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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.

DonaldDraper

Epitome 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone. You can call me Don. I live my life as it comes. I have been through different phases of my life. I have seen it all. I know what it's like to want to be heard. Here I am to listen to what you have to say. Doesn't matter what it is about. Lay it on me.I am listening.*Not too regular due to the community roles I have taken. Roles: Safety Patrol, Peer Supporter, Sessions Host, Doorkeeper, Chatroom Moderator, Community Mentor (Healthy Living), Popup Project Agent, New Listener Support Trainer, Listener Coach I am from India and so I follow IST timezone I believe in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It sometimes requires different approaches to achieve that. Besides Physical and Mental, Spiritual and Emotional well being also play vital roles in our lives.Check out the Healthy Living Forum here �
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3244
India

usefulSummer3139

Explorer 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Feel free to drop a message for an offline chat*!   *Messaging when you're free, not necessarily when the other person is online- just like you'd do with someone in real life!   Hey! Welcome to my profile! If you want to know more about my roles on 7 Cups, feel free to scroll a little further! I'm usefulSummer3139 (she/her), but most people call me Summer. I'd love to talk to you! This is a judgement-free zone, and I'll try my best to make you feel heard and appreciated. If you want to set up a time to chat, please message the time (+ time zone!), and I'll get right back to you!   The topics I'm most suited to providing support with:     🍀  Family Stress     🍀  Forgiveness     🍀  Managing Emotions     🍀  Self-Esteem     🍀  Social Anxiety     🍀  Student Life   Chat topics I'm not comfortable discussing:     🍁  Alcohol/Drug Use     🍁  Mental Health Issues     🍁  Domestic Violence     🍁  Eating Disorders     🍁  PTSD/Trauma   A little bit about me:   I'm a high school student, and you can usually find me reading a book. Besides reading, I enjoy playing the piano and baking! I enjoy doing social work and giving back to society. I also love going on walks and listening to podcasts/music. Also, I love using 7 Cups! :).       On 7 Cups, I'm a verified listener, internship graduate, member of the Safety Patrol team, and I'm currently in the LDP (on hold)! Also, I'm now a forum supporter for the YPOC and General Support subcommunities. :)   NOTE: I have little experience in chatting in Spanish as I'm not very fluent in the language. Also, thanks for checking out my profile! (If you reached this far, send me a 💃 ).   Also, I'm open to chatting in Hindi! यदि आपको हिंदी में बात करनी है, तो आप मुझे मैसेज कर सकते हैं!   
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135
India

WelcomeToChat

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Temporarily, I will only take chats with members of the Trauma Subcommunity (due to a peak on other 7 Cups roles and responsibilities.)   My name is Marcelo, I am from Argentina. I once bumped on 7Cups, looking for help. Some novice Listeners helped me a lot. I got hooked with 7Cups. I promised to reciprocate the wonderful gift 7Cups gave me. I moved to Listener, and was deeply moved by the lovely people I interacted with. I was also surprised how much they appreciated me talking to them. I since decided that I wouldHELP ALL THAT COME TO ME, TO THE FULL EXTENT OF MY ABILITIES. I am interested in many spiritual traditions, particularly Existentialism, the Stoics, Tibetan Buddhism, Muslim Sufism, Advaita Vedanta Hinduism, Taoism, and Zen (which taught me the meditation technique I use). I am a devoted long term learner. I have studied about almost everything, from Prehistory, Particle Physics, Philosophy of Mind, to Biology, Cosmology. You name it.  I strongly recommend browsing Coursera and edX for the amazing offer of free high-quality courses on all subjects, generously offered by Universities from all around the world. I am very curious about Reality in all its facets. I try to live in wonder, and studying about it helps me a lot. I have sung in choirs all my life (Bach mostly), I paint watercolors, and love taking photos. Love trekking the mountains and collecting rocks along the way.Note: I feel uncomfortable with issues of "Arranged Marriages", so I prefer not to take them.  I cannot tolerate disrespectful talk against women or any kind of hate-speech. I might ask to end the chat under those circumstances.
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1214
Argentina

Actuallynobody017

Explorer 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If you think talking with me can help you, then feel free to connect with me. We can find a way together  You can trust me and I will not share any information about you with anyone. I will listen to you like a friend  If I don't reply to your message within three days, then maybe I am too busy at the time. So sorry, but you can find another great listener without hesitation here : https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/. Have a great morning/afternoon, evening/night!!! 
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200
India

jovialButterfly6752

Sage
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud 🌈 Listener Twins with:ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)🐬musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to providing chat support about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this),relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support PlusQuality MentorListener Coach TraineeProject Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate)Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups InternBuilding Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support PlusPeer supporterChat SupporterUsed to be a Social Soldier with Project LightshipRoom Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support 🦋Accessible Version of my profile: 🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud ​​​​<3ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to chatting about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this), relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support Plus Quality Mentor Listener Coach Trainee Project Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate) Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups Intern Building Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support Plus Peer supporter Chat SupporterUsed to be a  Social Soldier with Project Lightship Room Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support
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615
India

