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Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
Active in last week
Hello, I'm Jenna. I've been here for 5 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. My main focus on chat topics is anxiety, bipolar depression, DID, and trauma chats. You can find a full list of topics I support down below under categories. I work almost non-stop at my real life job which unfortunately has a huge impact on my availability. For this reason, I am not able to take on long-term members at this time until I am able to find a balance. So, we can have a 1 time chat if I am available. ♥I only take scheduled chats for 1 hour a day with current long-term members♥   My InvolvementActive Listening 1 Ambassador Depression Support Team Feed Team Peer Support Safety Patrol Support Room Mentor Verifying ListenersMy Twinderfuls@asthebeesays @coolvibes @fluffyUnicorns84 @Teagan @vivelespatates @wonderfulPumpkin71
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4821
United States

UntilThen

Maven 3
Listens to Over 18
Active in last week
Hello, I'm Rose. I am a great person to talk to about serious and difficult issues. I do not have any topics which I am unable to handle or that make me uncomfortable. There is a list of topics I specialize in below the photo. I always do everything I can to create a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere. I will respond immediately to all personal chat requests if I am online, and will talk to you for as long as you need. I understand that for some, knowing the person they are talking to is an important piece of being comfortable sharing their feelings and experiences. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. To read a bit more about me personally, scroll to the bottom of my profile page.   If I am offline you can: Make an appointment Find another listener or Locate outside mental health resources Fellow Listeners! I have written many guides on handling difficult topics, as well as having put to together an extensive resource guide for you to use. Do not hesitate to message me if you ever find yourself lacking resources. I can also help you become more involved in the listener community. Resource guide Guides on handling difficult topics "The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away" - Unknown “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here.” - Max Ehrmann “So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” - Alan Watts “No one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your ear saying- leave, run away from me now. I don’t know what I’ve become, but I know that anywhere is safer than here.” - Warsan Shire “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda       I specialize in helping with: - Abusive situations - - Drug-related issues -  - LGBTQ+ Issues including questioning and transgender issues - - Runaway support - - Psychosis - - Self-harm - - Sex-related issues (Puberty, fetishes, etc) - - Sexual assault - - Spirituality - I am also able to help with: - Anxiety -  - Depression - - OCD - - Relationship stress - Roles - Group Moderator - Internship Graduate - PTSD/Trauma - Verifiers team  Discussions I lead Teen Trauma support - Mondays at 10am EST   *Images by James R Eads   More about me I am a writer, a musician, and I love being outside. I spend most of my time reading, going on long walks, playing guitar, or kayaking in the river. I believe very strongly in being the change you want to see in the world, and I take a hard neutral stance on perception. I began living on my own at the age of 16, and have experience with homelessness, psychosis, sexual assault, abuse, and drug use - both healthy and unhealthy. I am a polyamorous person, which means that I practice consensual non-monogamy. I am passionate about harm reduction based drug education, and open sex-education which includes conversations about consent, relationships, and contraceptives. I enjoy spending time with people more than anything, and have an intrinsic drive to do all I can for the world. Some poetry I enjoy: The Desiderata            Home
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1071
United States

dreamWaterfall99

Helper 10
Listens to Teens
Active over 6 months ago
Hello! I'm Dylan, and I'm here for you. I'll talk to you about whatever you need. I have personal experience with depression, anxiety, self-harm, ADHD, and LGBTQ+.  I'm also a verified listener!
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66
United States

lovingdxrkness

Beginner 8
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
Hi I'm Katie and I'm a trained listener and happy to help anyone, no discrimination here! Please do send my a text on personal message and i will try to reach out to everyone. If I do not reply please fetch a hold of another listener who can give you full attention you deserve. Hugs and kisses to yous all x "Scars are beautiful as they've remind us that the wound has closed and healed and the the hurt is over"
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24
Ireland

VeeStarr

Helper 8
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener.   I love to support people struggling with depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. I also love to help people struggling with eating disorders and self harm behaviors. I enjoy reading, writing, playing instruments, and cooking. Most of all, I enjoy supporting others and helping others find the beauty in life. I have overcome many challenges in life and would love to help by listening to you. If I'm online, 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. To keep things balanced and have boundaries set, I have sessions last for 30-45 minutes. Glad you are here! -Peace, Love, and Hope.
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52
United States

