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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.

PoliteOcean

Marvel 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
**Please note changes** I'M  CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM CHATS AT THIS TIME..... I APOLOGIZE, HOWEVER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BROWSE FOR ANOTHER ONE OF OUR MANY WONDERFUL &  AVAILABLE LISTENERS. "BROWSE LISTENERS HERE"   (However, my Pm's are always open if you are  in need of help or assistance "outside" of chats.)~   Hello, Glad you found me here on 7cups of Tea. I am PoliteOcean~ (You can call me "OCEAN")~~ I'm a Spouse, a Parent, and also registered in the Healthcare Field.~  I am also a Fitness Instructor with a passion for Dance, ZUMBA, & POUND~.... I am here to listen,support and not judge and will be glad to talk with you! I cannot solve all problems but I've gone through many of my own personal issues so perhaps I can help! Please feel free to contact me. If I'm away, please leave me a message. My Pm's are always open.**LISTENING STRENGTHS** *Family Stress *Healthy Living & Fitness*Parenting **CURRENTLY ACTIVE IN*** COMMUNITY MENTOR LEADER* HEALTHY LIVING TEAM LEADER & SUPPORT ROOM LEADER*ADULT CHATROOM AND FORUM MENTOR   * Group Moderator* Discussion Trainer* Verified Listening Team * Door Keeper  
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2063
United States

EmmaE

Virtuoso 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
 hey, welcome to my bio!  my name is emma <3  i’m really sorry, but unfortunately i’m unable to take new member chats! click here to find another listener!-------------------------------------------------i'm always looking to improve in my roles and hear how i'm doing!click here to leave me some feedback!-------------------------------------------------a bit about me:• i love listening to music(feel free to pm me any song suggestions 😛)• i love chocolate and sweets• i love travelling• i have two dogs-------------------------------------------------my roles here:• teen chatroom star and chatroom star leader • teen listener discussions mentor leader • listener sharing circle team leader • listener learning discussions team leader • listener check-in team leader • teen community/forum star for the depression subcommunity and needs reply• support team teen star for the depression subcommunity• global chatroom moderator • global forum supporter• chat supporter• peer supporter• discussion leader• healthy living team • events team• listener verifier• safety patrol team• doorkeeper-------------------------------------------------things to remember:• you don't have to be perfect• having a bad day is okay• small steps are still progress• asking for help is strength• everyone's journey is different-------------------------------------------------i can assure you that it does get better - no matter how bad life may seem at this point in time. i'm always here for you and i care about you a lot, so feel free to message me whenever you'd like and i'll get back to you as soon as i can!the most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss and have found their way out of the depths. you are beautiful. you are strong. you will make it through this.-------------------------------------------------i'm so happy you're here and took the time to read my bio! i love, appreciate, and care about you very much 💗 you're doing a great job and i'm so proud of how far you've come!-------------------------------------------------always for you <3
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1581
Canada

Artalistens

Advanced 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi and welcome to my profile! My name is Arta, i'm here to help. If you are reading this remember you're amazing!  please take a moment to read my bio before you  PMHello everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I am no longer taking any new chats or members! if you need a listener, feel free to visit this page and find A listener Who best can support you  This does not include members who I have previously spoken to. If you have spoken to me before, please feel free to message. My status colors:red means- I am not available, I usually only use red when I'm going to be away for A certain period of time feel free to message and I will get back to you as soon as possibleOrange means: i'm busy- this typically means I am talking to other members or busy with other responsibilities around the site. Again feel free to send a message and I will get back to you within half an hour to 45 minutes.Green means: I am available- I am ready to take your chat, listen and support you. (I don't use status colour often due to my other responsibilities around cups)if you ever have any questions or concerns feel free to send me a PMMy goal as a listener is to provide A listening ear, I will listen without judgment, and make sure that my PMs or a positive environment for you.My roles  - trained and verified listener; this means I've been trained and verified by a listener verifier on my listening skills - project agent teen only zone community- this means I can create projects such as discussions and brainstorm ways I can make projects more effective for members and listeners - room supporter for positivity and gratitude, healthy living, and disability support rooms- this means, I can lead discussions, while making sure the room is supportive for members and listeners -  peer supporter- this means I have been trained to help listeners who have had a difficult or triggering chat and need a listening ear - part of the 24/7 support project- this means I can host open chats in the support roomListeners, you are welcome to contact me for peer support if you need help after a difficult or triggering chat. If you see me in the teen  listeners room you can ask to message. you can always also drop a message in my PMs and I will get back to it within 15 minutes - if my profile status is orange thank you for taking the time to read my bio, and have a great day! you are all wonderful!  
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344
Canada

