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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.

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1069
United States

Starmedia

Genius 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: Sorry, currently I am on a Self-Care Break from Listening or Peer Support sessions for an Indefinite period of time. You can check out other wonderful listeners Here- Updated on 20th March 2021----------------------------------------------------------------Hello, Everyone! You can call me Star. Welcome to my profile. If you are interested in a community that aims to Spread positive vibes & Inspire everyone to grow: Click Here---------------------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR EVERYONE  People/Situations may have different kinds of influence on you, Some experiences may knock you down while others may uplift youBUTYou Have The Power To Choose How You Want Your Life To GoNobody Else has the Power to Heal/Break You Because OnlyYou have the Power to Choose to be a Victim or a SurvivorYou have the Power to Choose to Grow and Heal Yourself.We all are powerful enough to create our own stories,It's totally okay to take some time and to grow at our own pace.❤  Please Remember: We Are Powerful Beings ❤---------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE FOR MEMBERS  1. I provide a safe space for the ones who need someone to listen to, by being non-judgemental, understanding, and compassionate.2. During our chat session, we will try to explore different options available for you so that you can choose what works best for you.I hope you remember that my insights/ suggestions are only an option for you to consider, and not an advice because I believe in your capabilities to take decisions and I know you will be able to figure out what works best for you.3. I can chat for minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 2 hours.4. Please note:I do not take chats on sexual issues, trauma, chronic pain, illegal involvement, and if any issue is too difficult for me to handle. ---------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE FOR LISTENERS  Feel Free To Reach Out To Me If You Need:1. General assistance with your role as a listener2. General assistance with platform navigation, sub-communities, forums and chatrooms.3. Support after a difficult experience on 7cups as a volunteer.Please remember that we need to switch to our member accountif we need support with our personal issues.4. To discuss/inform anything related to Positivity & Gratitude Community.---------------------------------------------------------------- MY ROLES ON 7 CUPS  1. Community Mentor Leader 2. Support Team Leader3. Team Member of a Quality Initiative Project4. Doorkeeper5. Peer Supporter6. Safety Patrol7. Verified Listener----------------------------------------------------------------7 cups is an inclusive community, so let's support #ByeByeCliques Challenge and eliminate unhealthy cliques. To take part in the challenge Click Here Intrested in supporting new Members and Listeners joining us? Click Here to share our amazing Welcome Pack with them and make them feel supported! ----------------------------------------------------------------❤  My amazing, lovely and talented team who is dear to me ❤  >>> P&G Team <<<❤ More people who have been kind ❤    CommunityMod Anne, CommunityMod Robin, CommunityMod Charlie, Suryanshsingh, Tyedyedbutterfly65, Danslanuit, CheeryMango, SummerBreeze00, bluntandhonest, AlwaysForYou197, blissart, Saquib16, KindSoul10, ChasingShadows, Mishi105, iampapaya, CaptainRex, OnlyIntellectualListener, Karleea, ASilentObserver, JoeyTribbbiani, Hrsoni4, ClassicAnonymous17, Tazzie, Gracey, positivePumpkin22, ToniJane, ALovelyFriend, Aikyaa 11000, Exulansis00, kdsyahirah & VicK5123
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2739
Japan