FinleyTews

Specialist 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
ĐANG TRẢI QUA MẤT MÁT CÁ NHÂN, CHỈ NHẬN TRÒ CHUYỆN VỚI MEMBER CŨ. GOING THROUGH PERSONAL LOSS, ONLY AVAILABLE TO OLD MEMBERS. Hi, glad you've found me. I'm a verified listener and I'd like to support people struggling with, or helping their loved ones cope with the problems listed below, plus DID/OSDD and autism. I am queer and sex worker-friendly. I love listening to music, going on walks, reading true crime, learning about mental health and sign language. I use they/them pronouns. I appreciate what I've learnt from my hardships and I'd like to lend an ear as you face yours. My time zone is UTC+7. I'd really appreciate a rating or a review so I can improve my skills. Hope to chat with you soon! Pfp by Starry ✨
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916
Viet Nam

OliviaWilson5

Explorer 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
About MeHello! My name is 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. Currently, I am not taking any 1-on-1 support chats to better focus on my leadership roles.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. - Safety Patrol. I help regulate profiles by monitoring their username, bio content, and picture to ensure they are following the 7 Cups regulations. - Adult Teen Listener. I listen to both teens and adults, working on both sides of 7 Cups. - Content Development Program Trainee. I am currently enrolled as a student for this academy track.- Verified Listener. I have been verified by the community to provide quality support chats.Remember...You are loved. You are cared for. You matter.
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207
United States

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

lovelyWhisper66

Veteran 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*Currently not taking member chats; please feel free to browse listeners here*Please note that I am on Pacific Time (PDT).  I post updates on my availability on my profile when needed.Hello! I go by lovelyWhisper66, but you may call me lovely, Whisper, or Sabaa. I have had various experiences with anxiety, depression, and other issues, and I want to offer my support to anyone in need.My involvement on 7Cups:*Community Mentor for Addiction Support Sub-community *Project Agent (Events track) for Addiction Support Sub-community *Verified Listener Team Member (listeners, click here on how to become a verified listener)   
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1511
United States

wonderfulRainbow817

Intermediate 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I personally have experience with disabilities, PTSD, and anxiety along with many others. I listen to almost any topic but if I start listening and feel like there could be another listener who would better suit your needs I will kindly let you know. It is never out of disrespect. I just want to get you the best resources you need.
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255
United States

Sher217

Connoisseur 3
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Please read before sending chat requests: I could use a lot of words to tell you who I AM. A friend shared this link with me that says it best! (I Love you my friend, just as you are ) I want to dance on this stage!!  I want to sing this out loud and proud!  (I identify with the girl with pink hair)   THIS IS ME  We all need to be heard; If you need to talk; I will listen with in boundaries:  I try to limit my session to under one hour (to avoid become burned out).  I try to be a positive and proactive person.   I don’t give advice but will try to help you find your own solutions. I don’t engage in sexual or sexual abuse topics. If you are in crisis please contact the resources in the following link: https://help.7cups.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026238093-Crisis** I ask from you ** I don’t waste your time by not being fully present (I don't multitask). I ask the same from you. I don’t juggle multiple chats or chat rooms while I’m 1 on 1 with you. I ask the same from you. I don't reply to "Hey, Hi, Yo, etc" from new requests. If you would like to talk with me, please let me know what you want to talk about.I use Eastern Time in the USA (GMT -4) for Eastern Daylight Time  You will usually find me around Cups during the weekdays. Often, I may be here but be unable to chat due to the roles I engage in.I’m offline weekends. Please don't expect a reply from Friday after noon until after I check in on Monday mornings.My Twin (and better half)musicalHarmonyOur Friendship SongThings I do in General: Group Mod for Newbie Hub Doorkeeper Peer Supporter Project Agent (Safety Awareness Team) ATL for teens and other related Projects AEF TeamFor the Support Plus Team: Forum Supporter Project Agent (Forums) STL (Suppport Team Leader)  Community Mentor Leader  
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346
United States

amiablePeace77

Epitome 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello,  I’m  Ami,  a verified listener on 7cups. My support will be confidential, without any judgement. There are no topics which make me feel uncomfortable and I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, safe and understood. My listening times are  Monday to Friday  2 to 4 pm edt , usually my listening time will be 45 to 60 min. once a week or 2 x 30 min. twice a week. Apart from my work as listener I am actively supporting the mindfulness community, 50plus and 35plusSome things about me: Exercising,  yoga and meditation,  nature walks,  cooking are some of the activities I like a lot, most of all humour – having a good laugh. My approach to life is holistic,  balance of mind,  body and spirit as well as living in harmony with nature  are very important to me. I had many challenges in my life and learned to cope and overcome them and would be glad to support you to achieve the same.  Volunteering here on 7 cups  means a lot to be,   I am very passionate about helping others. I want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out, this is not easy, but you made the first step. Please feel free to message me any time, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can. My mentor is Soulsings who greatly helped me growing here on the site                               Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download     Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download    
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Barbados