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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.

allnaturalHeart64

Master 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm a verified listener on 7 Cups. I like to support people struggling with college life, existential crisis, family stress, self-harm, exercise motivation, social anxiety, depression and managing emotions. If I'm online, please feel free to chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!  
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854
India

hopeful1973olive

Helper 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Accpeting long-term sponsees - structured activities or more casual ongoing supportive chats for 2 months, 3 chats per week.  - please PM me to see if we are a good match for this program :) I am a listener, and a people center approach goer. With experience in hotline and volunteer work. If you'd like a 1 hour chat, please book in advance with me. Currently, I'm taking below topics: · Anxiety · Breakups · Bullying · Depression · Domestic Violence · Family Stress · Getting unstuck · Grief · Loneliness · Managing Emotions · PTSD/Trauma · Recovery · Relationship Stress · Self-Esteem · Social Anxiety · Student Life · Work Stress -------------------QUOTES------------------- -------------------------------------------------  
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86
Greece

sereneButton43

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Our conversation will entirely be centred on you. I accept diversity and individuality in all forms, and nothing will ever be too much for me to not be able to treat and respect you as a person. I look at behaviour and identity through a spectrum and acknowledge their fluidity. In listening, I try building a safe place for you where you can freely vent about your thoughts but know that I do not have the solution to your problems. Learn more about what you can expect from a listener here.  I feel that listening sessions are ideal when the member expresses their thoughts without reservation. I am comfortable dealing with negative emotions even if they're directed towards me. I don't want anything stopping you from asserting yourself. I am unable to take long-term members presently because of my commitments (read more about long-term listening here). But I will be glad to follow up with you every once in a while.I need your feedback to get better at what I do so feel free to bring it up during the conversation.Generally available from 2:30 AM-11:30 AM EST (although you can text me anytime- I promise I'll be chill). 7 Cups has a wide range of communities that you can explore here. Various forums cater to general discussion/support, mental health concerns, and a few others. For the forum on general support, click here. If you're experiencing anxiety or overwhelming thoughts, I suggest checking mindfulness exercises here.Happy to answer any questions.
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327
India

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

DavidEss

Connoisseur 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I'm from the UK. I'm very happy to reply to your messages when I'm online (like a text chat) , or for us to arrange a long session - your choice! For a session let me know when you are free, days, times, and your time zone, and we'll set something up. I am a senior, and I particularly enjoy working with adult (not teens) who are sincere about their own personal development. I am not approved by 7cups as a mentor, or peer supporter, or longterm listener, but I have a lot of training and experience outside of 7 cups in all these areas, and will work with you on whatever you present.. My hobbies include reading, playing and listening to music, meditation and TaiChi. I also waste a lot of time,  which you can help me fill usefully ! I am spiritually minded, and I do not believe any religion or atheism is the one true way. I am happy to answer  your questions about this, however this quote rings true for me, and may help you to "place" me, if you need to. There are three truths which are absolute, and which cannot be lost, but yet may remain silent for lack of speech.  * The soul of man is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendor has no limit.   *The principle which gives life dwells in us, and without us, is undying and eternally beneficent, is not heard or seen or smelt, but can be perceived by the man or woman who desires perception.   *Each man and woman is his own absolute lawgiver, the dispenser of glory or gloom to himself; the decreer of his life, his reward, his punishment.  These truths, which are as great as is life itself, are as simple as the simplest mind of man. Feed the hungry with them. (The Three Truths - from The Idyll of the White Lotus by Mabel Collins) I have no connection whatever to any other DavidEss on the www, this username is unique to Sevencups..I would also like to emphasise that I have nothing to advertise or promote apart from my presence and awareness :) .
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1349
United Kingdom

kindLemonade

Genius 2
Listens to Teens & 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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1136
United Kingdom

confidentpanda

Maven 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
(she/her) hi! i'm leah. nice to meet you. 
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1018
United States

Arcanity

Explorer 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Currently not around often. Hi! Welcome to my userpage :) you can call me Arc! I am a listener and am happy to listen to you if you need to let something out or talk about something. I love to see people doing their best and that includes you! If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Feel free to have a chat if I am online, there is no need to be shy (maximum one hour). If I can help that would make me happy too. To me there are no limits and nothing that you can't talk about. I am happy to take long term members!  However if your topic is about breakups or transgender in particular, I may not be the best listener for you and I would ask to find one more suited for that.If you need immediate help or it is something urgent, https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ you can also click on this link and specify your search to what you are looking for. I hope you get the help you need! Here are some helpful resources/guides:  Identifying goals and being proactive- Life regrets from people  How to set up a life you don’t have to escape from  5 mistakes you will regret making in 10 years Mindset- Neuroanatomy of complaining  Guided Meditation for Detachment From Over-Thinking Healing- Physical and emotional body healingHealing your cells Overall health- Boundaries  Sleep exercise and dietThe feeling of discouragementWays to stop a panic attack LGBTQ+ Resources- LGBTQ If you are up for a challenge and have the time, please view the video "Neuropsychology of Self-Discipline" and study ways in which you can identify and achieve your purpose and goals. Quotes"cherish and protect this world, for it is our home and the home of those not yet born. so immense, yet so fragile. so secure, yet so easily destroyed by selfishness and hatred" Path to peace; Venerable Wuling Sometimes the only person that can be your therapist is yourselfSuccessful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' Brian Tracy  We cannot be someone else. We can only be the best version of ourselves and that is the best thing we can offer. But as we aspire and work hard, realise you are the most perfect you can be now in the present. You do not have to do something or to change- you are okay, perfect and enough right now and don't let anyone tell you otherwise or bring you down.  Be content but never stop improving, once you stop opening your mind, you will no longer learn or improve in life and will stagnate your time. The present is a moment in time we will not get back so appreciate it dearly.  Don't live for those that are negative or try to bring you down. Remember that you are your own independent being and live for yourself first. Only you can look after you and meet your needs and life purpose until the end. Keep close your loved ones and those who make you happy and remove those who bring no good to your life, they do not belong there. It is key to good quality of life. You are worth every ounce of that effort.      
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266
Australia

