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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.

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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.

DayDreamWithYou

Expert
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Notice: I am sorry, but I am not currently taking any member chats at the moment. In the meantime, here are some amazing listeners, and I hope you will be able to find a listener that can support you best :)   If anyone asks me who I am, to be honest, I would not know what to say. I am a cis female that still questions her own sexuality. I am someone who cares about school, yet I don't. I am someone who loves friends, yet I am not exactly social. My interests are ever-changing, and everything is sort of all over the place. However, despite all the questions in my head about who I am, there is one thing I am sure about: it is my story. Every story is special in its own ways, yet sometimes our stories are not heard, and stepping outside our comfort zone to share is very hard. I am very proud to see that every one of you took the first step and made a member account whether it is for support or just for the sake of having one. I won't pretend to understand what you are going through because I truly don't. I have not been in your shoes and neither have I experience what you had, no matter how similar our stories may be. I won't promise you will feel better and that everything would get better because we really do not know, but from the bottom of my heart, I still hope that I can support you the best that I can. Some topics that I have dealt with are depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, self-harm, sleeping well, loneliness, self-esteem, and many more in varying degrees. I would love to talk about these issues; however, please note that I will not be sharing my personal experiences with these issues because I would love to focus on listening to your story. My listening space is a safe place for those who would like to talk about any issues from DID to sexual health without any judgement. Each person is different, and my style may not exactly match up with yours, which is perfectly alright! There are also some other wonderful listeners that you may want to check out here! And welcome to my profile. I am Day/Dream, and I am very excited to get to know all of you :)   My availability: Green - I am online for both member and listener-related chats. Orange - I am only online for listener-related chats and may be in-and-out, but I will reply within 30 minutes. Red - I am fully inactive and logged out of the site. To everyone:  My private message response time is now 48 hours! If I do not respond within 2 days, please send me another message, and I apologize in advance. My account is also prone to several 7 cups bugs, so there will be times where I am unable to send messages, and I usually update in my bio when that happens. Additionally, please note that if I am around in a particular area (chatrooms, forums, or private messages), it does not mean that I will be active in another area. Thank you for understanding!Growth pathways: Love Yourself with BTS     Some things about me: My Pronouns are: she/her/hersAbout my interests: If you have seen me around, you'll know that I am super into music, and my taste in music changes every week and sometimes even daily. I love reading, and I can't express the happiness reading brings to me; it's definitely a place I go to release some emotions or maybe to feel some emotions. I am also a huge c/k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop stan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim.About my personality: I am an advocate/mediator (INFJ-T and INFP-T). I am a very straightforward and open-minded person. I am the kind of person that takes a while to open-up, so I may seem reserved. I can also always see the positive aspects of any situation and can understand multiple sides of every story.Some super awesome listeners: @avagracii - Avaaaa, my listener twinniee :) I want to give a huge thank you to her for always being there for me, especially the beginning of my listening journey, and being her wonderful self. She is really amazing and super compassionate and sweet, and did I mention she loves animals as much as I do?@cocoakrispies121 - Cocoaaa! I really don't know how to phrase it properly, but she is one of the most amazing people I met. We actually joined around the same time, have similar roles, and even take breaks around the same time. She is honestly super supportive, and I really can't say how delighted I am that I met her!   "there is no greater agony than an untold story inside you" ~ Maya Angelou
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357
China

