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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.

QuietMagic

Veteran 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, my name is Josh. If you'd like to schedule a live chat with me, feel free to use my booking form (link). Note: if you send me a booking request and you have the profile setting checked for "Do not allow listeners to initiate chats", please also send me a message so that I'm able to chat with you.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/QuietMagicListeningGuide
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1080
United States

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 ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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United States

CommunityModParker

Discoverer 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
hello! I am a community moderator! I'm unable to take 1-1 member chats!
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325
United States

anotherfrenchtoastclub

Guru 9
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.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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983
United States

asthebeesays

Virtuoso 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I take a variety of topics - scroll through the list and see if you find anything that fits you.  I will rarely schedule chats but check with me and I might, I have limited time so I make no promises that I can schdule something.  I am one of the members who will talk about some subjects like BDSM, polyamory, open relationships, and so on.Quality is my passion and I love working with other mentors and other listeners to increase quality in our work with members and other listeners.
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3073
United States

soulsings

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Sorry if you are a member or guest looking to chat, I am not currently accepting personal requests for chats. You can browse for a listener. https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ . You may also find these helpful https://www.7cups.com/connect/groupChatrooms.php    https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php Some people find that mindfulness helps them cope. The video Resource Library https://www.7cups.com/forum/MindfulnessSupportCommunity_106/ResourceLibrary_1062/ All the best to you. Again sorry I cannot help you but my personal workload does not allow openings for that at this time. If you might consider a paid text therapy on 7cups, then this may be of interest  https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/?ob=1 The other resource is various therapy topics  https://www.7cups.com/experts/catalog/topics/  
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2891
United States

EvelyneRose

Epitome 15
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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1174
United States

Anusha

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to my profile!*I am not taking 1-1 chats at the moment* and currently on a break. 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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Nepal

CommunityModMorgan

Supporter 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am a community moderator! I'm unable to take 1-1 member chats. 
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9
United States

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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6594
United States

Hope

Epitome 3
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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4581
United Arab Emirates

KimsonTheSteveFundYPOC

Discoverer 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello Everyone! I’m glad you found me on 7 Cups! I’m a trained active listener and Young People of Color community manager with support from  The Steve Fund where we are passionate about the emotional and mental well-being of young people of color. I enjoy reading all types of genres and collecting old cameras. If I’m online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I’m offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect or answer questions you may have. Welcome and I am so glad you decided to join us!
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United States