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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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1643
United States

amiablePeace77

Epitome 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello,  I’m  Ami,  a verified listener on 7cups. My support will be confidential, without any judgement. There are no topics which make me feel uncomfortable and I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, safe and understood. My listening times are  Monday to Friday  2 to 4 pm edt , usually my listening time will be 45 to 60 min. once a week or 2 x 30 min. twice a week. Apart from my work as listener I am actively supporting the mindfulness community, 50plus and 35plusSome things about me: Exercising,  yoga and meditation,  nature walks,  cooking are some of the activities I like a lot, most of all humour – having a good laugh. My approach to life is holistic,  balance of mind,  body and spirit as well as living in harmony with nature  are very important to me. I had many challenges in my life and learned to cope and overcome them and would be glad to support you to achieve the same.  Volunteering here on 7 cups  means a lot to be,   I am very passionate about helping others. I want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out, this is not easy, but you made the first step. Please feel free to message me any time, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can. My mentor is Soulsings who greatly helped me growing here on the site                               Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download     Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download    
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3204
Barbados

Probius

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! My name is Probius and I am glad you found me on Seven Cups of Tea. I'm a Verified Listener, and I can help with LGBTQ+ issues or anything else you need help with. I have dealt with LGBTQ+ issues myself, so I would love to help you. If I'm not immediately available, send me a message and we can work out a time that will work for you.   My Past Involvement:  LGBTQ+ Support Team Co-Leader  Internship Mentor  Quality Mentor  Peer Supporter  Group Moderator  Verified Listener Team  7 Cups Intern Graduate  Welcoming Committee  Adult/Teen Listener       
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10847
United States

soulsings

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Sorry if you are a member or guest looking to chat, I am not currently accepting personal requests for chats. You can browse for a listener. https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ . You may also find these helpful https://www.7cups.com/connect/groupChatrooms.php    https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php Some people find that mindfulness helps them cope. The video Resource Library https://www.7cups.com/forum/MindfulnessSupportCommunity_106/ResourceLibrary_1062/ All the best to you. Again sorry I cannot help you but my personal workload does not allow openings for that at this time. If you might consider a paid text therapy on 7cups, then this may be of interest  https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/?ob=1 The other resource is various therapy topics  https://www.7cups.com/experts/catalog/topics/  
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2891
United States

ResilientLucky

Specialist 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
'Today is the first day of the rest of your life'Here to make rest of the life happy, peaceful, & growing for us Compassion is the key ❤ Smile, Hugs, and Music are the best medicinesLet us be 7cups family, and family means no one gets left behind ☮About MeI am a curious mind who wants to explore your difficulties along with you and accompany you in making the path easy I am a doer who believes in setting goals and goes for it I am a listener who is open to all conversations (currently not available for live chat) On the academic front, I have a Bachelors in Elementary EducationI am currently pursuing MA psychology Some Things I Did Here Are:- Quality Mentor - Group Moderator - Leading Discussions - Mindfulness Support - Special Events Organizer - Appreciation Buddy - Healthy Living Support - Forum Supporter - Peer Support - Teen Listener❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀
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574
India

dancingStrawberry34

Exemplar 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey I'm Steph.I have been a listener since February 23rd 2015.I am here for you. <3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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2713
United States

pray4theheartless

Paragon 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi there! I'm Erica, I'm not really active often but feel free to drop me a message and I'll respond when I'm online  
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2357
United States

calmRose33

Proficient 7
Listens to Over 18
in last month
HI There Nice to Meet You, I am kerry! I would like to say how brave and strong you are right now for even taking the leap to come here the first step in reaching out for some support and a listening ear from me, I have been in my own therapy so I know how dificult it is to be vulnerable and fragile I know how tough it can be to be open about whats going on but I want you to know that I have been on the other foot I have experienced my own fare share and alot in my life and I know how difficult it is to even come here and I want to thank you for making that step.   On the 27th Febuary 2016 I began my journey being as an Active Listener providing emotional support to my members we build a safe confidential environment within our chats so my members are able to fully express themselves. We build a good trusting rapport that provides a space for my members to feel comfortable to talk and for me to listen in a compassionate way we work together to make sense of the experiences my members are facing so they are able to see in a clear way and able to understand themselves a lot better. I provide genuine care support with a unique empathetic approach that my members are able to reach to me for consistent support and encourage my members to find other healthy ways of coping better with their struggles.I help them recognise there achievements and we build upon goals that they can work towards building a better positive path in which I support them throughout. I have learnt alot over my time as a Listener and the kind of difficulties my members may face and it helps me to understand the complexities of these difficulties and know that every experience is different so I am very open minded and don’t judge a person or any situation I explore and gain a deeper understanding of what one self is going through and how they are really feeling. I have a deep insightful mind where I am self aware of myself which means I am able to easily empathetically connect with others naturally on a deep level. You are not alone in this journey lets grow together <3 thank you for reading lovelys. I have a Diploma In Bereavement and Grief Counselling I have a Diploma in Counselling Skills and I am working on my personal therapy and furthering my study as one day I want to be a counsellor/therapist.     
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1164
United Kingdom

peppermintlove

Proficient 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last month
Currently not able to take on new chatsHey there! I'm a teenager, and sometimes I feel like I see the world differently to everyone else. When people talk to me, I help them explore their emotions and I offer support and guidance to anyone who wants it. I am also a verified listener. I love to help people and learn more about the world around me. I enjoy writing, playing the piano, and I LOVE drinking tea especially peppermint ;) ☕ ♋    ROLES I AM INVOLVED IN:- Community Mentor for A&G Community- Forum Teen Star for Mindfulness Subcommunity- Forum Teen Star for Teen Zone- Welcoming Team Member- Appreciation Team Member- Project Reach Out Member- Safety Patrol Team Member 🌸 I lead teen mindfulness discussions every Monday 2:30pm EST in the Mindfulness Room 🌸 I lead teen A&G related discussions every Thursday 5pm EST in Compassion CornerAccepting Mentees! If you are interested in taking up more leadership roles and would like a mentor to guide you, feel free to pm me. I would be honoured to support you on your 7 Cups journey// please feel free to ask me any questions that you have about 7 Cups! I know that it may be a little hard and overwhelming to navigate your way throughout the site but if you need a hand feel free to drop me a pm x //  
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1154
United Kingdom