positivePumpkin22

Virtuoso 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hiii!! I'm sooo glad that you decided to check out my profile. Feel free to message me anytime!!Members, I appreciate that you have reached out for support. If my status is  Green  -- go ahead and send me a message. I'm looking forward to hear from you!If my status is Yellow -- Im sorry, I cant take anymore live chats.If my status is  Red  -- you can send me a message as long as I am not on a break and I'll get back to you as soon as I canI am so sorry but I Do Not Take chats on sexual topics and LGBTQ+ because i am not the best person to address those issues, you can find another amazing listener here. Thank you for understanding.If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resource. If you have questions or wanna know more about active listening, 7cups site navigation (what is what, and where you can find something), Leadership development program, internship program, teen transitioning (teens moving to adult side on their 18th birthday), becoming an adult-teen listener - hit me up & don't hesitate to ask away!While you are waiting for me, try to do my happy dance, might make you feel a lil bit better!!Welcome To My Unicorn IslanddI am Hanna, a 9-teen year old coffee and book lover who looovvee to connect with people and understand their thoughts, feelings and emotions, so dont hesitate to poke my inbox.  I'm enthusiastic about exploring new things and ideas, I like to push through boundaries and comfort zones and is constantly on the road to be the best version of myself. I am passionate in psychology, business and teaching field. I also love martial arts, especially karate.My Roles On 7cups :# Adult- teen listener - I listen to both adults and teen and offer support at the teen side of 7cups. # Safety patrol member - I flag profiles and ensure safety on 7cups. If you see any profile (username, bio or profile picture), you can pm me and I can flag them.# Teen transition mentor - I mentor teens who are aging up before, during and after their transition to adult side. If  you have any questions about teen transition or becoming a teen transition mentor - leave me a message!# Group Support Outreach - (Aging up Program Outreach Team) I reach out to people eligible to join ATL and Teen Transition Mentor team. If you or someone know is eligible for applying for ATL or teen transition mentor - leave a message and I can give you the resources!# Peer support - I support listeners after a difficult chat by providing emotional support. Feel free to message me if you are looking for support after a difficult chat, when I am online (either my status is green or you saw me in a group less than 2 minutes ago)I am happiest when i can be myself, sing and dance around the streets like there is no one around.    I also love to sing a song out of absolute nowhere and do my tiny dance moves.  I love it when i have the space and freedom to choose my passion and do things that makes me happy that is my happy place. that is my unicorn island. a place where i am just me! and surrounded by lots of awwwesome people.7 cups is one of my unicorn islands.  I love the community and the fabulous people here at 7cups 7 cups provided me with a platform to reach out to people and help them and I am so grateful for that.                                                                 i believe that everybody deserves a chance to be listened and helped. I believe thats it's very important that everyone has a shoulder to cry on and a body to hug. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged.  I'll always be here. You can message me anytime. I answer everyone in the best way I can.I love all of you and I care for all of you. i am fighting my own battle everyday.  i know what it means to be alone.i understand you. i think you makes sense. maybe you dont see it now but in larger picture, your problems makes sense, so do you.MY  LISTENER   TWINS :   @carefreeSea8899  - My first friend here on 7cups. She is the kindest and sweetest person you will ever come across. <3@DreamTouch - she is very kind, very sweet and has a very beautiful soul. <3 @PinkAward - she is awesome, genuine and very open minded . <3@enchantedlove- she is very friendly, approachable, and open minded. I'm so glad I met her <3MY  BEST FRIENDS :  @SammyRocksListener - she is a very cheerful, adorable and a really cool girl. she makes everyday of your life just better and beautiful with her infectious cheerfulness <3@JojoRK - Jojo is just amazzinnggggg. She is super friendly and one of my good friends here.Some of the few people Who Are Important To Me :@Goodhomespring3 - She is one of the best people i have met here. An angel.@Sydney113 - Syd is an amazing friend, beautiful inside out.@benny0 -- benny is just increddibblleee. An awesome friend, someone you can always count on.@comfortableEyes5 -- A wonderful person filled with positivity.Thank you for all the work you do here <3@DontFearToDream -- Dream is the definition of refreshing, positive and encouraging listener. They never fail to bright up my days with their amazing self and infinite compassion. Thank you so much for being the incredible, wonderful person you are. <3oof i love all of you guys sooo muchhh!!! 
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1874
United Arab Emirates

