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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.

SnailPurple

Specialist 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there! My name is Maddie. I am a bisexual teen with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, and a chronic illness. I also used to be addicted to self-harm. I am currently taking chats! Click here to schedule a chat with me <3Aside from the topics listed, I will also chat about the following: ~Antisocial Personality Disorder~ ~Autism Spectrum Disorders~ ~Chronic Illness~ ~Dissociative Identity Disorder~ ~Mental Health Stigma~ ~Miscarriages~ ~Phobias~ I will chat about sexuality and sexual health. I will not chat about sexual trauma. I will chat about Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Pica, and Rumination Disorder. I will not chat about Anorexia.Aside from being a listener, I also have many other responsibilities! They are: ~Forum Supporter (LGBTQ/MOGAII Support and Self-Harm Recovery)~ ~Listener Discussion Leader~ ~Listener Verifier~ ~Teen Community Star (General Support)~Looking forward to chatting with you <3*7 Cups is not a crisis line. If you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, please connect to a crisis line.*
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380
United States

positivePumpkin22

Sage 4
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi. Thank you for checking my profile. Unfortunately i am highly involved with my studies right now thus I am not active on 7cups for next 6-7 months (starting from November). Thank you for being the wonderful human that you are! *sends warm hugs and cookies*  ...........I'm sooo glad that you decided to check out my profile. Feel free to message me anytime!!Members, I appreciate that you have reached out for support. If my status is  Green  -- go ahead and send me a message. I'm looking forward to hear from you!If my status is Yellow -- Im sorry, I cant take anymore live chats.If my status is  Red  -- you can send me a message as long as I am not on a break and I'll get back to you as soon as I canI am so sorry but I Do Not Take chats on sexual topics and LGBTQ+ because i am not the best person to address those issues, you can find another amazing listener here. Thank you for understanding.While you are waiting for me, try to do my happy dance, might make you feel a lil bit better!!Welcome To My Unicorn IslanddI am Hanna, an 8-teen year old coffee and book lover who love to connect with people and understand their thoughts, feelings and emotions, so dont hesitate to poke my inbox.  I'm enthusiastic about exploring new things and ideas, I like to push through boundaries and comfort zones and is constantly on the road to be the best version of myself. I am passionate in psychology, business and teaching field. I also love martial arts, especially karate.My Roles On 7cups :# Adult- teen listener - I listen to both adults and teen and offer support at the teen side of 7cups. # Welcome team member for Positivity & Gratitude Sub-community # Safety patrol member - I flag profiles and ensure safety on 7cups.# LDP Teaching Assistant - I track the course works of LDP cohorts and give them assistance in doing the course.# Active Listening 1 Grader.# Quality Mentor - I focus on improving active listening skills and overall Listener quality.I am happiest when i can be myself, sing and dance around the streets like there is no one around.    I also love to sing a song out of absolute nowhere and do my tiny dance moves.  I love it when i have the space and freedom to choose my passion and do things that makes me happy that is my happy place. that is my unicorn island. a place where i am just me! and surrounded by lots of awwwesome people.7 cups is one of my unicorn islands.  I love the community and the fabulous people here at 7cups 7 cups provided me with a platform to reach out to people and help them and I am so grateful for that.                                                                 i believe that everybody deserves a chance to be listened and helped. I believe thats it's very important that everyone has a shoulder to cry on and a body to hug. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged.  I'll always be here. You can message me anytime. I answer everyone in the best way I can.I love all of you and I care for all of you. i am fighting my own battle everyday.  i know what it means to be alone.i understand you. i think you makes sense. maybe you dont see it now but in larger picture, your problems makes sense, so do you.MY  LISTENER   TWINS :   @carefreeSea8899  - My first friend here on 7cups. She is the kindest and sweetest person you will ever come across. <3    @DreamTouch - she is very kind, very sweet and has a very beautiful soul. <3 @PinkAward - she is awesome, genuine and very open minded . <3@enchantedlove- she is very friendly, approachable, and open minded. I'm so glad I met her <3MY  BEST FRIENDS :  @SammyRocksListener - she is a very cheerful, adorable and a really cool girl. she makes everyday of your life just better and beautiful with her infectious cheerfulness <3@JojoRK - Jojo is just amazzinnggggg. She is super friendly and one of my good friends here.People Who Are Important To Me :@Goodhomespring3 - She is one of the best people i have met here. An angel.@Sydney113 - Syd is an amazing friend, beautiful inside out.@benny0 -- benny is just increddibblleee. An awesome friend, someone you can always count on.@comfortableEyes5 -- A wonderful person filled with positivity.Thank you for all the work you do here <3@DontFearToDream -- Dream is the definition of refreshing, positive and encouraging listener. They never fail to bright up my days with their amazing self and infinite compassion. Thank you so much for being the incredible, wonderful person you are. <3oof i love all of you guys sooo muchhh!!! 
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1711
United Arab Emirates

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

calmRose33

Proficient 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
HI There Nice to Meet You, I am kerry! I would like to say how brave and strong you are right now for even taking the leap to come here the first step in reaching out for some support and a listening ear from me, I have been in my own therapy so I know how dificult it is to be vulnerable and fragile I know how tough it can be to be open about whats going on but I want you to know that I have been on the other foot I have experienced my own fare share and alot in my life and I know how difficult it is to even come here and I want to thank you for making that step.   On the 27th Febuary 2016 I began my journey being as an Active Listener providing emotional support to my members we build a safe confidential environment within our chats so my members are able to fully express themselves. We build a good trusting rapport that provides a space for my members to feel comfortable to talk and for me to listen in a compassionate way we work together to make sense of the experiences my members are facing so they are able to see in a clear way and able to understand themselves a lot better. I provide genuine care support with a unique empathetic approach that my members are able to reach to me for consistent support and encourage my members to find other healthy ways of coping better with their struggles.I help them recognise there achievements and we build upon goals that they can work towards building a better positive path in which I support them throughout. I have learnt alot over my time as a Listener and the kind of difficulties my members may face and it helps me to understand the complexities of these difficulties and know that every experience is different so I am very open minded and don’t judge a person or any situation I explore and gain a deeper understanding of what one self is going through and how they are really feeling. I have a deep insightful mind where I am self aware of myself which means I am able to easily empathetically connect with others naturally on a deep level. You are not alone in this journey lets grow together <3 thank you for reading lovelys. I have a Diploma In Bereavement and Grief Counselling I have a Diploma in Counselling Skills and I am working on my personal therapy and furthering my study as one day I want to be a counsellor/therapist.     
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1164
United Kingdom