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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.

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

IHearYa

Discoverer 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I like to support people struggling with seeing the good in themselves. I enjoy learning new things, hearing different points of view, and "finding the funny" in my life. I've overcome a lot of things (though I still have occasional struggles), and would like to help by listening to you. I am a 60-year-old female with kids and grandkids, and I can relate to just about anybody.  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!
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755
United States

Annie

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! I’m sorry that I’m rarely here lately. 😌 . There have been a number of unusual events. I had several bouts of extended bronchitis and pneumonia, which knocked me to bits. I had my first serious asthma attack, which was scary. . And I experienced two unexpected but deep loves that have been the most extraordinary of my life. A special baby /toddler I was caring for, and a lovely man who reawakened a part of me that I had buried long ago. . Also, after being one of the earliest listeners at 7 Cups (joining in August 2013), with many warm and wonderful times, I had some bad experiences. I pondered why it occurred, and the extent of my own responsibility. Very difficult. I became uncertain. And afraid, and the joy drained out of being a Listener.  Plus, I turned 66 years old in 2018. It feels unreal to keyboard that. Yet, from January through April 2019, I worked more than 60 hours per week at my three part-time jobs. (Yes, one of my weaknesses is being unable to say No when people express a need for help.) Anyway, in April 2019, I quit two of my jobs.  Time for Annie to reach out for her dreams.   .  I lived in France for three months in autumn 2019. I signed up for four cultural exchanges that provided room and meals in exchange for volunteer work like teaching. . It was AMAZING. . Then 2020, the year of Covid. I quietly returned to being a regular Listener at 7 Cups. Just 1 to 1 chats. It’s been lovely.  I’m very booked; I’m sorry I can’t accept more members. I will do my best. I hope you will understand when I must decline more commitments.
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4694
United States

EmmaE

Virtuoso 5
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 3
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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6978
United States

SilentSerenityy

Guru 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm a 26 year old experienced verified listener. Don't hesitate to send me a message. I'm open minded, non-judgemental and I'm open to almost all topics. Feel free to send me a message with some info about yourself and your problem and hopefully we can work together to help you feel better. Please keep in mind that I work and am also a university student, so my schedule is limited at the moment. If I am unavailable, you can click here to reach out to some amazing verified listeners who will be available to support you.  My time zone is GMT/BST I am available to chat for up to 60 minutes at a time It is encouraged that you contact more than one listener to get all the support you need.~ Automatic Welcome Team ~ & Personal welcomer of 3700+ listeners!~ Psychology Student ~~ Room Supporter ~ Disability & General Support~ Retired Forum Mentor, Group Chat Mod & Social Soldier ~Online  Open to chatting/helping anyone.Busy  May not reply, busy with roles or helping others in chats. Offline  Having a self-care break, not online, supporting group discussions, not available to help/chat, can't take personal requests. 
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759
United Kingdom

adaydreamer

Helper 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
     "The past is just a story we tell ourselves" Hi! I have been throughout a lot in my life . So I am here to help from financial issues to anxiety, depression, loneliness and a lot more. My first language is Portuguese but I speak English as well. I will love to help you whenever you want. if I am not online feel free to leave a message. ( Welcome and appreciation team )  
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69
Brazil

stkmkf

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If you are having a bad day, just have a little chat with me. I'll try my best to cheer you up :')
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380
Pakistan

Isha

Pinnacle 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
On break, currently not involved in any community roles.  For Group Support Team queries, please reach out to:  Room Supporters: KindSoul10 Group Mods (Adults): CheerfulRose Group Mods (Teens): ASilentObserver  Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience. 
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3619
Singapore

bookworm4

Genius 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to 7 Cups of Tea :) I’m a trained active teen and adult listener and I like to support people struggling with about anything. I came here to find help myself and I did and it made me feel a lot better and I want to do the same for others by listening to them. I love to read and listen to music. You can vent out, think out loud, talk about anything you like and I will be here to listen to you without judging you at all as I know how hard it is to open up. I want you to feel safe with me while you talk and know that I am here for you. I am: * A Teen Ambassador * An Adult - Teen Listener * Teen Mentor Leader * A Forum Mentor * A Quality Mentor * A Teen Mentor * Peer support Just know that I’m here for you :)
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2473
Pakistan

sia1325

Virtuoso 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
~Not taking any supportive chats~I am so so sorry but due to certain reasons, I am not able to take any member chats. Feel free to click <here> to find another listener.Hello there! I'm Sia!If I don't reply to you that doesn't mean that I'm ignoring you, it may be because I'm asleep. 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. Don't ever think that you are bothering me! I promise that I won't judge you for being you so just feel free to tell me the truth. Stay positive and Believe in yourself!Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace. ♡ MembersI do not offer long term support anymore and won't be able to take any live chats at the moment. And, it would be great if you avoid chats about anything related to sexual health. I do take chats on Self-Harm however if you are actively in crisis then please consider reaching out to Crisis Support and seek appropriate support!Listeners/ Mentees/ CoacheesYou care so much about others, don't forget to take care of yourself! Feel free to drop me a message if you need any help with anything. You all are really fabulous! Keep up your wonderful work!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 Some Lovely people @TuneIn313 @Anna706 @thisisirene @kieran000 @Basorexiaaa @Greenchoice1 @tac0belle @EmmaE @calmingMermaid5761 @mamtasha22 @shiningSky3745 @BeautyOfGrace @VicK5123 @itssoren @starmelon7 @Emily328 The order doesn't show how wonderful you are.. Also a special shoutout to my loveliest friend Sam, you are the most awesome person I've ever met. I can't really thank you enough for everything you've done for me, you are really the best!! NoteI promise to try my best to offer you support. However if you feel I'm not the right listener for you or if I'm offline or unavailable at that time then, please feel free to click <here> to find another awesome listener! Thank you so much for reading my bio! You are awesome! Don't forget to smile and see you there in the chat!Small steps, everyday.
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2028
India

vivelespatates

Pinnacle 16
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
French only - I only take French chatsIndisponible jusqu'au 25 Juin 2021. On break until June 25, 2021Healthy Living Discussion Schedule - June 7 to June 13Teen Healthy Living Sessions:Wednesday, 9 June  @ 8 pm join @Artalistens for a discussion on Staying on TrackThursday, 10 June @ 3 pm join @EmmaE for a discussion on Discover Grounding techniquesAdult Healthy Living Sessions: Wednesday, 9 Jun @ 12 pm, join @DigitalKnight for a discussion on Let's PlayFriday, 11 Jun @ 10 am, join @kindLemonade for a discussion on Healthy Ways to Calm Your AnxietyFriday, 11 Jun @ 11 pm, join @ouiCherie for a discussion on Healthy Living IcebreakersHealthy Living Room open 5-10 minutes before the discussions 
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2126
Canada