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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.

silentpeace422

Supporter 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Taking a break today :) I'm a baker, knitter, and mental health advocate! I've faced so much in my life as well, so I can relate to almost any experience too. Feel free to message me if you want someone to vent to, be friends with, or more! :)
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185
Philippines

itsJT

Intermediate 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
my name is J! she/her
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418
United States

claire7clover

Helper 5
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I hope I can provide a safe and comfortable place for someone to talk about what they're going through. I'm always here, even if it's just to have a completely normal conversation!
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61
United States

blissfulSpring3953

Apprentice 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Praise. I am here to offer support to anyone who needs it. Life can be rough sometimes and in those times it's always good to have someone there. Even a 10 minute chat with someone anonymously can make a difference.
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102
Zimbabwe

greatfulPassion

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
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 struggling with their life to make their life much more love-able. I enjoy Traveling, hiking, camping and watching TV Series,. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!           *I AM INTERN        
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696
India

Iamsidhere

Pinnacle 12
Listens to To Teens
in last week
SID THE SQUID!!!! #therewillforeverbehopeforhappyfeet ❤❤❤❤ I  am not taking new member chats right now, if you are a old friend (all members and listeners I've talked to earlier) of mine or i allow you to pm in group support, feel free to pm me <3      owwiee thank youuu ❤❤❤ UwU you are awesome   credits:- stacy❤❤ Hi, Welcome to my bio. I am Sid (well thats my pet name, real one is a tongue twister for most people). I am turning 18 next year, but i am planning to apply for Adult teen listener, so dont worry I will be here for you. I am not judging you ever, if you feel i am judging you, kindly let me know it will help me improve. After chats please leave a review for me. It also helps me grow. You can talk to me about anything. I am comfortable with any issue you have but there are somethings that might trigger me.  I do not usually get triggered but if I do let you know that the topic you are trying to talk to me about might trigger me, kindly <here> to find another listener. I hope we become friends. credits:- stacy ❤❤ ( I wuvs u stacy thank you so much) Now to the real Bio One of my favourite nicknames is Sid the squid, by stacy (shes the best don't you guys dare hurt her) yay new fav, squiggles ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ OwO new nickname yayyyy its by haileyy <3 (dont hurt her too shes cool <3)  sid the science kid wohoo ❤❤ new nicknameee Skiddles and sidward and the new favourite sidly widly ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ by emily, dont u dare hurt her she is da awesomest person she is awesome and UwU <3 thank u em <3 yayyyyy new nickname by stace ❤❤❤ sid lurker ❤❤❤ smh smh   Yay Another nickname I love is by angelx28(don't u dare hurt her she's awesome too ) so the nickname is sid the superfluid❤ I hope I become as awesome as a superfluid ❤️❤️❤️❤️ yay one more nicknamee dis XD by stacyy owo i just wuvs them they is awesome <3 I am Sid and I think I am wierd and i take that as a compliment. I believe if I am wierd then I am not like everyone else, I am different and unique.  I am a LGBTQ+ ally. I am not a member of the community but I do support them. I am proud of you all for accepting yourself. that is a really great achievement. *hugs if you need them*. When I listen I usually call dear/hun. these are not for any inappropriate meaning but they usually seem to calm people. If you do not like it, let me know I wont repeat my mistake. I wont ever judge you. You are awesome and deserve every bit of love in life <3 <3. Don't ever think that you are bothering me!  So just feel free to leave me a message whenever you want to talk to me about something or just want to have a normal chat with me.  My hobbies:  I love to write poems, talk to people, listen to music, watch movies, collect stamps and different types of coins, and somehow ive been falling in love with drawing. I also love to learn new things. my most recent passion is coding.  Awesome listeners :sia1325 : She is younger than me but she always helps me, to be honest she is like the best, she seems to be busy as she is a mod but she is the best. I dont know how to thank you <3 siaaaaaaaaaaaaa.. hahahhaah you know how long names i use for you <3Mythicality01: ollie buddy, you are awesome and I wuvs you. You are the best person to talk to when I feel alone, you make me feel better thank you <3BrightHeart116  em you are amazing and i really hope you get better. you can beat cancer, you are one of the best person ive met on 7cups. Paprika001  Penguuuuuuu... I wuvs u. you da bestttt tysm for being part of my life Kieran sorry couldnt find ur link.. yay btw, we just say yay as a greeting and its awesomemamtasha you are really awesome <3Saturn0515  stacyyyy i am so happy to have met you. you are soo cool and awesome *huggles stacy* you are the sweetest and cutest ❤❤ All of you are really important to me. Thank you for being part of my life. My member friends:  first of all *hugs for you*, Jose- Jv *huggles jv* bud you are the cutest freaking guy after ollie. ily bud. tysm for being an awesome friend kase(kaselyn but she doesnt like to be called kaselyn call her kase *hugs* shes awesome): i hope you find all the love you want in life. i hope you feel happy and you feel better much love kase  Lia (rose): no words can tell how awesome you are. Anna : you are the first friend i gained on cups, you are really important to me, thank you for supporting me and being there for me when i needed you Sam(basorexiaa sorry if i made mistake in username) : you are the best *huggles* sammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bluelove13talking to you is a lot of fun blue 💜❤️💜❤️ you da best Wonderingpup I just feel pure happiness seeing you. Thank you for that haileyy : OwO you are super awesome ❤❤ bambii hehe OwO only a few people are allowed to call her bambu, please respect their wishes ❤️ Another person I really wuv is sya. She's a awesome person. She is a fun person to be around and just she'll make u comfi even though u are the listener. She's not just a member she's a friend 💛🧡❤️💚💙💜 *huggles sya* <3  I wuvs you all <3 <3 sorry if i forgot to mention anyone of you. please feel free to let me know if you want to be mentioned here. <3 much love for you all Wow you made it till here *gives cookie* you might have been exhausted. *hugs if ok* hope you feel better soon, hoping to talk to you Love you all so much. <3   Few Resources | Crisis Resource | Runaway Safeline | Live through this | RAINN | IMAlive | Project Semicolon | Grounding Techniques | Childline | HelpGuide | Su*c*de Hotlines | Love is respect |  SH Distraction | Overcoming Social Anxiety | Overcome negative thoughts | Free Mental Health Services | Self Help resources | Getting Control Over Thoughts | Managing Emotions | Take Deep Breaths | Dealing With Panic Attacks | Coping with flashbacks | The Trevor Project | Warmline | Domestic Violence | SH Alternatives | Calming and Relaxing Gifs | Coping with Panic Attacks | Self-Care Techniques | Grounding101 | Showing love to yourself | Self care | Coping with depression | Increasing Self esteem/ Self confidence | Dealing w/ teen depression | SH Alternatives 2.0 | Practicing Self-Love | Reducing Self- Injury | Handling Anxiety Attacks | SH Alternatives and Distractions #hopeforhappyfeet #napclub #kieranneedsbetterautocorrect I wuvs you all so much ❤❤You are uniqueYou are smartYou are talentedYou are worth itYou are specialYou are valuedYou are amazingYou are lovedYou matter*Huggsss*
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1465
India

