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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.

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

DayDreamWithYou

Specialist 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
New: My time zone has changed from Pacific Time to Chungyuan Standard Time.*under construction* Update: I am really sorry, but I am not currently taking any member chats at the moment. In the meantime, here are some amazing listeners, and I hope you will be able to find a listener that can support you best :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If anyone asks me who I am, to be honest, I would not know what to say. I am a cis female that still questions her own sexuality. I am someone who cares about school, yet I don't. I am someone who loves friends, yet I am not exactly social. My interests are ever-changing, and everything is sort of all over the place. However, despite all the questions in my head about who I am, there is one thing I am sure about: it is my story. Every story is special in its own ways, yet sometimes our stories are not heard, and stepping outside our comfort zone to share is very hard. I am very proud to see that every one of you took the first step and made a member account whether it is for support or just for the sake of having one. I won't pretend to understand what you are going through because I truly don't. I have not been in your shoes and neither have I experience what you had, no matter how similar our stories may be. I won't promise you will feel better and that everything would get better because we really do not know, but from the bottom of my heart, I still hope that I can support you the best that I can. Some topics that I have dealt with are depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, self-harm, sleeping well, loneliness, self-esteem, and many more in varying degrees. I would love to talk about these issues; however, please note that I will not be sharing my personal experiences with these issues because I would love to focus on listening to your story. My listening space is a safe place for those who would like to talk about any issues from DID to sexual health without any judgement. Each person is different, and my style may not exactly match up with yours, which is perfectly alright! There are also some other wonderful listeners that you may want to check out here! And welcome to my profile. I am Day/Dream, and I am very excited to get to know all of you :)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Availability: Green - I am online for both member and listener-related chats. Orange - I am only online for listener-related chats and may be in-and-out, but I will reply within 30 minutes. Red - I am fully inactive and logged out of the site. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To everyone:  My private message response time is now 24-48 hours! If I do not respond within 2 days, please send me another message, and I apologize in advance. My account is also prone to several 7 cups bugs, so there will be times where I am unable to send messages, and I usually update in my bio when that happens. Additionally, please note that if I am around in a particular area (chatrooms, forums, or private messages), it does not mean that I will be active in another area. Thank you for understanding!Growth pathways: Love Yourself with BTS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some things about me: My Pronouns are: she/her/hersAbout my interests: If you have seen me around, you'll know that I am super into music, and my taste in music changes every week and sometimes even daily. I love reading, and I can't express the happiness reading brings to me; it's definitely a place I go to release some emotions or maybe to feel some emotions (if that makes any sense). I am also a huge k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop fan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim occasionally.About my personality: I am an advocate and a mediator (INFJ-T and INFP-T). I am a very straightforward and open-minded person. I am the kind of person that takes a while to open-up, so sometimes I may seem reserved. I can also always see the positive aspects of any situation and can understand multiple sides of every story.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some super awesome listeners: @avagracii - Avaaaa, my listener twinniee :) I want to give a huge thank you to her for always being there for me, especially the beginning of my listening journey, and being her wonderful self. She is really amazing and super compassionate and sweet, and did I mention she loves animals as much as I do?@cocoakrispies121 - Cocoaaa! I really don't know how to phrase it properly, but she is one of the most amazing people I met. We actually joined around the same time, have similar roles, and even take breaks around the same time. She is honestly super supportive, and I really can't say how delighted I am that I met her!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "there is no greater agony than an untold story inside you" ~ Maya Angelou
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357
United States

Diandra

Exemplar 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
About Me Heya! Glad you came across my profile! My name is Diandra and I’ve been a listener here for more than three years. I’m a mentor, verified listener, and someone you can reach out to anytime for support. While I’m not always available, I do respond as quickly as I can and I respond in a timely manner if you message me while my status is set to online. If my status is set to offline, I may take a bit longer to respond! If you’re in need of immediate help, feel free to go to Chat → Browse Listeners or put in a general request. Best of luck on your journey to recovery!Guests and Members If you need support for anything outside the categories below I will do my best to give you the best you deserve or find someone who can (I cannot offer support in community guideline exceptions, including but not limited to suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, or if you are currently abusing humans/animals). My availability is scatteredListeners I spend the majority of my onsite time in the Teen Listener Room (TL) or in my PM's. I am a Quality and Support Room Mentor. Because I am in school, I may not always offer immediate chat help. This is because I do not want to begin helping you and then have to leave for reasons out of my control, but I will typically tell you if this is the case.Not Accepting New Mentees
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5686
United Kingdom

EmmaE

Virtuoso 4
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 • support team teen star for the depression subcommunity• teen community/forum star for the depression subcommunity and needs reply• global chatroom moderator • forum supporter• chat supporter• peer supporter• discussion leader• LSC project agent • LD team 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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1543
Canada