Greenchoice1

Advanced 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey Members, Unfortunately, I will not take any new chats until further notice, please browse for other listeners. Hi my friend, Welcome to 7 Cups. I am Greenchoice! But you can call me Green, I’ll try my best to offer you support. I appreciate that you reached out to us for help, it's the only way to strive.💚 A little about me   My roles here on 7cups:   Verified Listener: ✅ "I have been verified by completing a mock chat with an experienced listener" Listener Verifier: 🏅 "I conduct mock chats to verify listeners, you can pm me for more info." Support Team Leader: "I am the Support Team Leader for the Trauma Community". Peer Support: 🌿 "I support listeners after having a hard chat, if you had a tough chat feel free to PM me."  Moderator: 👮🏼 "I am a moderator for the Trauma Support Community, Anxiety and Newbie hub (TCR, TSR)." Doorkeeper: 🚪 "As a doorkeeper, I can open and close rooms" PA (Project Agent): 🧑🏼‍🏫 For verifiers team & Trauma support. Forum Supporter: "I am a forum Supporter for Trauma Community & Newbie hub."   My Availability:   Online/Green: I am available for Personal Request Chats & Unscheduled chats. Busy/Orange: I am engaged in Scheduled Chats and/or other projects on 7 Cups.  (Feel free to leave me a message, I might be slow in replies though, so please do look for another listener here if urgent) Offline/Red: I am not available currently but feel free to pop me a message, and I will try to get back to you as fast as I can!   My favourite listeners: @Tac0belle - You are the best and kindest here on cups, Thanks for being here! 💚 @Sia1325 💖 @Jovialsunshine5049💙 @cuteorange213 💜 @Kkea - One of my besties here on 7 Cups! 😊 @sunnylexi ❤️ @Kara13V - My bestie I love hosting sessions with you you're just the most amazing person! 💚 @ShiningSky3754 - Twin brother 🧑🏼‍🤝‍🧑🏼     Few Quotes I like: ​​​​​​ • “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that the better for us all.”   • “Once you start making the effort to ‘wake yourself up’—that is, be more mindful in your activities—you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more.”   • “We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.”      Thanks for taking some time to read my bio. Hope to see you in my PMs soon!💚  
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246
United Kingdom

Hope

Epitome 4
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Laiba, also known as Hope! I am a Community Manager at 7 Cups. I oversee 7 Cups academy. At the moment I am unable to provide listening support to members. Please connect to a listener here. I believe education should be practical and available to all. I have the honor of contributing to just that through 7 Cups academy. We offer the following programs!7 Cups Internship ​| Leadership Development Program ​|  Building Community Program ​| Content Development and Marketing ​| Group Leadership & Dynamics Development | Quality Leadership Program All the above names are hyperlinked. You can click through and find more information. All our programs are free and we provide a certificate and a badge upon completion. Please read before PMing! ✦ My response time is within 3 days. Your patience is appreciated.  ✦ I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I have created a few growth paths (some in collaboration with the community) that I would love for you to explore! ✦ Preventing Burnout at 7 Cups ✦ Managing Anxiety ✦ Leadership Basics ✦ Watering Hope ✦ Study MotivationAre you new to 7 Cups? Welcome to 7 Cups! (Click for a message from me)
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4585
United Arab Emirates

PumpkabooKayla

Apprentice 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I’m a 27 year old woman. I struggle and have struggled with anxiety, depression, loneliness and a tumultuous relationship and am willing to provide an empathetic ear. I’m no stranger to struggling, but I think we can help each other by communicating.
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119
United States

Gozzil

Veteran 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Please note: I have stepped down from my group support roles for health reasons. Thank you to every member, listener, host and leader that contributed to a great group support experience. There are so many kind, supportive people in this community and I appreciate all of you, I miss you and hope to be back soon! If you have questions about Sharing Circle, please get in touch with @AnnaTess.    I am not currently taking new member chats, as my schedule is full with long term members. I am Gozzil, also known as Gozz, Gozzy, Gozzilla etc. My pronouns are she/her."I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces of the puzzle scattered all over the place. If you look at the whole picture it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits of it, that’s what will give you hope." - Dr. Jane Goodall
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810
United Kingdom