HopefulBambi

Discoverer 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
About MeHello! My name is HopefulBambi, or Olivia, and I'm so glad that you're here today. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, I appreciate you! I am an 18 year old student who is majoring in Political Science, but psychology and helping others has always been a huge part of me. I am passionate about making others feel heard, and believe that every feeling is 100% valid. I enjoy reading, writing, swimming, listening to music, hiking, journaling, binge watching tv shows/movies, and playing video games.My AvailablityI currently have a response time of 48 hours if I am offline, and will respond to your message as soon as I view it. This time is fluid and may change at any given time. Please note that at this current time I am not taking any new 1-on-1 support chat sessions without an appointment first, or if you're a long-term member of mine. If you need a 1-on-1, you can submit to join the chat request queue by going to "Chat" and then "Connect Now", or alternatively selecting an online listener (labeled with a green circle) here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ , otherwise, you can send me a message working out a date and time for a one hour session. Thank you for your understanding.My RolesPresent: - Peer Support. I assist other listeners after they've had a distressing or triggering chat. - Chatroom Moderator. I moderate and provide a compassionatenvironment for the LGBTQ+, Sharing Circle, Support Room, and Teen/Member Community group support chatrooms. Sometimes you may see me hosting discussions from time to time. - Question and Answer Approval. I help aprove and deny answers to the Q&A section of 7 Cups. - Verifier Team. I work closely with the Quality Track to conduct mock chats with listeners who wish to be verified within the community. - Safety Patrol. I help regulate profiles by monitoring their username, bio content, and picture to ensure they are following the 7 Cups regulations. - "Uptown"/Aging Up Support. I host AMAs (ask me anything) sessions monthly to assist teen listeners with the aging up process and any questions they have reagarding the ATL role. - Adult Teen Listener. I listen to both teens and adults, working on both sides of 7 Cups.- Verified Listener. I have been verified by the community to provide quality support chats.Formerly:I have held many former positions. I won't go into detail with their duties as I am no longer apart of the teams, but will briefly list them all: Safety Patrol Outreach Team, Forum Supporter, and Internship Mentor.Remember...You are loved. You are cared for. You matter.
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216
United States