jovialButterfly6752

Marvel 6
Listens to Teens &amp; 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 (Titled 'Fatal Attraction', created by SmoreKr, posted on Deviant Art, Edited by AriadneLove). I don't own the image. "We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." — Plato        Art by my friend ouiCherieArt by my friend HopieremiNot 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. Neurodivergent and proud 🌈 #EdGang #Edgangforlife (spreading awareness and support for eating disorders)Read about DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) here and here. A big thank you to HealTheHealer and TheWonderlandSystem for explaining this! 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! It's invaluable <3AriadneLove. another amazing neurodiverse friend who gets my ADHD brain! I love your energy and enthusiasm <3 Keep being you!Star996, a genuine "star" as I've been trying to learn and grow on my journey here. Thanks for believing in me and seeing the good in me. \ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ \kindLemonade, lovely self-care buddy and fellow ADHD advocate :D 🍋 Appreciate your drive and thoughtfulness! You always look out for everyone!I 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:Listener Discussion HostGlobal Community MentorCommunity Mentor for Support PlusProject Agent Support PlusQuality MentorListener CoachChatroom Moderator for  Disability Support, Newbie Support, and Trauma SupportGlobal ModeratorAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer Team Editorial Assistant: Therapy Focus Safety PatrolPeer Supporter Chat SupporterUsed to be/ Have become aSocial Soldier with Project LightshipRoom Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General SupportQuality Leadership Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Graduate7 Cups Internship GraduateLeadership Development Program GraduateGroup Leadership & Dynamics Development GraduateBuilding Community GraduateForum Supporter Support PlusForum Supporter Needs Reply🦋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 (Titled 'Fatal Attraction', created by SmoreKr, posted on Deviant Art, Edited by AriadneLove). I don't own the image. "We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." — PlatoNot 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 ​​​​<3#EdGang #Edgangforlife (spreading awareness and support for eating disorders)Read about DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) here and here. A big thank you to HealTheHealer and TheWonderlandSystem for explaining this! 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 <3AriadneLove: another amazing neurodiverse friend who gets my ADHD brain! I love your energy and enthusiasm <3 Keep being you!Star996, a genuine "star" as I've been trying to learn and grow on my journey here. Thank you for believing in me and seeing the good in me. \ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ \kindLemonade, lovely self-care buddy and fellow ADHD advocate :D 🍋 Appreciate your drive and thoughtfulness! You always look out for everyone!I 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: Listener Discussion Host Global Community Mentor Community Mentor for Support Plus Project Agent Support Plus Quality Mentor Listener CoachChatroom Moderator for Disability Support, Newbie Support, and Trauma Support Global ModeratorAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer Team Editorial Assistant: Therapy Focus Safety Patrol Group Leadership & Dynamics Development TraineePeer Supporter  Chat SupporterUsed to be / Have Become aSocial Soldier with Project Lightship Room Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups Intership Graduate Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Graduate Group Leadership & Dynamics Development Graduate Building Community GraduateForum Supporter Support Plus Forum Supporter Needs Reply
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843
India

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
    Welcome to    Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao, Ola, Ni Hao I'm Mango and I'm here to offer you my support and encouragement as best as I can. I'm comfortable with listening to topics such as student life, forgiveness, general mental health, getting unstuck and more. I'm always willing to chat with you about anything that is on your mind. Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Please note that my 1-1 chats with members are only an hour. Fun things to know about me: I'm very competitive about trivia and games, an avid pasta eater, book lover, all-time napper and science lover.   Involvement on 7cups: 🥭Adult-Teen Listener 🥭Community Mentor for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Moderator for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Mentor, Chat Supporter & Peer Supporter for Listener Rooms 🥭Community Mentor Leader for the Relationship & Friendship Support Subcommunity  🥭Doorkeeper 🥭Global Chatroom Moderator 🥭Safety Patrol 🥭Subcommunity Ambassador   You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Winnie the Pooh Mango Art by @HopieRemi:
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1672
Bahamas

