*Not taking new chats at the moment due to time constraints!**Life is a journey that everyone goes through. Think of it as a story told by you. There are many ups in life as well as many downs but it is up to the author of each story to determine the next chapter.* ~Anya Members/GuestMental health is important 365 days/year. Many people suffer from mental health struggles but they are too afraid to speak about it because of the stigma all around us. But whatâs harder than dealing with mental health issues, is pretending that you arenât struggling. You shouldnât have to pretend like you are always okay, out of fear that others will judge you or talk about you or think any less of you. No matter what you are dealing with, you are still you. The only thing that matters is that you know your strength and your courage, and let me tell you, everything that you are is more than enough, no matter who you are or what you are going through. So donât be ashamed of any part of it. Your battles are what shape you into the strong and amazing person you are. And no matter what anyone tells you, itâs okay not to feel that you are strong and amazing every day. Itâs okay not to believe it for a while. Itâs okay to struggle. I assure you, you are not alone. Every single one of us goes through that at some point or another.I will always be here to listen to your story, and I will not ever judge you, or make you feel ashamed of what you are going through, or see you as anything less than the wonderful person you are. Because I know that at the end of the day, the one who has the courage to speak about it, is the one who is the bravest of them all.ListenersI want you all to remember that you guys are truly amazing. Spending time on here to help others during your free time shows dedication, compassion, and kindness on your part. Thank you so much for doing this. I know that all of our fellow members truly appreciate it! Got a question for me? Feel free to send me a message at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
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New job at work has me traveling more, plus life events mean that I'll be away a bit more over time.Â I'll still try to respond to messages if possible, but will be unavailable for live chats and more delayed in responses from:
- May 9
- May 16
- May 20-May 27
- May 30-June 2
Otherwise, my normal availability will stand - I can schedule one hour live chat appointments Monday-Thursday during the day (10am-6pm Eastern) and will try to respond to messages within 24-48 hours, with slightly slower times on weekends as I do not typically log in here Friday-Sunday much.
Â Hi all, I'm glad you've found my profile here! I truly love to listen and help others, and am particularly versed in eating disorders, work stress, and sexual assault, though happy to discuss anything, including sexual issues / sexuality. If you feel like you could use some extra support or help working through a problem, please reach out!
You can start a chat with me if I'm online or to message me if I'm not and we can set up a time. I'm in the US in Central Time and somewhat flexible during the day Monday-Thursday. I'm hard to catch sometimes, so plan to set up an appointment with me.Â I'm also open to messaging back and forth not live, but more frequently, if that's preferable for you.
If you see me in the forums, you'll know I have a few favorite quotes around recovery and strength that I throw around all the time, so I'll share them here, too.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think"
"Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself."
"Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day."
Much love to all,
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 variousÂ 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-AnxietyBullyingDepressionLonelinessÂ 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 ModeratorÂ Peer Supporter (Listeners, I'm here to support you after rough chats!)Chatroom Teen StarÂ 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;Â 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!Â -Resources-Butterfly Project Crisis ChatLive Through ThisProject SemicolonÂ Runaway HotlineAdditional Resources
***PLEASE NOTE: Due to other commitments, I will not be able to respond to all messages at the moment. I try my best to keep up with you, but please don't be offended if it takes longer. I will be fully back starting end of May and then reply to all of your messages! :) ***
Hi! I'm Lukas from Germany and I really love talking and listening to people. I also had to struggle through life at some points. If you need someone to listen - either in English or German - you should start a chat with me and get to know me! :-)
âDon't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.â
â Dr. Seuss
Be sure to check my feed for updates! If there is a post saying I'm gone, then I will be gone - if not, I will get back to you as soon as possible ^^I would like to warn you that I primarily support in the forums. This means IÂ am not taking member chats at the moment. However, if you are interested in becoming a forum supporter, I am more than happy to discuss that â¥Hey, I go by Mon Bon. I'm here to listen/guide/whatever you need! I hope you get through whatever is bothering you :)My hugs are always free and only a request away~This is an LGBTQ+ friendly profile.If you are a listener, I am a peer support who is more than willing to listen to you after a difficult chat.If you're a listener who would like to reach out to a quality mentor on your behalf or someone else's, use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oeZA5FmCGw4UeV6Yjmv0ZCurow72WzqpbaRd1F0klkA/viewformNo amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.Hoodies are comfortable and will protect you from the storms of life.Cupiversary - June 8th, 2014.Mentorversary - October 5th, 2014a) picture of twins; left, bunnypants; right, monbon
I'm not taking new chats for personal reasons. If we've chatted before, you can send me a message, if not, you can connect with another Listener of your choice in the "Browse Listeners" page. Thanks for understanding!
No estoy tomando nuevos Chats por razones personales. Si ya hemos chateado podes mandarme un mensaje, si no, te podes conectar con otro Listener de habla hispana en la pagina "Browse Listeners". Gracias por entender !
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people who is struggling. Glad you are here!
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"Time is the most valuable commodityI contribute to these Quality Projectsâ Peer Support Project / Trainingâ Welcoming Team:Â I have personally provided resources and welcomedÂ 6,680Â New Listeners to the 7 Cups Communityâ 7 Cups AmbassadorÂ â 7 Cups Internship Programâ Â Community Mentor LeaderÂ â Â Chatroom MentorÂ â Â Quality MentorÂ â Â ForumÂ MentorÂ â Doorkeeper.