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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.

Anomalia

Pinnacle 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
New job at work has me traveling more, plus life events mean that I'll be away a bit more over time.  Trying to keep on top of PMs, but apologies if my responses are delayed! My availability varies based on work meetings, but generally 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 slower times on weekends as I do not typically log in here Friday-Sunday much.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------  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.  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, Anomalia
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6973
United States

ASilentObserver

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
"You are always one decision away from a totally different life."Hello everyone, I'm known as Obs and I'm one of the members of the Community Management Team. Here are some resources in case you need them -  If you are unable to see any group support rooms, probably you would need to meet some requirements. Check them here!  Join us in various group discussions? check the community calendar for the schedule and details. Group Support Frequently Asked QuestionsWeekly Communi. a listener If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resource Please feel free to PM me with any questions or doubts regarding our community and roles. I am here with you to help with the best of my efforts while we keep building our community better each day with team efforts. I am unable to take chat requests right now as I am unable to respond timely. I request you to connect with other available listeners here-  Browse Listeners. We all are here with you to listen and support. Do not say, "I am having a bad day." Say, "I am having a character-building day." - Les BrownHave a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!
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2881
India

Power

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"Time is the most valuable commodityI contribute to these Quality Projects★ Peer Support Project / Training★ Welcoming Team: I have personally provided resources and welcomed 6,680 New Listeners to the 7 Cups Community★ 7 Cups Ambassador ★ 7 Cups Internship Program★ Community Mentor Leader ★ Chatroom Mentor ★ Quality Mentor ★ Forum Mentor ★ Doorkeeper.
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6594
United States

Tazzie

Pinnacle 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am the Subcommunity Coordinator on 7 Cups! Please feel free to reach out for support connected to the site and Subcommunities! I would be honored to help out.  I am unable to take on chat requests. Please connect to our listeners here! 
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888
United States

Pali

Guru 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
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!  
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1048
Argentina

Erica

Marvel 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
Welcome to my profile!✨A litte about my crazy journey ✨I joined 7 Cups at the end of 2015. I joined 7 Cups as a listener to help others struggling to find their purpose in our crazy world. However, 7 Cups became much more than just helping out amazing members. I decided to dedicate myself to helping listeners, as well. Since 2016 (on and off for breaks), I joined many leadership roles and projects. Currently, I am a Group Mod (for Depression Support, Teen Support and Self-Harm Recovery), Peer Supporter, Doorkeeper, Quality Mentor (Teens and Adults) and Chat Supporter. I am also proudly apart of these teams/projects: Active Listening 4 Grader, Listener Coach and the Anonymous Evaluations Team. I am an Adult-Teen Listener which means I can support both teens and adults! I am also a proud holder of the 2017 PB Award which means that I showed that I was a huge believer in the 7 Cups mission.✨ A little about me ✨I am 19 years old and currently reside in the sunny state of Florida! I am in college pursuing my degree in Social Work so I can become a therapist. I am a huge advocate for mental health as I personally struggle with Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Depression. I also have personal experience with Chronic Pain, Eating Disorders, Grief and Self-Harm. I am also a suicide attempt and ICU survivor (please note that although 7 cups is not a crisis resource, there is support out there. Click this for resources).I believe everything happens for a reason and that these battles we fight only make us stronger.✨ Topics I can best help with ✨I try to help with most topics but due to personal experiences, I can best help with Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bullying, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Loneliness and Self-Harm related chats.✨ Topics I do not take ✨I do not take any chats related to sexual manners or relationship chats.✨My Availability ✨I am in the EST timezone and I am usually the most active around 9AM-10PM EST. I will reply to messages as soon as I can! I am taking chats on a limited basis.✨ Resources ✨Crisis ResourcesLive Through ThisProject SemicolonRunaway Hotline✨ Quotes that inspire me ✨"Everybody wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can't make a rainbow without a little rain." "Even the darkest nights will end, and the sun will rise again." "When "i" is replaced with "we" even illness becomes wellness." "My purpose is greater than my pain." "Just ride the wave."✨Tribute ✨My new journey on here is in Amelia's honor. Rest in Peace, Amelia 💗 Gone but never forgotten. 
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1613
United States