xoBeebosBubsxo

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ MY BIO BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT* *PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE* *!!!!!* "People cry. Not because they're weak, but because they've been strong for too long."Hey you, I know it's hard to get out of bed right now. I know it's hard to open up, and talk. I know it's hard to be so angry, so sad, so hurt. I know it's hard to not feel a thing. I know it's hard wishing you weren't here. I know it's hard dealing with the loss.I know it's hard to put it down, to resist.  I know it's hard to feel so alone.I know it's hard dealing with that stress. I know it's hard to cope wuth that anxiety. I know it's hard to feel so ugly, so worthless.  I know it's hard to be unaccepted, to feel unloved. I know it's hard not having anyone. I know it's hard dealing with the memories. I know it's hard, to just keep breathing.   It's all so very, very, very hard. You're right, it is.  You've made it this far. You're here, you're strong. You're fighing. You should be so PROUD. You're reading this? Right. Now.  Just look at how far you've come.  *hugs for that if you want it* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says: You survived."  "So, perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful." Battling a mental illness, or even suffering generally with your mental health is not easy. It has never been, and never will be.  No-one said it would be.  Having someone to talk about it with, can make it all better, in some small way or form.  That's why you're here, right? So someone can be there?  A listening ear, to support you, to care, and embrace you. See you for who you are and understand you.  My name is Alexia, and I'm here.  Here are some areas that I've struggled most, and still recovering from today: (I take chats on these, as well as many other topics. See above^)-Body Dysmorphia -Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa) -Depression -Self Harm -Social Anxiety -Family Stress NOTE: For specific trigger purposes, I do not take chats on general sexual topics/sexual abuse. Green means I'm online and available for chats or any personal requesrs. Any pm's will be answered in a timely manner. Orange means I'm online, but busy, and not able to respond to chats/accept personal requests at the point in time. Red means I'm currently offline/indefinitely preoccupied on the site. I will get back to you as soon as I can.  You can find a list of other wonderful listeners here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/Feel free to schedule me for chats here: https://alexia-7-cups-listening.youcanbook.me/ (PLEASE PM ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU'VE SCHEDULED, OR YOUR MEETING MAY BE OVERLOOKED.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Roles on 7 Cups: -----*Listener Check-In Host*----------*Sharing Circle Host*----------*Listener Sharing Circle Host*----------* Listener Verifier*----------*Care Team Guide*---------*Room Supporter*-----Depression Subcommunity  -Self Harm Recovery Subcommunity ----*Peer Supporter*-------*Project Agent*-----Self Harm Recovery Subcommunity  -Care Team -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Don't forget, self care is important! "By taking care of myself, I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I'm on empty."  "Almost everything will work again, if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you."  "You carry so much love in your heart. Don't forget to give some to yourself."----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Congratulations on making it to the end. Have a cup of tea* 
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228
Trinidad And Tobago

Xe

Advanced 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Not taking new member chats right now, due to being busy with other tasks.~About me~I'm a Community Leader which means I'm involved in supporting subcommunities on 7cups. My roles are as follows, Group Support Mentor Leader I manage resources and overlook ethical management of initiatives over the whole Group Support area under this role, which means you can approach me if: -You are interested in being a community leader. -You have feedback about group support. -You have ideas about resources or scripts which would benefit our community.Support Team Leader: Personality Disorders SubcommunityChatroom Moderator: Trauma Support Room Supporter: LGBTQ+/MOGII Room (The art in my pfp and this Gif do not belong to me, credits to their artist will be inserted soon)I am a Vegan Queer Feminist. My pronouns are He/Him.Engaged in community activitiesYou would lowkey find me in community rooms.I'm here to provide you with a safe nonjudgmental space where you can freely express yourself and get the attention, patience and understanding you deserve. 🍵 I hope our journey together enables your healing and gives you some peace of mind 🍵 _______________________________________________________________Comfortable with all topics, more confident with the following ones:Dissociative disorders, DID ( Dissociative Identity Disorder), OSDD PTSD, c-PTSD Trauma, Abuse Learning disabilities, Selective Mutism, OCD LGBTQIA+, Queerphobia  Schizophrenia, Psychosis  Imposter Syndrome, Grief, Spirituality, Relationships Discrimination: Racism, Casteism, Classism Student problemsPersonality Disorders: Cluster A: Schizoid, SchizotypalCluster B: Antisocial, Narcissistic, Borderline Cluster C: Avoidant______________________________________________________________Accessible crises resources and helplines:RESOURCES & HOTLINES - Google Sheets projectlets.org save.org thetrevorproject.org LGBTQIA+ rainn.org sexual assault  childhelplineinternational.org thehotline.org domestic abuse  Aasra.org India crisistextline.org US/UK/Canada/Ireland lifeline.org.au -australia  suicidepreventionlifeline.org USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
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55
India