DrDonut

Virtuoso
Listens to Over 18
in last week
                                                                                                                                      IM NOT AVAILABLE FOR CHATS  AT THE MOMENT FOR MY LONG TERM MEMBERS, I WILL RESPOND ASAP WHEN I GET THE CHANCE PLEASE USE THE BROWSE LISTENER SECTION TO FIND A LISTENER  ☯ Greetings ☯ I have cyclothymic disorder and im currently on the path to making my life as tranquil and happy as possible. Please feel free to join me or share your story!  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Some things about me: ~ Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. ~ I'm currently working in a respiratory hospital 5 days a week so please bear with me as i may reply slower these days ~ I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 ~ ☯ I'm a zen and mindfulness enthusiast ☯ I believe balance is the key to life, one cannot live in an imbalance, no matter what it is, everything needs balance _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse but i do take other chats (see below) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Things I do on 7cups: ~ Global Chatroom Mod ~ Safety Patrol Team ~ Support Team Member: Healthy Living, Mindfulness, Support Room, Student Support and Depression ~ Welcoming Committee ~ Group Support Session Host: Support Room (13:00 - 14:00 ET, Saturdays and Sundays) ~ Discussion Host: Mindfulness (Fridays 13:00-14:00 ET) & Healthy Living (Saturdays 11:00-12:00 am ET) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I am meIn all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, Whether they be to others or to myself – I own my fantasies, My dreams, my hopes, my fears – I own all my triumphs and Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me – by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts – I know There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other Aspects that I do not know – but as long as I am Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles And for ways to find out more about me – However I Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically Me – If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that Which I discarded – I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be Productive to make sense and order out of the world of People and things outside of me – I own me, and therefore I can engineer me – I am me and I AM OKAY - Virginia Satir ☯ Peace and Prosperity unto you ☯
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1285
South Africa

kindLemonade

Genius 1
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am not taking on any new member chat.Please find other listeners >here<If you are interested in hosting sessions in the Healthy Living roomPlease kindly book a meeting with me >here<Due to commitments offline,I will NOT beon 7cups between Saturday afternoon toMonday afternoon (weekly - Eastern Time)Artwork made by my wonderful mentor @ouiCherieClick here for Healthy Living SchedulesOn Friday, the Healthy Living room is open for 24 hours! Please feel free to make use of the room however you want to stir up discussions related to Healthy Living's topics. Otherwise, get ready to catch our pop-up hosts! Artwork made by my twinnie @jovialButterfly6752 Original Stick Crew idea from @DigitalKnight Progress Not Perfection 🍋Lemo Upcoming Events 🍋 (TBA) ‣Free Mindfulness Exercises>HERE<   MY CURRENT ROLES I am a verified listener, mentor and global forum supporter on 7cupsACADEMY ‣Academy Mentor for CDM (Content Development & Marketing)  ‣Graduate for GLDD, LDP & Internship, QLP (with honors)  ‣Trainee for CDM ‣Past: Academy mentor for GLDD & Project Agent for LDPSUB-COMMUNITY ‣Co-Support Team Leader for Healthy Living ‣Chatroom Moderator for Healthy Living,Positivity & Gratitude, Mindfulness CenterOTHERS ‣Peer Supporter ‣Listener Chatroom Supporter ‣Doorkeeper ‣Discussion Host for Listener Discussion, Peer Support Discussion, ALE sessions, Pop-up events, Past: LCI, LSC, SC ‣Past: Team Lightship, Project Agent for Sharing Circle & Listener Sharing Circle TWINNIE‣ 🐺 Wolfie Twinnie: @DigitalKnight ‣ 🎶 Events Twinnie: @Star996  ‣ ❤️ Room Supporter Twinnie: @MilaTheListener ‣ 👽 Alien Twinnie: @mentalspace7cup   ‣ 🎨 Multipotentialite Twinnie: @AriadneLove (she made my profile picture!) ‣ 👭🏼 Peer Support Twinnie: @unique73 ‣💅 Self-care & Higs Twinnie: @jovialButterfly6752What's your favorite self-care activities? When life gives you Lemonade, practice mindfulness
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1134
United Kingdom

vivelespatates

Epitome 1
Listens to Teens &amp; 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

DonaldDraper

Epitome 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone. You can call me Don. I live my life as it comes. I have been through different phases of my life. I have seen it all. I know what it's like to want to be heard. Here I am to listen to what you have to say. Doesn't matter what it is about. Lay it on me.I am listening.*Not too regular due to the community roles I have taken. Roles: Safety Patrol, Peer Supporter, Sessions Host, Doorkeeper, Chatroom Moderator, Community Mentor (Healthy Living), Popup Project Agent, New Listener Support Trainer, Listener Coach I am from India and so I follow IST timezone I believe in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It sometimes requires different approaches to achieve that. Besides Physical and Mental, Spiritual and Emotional well being also play vital roles in our lives.Check out the Healthy Living Forum here �
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3309
India

mentalspace7cup

Specialist 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Currently not taking new member chats.Thank you for being here. This is a safe space. Things to remember: Your feelings are valid. It's okay to prioritise your needs. You are allowed to change. You are capable of amazing things. 🌷You are loved.🌷About me: I love art, books, music and being in nature. My personality type is: Advocate INFJ-T. Chat topics: I am always interested in listening to people and I'm happy to talk about most topics. However, i do not take chat topics dealing with self-harm.My roles here: Peer Supporter: I support fellow listeners after a distressing chat.Safety Patrol: I help scan the site for innapropriate profiles that need to be flagged. You can PM me if you see an innapropriate profile.Chatroom moderator: I support and moderate the Anxiety, Eating Disorder and Healthy Living group support rooms.Host for:Anxiety Guided Discussion (Anxiety Room, Sundays 3:00-4:00 am EST)Healthy Living Discussion (Healthy Living Room, Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm EST)Eating Disorder Guided Discussion (Eating Disorder Room, Sundays 3:00-4:00 pm EST) ♡Listener twins: 👽Alien Twinnie: @kindLemonade👽
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664
Greece