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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.

rachsxo

Sage 5
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 ✧Please note: I am currently working a summer job along with a part time internship outside of 7Cups, so my response time to new chats or mentoring requests may be longer than usual. Please be patient with me- I will do my best to respond as quickly as I can!Members: I am taking a limited amount of general and personal requests! Message me and we can see if we'd be a good match.Listeners: I am accepting a limited number of new mentees! I need to focus most of my energy on my internship and job, but I am able to take on some new mentees. Please send me a message and we can work something 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 Project AgentPronouns: she/her/hers 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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1170
United States

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

MidnightRaven999

Pinnacle 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
  I am not currently taking new personal requests, please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find an avaliable listener. sorry for the inconvenience .Please read the whole profile before contacting me! (except quotes section you dont have to read that unless you're interested) My availability is: Monday-Thursday, 1 pm- 1 am EST; I dont take member chats Friday - Sunday, as those are my self-care days. You can still message me over the weekend and I'll get back to you on Monday! I also limit my chats times to between 30-60 minutes, depending on how much time I have.I usually keep my status set to busy or offline mode, but dont be afraid to send me a message anyway. Please include what you would like to chat about when you leave me a message, it would be really helpful to me so I know what you're going through.About MeMy name is Jayson and I'm a transgender guy! I've suffered through ADHD, PTSD/trauma, anxiety, BPD, and I'm proudly a part of the LGBT+ community. I'm always here if you need to talk. I want you to know that when you open a chat window with me, it is a safe, confidential place where you can share as much or as little as you want with me.Topics I specialize in taking ADHD Anxiety BPD PTSD/Trauma LGBT+ issues Bullying Chronic PainTopics I DONT take Depression Suicide/self-harm (we are not able to help with suicidal situations, please refer to 7cups.com/crisis/ or a crisis line to get proper help) Drug/Alchol Abuse Sexual chats (I do take sexual issue chats, but if you are being inappropriate toward me, i will end the chat. Please be respectful) The topics listed above are often trigger-topics for me, so please find a different listener to chat with about these issues. If you have a different topic that is not on either of these lists, or on my listed topics i take, you can feel free to contact me and I'll see if i can help you!Listener Twins!!@ItsDev@KarenMarie@Pamharley003@TenderTruth@SpaceStation2@HopieRemiThings I do here!Peer Support- I offer support to listeners after they have been through a difficult or stressful chat Quality Mentor Quality Ambassador Quality Mentor LeaderChatroom MentorGlobal ModSafety Patrol SPOT- the Safety Patrol Outreach Team; we train all the safety patrol members, as well as outreaching to people that need to change thier profiles to comply with site rules!Verifier TeamChat Support - i offer support to listeners during a difficult/hard chat ~Quote The Raven, Nevermore~ "Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of our mind" -Dean Koontz"We're all needed, even those who sometimes think we're worthless, plain and dull. If we love and allow ourselves to be loved...Well a person who loves is the most precious thing in the world, worth all the fortunes that ever were." -Dean Koontz"Being polite is not only the right way to respond to people, but also the easiest. Life is so filled with unavoidable conflict that I see no reason to promote more confrontations." -Dean Koontz"There's no such thing as being cowardly in a fight" -Edward Elric"Sometimes its good to be scared, it means you have something to lose" -Richard Webber"Just put one foot in front of the other, just get through the day." - Meredith Grey "I'm a human being, I make mistakes. I'm flawed, we all are." - Derek Shepherd"The future is the home of our deepest fears and our wildest hopes." -Owen Hunt
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4742
United States

KindnessMatters2020

Marvel 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to about something difficult, sad, frustrating or emotionally-charged. I am happy to just listen or to help brainstorm solutions.  Besides being a verified active listener, my other roles here include: -Quality Mentor -Listener Coaching Team -Safety Patrol Outreach Team -Anonymous Evaluation Feedback Team -Verifier for Verified Listener Team  Mom
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5165
United States

blitheEmbrace27

Exemplar 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
.•* Hey there cool person reading my profile. I hope you know that you are awesome, and beautiful/handsome just the way you are  .•* Ive been through a lot, and can relate to many things. I’ve had a fair share of my own battles and mountains ive had to climb.  .•* I’m a non-judgemental person, i like to think I’m pretty fun and chill as well. Im here if you need a friend, or just a place to vent.  .•* I wish I could take everyone’s pains away and replace it with happiness. Unfortunately I can’t, but I can do my best at making things easier for you.  .•* call it cliche, but I really want to make a difference in the world, and make a difference in peoples lives.  .•* Positive Vibes, Positive Mind, Positive life .•* Some of my favourite quotes: ”I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. So don't give up your dreams.” “nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. it’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” “Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful”                                    ❤️❤️❤️ ~ May love, peace, sunshine & happiness be part of your life always~ My roles on cups: -Verified listener  -Adult - Teen listener -Safety patrol-Room supporter -Chat supporter/Peer supporter - Forum supporter (depression support) - Global moderator  - Community Mentor (depression support)  - Quality Mentor  - Support room mentor (depression support)  -LDP mentor  - Doorkeeper  - Support session leader for disability. Thursday’s at 3pm ET  -Occasional Sharing Circle/Healthy Habbits Host
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5590
United States

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & 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 late 20s. I have 4 dogs and 5 cats which basically means I own a zoo! 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 piano and violin 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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5091
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

Mango3

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hey there everyone, I am Mango. I am currently not accepting new member chats because of my other commitments on the site. But please feel free to check out other listeners in the community from >>HERE<<Saturdays and Sundays are normally my "off" time away from 7 cups. If you send me a message I might only reply back to you very late or on MondayI am a Quality Mentor and Quality Mentor Leader for the Listener Coaching Team and Care Team. If you are interested to know more about the teams feel free to message me   My main focus as a mentor is on the Quality Track. As a Quality Mentor, I will be able to help you improve your active listening skills, help you to navigate through the site, or answer any questions that you may have about being a listener or any aspect of the site.≿━━━━༺My roles on 7 cups ༻━━━━≾Active Listening Test 2 Grader Adult-Teen Listener Quality Mentor Quality Mentor Leader for Listener Coaching Team and Care Team SPOT(Safety Patrol Outreach Team) Safety Patrol Team Teen Quality Mentor  Teen Transition Mentor ○ If you are interested in connecting with a Listener Coach,click HERE○ Do you want to join the Listener Coaching team? Click HERE○ What is the Care Team? - Found out more HERE  
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1653
South Africa

JoyfulUnicorn

Expert 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
***Currently Not Taking Personal Chat Requests***Hello All! I am Joy <3 I am an Adult Teen Listener<3 I am a Quality Mentor<3 I Focus on the Safety Teams / Aspects of 7Cups<3 I just want you all to know how amazing and strong you are! Keep fighting! You can do this!  You dont need to fight anything alone no more!  I myself am fighting my own issues but on the times i am available (Shown by the green dot) -  I can offer a listening ear i will.   I do not take Sexual Chats or chats about Self Harm/suicide ideation or intentions and Eating Disorders. (If I cannot take your topic i will refer you to another listener who would be better suited for your needs.)My Current Roles on Cups Adult- Teen Listener Verified Listener Quality Mentor Peer Supporter Safety Awareness Team Project Agent  Safety Patrol Team Safety Patrol Outreach Team Needs Reply TeamPrevious Roles & Teams I Have Helped Out With on Cups Eating Disorder Team  Mindfulness Team Depression Team Disability TeamMy Listener Friends...Gracey - My Friesis - The best listener i know, Helps me through ups and downs and accepts me for who i am. Super supportive and awesome and sticks with me through laughter and tears! Luff You! MidnightRaven999 - My mentor - My friend - You are soo kind and awesome and so supportive and really help me through rough times.rebecca947 - My mentor - My Friend - I Can't thankyou for all your support and love you offer me through my journey here on cups.Shanna - My Mentor - A friend - thankyou for being so kind and supportive to me on my journey. You are so lovely and i am so honoured to have met you <3amiablePeace77 -My Mother - You have supported me as a member and even as a listener you will forever be a mother to me here on cups! Thankyou for your on going love and support and accepting me and who i am! You are so amazing! Luv You!! Grahzeymahzin - My Unicorn Listener Twinnie! Thankyou for all the ongoing support. You are so amazing and beautiful soul inside and out. I feel honoured to have met you and hope we can continue interacting in time to come! You're awesome *sprinkles unicorn magic* My favourite quote... "There is MORE in the mirror than my PAIN. There is MORE in my life than my PAIN and what lies behind it is BEaUtiful!"Remember You Are Strong - Hold On Pain Ends! 
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235
United Kingdom