Abbaehugz247

Beginner 6
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
Hello~ You may call me Abbi. I am a listener on 7 Cups and I'd like to help if I may. I'm a good listener in the real world, so I hope I can do well here as well. Also, I'd really appreciate the feedback on my ability to be a listener. Constructive criticism never hurt anyone who wishes to improve. But about me: I am a huge anime fan. In a casual conversation, I don't mind discussing good animes. :) I also enjoy video games and books. When I am not here, I am a waitress, and my opening line here is so cheesy because of it. xD Anyway, it's a pleasure to be here and to help anyone who requests my assistance. May you all feel better, stay wonderful, or both~ :)  
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34
United States

ApplePiney

Virtuoso 11
Listens to Over 18
Active in last week
  Not taking new chats!!         Piney is not available as she is off living her life. Many apologies to all the people who I have talked to and since have stopped. I know how rude and selfish that is of me, but it's really for the best of everyone involved. As always, my love goes out to everyone.         Stand firm, and you will win life.    
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1461
United States

BellaFreedom

Connoisseur 5
Listens to Over 18
Active in last 6 months
7 cups intern graduate, verified listener, member of feed team and welcoming committee, forum supporter, peer supporter! Compassionate. Introvert. Sapiosexual.  I believe that GOODNESS is not just an outcome, it is a PROCESS!!!  To all my member speakers I'd say, "The important thing in life is to believe that while you are alive, it's never too late!" Just have a little faith!!  As a listener, I follow this quote from To Kill a Mocking Bird: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."  Also, I wouldn't forget to express regard, gratitude & respect to some of my initial speakers I have had memorable listening experiences with. They are Metalhead girl, hypnoticpoison & Brokensmiles.  -I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity-
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1104
Pakistan

beyondtheBlues

Maven 8
Listens to Over 18
Active in last month
  Hello and welcome to 7cups! You can call me Blue and I am a Verified Listener! I'm here with the hopes of helping, even if that means making a difference in the life of just one individual, even for just a tiny moment. I am in my mid 20's. I have experience with NGO's and other aiding societies. I have had a fair share of unpleasant experiences so far and have learned that it is okay to feel lost and purposeless in life and that nothing is permanent ! Always know that opening up to someone and showing how vulnerable you are is not a sign of weakness, but that of immense strength!  and hence, I am here for you, if you ever feel the need to talk without having to worry about being judged. You're not alone, even if that is how it may seem like. I cannot promise to make all your worries go way, no one can promise you that, but sometimes talking about it can help you identify the reason behind why you feel what you feel, which gives a sense of clarity and peace. Looking forward to hearing from you! I am usually here around 10PM IST // 12:30 PM EDT on weekdays. But you can contact me anytime because I would LOVE to hear from you! If I am not around, please feel free to leave me a message, and I'll try to get back as soon as I can.   OR You can talk to @BoChillah ,  he is such an AMAZING listener, you'll love him ! ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ My Super Amazing Listener Twin is ResilientLucky ! Beyond Listening , I am also a part of the following Absolutely Fantabulous Initiatives here : WELCOMING COMMITTEE , since June,2016 -I have personally welcomed 2500 + Outstanding New Listeners VERIFIERS' TEAM PEER SUPPORT *** APPRECIATION TEAM  , where LOVE is something, we never fall short of ! ........................................................................................................................................................................................................  ***This goes out to all the SUPER AMAZING fellow LISTENERS:  If you feel like you've gone through a difficult chat or need help with an on-going chat, please know that I am around to talk and help you get through it, because we deserve to be heard and cared for too! We should always have each other's back!  In case if I am not around, click to check out the complete list of Peer Supporters HERE ! I can HELP with the following : Getting you VERIFIED! Yes! That's right! Just PM me to schedule a time if you have  50+ Chats, 1100+ Cheers (Novice Level 4), 1+ positive written reviews Mock Chats On-going Chat Support (For New Listeners Only) Off-loading after a difficult chat Queries / doubts / clarifications Think you deserve a special badge, want me to nominate you for it ? I'm just a PM away Ready to be more than just a listener, click to find out how:  Welcoming Committee / Appreciation Team / Peer Support / Verifiers' Team  ........................................................................................................................................................................................................
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911
India

