you! Please message me using the button above and allow 24 hours for a response! More about me: I'm an eighteen year old Indian-American (as some of you can tell from my name) currently residing in the United States! I'm going to college next year with a dual degree in Neuroscience and English/Comparative Literature, and I've been on 7 Cups for almost half a year now. I love talking to people and hearing their perspectives, so I'd be really grateful if you'd share yours with me!  My Qualifications on 7 Cups Include: ☕Verified Listener Certification ☕Active Listening 1 Certification ☕7 Cups Community Track Intern ☕More to come! My Listener Friends: 💜Lavenderaesthetic081401 🐪CallMeNaman2002 Other people whose permission I haven't asked 😂 Outside of 7 Cups I'm Involved In: 🌸Honors research on mental health: My past projects included research on Intermittent Explosive Disorder, the hereditary/dietary risk factors of mental illness, and the effects of atmospheric pollutants on mental health outcomes. 🌸Folding senbazurus for mental health facilities: Senbazurus are units of 1000 origami cranes associated with the fulfillment of one's greatest wishes. 🌸Neuro-/Health Science interest groups: Because I want to be a psychiatrist one day! My Interests: ⭐All things red  ⭐Baking vegan desserts  ⭐Singing Indian classical music/whatever's on the radio. Anyone here a Swiftie?  ⭐Bragging about my German Shepherd Maximus to anyone who'd listen  ⭐Reading historical fiction novels and memoirs  ⭐Watching medical dramas and folding origami (yes, simultaneously!)  Thank you so much for reading this far! I'd love to hear from you, so please message me anytime you'd like to chat! Please note that I follow Eastern Standard Time (EST), so I might not return messages right away if you're from another time zone! A quote for you, before you go! “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” -Sarah Williams, "The Old Astronomer to His Pupil" Thanks so much to @koala240 for my profile picture... I love it, I love it, I love it! ♥  
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347
United States

lilyflowerrr

Master 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
*not taking new chats right now, if we have a chat already then i will still reply but i'm not taking any new ones for a while! im very sorry*  About me! Hello, I’m Lily and I’m a 16-year-old girl from England! I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community {lesbian} and my pronouns are she/her! I like to do photography and painting; I also like going on walks. I joined this site first as a member so i know how it feels to be the other side, but you do not have to afraid to open up to me! There is no judgement coming from me so i promise I’m here to talk to you and listen. If you would like to check below to see what im comfortable talking about then check below.  Availability I’m based in the UK and my times are:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12pm to 10pmFriday: 12pm to 9pmSaturday and Sunday: 12pm to 10pm If i’m busy between them times then i will tell you!The coloured dots on my profile mean:Red: Offline or not taking requestsOrange: Not taking requests and replying to the chats i already have, i’ll try and take your request if possibleGreen: Online and happy to take requests.   If you would like to speak and I’m not online, then just send a message and ill get back to you as soon as I’m available again! I do not mind booking dates and times to chat, but you can just send a message again and ill reply to you!  
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1783
United Kingdom

DrDonut

Virtuoso 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
                                                                                                                                      IM NOT AVAILABLE FOR CHATS  AT THE MOMENT FOR MY LONG TERM MEMBERS, I WILL RESPOND ASAP WHEN I GET THE CHANCE PLEASE USE THE BROWSE LISTENER SECTION TO FIND A LISTENER  ☯ Greetings ☯ I have cyclothymic disorder and im currently on the path to making my life as tranquil and happy as possible. Please feel free to join me or share your story!  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Some things about me: ~ Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. ~ I'm currently working in a respiratory hospital 5 days a week so please bear with me as i may reply slower these days ~ I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 ~ ☯ I'm a zen and mindfulness enthusiast ☯ I believe balance is the key to life, one cannot live in an imbalance, no matter what it is, everything needs balance _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse but i do take other chats (see below) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Things I do on 7cups: ~ Global Chatroom Mod ~ Safety Patrol Team ~ Support Team Member: Healthy Living, Mindfulness, Support Room, Student Support and Depression ~ Welcoming Committee ~ Group Support Session Host: Support Room (13:00 - 14:00 ET, Saturdays and Sundays) ~ Discussion Host: Mindfulness (Fridays 13:00-14:00 ET) & Healthy Living (Saturdays 11:00-12:00 am ET) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I am meIn all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, Whether they be to others or to myself – I own my fantasies, My dreams, my hopes, my fears – I own all my triumphs and Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me – by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts – I know There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other Aspects that I do not know – but as long as I am Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles And for ways to find out more about me – However I Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically Me – If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that Which I discarded – I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be Productive to make sense and order out of the world of People and things outside of me – I own me, and therefore I can engineer me – I am me and I AM OKAY - Virginia Satir ☯ Peace and Prosperity unto you ☯
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1288
South Africa