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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.

Amy

Exemplar 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I'm Amy! 💭 It's not always easy to talk about ourselves, our problems, or our views, we never know how others will react to what we are saying. It's not easy to feel at ease when opening up to a stranger or finding someone with who you feel comfortable. I can't promise to be the right listener for you, I can't promise a fix to your problems, feelings, and thoughts, I can't promise an answer to every question there is, but I can offer a friendly ear to talk to and to share your story with. We all have a story, we all express our feelings in a different way, we all react to things differently. No problem is small, if it affects you, you have every right to talk about it and feel the way you feel about it. You have every right to share it with someone and it's what I am here for - to listen.  ☑️ Teen pregnancy/ Teen parenting friendly! Any related issues you can discuss with me, I won't judge and I might even understand it more than you think. 🕠 I'm online at least once a week, so if I'm not online, you can leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If I'm online, message away and we can chat. If you would like to schedule a chat with me, you can simply message me and we will work out the best time that works for both of us!Thank you for reaching out to me! 💜
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2096
United Kingdom

Power

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"Time is the most valuable commodityI contribute to these Quality Projects★ Peer Support Project / Training★ Welcoming Team: I have personally provided resources and welcomed 6,680 New Listeners to the 7 Cups Community★ 7 Cups Ambassador ★ 7 Cups Internship Program★ Community Mentor Leader ★ Chatroom Mentor ★ Quality Mentor ★ Forum Mentor ★ Doorkeeper.
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6718
United States

Hope

Epitome 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Laiba, also known as Hope! I am a Community Manager at 7 Cups. I oversee 7 Cups academy. I believe education should be practical and available to all. I have the honor of contributing to just that through 7 Cups academy. We offer the following programs!7 Cups Internship ​| Leadership Development Program ​|  Building Community Program ​| Content Development and Marketing ​| Group Leadership & Dynamics Development | Quality Leadership Program All the above names are hyperlinked. You can click through and find more information. All our programs are free and we provide a certificate and a badge upon completion. Please read before PMing! ✦ My response time is within 3 days. Your patience is appreciated.  ✦ I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I have created a few growth paths (some in collaboration with the community) that I would love for you to explore! ✦ Preventing Burnout at 7 Cups ✦ Managing Anxiety ✦ Leadership Basics ✦ Watering Hope ✦ Study MotivationAre you new to 7 Cups? Welcome to 7 Cups! (Click for a message from me)
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4585
United Arab Emirates

LuLuRings

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not Currently Taking New Member Chats, Thank You~Listeners wanting to chat about mentoring, do a practice mock chat, or otherwise, please fill this FORM to request a time to meet.About MeHi there! I'm Luke, and I'm 33 and from Georgia in the US. Happy to be here and to lend a listening ear to those in need. I have experience with parenting, family-related stress, and relationship stress and am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but please feel free to reach out with anything on your mind and we can try to talk it out.   Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever. I'm on the east coast in the US, so be mindful of possible timezone differences. I also have a family and work, so bear with me if I don't get back to you immediately. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are particularly busy for me personally, so I may be extra slow to respond, if at all, on those days. Regardless, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can, even if it says I'm offline.7 Cups InvolvementSafety Patrol Member Family & Caregiver Support Team Leader Listener Learning & Journey Community Mentor Safety & Knowledge Team Project Agent Anonymous Evaluations Team Leader Quality Mentor Leader Group Support Mentor Leader Chat Room Mentor Doorkeeper~Personal AnnouncementsThe Family & Caregiver Subcommunity is recruiting for all positions right now! We cover topics such as family stress, parenting, and caregiver stress, as well as many more. If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send me a message! We'd love to have you aboard! Have a fun recipe to share? Post it HERE.  Interested in promoting safety on 7 Cups? Join the Safety Awareness Team!~Listener Twins@ambercares@jrod1986@PeaceLoveandPaws@LifeIsABeautifulMelody@AnnaTess ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37832
United States