CaringTeresa

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
 I am a trained & Verified listener and intern.Sorry for any inconvience it has caused anyone with my absense for the past few months. I will be starting chats todayMay 8th.  About me: I love to sing, meditate, read, study, hike, exercise and so much more! I have a degree in psychology. I, myself, have delt with PTSD, driving anxiety, social anxiety (GAD), stress, manic depression and anger.I am here to listen to adults and elders. .Making Appointment:Click the button below to schedule an appointment time (perferrably 24 hours in advance) and then message me and let me know you made an appointment (((If it is your first appointment with me please let me know what it is in regards to, for example, anxiety))) :). If make an appointment please commit to it. If you need to cancel or reschedule please let me know asap (at least 2 hours before). If 15 minutes late to scheduled appointment I will schedule someone else in that time slot. ****NOTE: Time to time I will respond to messages (without appointment) if I am online and not too busy. You can message me anytime even if I am offline.**** 
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306
United States

ChapterNate

Apprentice 3
Listens to Over 18
Active over 6 months ago
Hey, welcome to my Listener profile. Before continuing on I would like for you to take a minute to close your eyes, and take a deep breath. You may not be feeling great right now, and that's what's brought you here today to 7Cups, and to my Listener profile. First I'm going to give you some generic information about myself, who I am, and why I'm here, so you can get to know me. Then I'll give you the different kinds of chats I may be able to help with. After that I will talk about my own personal experiences, in order to give credit to the chats listed above and help you get to know me a little better in a way that wil hopefully make you feel more comfortable sharing and talking to me. Although if not, that is completely okay too, as not every Listener-Member pairing will work, and I want you to have the best possible experience here at 7 Cups. Lastly, I'll talk about more fun things such as my hobbies, interests and things of less consequence.Basic InformationCurrently awaiting a username change.Hello, my name is Nate, I am a 17 year old autistic, transgender man from Scotland. I joined 7 Cups of Tea in July 2016, but have been inactive since about January-Feburary this year. This was because of the personal issues I was facing including gender doubt, family issues, the transition from school to university, compassion fatigue, andmy own mental health. I started listening when I thought I was a woman, but have since came out as transgender . My pronouns are he/him. :)After my long break, I am hopefully here again to stay.I've been through a lot of things in my life, that have not been pleasant and have even changed me for the worst. I joined 7 Cups as a way to utilise these experiences in a way that can create a positive impact on the world. I thought that my knowledge and experiences, good and bad, could hopefully be something that could help others understand their situations, their own thoughts and identities, and ulitimately, even prevent people having to struggle and suffer in some of these ways. I am back here today, as someone who has even more stories to share and who is hopefully more mature and thoughtful, because I still hold these same valuesChats (a non-exhaustive list, as I'll always be prepared to help someone, no matter their situation):Family issuesAnxiety and panicLow mood and depressionMood swingsTrauma: r*pe, and sexual assaultTrauma: Growing up in a violent/abusive householdBorderline Personality DisorderNeurodiversity, and the issues surrounding usLGBT+ Self-harmMy ExperiencesI have experienced issues relating to all of the above chats. I'm going to keept this part as short and non-descriptive as possible in order to avoid triggering readers. If you would like me to change any part of it because you find it triggering, don't hesitate to message me. :)I've had a lot of issues with