AriannaPink

Connoisseur 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
Disclaimer:Despite still having my listener title I’m currently not taking 1-1 chats with members due to some very important, slightly declining health issues on top of also wanting to take on some different roles here at 7 Cups! I’m still gonna be here I’m just gonna be hosting discussions (among other things also) instead. Members please know that even though I cannot be your listener, it doesn't mean that you’re being neglected as we have many sweet, kind, compassionate, active listeners here at 7 Cups who are way more than ready to support you through whatever struggle you're going through at the moment! You can find one of these amazing people that I mentioned that’ll fit your personal needs/preferences (especially when you use the filter option) here! Thank you so much for understanding, and I hope you all get the much needed/deserved support that you could ever possibly need!!! 😁💖About Me:Hi everyone I’m Arianna an 18 year old inactive ATL (Adult-Teen-Listener) who just earned her high school diploma while being devoted to both 7 Cups, and cousinhood every single day! I will also be a college student majoring in the topic of Child Development with the goal of earning my transfer appropriate associates degree at my local community college within 3 years at the most starting in the Fall semester of 2020! Furthermore even though my “legal” name is Arianna please feel free to call me Ari or Aria if you wish, heck at this point I'll even accept Pink as a nickname haha! Now to help get you guys accustomed to me here’s a few fun facts about me when I’m not here volunteering. #1. I’m the second to eldest cousin of about 12 children so when I’m not here I’m often watching, snuggling with, or reading a book to a child. #2. I take my education very seriously to the point where I’m often spending about 12 hours at a time on homework which knowing me I'll most likely be continuing in college. #3. Oftentimes when I’m free from all of my responsibilities you can find me curled up with some book in the corner because I love reading so much. And finally #4. I love to watch YouTube in my spare time especially family vlogs. Welp that’s just a little bit about me so thank you guys so much for checking out my profile, and I hope to see you all around either through my discussions, or even somewhere else around the site! I hope you guys have an amazing day/night, and I guess bye for now!!! 👋🏼💜My Roles:Listener (Inactive) After 2 years of being an active listener both in the long/short term, along with important changes in my health heading towards the more negative side of things, I decided to step back in this role for at least right now, and let our other amazing listeners handle 1-1 chats for the time being. Now I apologize for any inconvenience that this may bring, but I hope you all can understand that this time my health truly has to come first, or I unfortunately may not be able to be around here at all if I were to get really sick due to self-neglect.Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community Support Session Leader I volunteer in this lovely community by hosting safety discussions on the teen side, while also sometimes training new potential Support Session Leaders for our Sub-Community! If you would like to learn more about safety please join my mostly solo (unless I'm training someone which I'll specify those changes down below when needed) weekly discussions every Sunday @ 10:30 P.M. ET within the Teen Side Safety & Knowledge room, or click here.Teen Safety Team Leader This is a newer role offered to teen listeners that I am very proud to run, and it's also offered from the Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community! What we basically do is create posts to provide our lovely teen community with up to date information on safety both online, and in general from a teenager’s perspective with the idea in mind that they'll hopefully listen better to these recommendations from someone around their own age versus just an adult. Once team members get their posts approved by either myself (AriannaPink), or our main 7 Cups manager @Heather225, they (TST team members) will then take turns every two weeks releasing our posts as threads to you guys over at the Teen Safety Subforum! If you are a teen listener with an interest in teen safety, and would like to look into joining our team please feel free to click here. Also if you are interested in joining in my latest thread post please feel free to click here as well! 😁My Accomplishments:Verified Listener I completed a mock chat to ensure that I am a high quality listener, and am now formally recognized by this very lovely site for that fact!Internship Graduate I participated in the 7 Cups internship program for 10 weeks (Starting April of 2019 - Ending June of 2019), where I passed all the requirements that were set for interns at my time of internship in those weeks which in my case at least also included me providing at least 90 hours of Active Listening directly to the 7 Cups Community!Continual & Upcoming Support Sessions:Teen Safety Discussions - Every Sunday - @ 10:30 P.M. ET to 11:30 P.M. ET (Teen Safety) Member Safety Scenarios *Part 2* Discussion with @sisterdj - Sunday, June 28th 2020 - @ 10:30 P.M. ET to 11:30 P.M. ETMy Listener Twins:@ekats@24Help1  
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604
United States

AveryLove

Proficient
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Hello over here! My name is Avery and i am glad that you have found your way to my listener profile. Welcome! Before messaging me, i would highly recommend you reading my profile bio first.So Who am i?  thats a tough question, right?  But i will try my best to give you an impression. I am a girl from germany and some things that mark me as a person are my unlimited love for the little things in life, my passion for trying out new things, and how much I appreciate working with people. I find people really inspiring - their stories, sucesses and failures. In my free time, i enjoy practising mindfulness with yoga or mediation. I also really enjoy reading books, making new playlists and i basically do not hesitate to sing anywhere, anytime. I also find astrology pretty interesting! To members and guests: I am happy that you´ve found the courage to reach out to get support. I am however currently only accepting members when my status is marked as "online", so whenever the green dot appears next to my profile!  I listen to every topic that is stated below on my profile. You can also see which ones i have experienced myself, if you prefer me having experience with a topic  My dms are open for everyone of you, no matter your gender, sexual orientation, background story or religion. The only thing i ask you to is to speak in a kind, respectful manner with me aswell!    
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328
Germany