Izzy274

Pinnacle 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
You can book me for a chat here: https://izzy274.youcanbook.me/ or pm anytime and I'll reply when I'm online! I may not be able to reply to private messages on Sundays as this is when I host sharing circle and Support Room 24/7. If you have seen me in group rooms and I've not replied to a pm, please don't feel like I'm ignoring you! I love talking to everyone here, and will get around to my private messages when I'm not focused on hosting so my attention isn't split between different people <3 . My name is Izzy (she/her), as my username suggests, and I’m always happy to talk/ listen to you.   A little bit about me: I’m 17, female and from the UK. I have lots of hobbies, including music (I play piano and cello), art ( I like to draw and I’m also trying felting) and reading. I’m currently doing A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and maths, and I am an aspiring medic, so if you’re feeling stressed or worried about school or applications to uni/college feel free to message me ❤️ as I have lots of personal experience in this area. I love meeting new people and finding out about their interests and hobbies.   I became a listener in March 2020, because I wanted to pay forward the amazing support that had been given to me whilst I was struggling with anxiety and depression. It means a lot to have someone to talk to who will actually listen, and it can be so powerful sometimes. On 7 Cups, I want to be able to make even the smallest difference to your day, no matter if it's just a short check-in to see how you're doing. I love getting to know you all over time and growing together to enable you to achieve the things you want to.     I try to be active 7-10 pm British time daily ( I think that's 2-5 pm EST), and respond within 3 days maximum.  If my icon is green  I am currently available and accepting any chats! Feel free to make a personal request and I will be online to chat for at least 30 minutes.  If my icon is orange I am online but busy - feel free to message me however replies may be slow as I am probably already taking a chat, or hosting a support session. I will reply as soon as I am free to though. If my icon is red I am currently offline, so won't be taking any chats. Feel free to drop a message for when I get online though!   Some things I’m doing on 7 Cups:   - Verified Listener: I passed a mock chat to become verified in the community   - Sharing Circle host I host a weekly healthy habits session 3-4pm EST on a Sunday   - Intern I’m have completed a 15 week internship with 7 cups, so feel free to message me if you have any questions about internships!   Room Supporter: I am currently a room supporter for the newbie hub community and the anxiety support community, so feel free to message me if you'd like me to start a discussion in those rooms, and I hope to meet a lot of people there :)   Content development and leadership programme: I am currently undertaking the content development and leadership programme, so feel free to message me if you would like any content created or have any questions about the programme <3   My listening Style: As a listener, I tend to reflect a lot on what you say and use this to guide the conversation through empathising and validating your feelings. I ask open-ended questions to keep the conversation flowing, and always try to follow up after a chat to see how you're doing. I tend to send detailed, quite long messages, which I know can suit some people and not others, so If you would prefer shorter messages just let me know! I'm still learning as a listener, and continuously improve. Your feedback means the world to me as it allows me to tailor my listening style to you which can really help in a chat. Of course, sometimes listening styles just don't mix, and that's okay. - I would always be happy to refer you to another listener if you feel like the chat is not helpful for you (:.    In community rooms my listening style is a little different - I don't ask many questions as there may be things you don't feel comfortable speaking about it the group chats. I also tend to be quieter if a room starts to get busy.    Thank you for reading if you got this far, congratulations ahah (: Feel free to pm me for a chat so we can get to know each other!    
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804
United Kingdom

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 early 30s. 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 spending time with my 4 dogs, listening to all types of 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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5096
United States