my family, for many reasons. My parents were never the best people, my dad was always violent and my mother manipulative. I lived with my sister for almost 2 years because of this, but she and her partner also became cruel. My LGBT+ identities, and neurodiversity have also played a role in my family struggles. Intermeditate family arguments and such have also left most of my family estranged for most of my life.I have also struggled a lot with anxiety, and mood. As a neurodivergent person, the world is inherently anxiety-provoking, and I experience anxiety almost constantly, more so in new enviroments, situtations, or in social situtations. I also struggle with low mood, and mood swings/emotional impermenace, relating to my personality disorder. I've had to work really hard to get to where I am today, and I hope I can help other people to cope with their symptoms and improve their quality of life.I'm a trauma survivor, as previously mentioned I grew up around violent and manipulative parents, and have been in more than one abusive situtation. I am also a partner rape survivor. Trauma is likely the reason that I have BPD, which I am currently in the process of diagnosis with. Borderline Personality Disorder, and other Cluster-B disorders, is a wholely misunderstood illness, and if you'd like to learn more about it, feel free to drop me a message just to chat. Because of BPD I have struggle with intense emotional mood swings, attatchment issues, impulsive behaviour, dissociation, a belief that I am truly evil, worst of all I've been... completely anti-recovery (and that wasn't a choice. I wanted to want to get better.), and so much more. I want any other borderlines out there to know that you are not inherently evil, or abusive, or Bad. Your illness is valid. You are worth it. None of it is fair, and it's scary, and I'm sorry. But we got this. Together? Maybe?As previously mentioned, I'm neurodivergent- Autistic. If you want to have a rant about Autism $peaks, or infodump about your new special interest, or have a compassionate ear for an ableist experience you've had- I'm your man. :)I've also already said I'm a transgender man, I'm also pan-ace (panromantic, asexual). So I've.... got a fair share of experiences with LGBT+-phobia, and many other issues. I've battled particularly with internalised transphobia, a phenomenon I've dubbed Doubt Dysphoria, and unaccepting family. If you're experiencing gender doubt, erasure, trans/ace/biphobia within or outwith the community, any of the issues faced above, any other LGBT issues, or just want a friendly LGBT+ person to talk to about anything, I would feel honoured to help you with anything as best as I can.Self-harm sucks. I first started self-harming when I was 11 years old, and sometimes still struggle with it to this day. If you need to vent, help with creating or performing healthy coping mechanisms, or just distracted, you can always send me a message.I've also struggled with stress, chronic pain (eye pain, carpal tunnel syndrome), and bullying.With all of that out the way, I hope you feel more comfortable and at ease with talking to someone who's been through issues that may mirror issues you've faced or are facing yourself, and now...The Not-So Heavy StuffSo I'm a 17 year old boy, and I really like Disney movies, anime, and cartoons. I like reading a lot, and writing although I'm in a permenant state of writer's block.I'm incredibly enthusiastic about Lush bath bombs.I collect Monster High dolls.The movie Trainspotting, and it's sequel T2 Trainspotting, is my favouritve thing of all time. I have both the Choose Life monolouges memorised.ASK ME ABOUT SHARKS.The highest level qualification I did in high school was Advanced Higher Drama (which is like Year 1 at uni here), and I got an A even though I can't act. I did my dissertation on minorities in theatre.I'm currently studying English Studies and Psychology at university, and I hope to work with neurodivergent children, as a teacher or in some other form.I have 7 cats. Latest Special Interest: 'I Love You Philip Morris'
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United Kingdom