amazingNutella24

Veteran 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Sorry, I'm currently not able to take any chat requests from members. Please feel free to connect to the other amazing listeners on this platform, please find one here!   💜 Hey hey! Here's a list of my current roles on 7Cups. Please feel free to reach out at any time. I'll try my best to help you out 💜 1. Verified Adult-Teen Listener  2. Safety Patrol Team   3. Safety Patrol Outreach Team 4. Peer Supporter  5. Chat Supporter  6. Chatroom Mentor Leader  7. Listener Verifier Team  8. Listener Sharing Circle (Co) Host 9. Listener Chatroom Supporter  10. Quality Mentor  11. Doorkeeper 12. Forum Supporter  13. Project Agent for Support Plus 14. Chat Support Buddy  15. Forum Key  ​​​ ​​​​​ A bit about me! I love reading and writing, oh and I'm very passionate about genetics and genomics. Please note that I'm unable to provide any advice, medical or otherwise 💜 Due to the huge influx of private messages, I sometimes miss out on a few, my apologies. So please feel free to drop me another message if I haven't replied 💜 Like my profile picture? All credits go to @EnigmaticBubble (Bubble is super talented!) 💜 Seen me around as a part of the Stick-Crew? Credits go to @DigitalKnight 💜 (My stick-figure appearance is limited to red-carpet events only xD)  Just a quote I love and relate to - “In your books, I have flung myself into the bottomless pit, performed miracles, slain, burned towns, preached new religions, conquered whole kingdoms” ― Anton Chekhov, The Bet I'm aways a PM away for absolutely anything! Good day 💜
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1558
India

EvelyneRose

Epitome 16
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I chose the picture of an apple because it represents to me growth and potential. The apple can grow to become the best apple it can be. I think we all have potential, and I also believe that most people are not solely good or bad- we are a combination of light and dark. That's just human nature. I've been here since 2013, and I am now in my 30s. I have always been told I'm a good listener and person to come to. People have come to me years after talking to them because they remembered I was someone to confide in. I like to think of myself as open minded, non judgmental, and compassionate. I try to be honest, but tactfully so. I find the best people in my life are those that tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and that is something I practice with others. I hope to be here for you, and I will cheerlead you on. I cannot give advice, but I will be a support for you. I take casual chats, so even if you're just bored or need someone to talk to and don't have a pressing issue, I am happy to talk to you.  My strengths lie in the subjects I have listed on my profile, so I will not be the best fit for everyone (and that is okay!). I hope everyone can get the help they need from whoever it is, even if it's not me. If I cannot help you, I will let you know and try to connect you with someone that can. I do the best with chats that can be asynchronus, as my schedule varies and I don't want to promise I can sit down for a real time chat if I cannot. That is unfair to both of us time wise, and time is a precious thing. Updated July 25, 2020 As of July 1, I have joined the admin team as a Quality Specialist for the volunteer community. I am still involved in all the things below, but as I am now involved widely across the site in different ways, if you need to know who to talk to regarding any of the below activities, please PM me and I will direct you to who you should talk to whether it be me or someone else. Activities/Positions I am involved in include: Quality Ambassador, Chatroom Mentor, Forum Key,  Peer Support, Chat Support help, Adult/Teen Listener, Teen Quality Mentor, Group Mod, Safety Patrol Team. Uhh on
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1218
United States

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
 Please expect a delay in my response for the next few days.    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

Xe

Advanced 7
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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62
India

QuietMagic

Sage 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, my name is Josh. If you'd like to schedule a chat with me, feel free to use my booking form (link). I'm comfortable chatting for up to 90 minutes at a time.My listening values1) Let you be what you want to be. I trust you to do what is best for you, even if it may not match what other people are doing or think is right.2) Your perspective matters. I care about the way that you see and experience things. My own thoughts and feelings are secondary.3) Your words point the way. Whatever you feel is important is what is worth talking about. You are free to direct the chat to whatever you care about.4) Changes tend to happen when they're ready. I don't believe in forcing or pressuring people to do things that don't feel right for them.5) Befriend feelings. I tend to feel more comfortable validating feelings rather than trying to undermine them.My listening guide: https://bit.ly/QuietMagicListeningGuideCurrent roles: Forum Supporter (Personality Disorders Support, Relationship & Friendship Support, Needs Reply Team) Former roles: Quality Mentor Leader (Anonymous Evaluations Team), Quality Mentor, Safety Patrol"Effective altruism is about taking a desire to do good, but using reason and evidence to guide our actions so we have the greatest chance of success." (FAQ on Effective Altruism)────────────────────────────────────────────────────List of self-care tips (these are presented as being for BPD but they seem like they'd possibly be pretty helpful for anybody) Healthy trinity: 1) Sleep2) Diet3) ExerciseHere are a couple optional things to try if you're in the middle of an anxiety/panic attack, dissociative episode, or urge/craving.
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1489
United States