Anomalia

Pinnacle 2
Listens to Teens &amp; 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

JediTurtle

Connoisseur 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am sorry but I am currently on an indefinite self-care break.If you would really like to talk to me, just shoot me a PM and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Hello, I’m JediTurtle. I’m glad you’ve found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I’ll try to be the best listener I can and support people in whatever struggles they are going through. I like to think that I have overcome quite a bit in my life and I would like to try and help by listening to you. If I’m online please feel free to start a chat, if not then send me a message and we can set up a time to chat. Please remember to read the list of topics that I cover. Take care and have a wonderful day!  Here are some quotes I like: "Don't focus on your anxieties. Keep your concentration here and now where it belongs." -Liam Neeson as Qui Gon Jinn "No matter how difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up." -Stephen Hawking "No matter how hard life gets, I always say, don't look down at your shoes, look up at the stars." -Stephen Hawking "No-one can choose your mountain or tell you when to climb... It's yours alone to challenge at your own pace and time. -Patricia J. Hacker-Harber Need a hug? Try: thenicestplaceontheinter.net How about trying some calming activities? Try: thisissand.com or weavesilk.com I'm not sure I'm the best one to talk to about loss, but I can say this from experience: "Everyone processes loss in their own way and their own time. Don't let others make you feel like you have to just deal with it in a time frame they think of as acceptable."
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969
United States

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
*Please read my bio before proceeding to message me*I can support you on the following topics: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Forgiveness, Grief, PTSD/Trauma, Self-harm, and Sexual Assault. All of my chats are 1 hour long and my availability depends on my days off from work. I require scheduling so we can meet on the days I am free.I’m Jenna and I am in my late 20s. I have 4 dogs and 5 cats which basically means I own a zoo! I've been here for 7 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. I enjoy piano and violin music, tacos, Netflix, being outside in nice weather, sleeping, and drawing. I would say my conversational language is assertive and logical in a confident aspect, but I'm still compassionate and empathetic.
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5091
United States

Xavien

Supporter 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm Xavien, a 24 year old gay guy. I'm a trained, verified Listener here on 7cups. Please connect if you need someone to help talk you through tough times you may have. I promise to be patient and non-judgemental. Leave a message and I'll reply as soon as I am able to. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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134
Belize

starryskies108

Marvel 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side , I will sit with you in the dark ♥️ Hello! I'm glad you found me here. I study psychology and I'll be REALLY happy to help you. You don't have to go through this alone. I promise I will do everything I can to help you bring the change you want in your life :) Talk about whatever you want to , even if it's nothing at all .I'd love to get to know you more . Even if it's for a casual chat , I'm here for you Personal requests preferred,so don't hesitate to press the chat now button :D Let's talk .My roles here include being a: Adult-Teen Listener Safety Patrol Team Member Peer Supporter Sharing Circle (co) Host Healthy Habits Team (co) Host Community Mentor (Anxiety support) Translation Team Member Doorkeeper Chatroom moderator (Newbie Hub Community) Support Session Leader (Anxiety Support Community) Forum Supporter (Anxiety Support Community) Anonymous Evaluations Member ​​​​
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2758
India

Mango3

Genius 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hey there everyone, I am Mango. I am currently not accepting new member chats because of my other commitments on the site. But please feel free to check out other listeners in the community from >>HERE<<Saturdays and Sundays are normally my "off" time away from 7 cups. If you send me a message I might only reply back to you very late or on MondayI am a Quality Mentor and Quality Mentor Leader for the Listener Coaching Team and Care Team. If you are interested to know more about the teams feel free to message me   My main focus as a mentor is on the Quality Track. As a Quality Mentor, I will be able to help you improve your active listening skills, help you to navigate through the site, or answer any questions that you may have about being a listener or any aspect of the site.≿━━━━༺My roles on 7 cups ༻━━━━≾Active Listening Test 2 Grader Adult-Teen Listener Quality Mentor Quality Mentor Leader for Listener Coaching Team and Care Team SPOT(Safety Patrol Outreach Team) Safety Patrol Team Teen Quality Mentor  Teen Transition Mentor ○ If you are interested in connecting with a Listener Coach,click HERE○ Do you want to join the Listener Coaching team? Click HERE○ What is the Care Team? - Found out more HERE  
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1653
South Africa

Lysandra

Epitome 16
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, I'm Lysandra. It's a great pleasure of mine to be a listener here on 7 Cups as I have always been passionate about supporting others. My main areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, loneliness, student life, and general mental health. If you would like to chat with me, feel free to send me a message and we can arrange a time to chat, or if you prefer, have offline conversations. Otherwise, thank you for reading my profile, and I hope you have a nice day.
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3071
United States

Sventek

Marvel 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week

2191
United States