DanaMH

Marvel 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
Active in last week
My Involvement Community Mentor Leader for 35+ Support Team Leader for 35+ Forum Mentor for 35+ and 50 plus Forum Supporter Support session leader Feed Team Peer Support Verifying Listeners Team I like to help others and like to be helped also. Created the following to help everyone please let me know if there is a web site that I should add as a resource: ACT resources   -  An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy   CBT resources -  How CBT can help-  Anxiety Worksheets-  Cognitive distortions -  Health anxiety -  psychologytools.com/download-therapy-worksheets.html   DBT resources -  psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/ -  lmgroeszpsychotherapy.com -  Coping with Flashbacks -  Feelings wheel -  Turning the mind Activity Scheduling Activities can be connected to the way you feel. If you track feelings of depression, you may discover that when you are depressed you are more passive and less active. Following the observation that depressed people tend to stop doing pleasurable activities, depression treatments often emphasize increasing the weekly number of pleasurable activities. Additional ways to improve mood: Surround yourself with people who have a positive impact on you Invest in friendships and have a “go to” person that you can trustBecome more forgiving - forgive yourself and forgive others Build on areas of strength and note evidence for new beliefs that replace old negative beliefs (praise yourself for things you accomplish)Keep a gratitude journal   Coping skills -  Alphabet of Stress Management and Coping Skills -  Adult Pleasant Activities -  Adult Pleasant Events -  99 Coping Skills   Books -  5 love languages and then discuss it-  Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder   Contacts -  Cancer-  Cahoots-  Doctor Reviews-  Doctor Specialists-  Acupuncture-  Chiropractor-  Dermatologists-  ENT – Ear, Nose, Throat-  Find A Hospital-  Find A Physician-  Find top rated doctor in my area-  GI - gastroenterology-  Gynecologists-  Doctor search-  What to expect from visit-  Hospital Reviews-  How To Find A Doctor That Accepts My Insurance-  How To Search For Doctors That Accept Medicaid-  Massage-  OBGYNs-  Ophthalmologist and Optometrists: Similarities and Differences-  Types of Doctors-  Urgent Care-  Find a Trusted Mental Health Treatment Center for You-  Hourglass-  Mission-  NAMI-  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255/Text 741741 (Text Start)-  Pleasant activities list-  Couples-  Find a therapist-  Open Source Counseling-  Optometrist-  Psychologytoday-  Types of Therapists-  List of suicide crisis lines-  befrienders.org - helps you find helplines by country-  imalive.org - an online crisis chat service, for anyone anywhere in the world.-  Psych Central Common Hotline Phone Numbers-  suicide.org - List of suicide helplines-  suicidestop.com - helps you find online chat, emergency numbers and crisis hotlines for many different countries in the world-  Warmline-  White Bird-  WomanSpace   Self-help guides -  7cups   Other Links -  Abortion-  Advice for Teens-  Alcohol-  Anger and Aggression-  Anxiety-  Bible Study-  Breathing Exercises And Techniques -  Detox Local-  Exercises for Relaxation-  Problems-  Problems: Causes, Tests, and Treatments-  Coping with Depression-  Crisis hotlines the recovery group-  Depression - A majority of people experience depression at least once during their lifetime, but they may or may not be aware of it. Understanding what depression is begins the journey toward recovering from depression. You may not realize that depression symptoms are not just emotional. Depression is much more than a low mood, feeling sad, and being irritable. There are cognitive (e.g., self-criticism and hopeless thoughts), behavioral (e.g., isolating from others and having difficulty ’getting started’ with activities), and physical (e.g., sleep problems and change in appetite) symptoms as well. The mind and body are very much connected, and the way that depression affects someone demonstrates that strong connection. Learn more about what depression is by reading the Depression Guide on 7 Cups of Tea’s website. You can also talk to someone about your experience of depression by requesting to chat with one of our listeners.Millions of people suffer from depression everyday? How do I know if I'm depressed or if I'm just sad?-  Forgiveness -  How to Get Help-  Key To a Happier Future-  Letting go of grudges and bitterness-  Minors Legal Questions and Answers   Panic Attacks -  10 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack-  Psychology and its practice-  Psychologytoday-  What Does the Bible Say-  Guide to Women's Self Defense and Self Protection-  Healing Self-Hate-  Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability-  Help with your sex life-  How to help a friend who is being abused-  Instant Self-Denfense-  Self Help Resources-  Womens Health-  MentalHelp - Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.-  Mindfulness meditation-  A Bad Dream Is More Than Just A Dream: The Science Of Nightmares-  Adult nightmares-  Causes and facts-  How can you interpret dreams-  Research and Treatments-  Prevent nightmares-  Psychologytoday-  Sleep Disorders-  Sleep Education-  Parents & Teachers: Tips & Advice for Talking to Teens About Sex-  PTSD: National Center for PTSD-  Women and PTSD-  Child sexual abuse-  Dealing with Rape-  How to Prevent a Potential Rape-  Help after rape and sexual assault-  If your child is raped-  http://www.sarsas.org.uk/self-help-guides/-  https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/recovering-from-rape-and-sexual-trauma.htm-  Medical Examination of the Rape Victim-  Raiin-  Rape Victims Prone to Suicide-  Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Disorders-  Sexual Assault Survivor's Guide-  Sexual Misconduct Law and Legal Definition-  Statutory Rape: A guide to state laws and reporting requirements-  Survivors Chat-  Things Not to Say to a Survivor of a Sexual Crime-  What is Sexual Violence-  Recovering Your Mental Health-  How Can I Satisfy My Sexual Desire If I’m Destined For Singleness Read the book5 love languagesand then discuss it-  Setting boundaries-  Understanding Ourselves and Our Relationships-  https://www.rainn.org/articles/self-care-after-trauma-  Self Growth-  Self Injury outreach and support-  Self-Soothing Techniques: Distraction-  Sex Addicts Anonymous-  Sex Therapy-  Social Anxiety-  Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers-  Teaching kids consent ages 1-21-  Teen Health-  Therapy Worksheets and Handouts-  Trauma Self-Help Books & Workbooks-  Why do men rape women-  Women self defense
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United States