Anusha

Marvel 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to my profile!*I am not taking 1-1 chats at the moment* I very recently graduated univeristy. I studied psychology and now I volunteer as Internship ambassador here at 7 cups. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding the Internship Project.  If you are reading this, send me a hi! :D  I might not reply immediately, but I try my best to reply as soon as I can (can sometimes take a couple of days)My Listener twin: @KeenEar96 
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2921
Nepal

rachsxo

Virtuoso 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello, and welcome to my profile! My listener name is rachsxo, but you can call me Rachel.✧ Current Availability ✧I am not accepting any more new members at the moment as I am a full time university student and I am still trying to figure out my schedule. Listeners, if you have questions about quality mentoring and/or the Listener Verifying Team that don't require a live chat session, please send me a message and I'd be happy to help you out.✧ About Me & My Involvement on 7 Cups ✧Verified Listener Adult-Teen Listener Quality Mentor & Teen Quality Mentor Chatroom Moderator (Disability Support) Listener Verifying Team: Want to become a Verified Listener? Learn more here! VL Team Quality Mentor Leader Doorkeeper (need a chatroom opened? Message me!)Pronouns: she/her/hers For my profile picture I chose a drawing of a cochlea! Not only does it represent my passion for audiology, but it is coincidentally an essential organ for listening. I love to dance & teach my own choreography, play piano & sing, and listen to music– my favorite singers are Banks and Billy Joel! I enjoy physical fitness and wellness and love going for long walks and living an active and healthy lifestyle. I am currently in university studying communication disorders, and I have a passion for audiology with hopes to eventually pursue a career path as an audiologist. I would love to hear your story and get to know you, and I promise to create a safe, judgment-free space in all of our chat sessions.✧ Topics I Will Discuss ✧While I am open to discuss a wide range of topics, I specialize in relationship & family stress, chronic pain, student life, and fitness related situations (eating disorders, weight management, etc). I'm also open to casual chats if you just need a person to talk to. Feel free to take a look at the other topics I will discuss below!✧ Topics I Won't Discuss ✧I do not discuss parenting, religion, or spirituality. While these are not topics that make me uncomfortable, they are areas that I am unfamiliar with and I do not feel as if I'll be able to provide adequate support for you. If you are looking for support for these topics, please click here to browse other listeners.Please note that while I do not discuss the aforementioned topics, my profile is inclusive to all and I will not judge nor discriminate no matter your age, gender identity, sexuality, religion, race, or current state of mental/physical/emotional wellbeing.✧ Hours of Availability ✧I am in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (GMT-5). I tend to be most active from around 12pm to 8pm EST, but I am typically online at random times throughout the day. My response time is generally between 1-12 hours, but could be shorter or longer depending on the time of day you message me. Please see the Current Availability section for more specific details regarding my activity as I update it regularly.New Chats: please note that I am most likely to get back to you when I am online, but feel free to message me at any time and I will reply as promptly as I can. If you appreciate our conversation, please let me know in a review! Not only does it help me work on my skills as a listener, but it helps others know that they are in good hands if they decide to reach out to me! Click this link to read about why you should submit a review after a chat with a listener.Thank you for visiting my profile, I look forward to getting to know you!✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" ~Maya Angelou "Nobody ever had a rainbow until they had a little rain" ~Jim Croce "When you've gone through something and you've overcome it, you're able to heal other people" ~Jillian Banks "As long as there are memories, yesterday remains. As long as there is hope, tomorrow awaits. As long as there is friendship, today is beautiful" ~Billy Joel
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1219
United States

anotherfrenchtoastclub

Veteran 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Click here for a welcome message! Hello everyone, I'm Toast! I'm an Academy Ambassador here at 7 Cups, along with many other roles. I try my best to contribute positively to the community. Unfortunately, at this time, I do not have the time to take up regular member chats. I do have some occasional times that I might be able to, but my status will be green at that time. But otherwise, my other life commitments restrict me from responding in a timely manner.  That being said, my PMs are always open! I will get back to you as soon as I can, please do bear with me on my response time. Feel free to always resend a message if need be!Things that you can PM me about but are not limited to: - 7 Cups Academy Programs - Becoming an Adult-Teen Listener - Listener Coaching and Quality Mentoring - Peer & Chat Support (Although I am not frequently able to be in this role, I will try my best!) - Safety Patrol - Opening/Closing chat rooms _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________{the undercurrent pullsmy body it sweepspulling my outits anger it keepsthe undercurrent drawsa turbulent temptit tumbles my heartwith vehement intentthe undercurrent ragesBut I'm sturdy and strongadept in the waterfor that's where I belongthe undercurrent subsidesI'm floating serenemy eyes see the sunI still live, I still dream-Eileen Manassian, "The deleted poems". }Aspiring psychologist, avid movie watcher, devoted foodie, an ardent feminist, and a chain-reader! You can call me Toast! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and the most beautiful part of us."-David Richo ^ Words to live by.
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987
United States