AriadneLove

Proficient
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello, Thank You for checking my profile! (IMPORTANT if you are having anxiety, panic attack Now and I am offline please scroll to the bottom of this text to the section marked:  🐬;Unfortunately, I'm not able to take any chat requests from members at the moment. Please feel free to connect with the other >listeners<. For a live chat (live support in chatrooms, academy programs, cooperation, chatting) please kindly use this >form<, so we can get in touch as soon as desirable.)I am Aria, nice to virtually meet You. For me, it is significant that You feel comfortable and safe talking with me. I will be more than happy to do anything I can for us to talk in a friendly and trustful atmosphere.My purpose in 7Cups:I am here to listen to You because what you feel, think matters, support You to the best of my ability,  be with You so You do not feel like You are alone and assist with figuring out steps in your situation. (I will try to tell you the basic things about me which could be decisive for You to know before You start talking to someone)My personality: I am a rational,  optimistic, and open-minded person. I do not have a 'judgment bone' :)  For me talking things out is often helpful with getting clarity and identifying the best next step with any issue. Do you know what is your Personality Type?  You might enjoy finding it out > here<. I would love it if you drop me a line about what you have found out and how did it make you feel.My personality type is Protagonist A  „…Protagonists take a genuine interest in other people, approaching them with warm sociability and a helpful earnestness. They are valued for the capacity for insightful and inspiring communication and sensitivity to the needs of others.’’(16personalities.com)My Experience:I had a lot of challenging events in my life including health issues, relocation to another country, meaningful relationships, school/work troubles. All resulted in me being personally acquainted with anxiety, panic attacks, sleep troubles, and personal crises. Those events transformed my life drastically, I became braver and changed my path.Me Now: I am checking the box 25-30 years old. I am a working student pursuing a totally new career, so I can help people. I am interested in being productive and healthy, so I enjoy learning about self-development a lot. Also, I love philosophy, psychology, communication, and business literature. In my self-care time, I enjoy listening to jazz or rock. Thank You so much for reading until this point, You are a very carrying soul! ________________________________Keywords: safety patrol, peer support, mentor, moderator, room supporterI am looking forward to seeing a message from You in my chat! _________________________(I trust my Tweens are able to support you with issues that are out of my range)   @alwaysindigo is my generous, devoted and very gifted Tea Twin.  They are so electrifying and knowledgeable,  thanks to them I am on my way to speak a new language.  Indigo have experience helping with eating disorders,  self-harm,  bullying, exercise motivation,  forgiveness,  sleeping well and others.   @jovialButterfly6752 is my brain mirror image, sometimes it seems we absolutely, can communicate telepathically. Jovi is a tireless innovator and the most efficient leader. They are  Global Community Mentor, Community Mentor for Support Plus, Quality Mentor and Listener Coach, so you can reach them if you want to boost your skills or engage in community projects.   @kindLemonade is my incredible Multipotentialite Twin. With their kaleidoscopic abilities, they challenge me to be better every day. Lemon is Academy Mentor, Doorkeeper and Moderator, so you can reach out to them with inquiries about  CDM program; Healthy Living, Positivity & Gratitude, Mindfulness Center Subcommittees.@mentalspace7cup is my talented Listener Twin. A very kind, loving and caring person. They can support with issues like depression, loneliness, eating disorder,  and others.  @SparkyGizmo is my kind friend. Honorary recipient of Aria's Biggest Heart Award. One of the most encouraging and supportive people here on 7Cups._____________________________   🐬 I am so sorry you are going through severe anxiety right now. I know it is very scary and even physically hurtful sometimes, but You will be Ok. It is not a physical failure it is just your brain got scared because of some trigger. A panic attack usually lasts between 5 and 20 minutes, rarely up to an hour (www.nhs.uk) but It Will Pass, it always does. Please if you have the ability to reach people who can support you it might be a good idea to do so.The most important thing is to get in control of your breathing, it might calm down your brain. 1) Diaphragm breathing helps when you have difficulties breathing and will help to calm down, here is the link to a video guide Breathing   If you need it urgently, the direct instructions about breathing start at 00.43 (You can come back to my profile to try other steps after checking the link) 2) It is possible to use the gif below to regulate the birthing rhythm. Just breath in when the flower opens and out when it closes: You are doing well! You will calm down soon.3) To calm the anxiety it is important that we Ground ourselves there are many techniques to do it including Bilateral stimulation. Here is one of them, it is simple and can be done in any situation: Butterfly   If you need it urgently, the direct instructions start at  00.17You might search for 'grounding technique’, 'bilateral stimulation’, 'dissociation for fear/thoughts’, 'cognitive defusion techniques’ to find more mechanisms that can help you to calm your anxiety.4) Defusion, separation from fear. Anxiety usually circles a scary thought in your mind, you feel afraid. Please instead of saying 'I am anxious about… or I am afraid of… ' try to use this templet out-loud:1*st say: I am feeling fear about….. after saying that  2*say: I have a thought that I am feeling fear about…after go for 3*saying: I have noticed a thought that I am feeling fear about…5) I am so proud of you for helping yourself and seeking support! If you feel like it please connect with another Listener. You might benefit from getting in touch with the listener, who has personal experience with Anxiety, to do it click "More filters” -> „Topic” -> „Anxiety" and you will see the list with listeners. Browse for listeners hereYou are amazing and so strong for coping with anxiety! ❤️ My love and care are with you! I hope you will feel better as soon as it is only possible.(Please,  write to me few lines about how are you feeling after the crisis or when you are feeling like it because I am worried about you. I will answer as soon as I see it)
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PeaceLoveandPaws

