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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.

colorfulHeart8098

Apprentice 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Id like to help anyone who needs support or just a friendly ear.
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132
New Zealand

IamHero

Discoverer 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
 IN HERO WE TRUST I have been listening to people for many years on all types of social networks. I have always given the best ear to talk in which will make a big difference. Everyone i encounter will always feel unique as i always ensure that i help you and not use the same methods for everyone.
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690
United Kingdom
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Hannah Caradonna

HannahCaradonnnaMSW
Social Worker, MSW, RCSW (RCC #11330)
I offer a warm and non-judgmental space for you to work through your problems. I can help you with anxiety, disordered eating, depression, relationship problems and more.
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Victoria
Canada

KDaniel95

Master 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi :) I'm Kevin and I'm 26, just passing through life. I love listening to those struggling particuarly with self-harm, loneliness, and depression. I feel these are my strong suits and the topics I have a better understanding on. 
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1725
United States

EvelyneRose

Epitome 16
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I chose the picture of an apple because it represents to me growth and potential. The apple can grow to become the best apple it can be. I think we all have potential, and I also believe that most people are not solely good or bad- we are a combination of light and dark. That's just human nature. I've been here since 2013, and I am now in my 30s. I have always been told I'm a good listener and person to come to. People have come to me years after talking to them because they remembered I was someone to confide in. I like to think of myself as open minded, non judgmental, and compassionate. I try to be honest, but tactfully so. I find the best people in my life are those that tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and that is something I practice with others. I hope to be here for you, and I will cheerlead you on. I cannot give advice, but I will be a support for you. I take casual chats, so even if you're just bored or need someone to talk to and don't have a pressing issue, I am happy to talk to you.  My strengths lie in the subjects I have listed on my profile, so I will not be the best fit for everyone (and that is okay!). I hope everyone can get the help they need from whoever it is, even if it's not me. If I cannot help you, I will let you know and try to connect you with someone that can. I do the best with chats that can be asynchronus, as my schedule varies and I don't want to promise I can sit down for a real time chat if I cannot. That is unfair to both of us time wise, and time is a precious thing. Updated July 25, 2020 As of July 1, I have joined the admin team as a Quality Specialist for the volunteer community. I am still involved in all the things below, but as I am now involved widely across the site in different ways, if you need to know who to talk to regarding any of the below activities, please PM me and I will direct you to who you should talk to whether it be me or someone else. Activities/Positions I am involved in include: Quality Ambassador, Chatroom Mentor, Forum Key,  Peer Support, Chat Support help, Adult/Teen Listener, Teen Quality Mentor, Group Mod, Safety Patrol Team. Uhh on
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1218
United States

HelpWisely

Pinnacle 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello. I'm Deepak, celebrating my 65th orbit on planet earth. My family and I had spent the majority of our lives in the Philippines. We moved to India 6 years ago and I  am currently working online  for a well known international company.I am now learning to follow my highest passion and excitement in every moment as this brings me into more synchronicity with the Universe and manifests into happiness and fulfillment.It is my privilege and joy to share my ongoing process of learning and discovery, as I continue to shift into different aspects of myself.It is my hope that what I share with you will be valuable and helpful for you as you take the responsibility of making your own choices and decisions.
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7953
Philippines

CynthiaAnn

Helper
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi im Cynthia. Im 15 and i am a homeschooled senior. I've dealt with many struggles in my own life and i know how important having someone to talk to is. I've helped many friends and family members with struggles as well. Im always here to listen what my status means: Green: Available for chats  Orange: Busy working here at 7 cups Red : Unavailable for chats completely
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29
United States

QuietMagic

Sage
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, my name is Josh. If you'd like to schedule a chat with me, feel free to use my booking form (link). I'm comfortable chatting for up to 90 minutes at a time.My listening values1) Let you be what you want to be. I trust you to do what is best for you, even if it may not match what other people are doing or think is right.2) Your perspective matters. I care about the way that you see and experience things. My own thoughts and feelings are secondary.3) Your words point the way. Whatever you feel is important is what is worth talking about. You are free to direct the chat to whatever you care about.4) Changes tend to happen when they're ready. I don't believe in forcing or pressuring people to do things that don't feel right for them.5) Befriend feelings. I tend to feel more comfortable validating feelings rather than trying to undermine them.My listening guide: https://bit.ly/QuietMagicListeningGuideCurrent roles: Forum Supporter (Personality Disorders Support, Relationship & Friendship Support, Needs Reply Team) Former roles: Quality Mentor Leader (Anonymous Evaluations Team), Quality Mentor, Safety Patrol"Effective altruism is about taking a desire to do good, but using reason and evidence to guide our actions so we have the greatest chance of success." (FAQ on Effective Altruism)────────────────────────────────────────────────────List of self-care tips (these are presented as being for BPD but they seem like they'd possibly be pretty helpful for anybody) Healthy trinity: 1) Sleep2) Diet3) ExerciseHere are a couple optional things to try if you're in the middle of an anxiety/panic attack, dissociative episode, or urge/craving.
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1472
United States

vivelespatates

Epitome 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
French only - I only take French chatsJoin me on the Healthy Living Room every tuesday at 6 pm
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2167
Canada

hopefulOcean7633

Explorer 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I was a psychology major in college, but I am not a lisenced therapist. I hope I can be an active listener to you if you need someone. HOURS/DAYS: I work on EST (NEW YORK TIME). I generally check for messages throughout the day during the week from 10am-6pm. If I am available, you will see the green dot on my profile picture. Weekend hours are more sporadic. You may want to schedule a time to chat on the calendar, but please do NOT consider that an accepted appt time until I confirm. Thanks and I look forward to chatting with you!   
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454
United States

PeacePink

Exemplar 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I am a teen that has dealt with various struggles in my life and supported friends that have gone through tough spots themselves. My experiences help me be non-judgemental, patient, and empathetic. I want to make you feel heard, even if it take hours for you to open up about what is on your mind.
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55
United States

Tigshu

Sage 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello ! I am Tigshu , You can also call me Tig <3 . I am here to support you , talk to you and provide a listening ear . Remember you are not alone in this situation & i am with you here as a friend . I will not judge or criticise your issues , or the decisions you make . I am here to give you an insight and perspective into life and brainstorm ideas with you :) !!! Feel free to Drop a message and i will respond when i am Availiable .�* IF YOU ARE THINKING OF HAVING A� SEX CHAT/FLIRTY CHAT PLEASE DO NOT EVEN THINK OF MESSAGING ME AS I AM ALREADY IN A RELATIONSHIP . YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REPORTED AND BLOCKED*
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981
India

SmileIsGreat

Advanced 2
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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462
China