Sunisshiningandsoareyou

Marvel 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
      ❤ Not available for any chats❤Apologies for any inconvenience, if caused .Support shouldn't be delayed, so I highly recommend browsing for other listeners when you need some emotional support.  Please remember you are awesome ❤ Stay great and take good care ,  everyone! 💛                                                                                 Response time for all my  current  members /listeners would vary as I am not logging in here regularly as earlier  , i apologize if messages are delayed . Thankyouu for understanding , YOU do come first and there's plenty support available at all times ,  please do  find an amazing currently active listener  HERE ,and i hope you receive the best support !   💖Hello Amazing Human,Welcoming hugs and high fives and cookies for youuu !Thankyou for finding me here,I understand life isn't always smooth sailing , we all have our ups and downs .I know I won't be able to solve all your problems, but problems shared are problems halved,right? .... I am a trained verified listener here who can Offer you a kind, empathetic and non judgemental ear and help you guide through these dark times .Feel free to Talk/share/Vent ,I'll be more than happy to listen to you , provide you a safe and comfortable space and help you feel better in any way I can.Please do keep in mind that I can't advise you ,I can help you guide through the roads,but the steering wheel will always be in your hands and the direction to choose  will always be your decision solely , since you know your journey and your destination, the best . Rest assured ,you've got your passenger seat covered  for any support always! I am a person who believes in the power of sharing smiles, happiness, kindness ,hope and positivity and I would love to share these with you too , if you allow me too 🌻I am highly respectful and polite and personally don't use any kind offensive language ,so  would certainly  appreciate the same from you .  People looking for inappropriate  sexual chats and /or interested in making any sexual advances towards me ,this is a mental health platform ~ and we don't entertain such gestures here . Please refrain from sending any messages,thankyou .I don't take up , loneliness chats and topics on chronic pain, panic attacks , sexual health and self harm.Feel free to browse other amazing listeners for these topics and those not listed under " categories " HERE❤ The topics I am comfortable providing support for include general mental health struggles, getting unstuck, managing emotions ,  student life related topics , relationship stress, social anxiety, self esteem and body image issues  etc. and more are listed below ,under categories....Feel free to send in a message anytime and I would get back to you as soon as I can , we can then schedule a time and day or a chat too or agree to offline chatting,whichever is more comfortable to you . 🤗Lastly, remember that you are not alone ,Your mental health is important , you are a brave person to seek support ,  you're here and I am proud of you for that ! If you give me a chance I'll try my best to be there for you ,to be there with you and remind you that Even if the clouds appear to be very dark at any point of time ,  the Sun Is Shining And So Are Youuuu 🌻🌞🌻You are one Amazing human, you are important, you matter and You are deserving of kindness , happiness ,love and all things amazing in life !It's cool to be kind ,people!🤗 Have an amazing day/night ahead !!MY ROLES ON 7 CUPS -The most important and my favorite one - To provide everyone a  friendly, supportive,  inclusive and cheerful environment along with sharing some cookies and hugs 🥰 🍪🌻🤗# Trained and Verified Listener to provide quality listening to members # Safety Patrol  (profile flagging ) Team member to try and keep the community safe for all. # Peer Supporter (for listeners needing support after a hard or triggering chat  or in general not feeling good about their listener role ) # Listener's Verifiers Team member  (I take mock chats for listeners under  the verification process) Want to get verified ? Check here or feel free to message me for more information.  #Quality Mentor  # Global community mentor and forum supporter  #Listener Chatroom Supporter  #Doorkeeper ( feel free to message me if you'd like to open / close rooms )  #Events , Pop up discussions and safety support sessions Host  # 7 cups Internship ,  Leadership Development Program  , Group Leadership Dynamics  and the Building Community Program 's  graduate . THANKYOU FOR READING, FEEL FREE TO SEND IN A TEXT ANYTIME, I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOUU  SOON !  STAY AWESOME, STAY HYDRATED  and TAKE CARE!🌻❤#ByeByeCliques , do check out this post for more information and joining in the movement . We are a safe and inclusive  place for all  , and you MATTER !! 🤗  
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2596
Christmas Island

blissart

Pinnacle
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Personal request - i dont take  LGBTQ issues .I will only chat for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you . I dont take requests for personal chats on other social media platforms. Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment. Pls dont substitute this with therapy or counselling
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4096
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

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

starryskies108

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side , I will sit with you in the dark ♥️ Hello! I'm glad you found me here. I study psychology and I'll be REALLY happy to help you. You don't have to go through this alone. I promise I will do everything I can to help you bring the change you want in your life :) Talk about whatever you want to , even if it's nothing at all .I'd love to get to know you more . Even if it's for a casual chat , I'm here for you Personal requests preferred,so don't hesitate to press the chat now button :D Let's talk .My roles here include being a/an : Intern Graduate (with honours) Adult-Teen Listener Peer Supporter   Community Mentor (Anxiety Support) Forum Supporter (Anxiety Support) Chatroom Moderator (Newbie Hub Community) Group Moderator Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team Member Sharing Circle (co) Host Healthy Habits Team (co) Host ​​​​Translation Team Member Anonymous Evaluations Member ​​​​
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2831
India

hopefulOcean7633

Discoverer
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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458
United States

FinleyTews

Expert 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
TẠM THỜI CHỈ TRÒ CHUYỆN VỚI MEMBER CŨ. TEMPORARILY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OLD MEMBERS.Hi, glad you've found me. I'm a verified listener and I'd like to support people struggling with, or helping their loved ones cope with the problems listed below, plus DID/OSDD and autism. Systems and sex workers welcome. I love listening to music, going on walks, learning about mental health and sign language. I'm queer and use they/them pronouns. I appreciate what I've learnt from my hardships and I'd like to lend an ear as you face yours. My time zone is UTC+7. I'd love a rating or a review so I can improve my skills. Hope to chat with you soon!
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1150
Viet Nam

hirai111

Supporter 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi! I'm hira, 17 years old, and my pronouns are she/her ♥️♥️ I'm here to support you to the best of my ability! Please be patient with me, I will try my best to be understanding. I genuinely enjoy talking and helping people so feel free to talk to me about anything, I won't consider it as a burden, you matter to me! ☺️
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156
United States

soulsings

Epitome 8
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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3168
United States

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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5097
United States

TaranWanderer

Sage 13
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada