"Listen to understand rather than listen to respond."***Leave me a message and I will get back to you so that we can set up a time to talk. I look forward to hearing from you!***Hey guys, my name is River! I am a soldier in a constant war, but I can say with certainty that I'm winning.
I'm an Aquarius sun-Scorpio moon (for those of you who don't know what that entails, it means I'm argumentative but also very open-minded!). I am also an ISTP-A and primarily a Type 8: The Challenger, though I'm not nearly as scary as that sounds.
I love to read about the human mind, random facts, mental illnesses and how to manage them. I also write pretty much anything. I draw well, too, but usually mess my drawings up when I try to add colour. I'm a huge fan of rock music; you'll find me dancing to Green Day or Marianas Trench at 4 am. I like to cook as well, and I make a killer salad. The trick is orange and lemon juice as a dressing (citrus yum). I want to go into experimental and/or forensic psychology and perhaps neuroscience or criminology! As you can see, I still have much thought to give it.
I watch Supernatural (“A wise man once told me, ‘family don’t end in blood.’ But it doesn’t start there either. Family cares about you, not what you can do for them. Family’s there; for the good, bad, all of it. They got your back, even when it hurts.”), The Big Bang Theory (Bazinga!), and Criminal Minds (Hotch and Blake are my favourite).
I have Bipolar Disorder which is like an unwanted rollercoaster ride and Asperger's Syndrome, this means I'm a genius hah. I also have Synesthesia—basically means that I have some werid wiring in my brain and I connect certain things to other certain things instinctively—not as much a diagnosis as a superpower! This means that I feel the same physical sensations as other people do (mirror-touch), and I see people as colours (personality-colour). This being said, it might not sound so weird when I say that I like green, purple, and orange people!My Roles:Verified Listener - I have been verified by the 7Cups community based on quality active listening skills. Peer Support - I am trained to support listeners after an upsetting, stressful, or triggering chat.Discussion Leader - I host weekly discussions on different topics. Feel free to drop by!Safety Patrol Team - I help keep 7Cups a safe place for everyone.DJ team - I am a member of the DJ team. Join us during a music therapy session to rock out with everyone!Come Join Us! (times are in Eastern Standard)Monday: Teen Listener Discussion - 4-5pm Wednesday: Sharing Circle - 1-2pm Thursday: Sharing Circle - 9-10am / Self-Harm Recovery - 10-11pm Friday: Sharing Circle - 9-10am / GTKY - 2-3pm Saturday: Sharing Circle - 9-10am / Icebreakers & Games - 4-5pm Sunday: Sharing Circle - 1-2pm People who are important to me:mykenziemarie03:
Kenz is both an amazing listener and astounding friend! She is highly empathetic which shows in every aspect of her life, be that her listening, her frienships, or her relationships. She loves being overprotective of others. I'll let you in on a secret: she likes to think she's tough but I can vouch for the fact that she is a major softie. Icicle0212:
Van is hilarious and lighthearted, but is so incredibly caring that he surprises me sometimes with his endless wisdom. He's open-minded, and much more of a lover than a fighter! greenfox3456:
Benji is a close friend of mine; always thoughtful of others and very welcoming! He was one of the first people on 7cups who made me feel like part of the community, and I can never thank him enough, though I do try by giving him oreos and skittles. Sydney113:
SydnEy has a very positive and loving energy that follows her into whatever room she enters. She's very lovable and the kindest person I have ever met! I don't even feel that bad when she steals my chips.
~ And a quick shoutout to my mentors @hopedreamlove and @24Help1! ~***Feel free to text me about anything, I can hold a conversation pretty well (especially if it's about shrimp)***
A safe space to feel heard, free of judgment.
⏱You can find me active between:
-8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
In order to provide you with my fullest attention I'll always do my best to listen to one member at the time.
-If my status is GREEN I will be able to reply right away and dedicate my fullest attention to you.
-If my status is ORANGE get in touch!
I might be able to reply with some delay.
-If my status is RED and you would like to be listened by me I encourage you to leave a message, I will do my very best to get back to you as soon as possible.
CURRENTLY ON A BREAK!
💭 It's not always easy to talk about ourselves, our problems or 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 who you feel comfortable with. 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! 💜
"You are always one decision away from a totally different life."Hello everyone, I'm known as Obs and I'm one of the members of the Community Management Team. Here are some resources in case you need them -
If you are unable to see any group support rooms, probably you would need to meet some requirements. Check them here!
Join us in various group discussions? check the community calendar for the schedule and details. Group Support Frequently Asked QuestionsWeekly CommunityMod & Rooms ScheduleA few steps of growth as a listener
If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resource Please feel free to PM me with any questions or doubts regarding our community and roles. I am here with you to help with the best of my efforts while we keep building our community better each day with team efforts. I am unable to take chat requests right now as I am unable to respond timely. I request you to connect with other available listeners here- Browse Listeners. We all are here with you to listen and support. Do not say, "I am having a bad day." Say, "I am having a character-building day." - Les BrownHave a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!
Hey! I'm AstronomySkies, often called Astro or Skies. Sometimes even called my first name. Whoah, I know right, a real name. So shocking.
Welcome to 7Cups, glad to see that you've made it to my listener profile. "We grow through what we go through."
Its nice to meet you, I can't wait to see you around the site. Whether its in the forums, the group rooms, or in 1-on-1 chats! Feel free to reach out to me anytime you need, I'll respond as soon as I can. "Never let the things you cannot prevent you from doing the things you can."Red: This means that I am offlineOrange: This means that I am busy, but onlineGreen: This means I'm online and actively taking chats"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all."
I help out in a wide variety of topics, mostly with Anxiety, LGBT+, Trauma and Panic Attacks. But that's not all. <3 Please reference the areas below my profile for specifics.
I will accept chats about sexuality or similar issues, but not chats that are excessively innappropriate in nature. "I act normal while fighting a battle you could not imagine."
I'm currently accepting new mentees interested in roles or involvement in the Anxiety Support sub-community. Please pm me if you have any questions regarding this matter.
Note to current mentees: I ask that you check up with me on how you are doing every once and a while. "No matter how hard the past was, you can begin again."Current Roles:| Community Mentor | I mentor other listeners interested in the Anxiety Support community.| LGBTQ+/MOGII Room Supporter | I help support the LGBT+ room to keep a welcoming environment for all. | Teen Zone Support Team | I am a team member of support team for the Teen Zone. | Anxiety Support Chatroom Moderator | I help moderate the Anxiety Support room to create a safe, supportive environment for both listeners and members. | Discussion Leader | I lead discussions on a wide variety of topics. | Chat Supporter | I provide chat support for other listeners during difficult chats| Verified Listener | I have been verified by the 7Cups community based on commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting.| Listener Verifier | I am part of the team that helps verify other listeners| Safety Patrol Profile Flagging Team | I flag member and listener profiles of 7Cups. Pm me if you find a profile that needs flagged. | Support Team Leader | I am one of the leaders of a support team here at 7Cups| Adult Teen Listener | I am an adult listener who has been given permission to return to the teen side of 7Cups to help support and keep safe."You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."
According to the Myer-Briggs personality type, I'm an INFJ-T or Advocate. According to the Ennegram test I am primarily Type 6 or Loyalist.
I am a volunteer first responder. Me sharing my profession is letting you know that I won't be on all the time as the hours are crazy. I do not give advice, and not medical advice especially. I am here to support you emotionally.
I'm stressed out a lot. I have self-hate. I am on the autism spectrum. I have social anxiety, depression, insomnia and nightmares. I have DID. I have trauma and PTSD. My area is suffering due to the virus outbreak, we are finally getting restrictions raised. I have a fiancé, he's also my best friend. I have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 1 lizard. I also love art, I love to sketch what I see in the world around me. I am interested in photography. I love astrology and all things space. I love learning about law enforcement and forensics and psychology and all things related. I love history. I love music and singing. I'm 18 years old. I'm going to college (majoring in criminal justice) (minoring in forensic chemistry and psychology) "Everybody needs somebody sometimes."Shoutout to Friends and/or Twinnies (or other amazing people) - @MercyHealsYou - Thanks for always being someone who is supportive and believing in others. I love that about you. And for being overall amazing and someone I consider a friend. Thanks for showing me the strength I have within myself. @Meowsicle - Omg we were so excited when we met you. Its so rare to find other systems for me. Its so great to have you and I think collectively we have chosen to call you a friend. @BlissfulSummer - My amazing listener twin, a really sweet person.
Hi there! Welcome to 7 Cups of Tea :)
I’m a trained active teen and adult listener and I like to support people struggling with about anything. I came here to find help myself and I did and it made me feel a lot better and I want to do the same for others by listening to them. I love to read and listen to music. You can vent out, think out loud, talk about anything you like and I will be here to listen to you without judging you at all as I know how hard it is to open up. I want you to feel safe with me while you talk and know that I am here for you.
* A Teen Ambassador
* An Adult - Teen Listener
* Teen Mentor Leader
* A Forum Mentor
* A Quality Mentor
* A Teen Mentor
* Peer support
Just know that I’m here for you :)
Hi! I'm Brittany! I see that you are looking at my profile. That's good because I will do my best to help you as much as I can. I will try to see your problem in your point of view and I definitely will not judge. I just want you to know that you are amazing and that you are worth everything! You should be proud of who you are and you shouldn't change for anybody. Feel free to message me whenever you'd like. I love talking to people no matter what its about. Even if you just want to talk about music or school.
As you can see, I like Naruto. I'll tell you why. I like Naruto because it teaches me never to give up. "A hero is not one that never fails. He is the one that gets up, again and again, never losing site of his dreams.".
Naruto taught me to never leave a comrade or friend behind for they are your greatest gift. "In the shinobi world, those that break the written and unwritten rules are deemed trash… but be that as it may… Those that would desregard their comrades so easily are even worse than trash. And those who don’t have the decency to respect the memories of their comrades are the worst.”.
Naruto taught me that even if you think that you are alone, you really aren't. There are others out there who care about you but you're too stuck on the mindset of being alone you can't see that.
I've also learned that teamwork is important, that you shouldn't judge too quickly and that you should remain calm in stressful situations.
Shikamaru taught me that grades don't determine your intelligence.
I learned that you should be kind as it will soon pay off.
I learned that everyone deserves a second chance.
I learned to stick by what I say "I'm not gonna run away and I never go back on my word, that is my nindō! My ninja way!"
All that I have learned from Naruto is very important. I honestly want to be more like the characters from Naruto. And I think everyone should learn these.
I have learned a lot more but these are the most important things.
Currently not taking any new member chats <3 Hey there, my name is Mara. It is so lovely to meet you!I am a dogmom who studies science, loves art, animals, dancing and partying and especially helping others. I am also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and a very openminded person.
For those who are interested, I am a very spiritual person. I'm extremely interested in astrology (pisces sun - scorpio moon), do tarotreadings, meditations... in my free time and my room is also full of candles, crystals, other witchy things and art! I am a very emotional introvert, but also an extremely open and loud person around people I trust. I am someone who laughs at literally everything and always tries to see the positive in things.
I became a listener because my mental health has had its ups and downs the last few years as well, since a lot happened in a short matter of time. I know the importance of having a safe and judgemental-free space to talk in and how it feels to have no one to talk to. This made me so passionate about mental health, spreading kindness and positivity and supporting others; all this motivated me to provide that to others! My current roles:
- Verified listener: I have been verified for active listening skills and quality chatting
- Long-term listener: I offer long-term supportive listening, to give you a sense of security, stability, and confidence and to support you in your journey to improvement
- Chat Support: I can offer you support with difficult ongoing chats
- Peer Support: I offer support to fellow listeners after a hard/triggering chat
- Teen Chatroom Star: You will often see me around in the Teen Listeners room. My role is to moderate the room and to make sure it stays a safe and positive environment. I am also there to answer questions, to provide resources and to manage chat situations
- Safety Patrol: I am able to flag profiles that violate the rules
- Translator: translate to German, French and Dutch
- Team member of the bipolar, schizophrenia & psychosis support community To members: Everyone visiting my profile or reaching out to me is accepted and welcome. I want you to know that you and our chat is safe with me. I want to support you and listen to you during your hard times. Together we can fight this. You are so strong. 'Our current situation isn't our final destination'
<3 LGTBQ+ and questioning friendly
<3 Every beliefs and religion friendly
<3 Mental health friendly
<3 Kink and fetish friendly
<3 Teen pregnancy / sexual assault friendly
<3 DID and personality disorders friendlyI only have a few personal boundaries to keep chats comfortable for both of us:
- I do take sexual chats, as long as it stays appropriate. There is a difference between sex chat and seeking support with sexual issues.
- Sexual abuse: please don't share too much details. I do take chats with that topic, but my priorities are your feelings and supporting you at the moment. All this being said, please don't hesitate to leave me a message. I will come back to you as soon as possible. My chatsessions last 45 minutes if general request or personal request when online, and 60 minutes if it is scheduled. I work with scheduling times but also with offline chatting.Schedule a chat below (only works on 7 Cups site)Always feel free to ask me more info about 7 Cups in general, long-term support, becoming a listener etc...
<3 To listeners:
Feel free to send me a message anytime if you need Chat Support, Peer Support, if you need anything/have any questions or just want to be friends!Currently not taking any mentees, because I want to become fully comfortable in my role first and put my focus on TL or CS first.My listener triplets are @TheAtticusFinch and @DontFearToDream <3
@DontFearToDream: Thank you for being such a supportive listener twin (triplet), and most important being an amazing friend. You truly are a bestfriend to me.
@TheAtticusFinch: Thank you for being such an active member of the community and putting so much time in helping others. You are a wonderful human being and listener (twin/triplet)
I love you both <3
Thank you so much for your time and just for being in this community! *Sending hugs*
When times are hard, even the world goes for a walk.
I will assist you if I can and if for any rare reason I strongly believe I cannot, I will find a suitable Listener for you if one is available.
I have been through traumatic situations of my own and out of experience, I make a point to take chats that I can often or at the very least, partially relate to in order for the member to get the most out of the session.
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If you want to talk with me but I'm not online, please feel free to send me a message and I will reply as soon as possible.
Please bear in mind that Listeners are all volunteers and we are here to help but we also have our own lives so we're not always available when you want us to be but we will try our best! ✌
Please also take note that this website is NOT a replacement for counselling, psychology or any sort of therapy. This is a website that is dedicated to helping those who have no where else to turn in their moment of need. It is highly recommended that if you require such help, you seek it from a professional with degress in that area. You can still chat with a Listener whenever you feel you need to but your reliance should be with a professional who is qualified to help you further.
Please note: this is NOT a crisis service! If you are in crisis, phone a crisis line such as the Samaritans. Thank you.
Please also remember that we are not allowed to share personal information and share any social media pages with you that are linked to ourselves.
If you need help ASAP, then please check out these resources. You can also find ones within the website under "My Path" then "Self Help Guides" at the top of the page.In Care SurvivorsMindScottish Association for Mental Health
I'm a young female adult living in the United Kingdom. In my spare time, I enjoy helping others in and outwith this website. When you have a discussion with myself, you are under no obligation to provide any information you do not feel comfortable giving out. The chat is 100% confidential and within a non-judgemental atmosphere.My Listener Twins@Suzanne @aShhhley @MindfulMenieresMusician
Remember, the past doesn't have to be your future.
Hi, my name is Tate.
Topics I'm Most Comfortable With:DisabilitiesLGBTQ+Chronic PainFriendly/Casual Chats
Anything you say to me will stay in our chat, and I will do my best to support and affirm you. While I might not know exactly what you're going through, I hope I can relate on some level, and although I might not solve your problems, I can try to make you a little happier in the mean time.
Verified ListenerSupport Session Leader (LGBTQ+)Peer SupporterAbout Me
I enjoy math, videogames, music, and books. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I've been teaching kids for about 4 years. I’m also studying special education.
I've spent most of my life living with POTS (a chronic illness), anxiety, ADHD, and depression.
I’m also a member of the LGBTQ+ community (I’m gay!) ShoutoutsShoutout and lots of love to
@Moosewithducks rest in peace little guy
"Keep shining, because you might be the lighthouse in someone else’s storm."