Amy

Exemplar 9
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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2089
United Kingdom

Heather225

Expert 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello, 7 Cups! ❤️💛💚💙💜 My name is Heather (my nickname is H), and I head the 7 Cups Community Management Team. Please drop by my PMs if you have any feedback or safety concerns!You may know me by my birds!Tuna: https://imgur.com/hKKOcojFlip: https://imgur.com/NPPrtVG ❤️💛💚💙💜Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. - Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata” - NOTE: I am unable to take chat requests as I cannot respond in a timely manner. To find a listener click the Browse Listeners. Listeners indicate if they are taking on new chats in their profile. The green dot indicates they are currently online. For urgent needs please join the general queue and the first available listener will connect.  
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208
United States

Gracey

Epitome 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
7 cups Ambassador Members - I am currently not taking any new personal requests for long term members due to other commitments on cups and in my personal life. I can however provide one off 90 minute sessions if you feel this would be useful. Please note my time is limited and i will not be able to chat to everyone - if you would like to chat please message me with a brief description of the topic you would like to talk about, if i am able to i will respond to set up a time to connect with you!Listeners - Please feel free to send me a message anytime and i will reply as soon as possible!Thank you for your understanding!----------------------------------------------------------------Hello, my name is Grace (cis female -she/her) 👩 and I am a 24 year old tea loving ☕ cat mum 🐈  and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups!  I have been on 7 Cups as a listener, on and off for over 6 yearsRoles here on 7cups - - Quality Ambassador  - Teen chatroom mentor/mod, peer support and chat support - Profile flagging team - Safety Patrol  - SPOT team & safety patrol trainer----------------------------------------------------------------Everyone who visits my profile is accepted and will not be judged, this is a safe space for everyone ❤❋ LGBTQ+ and questioning friendly ❋ ABDL / TBDL friendly ❋ DID / Dissociation and mental health friendly ❋ Autism / ASD / learning disabilities / disability / learning difficulty friendly ----------------------------------------------------------------❋ I am passionate about helping to make sure that no-one ever feels like they have no-one to turn to❋ I understand the importance of having a safe and nonjudgmental environment to talk in ❋ I am compassionate, understanding and very open minded therefore nothing shocks me - so don't suffer in silence ----------------------------------------------------------------Personal request - I will do my best to accomodate personal requests so feel free to send me a message with the topic you would like to chat about. I will be unable to respond to all personal requests but i will try my best! - I will only chat for a maximum of 60-90 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you! Advice - Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment.Listening style - My listening style is not for everyone, I prefer to leave the majority of the talking to you while I prompt the conversation. I will not lecture, give long responses or provide a lot of feedback - this is to allow more time for you to speak and be heard. My aim is not to improve your situation or make you feel better, but just to be with you through whatever it is you are going through or experiencing. I will do my very best to adjust to suit you as an individual. ----------------------------------------------------------------  
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2376
United Kingdom