bluewinter00

Supporter 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I absolutely DO NOT tolerate any sexual comments or sexual stories, if you try to do that I will report you and block you! Immediately!If you want to tell me a real story from your heart or anything that is making you suffer I will more than happy to listen to you and make my best to help you.With care and Light
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185
Canada

littlesecret9

Apprentice 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey! It's your virtual bestie<3 Sometimes, life is rough and challenging,other times it's gleeful. When you want to get past the difficult times, a shoulder to lean on will make it easier. Feel free to approach/text me anytime and talk about things on your mind. I will reply as soon as possible. 𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚘<3
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105
India

Paprika001

Specialist 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey, I'm Paprika! I'm 15 years old and am currently in 10th grade. When I found 7 cups, I knew right away that it was the perfect organization for me to become a part of. I love everything about 7 cups and will forever be grateful for what I have found in this community.Fun facts about meeee » Pronouns: She/her » Birthday: May 9th » Personality Type: ESFJ-T » Dream Profession: I have always loved psychology and working with people and hope to become a child psychiatrist in the future. » Time Zone: My time zone is IST, Indian Standard Time (GMT+5:30) » Hobbies: Spending time with my friends and family, dancing, singing, watching movies, and a lot more » Nicknames: Pap, Rika, Papri, Prika, Silkie, Pengu, Smallie, and Pupcola» Phobias: I have trypanophobia, the phobia of injections. Although it's not a phobia, I'm really scared of losing the people I love​​​​​» Random Fact #1: I moved from the US to India in 2019. I was born and lived there until then.  » Random Fact #2: I get attached to people and things way too easily, which makes change extremely hard for me » Random Fact #3: I love Harry Potter I love to have casual conversations with both members and listeners, so feel free to reach out :)Triggers I don't have any particular triggers but there are certain things that I would prefer to avoid conversations regarding: » Sexual Health » Self Harm » Eating Disorders » Schizophrenia Note: If possible, please try to avoid extremely long paragraphs during 1-on-1 chats while I'm listening. They get hard for me to read through and to reply to. I would prefer if the paragraphs were split into multiple, smaller messages. I understand if this isn't possible and if you prefer longer ones, but this is just a personal preference of mine. Roles and Qualifications» Verified Listener » Room Supporter» Safety Patrol Team Member» 7cups Academy Project Agent » Group Support Outreach Program Member» Listener Chatroom Supporter» LSC Host » Teen Discussions Leader » LD Host » Listener Check-in Host » Events Team Member» 7 Cups Intern » QLP Trainee » BCP Trainee » GLDD TraineeSessions That I HostListener Sharing CirclesTuesday: 8 am - 9 am EST  Thursday: 8 am - 9 am ESTDiscussionsTuesday: Ice Breakers Hour ~ 12 pm - 1 pm EST (hosting with @Mamtasha22) Wednesday: Fun Events ~ 7 am - 8 am EST  Saturday: Anxiety Session ~ 7 am - 8 am EST (hosting with @imlistening01)Listener Check-InThursday: 10 am - 10:30 am EST Events TeamMonday: 7 am - 8 am EST I want you to know that I am always here to listen to you and support you. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out to someone, so I am proud of you just for becoming a member here. I will never judge you and will do everything I can to make you feel heard. Feel free to reach out to me and I will provide you with a safe and comfortable space :) I hope I get a chance to talk to you soon! ❤️
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538
India

Lighthouse10

Scholar 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
My life journey presented me with experiences that pushed me to look inward, and this helped me develop compassion both for myself and others! 
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859
Canada

KitKats00

Supporter 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi, I am a teenager with various life problems that have helped me learn about myself. I have GAD with panic attacks and my family has genetic depression so I'd love to help others as well :). I am in the middle of fighting an eating disorder, so I do not feel comfortable and will turn down any talks about eating disorders. I'm happy to talk and I'm wishing everyone a good day <3My profile color:Green: I'm online and free to take people <3Red: I'm either offline or talking to someone <3  
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153
United States