Genius 3
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am no longer accepting member chats. Please use this link to browse listeners: Browse ListentersHello and Welcome!! I'm Paws (she/her pronouns, please). I'm a wife, mom, and lover of cats! I have a degree in English Lit but spent my career in Human Services. I enjoy reading, watching horror movies and television series, photography, and collecting vintage handbags. My greatest passion is orphaned/abandoned infant kittens rescue.My favorite movies of all time are 'City of Angels', 'The Color Purple', and 'Forrest Gump'.The songs I feel inspired by are:'Bold as Love' by Jimi Hendrix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMM3jIkDGk'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac https://youtu.be/KOVyBhVsOV0 'I'm Still Standing' by Sir Elton John https://youtu.be/ZHwVBirqD2s 'Kyrie' by Mr. Mister https://youtu.be/9NDjt4FzFWY 'Thank U' by Alanis Morissette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1_V-0iDu_0Support Team Leader for Family and Caregivers Community Mentor Leader for Family and CaregiversMy listener twins: www.7cups.com/@lulurings and www.7cups.com/@cheerymango  
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United States

Probius

Pinnacle 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! My name is Probius and I am glad you found me on Seven Cups of Tea. I'm a Verified Listener, and I can help with LGBTQ+ issues or anything else you need help with. I have dealt with LGBTQ+ issues myself, so I would love to help you. If I'm not immediately available, send me a message and we can work out a time that will work for you.   My Past Involvement:  LGBTQ+ Support Team Co-Leader  Internship Mentor  Quality Mentor  Peer Supporter  Group Moderator  Verified Listener Team  7 Cups Intern Graduate  Welcoming Committee  Adult/Teen Listener       
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11038
United States

sia1325

Genius 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
~Currently Inactive~ Hey there, thank you so much for checking out my profile! I am currently on an indefinite self-care break. Feel free to click here to find a listener. Feel free to scroll down to check out my ultimate list of resources that you might find helpful. I hope you are able to seek the support you deserve & have a great time ahead! (:──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~Few clickable resources that you may find useful~| Crisis Resource | Runaway Safeline | Live through this | RAINN | IMAlive | Project Semicolon | Grounding Techniques | Childline | HelpGuide | Su*c*de Hotlines | Love is respect |  Self-Harm Distraction | Practicing Self-Love | The Trevor Project | Take Deep Breaths | Overcoming negative thoughts | Overcome Social Anxiety | Find Free Mental Health Services | Self Help resources | How To Get Control Over Thoughts | Managing Emotions | Dealing With Panic Attacks | Coping w/ flashbacks | Warmline | Domestic Violence | Self-Harm Alternatives | Calming and Relaxing Gifs | Coping with Panic Attacks | Self-Care Techniques | Grounding101 | |Dealing w/ teen depression | Coping with depression | Showing love to yourself | Self care | Boosting Self-esteem | Self-Harm Alternatives 2.0 | Reducing Self- Injury | Handling Anxiety Attacks | Self-Harm Alternatives and Distractions | Coping w/ loneliness | Stress relief | Atlas of Emotions | Healthy Distractions | Healthy living tips | Bullying & Cyber Bullying | Managing Anger | Healthy sleep tips | Healthy Relationships | Dealing w/ rejection |(Feel free to click here to check out these resources in a document format)( last updated September 2021) ──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~Some people I admire~@TuneIn313 @SillyGoose11 @Basorexiaaa @Mango3 @calmingMermaid5761 @EmmaE @optimisticMagic0014 @shiningSky3745 @considerateParadise6717 @kieran000 @Iamsidhere @mamtasha22 @ShiningStars1 @Jessrabbit7 @HelpfulGem04 @SeriouslyLey123 @itssoren @empatheticLavender2924 @VicK5123 @whenitsdarklookforstars @Greenchoice1 @BeautyOfGrace @thisisirene @MikuoniandBlueCheese @starmelon7 @HealingBrokenWIngs(in no particular order)──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~ My past involvements~I have been a part of Active Listening Test 2 Grading Team, Chat Support and Peer Support, Doorkeeper, Forum Supporter, Global Chatroom Moderator, Host for the SC, LSC and LD teams, Listener Chatroom Supporter, Listener Coach, Care team Guide, LDP Mentor, Listener Verifier, Safety Patrol Team Member, Teen Chatroom Star, Teen Community Star, Teen Quality Star, Teen Listener Coaching team Teen Star Leader──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────
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India