Welcome to my profile!As you can probably tell, I'm Erica! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my profile.I have been through various things in life and have made many mistakes which have taught me many lessons. I myself struggle with Anxiety and Depression, which are the topics I can help best with.-What I can help with-I'm here to listen to you. You can vent, rant, get support from or simply talk to me when you don't know what else to do. I'm open to a lot of different things but please do know, I do not take sexual chats. Thank you for surviving and being stronger than the battle you're currently in.-Topics I'm good with-AnxietyBullyingDepressionLoneliness Self HarmHowever, I'll do my best to help with any other topic!Please note, I give an hour for 1-1 chats and they must be scheduled beforehand so message me to set up a time (I am in the EST timezone)!-Roles I'm Involved in-Doorkeeper (Message me if you need a room open!)Group Moderator Peer Supporter (Listeners, I'm here to support you after rough chats!)Chatroom Teen Star Quality Teen StarVerified Listener ProjectLastly, here are some resources and a few lines I loveIf you're brave enough to tie the knot, to take the jump, to take the pills, to harm yourself in any way... you're brave enough to live another day. Life is a battle and it's going to be tough but you'll become tougher and stronger than the battle will ever be. One day at a time, lovely, you'll get through it. Never forget that there is someone who cares, who sees those tears in your eyes; the sadness through the smile. I care about you, yes, you. You are amazing, beautiful, kind, brave, strong, awesome and worth it. Wipe those tears away and say, "I will survive.", go on, do it. You got this, I believe in you! -Resources-Butterfly Project Crisis ChatLive Through ThisProject Semicolon Runaway HotlineAdditional Resources
Status (27/8/2019): Not deactivating, but I won't be consistently active, if active at all. I've stepped down from all my roles - something I should've done a long time ago. If you want to know why, check this out. Much love!
One of the first things I ever loved was books, I think. It's something that's remained constant about me throughout the years. My favourite author at the moment's Marie Lu, and here's a quote of hers: Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.
Stories just attract me, I suppose. In much the same way, people do as well. It fascinates me that everyone's so unique, that each possesses a story that's unlike any other. And thus I'm always willing to hear your story, no matter what it is! When I read, I get so caught up in the story that my thoughts and feelings are secondary to what the character's thinking and feeling. I believe - and hope! - that I listen in that way too.
Regardless of your story, you're not a waste of my time, I promise. If you're struggling, I'm really sorry, and I hope that I'll be able to support you. If you've got something you'd like to rant about, then you may think of our chat as a safe space for you, and vent all you'd like. And though these are not the only emotions, I hope my point manages to get across - that no matter who you are or how you're feeling, I'll do my best to be here for you, because you're worth it.
Some things I've dealt with include anxiety, bullying, depression, eating disorders, stress, forgiveness, loneliness and self-harm. I'm a teenager, girl, sister, student and daughter, not necessarily in that order! That being said I'm willing to listen to you even if you're not going through anything that falls under the topics I've mentioned - but if you'd prefer to find someone else, that's okay too. You can do so here.
Welcome to 7Cups. My name is Imogene; it's nice to meet you. I'm so glad you're here.
Here's a bit about my involvement on-site! I'm awfully serious at times (as you can probably tell from my bio), but I'm always ready and willing to help. ✽ Peer Supporter, Peer Support Buddy
Listeners, if you've had a hard chat and need some support, feel free to message me! You're doing an amazing job and I'm so glad you've decided to give up some of your time to be a listener; being able and happy to support others is honestly incredible. Please remember that you're important too, though!
I also lead sessions in the Peer Supporters room! Here is the time:
- Peer Supporters: 11am ET, Fridays✽ Support Team Teen Star, Group Moderator, Group Mod Buddy, Support Session Leader and Doorkeeper
I'm a global Group Mod who leads support sessions in Teen Support (the team for which I also lead!), Self-Harm Recovery and LGBTQ+ Support! Here are the times for the sessions, held weekly:
- Self-Harm Recovery: 10am ET, Fridays
- LGBTQ+ Support: 10am ET, Saturdays
- Teen Support: 11am ET, Saturdays
I'm also a doorkeeper, so I can open/close rooms! Just shoot me a PM and I'll try and get back to you as soon as possible.✽ Project Agent, Teen Forum Star and Forum Flag Team
I'm a Project Agent on the forum team for forum engagement! I'm also a teen forum star for Teen Only Zone and the Needs Reply category.✽ Social Soldier, 7Cups Intern Graduate with Honours and Internship Teen Star
I am a Social Soldier on the Twitter track! In addition, I was an intern in July and August 2018 and graduated with honours in September. I'm now an Internship Teen Star as well! ✽ Quality Teen Star, Chat Supporter, Safety Patrol Team Member and Q&A Answer Approver
As a Quality Teen Star, I can hold mock chats with you and guide you as a listener! I also help grade the Active Listening 3 course. As part of the Safety Patrol, I help make sure 7Cups is safe for everyone! I'm on the Q&A team as well, so I help approve the answers submitted to the Q&A page.✽ Community Teen Star Leader
Along with Mel, I lead the TOZ subcommunity! You can message me if you're interested in joining, or if you have any questions - I'd be glad to bring you on board.