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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.

RumpleSteeleSkin

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
   --Hello I’m Rumple--Hello I am happy to see you reading my bio So a bit about me. I have a good sense of humor and love laughing with others. I enjoy spending time with my kids, all my pets and plants. I am also very crafty and creative in concerns to arts-n-crafts. In my free time I have Netflix going on and typically into my plants or doing 1-2 more things. I have had a very abusive past myself. I suffer at times with social anxieties as well as some self esteem issues. And of course the daily life stressor's we all have. I like to share my spare time here and listen to adults/teens on a variety of topics. I can show you empathy, understanding and validation. I however do not feel it's right to give advice to anyone. I feel that it robs you of choice and the freedom to figure out what's best for you.CHATS-I-DO-NOT-TAKEI do not take any sexual chats on any topic-nor do I take any relationship chats--MY TWINNIES--MusicalMagic - such a giving heart and so devoted to helping others hereHeatherBug-She is a blessing in disguisePassionatePeyton - wonderful person, is a great encourager and mod buddyfluffyUnicorns84 - my wonderful mentor buddyArwa - is a wonderful and active listener and my Teen TwinnieCaringBrit- She is wonderful to work with and funnyLucy- Has great insite and funny, good to chat withKrinkTheMellowUnicorn- Great motivator as well as teaching me code--THINGS I DO HERE--*** Adult/Teen Listener*** Teen Mentor*** Group Moderator*** Peer Support*** Internship Mentor*** Leader of the QandA Team*** CML for Mindfulness Team*** Forum Supporter*** Safety Team*** Forum MentorAlways Remember These Things.............Always Believe In Yourself    Accept everyone no matter what  Bad days do pass Always give yourself plenty of love,respect,care and passion  
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1645
United States

Lysandra

Epitome 16
Listens to Over 18
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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3136
United States

brilliantTurtle89

Paragon 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I'm glad you have found me on 7 cups. I'm here to listen to you. Feel free to tell me anything you want.     My roles on 7 Cups are:       Peer Support     Chatroom Mentor Leader     Quality Mentor     Forum Mentor     Group Support  Mentor Leader     Group moderator     Verifiers Team         I have some amazing friends here.     My listener twins are:     Pamharley         Asilentobserver           They are all fantastic💜      
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2087
United Kingdom

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 early 30s. 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 spending time with my 4 dogs, listening to all types of 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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5096
United States

sia1325

Genius 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
~Currently Inactive~ Hey there, thank you so much for checking out my profile! I am currently on an indefinite self-care break. Feel free to click here to find a listener. Feel free to scroll down to check out my ultimate list of resources that you might find helpful. I hope you are able to seek the support you deserve & have a great time ahead! (:──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~Few clickable resources that you may find useful~| Crisis Resource | Runaway Safeline | Live through this | RAINN | IMAlive | Project Semicolon | Grounding Techniques | Childline | HelpGuide | Su*c*de Hotlines | Love is respect |  Self-Harm Distraction | Practicing Self-Love | The Trevor Project | Take Deep Breaths | Overcoming negative thoughts | Overcome Social Anxiety | Find Free Mental Health Services | Self Help resources | How To Get Control Over Thoughts | Managing Emotions | Dealing With Panic Attacks | Coping w/ flashbacks | Warmline | Domestic Violence | Self-Harm Alternatives | Calming and Relaxing Gifs | Coping with Panic Attacks | Self-Care Techniques | Grounding101 | |Dealing w/ teen depression | Coping with depression | Showing love to yourself | Self care | Boosting Self-esteem | Self-Harm Alternatives 2.0 | Reducing Self- Injury | Handling Anxiety Attacks | Self-Harm Alternatives and Distractions | Coping w/ loneliness | Stress relief | Atlas of Emotions | Healthy Distractions | Healthy living tips | Bullying & Cyber Bullying | Managing Anger | Healthy sleep tips | Healthy Relationships | Dealing w/ rejection |(Feel free to click here to check out these resources in a document format)( last updated September 2021) ──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~Some people I admire~@TuneIn313 @SillyGoose11 @Basorexiaaa @Mango3 @calmingMermaid5761 @EmmaE @optimisticMagic0014 @shiningSky3745 @considerateParadise6717 @kieran000 @Iamsidhere @mamtasha22 @ShiningStars1 @Jessrabbit7 @HelpfulGem04 @SeriouslyLey123 @itssoren @empatheticLavender2924 @VicK5123 @whenitsdarklookforstars @Greenchoice1 @BeautyOfGrace @thisisirene @MikuoniandBlueCheese @starmelon7 @HealingBrokenWIngs(in no particular order)──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~ My past involvements~I have been a part of Active Listening Test 2 Grading Team, Chat Support and Peer Support, Doorkeeper, Forum Supporter, Global Chatroom Moderator, Host for the SC, LSC and LD teams, Listener Chatroom Supporter, Listener Coach, Care team Guide, LDP Mentor, Listener Verifier, Safety Patrol Team Member, Teen Chatroom Star, Teen Community Star, Teen Quality Star, Teen Listener Coaching team Teen Star Leader──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────
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2335
India

incognitoknight0101

Paragon 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
On Break! Responses could take 48 hrs or more. Till then have chocolates 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 Glad you are here. :)“The moth prefers the moon and detests the sun, while the butterfly loves the sun and hides from the moon. Every living creature responds to light. But depending on the amount of light you have inside, determines which lamp in the sky your heart will swoon."“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror."
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3514
India

SparkyGizmo

Sage 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am unable to take member chats at this time.  "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Winnie The Poo" I believe that all people need something to do, something to aspire to, and someone to love. I believe that angels walk among us, because God is a really busy person-solving lack of world peace, world hunger, etc.  He sends angels to us even in human form to help the cause.  Look for them...now, look harder. I believe what you seek, you shall find. I believe that we all have something to learn from anyone and everyone that we meet. I believe that happiness is a journey and not a destination. I believe that kindness matters, always Oh well, that's just me.  I BELIEVE.  Enough about me, how about if we talk about you? Roles on 7 cups Trained Active Listener Verified Active Listener Global Forum Supporter Peer Support  Peer Pro Safety Patrol Team 7 Cups Welcome Committee Pop Up Room Co-host when needed Eyes to the ground. Head bowed. Love in my heart. If we could only just think....."Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together". - Eugene Ionesco . Please let us all be kind to ourselves and to one another.  "Don't be evil" PB Proud recipient of the:  Funny Bunny Badge Biggest Heart Award Love Award  Kindness Personified Award  
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392
United States

niceworldmnd

Veteran 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
never expect a savior if you are the prisoner of your solitude and sorrow,break your self-made prison,redeem.Hey there! You can call me Mandy.Welcome to my profile. I do love helping people like other listeners here .If you are feeling upset or you just want to talk with someone,feel free to PM me and I try to respond you soon.I will try my best to give you as much as support you may need through your difficult times. I have direct lived experience with grief,relationship stress,managing emotions, student life and family stress. Stay safe and healthy! My involvements on 7cups:Verified active listener , 7Cups intern graduate ,safety patrolling team member , Quality mentor and listener coach!  
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2046
Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

FRIEND007

Master 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a passionate listener  and also have expertise in the field of counselling. I am very passionate about supporting those who are battling against any kind of emotional issue in their life. I myself have struggled alot in life from young age and overcame alot of challenges in life. I learnt alot not just from books on counselling and psychology, but majorly from my own experiences. And this makes it very easy for me to relate with your pain and feelings. Also I am doing this job for a long time now and have met so many people around the globe so far. I keep it friendly yet professional. I want you to feel comfortable while talking to me, I am not judgemental at all, and I am genuinely interested in your story.I believe right conversations can truly empower us.  No matter how hard life may be on you just lift a cocktail of laughs and fun and say #CheersToLife
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1418
India

tranquilbear14

Sage 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently not taking personal requests#HopeForHappyFeet Hello! I'm a caribbean bear willing to hear and be here for you when you need it. Don't be afraid to reach out. Feel free to check out the topics I am comfortable listening to! Thanks for coming here and giving yourself the opportunity to be heard.                                                                              Please note I don't take chats about: Sexual health, financial stress, depression, self harm, addiction ,parenting, eating disorders, domestic violence, self-esteem🌿Some Quotes I like🌿What's broken can be mended, what's hurt can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun's gonna rise again -Meredith GreyNot all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien 🌿 My roles in 7 cups🌿Chatroom mentorSafety patrol memberTeen transitioning mentor Quality mentorForum mentor/Community mentor (Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey)Translating team (Spanish) Chat supporter/ Peer supporter DoorkeeperAdult teen listener
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425
Dominican Republic

VintageLatika

Epitome 16
Listens to Over 18
in last week
My achievement is not what I have.My introduction is not what I do.It is but "who I am." I am a Happy Soul , who loves to love love and love to spread love and hope. According to me, “Love is the panacea for all our ailments. Love heals, binds us and conquers all.”I believe I was put on this Earth to guide disheartened people back to love and light.If you have any issues related to relationship,loneliness and breakups,please don’t hesitate to contact me.I will be happy and grateful to offer you help and support.I assure you that “You will be heard. You will be understood and you will be made to realize that change is possible.” I want to help you to brighten up the dark spots,and will for sure hold the hope for you until you believe again.  Few Don’ts 1. I will not be taking any other issues besides bullying,getting unstuck,breakups,relationship stress and self-esteem.2. Please don’t copy paste your life stories. It blocks my eyes.3. Please avoid issues of sexual nature.4. I have zero tolerance for rude or disrespectful behaviour. I hope I am able to help you to come back to normal life. Smiles and Love                                                                                                                                 
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12114
India

Power

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
"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.
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6714
United States