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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.

rebecca947

Sage 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Unfortunately, I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. Hi, I'm Rebecca! I'm here to listen to any issues you have. As the saying goes, a burden shared is a burden halved. I'm here to take the other half. :)My Self-Harm Recovery discussion for adults is on every Wednesday at 5pm-6pm ET!  I DO NOT take sexual or inappropriate chats.
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1242
Australia

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

RebekahRoyal

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
 🐣 Introduction 🐣  Life is hard; we all know it. It's full of positive and negative moments, very few of which we have complete control over. You don't predict the future, the future predicts you. It's great to see that you're reaching out for support today. It may feel incredibly difficult to ask for guidance, be it for a current or a past situation - you are not alone in how you feel.Members:I'm currently not available for chats, unless you are an existing long-term member. Please feel free to go here to find an available listener immediately. If you are in a crisis situation, please go here.Listeners:I'm currently unavailable for all types of mentoring chats. Please refer to another mentor here.Welsh/Cymraeg: Welsh Speakers/Siaradwyr Cymraeg: Ar hyn o bryd nid wyf ar gael ar gyfer sgyrsiau oni bai eich bod yn aelod hirdymor presennol. Peidiwch ag oedi cyn mynd yma i ddod o hyd i wrandawr sydd ar gael ar unwaith. Os ydych chi mewn sefyllfa o argyfwng, ewch yma.German/Deutsch German Speakers/Deutschsprachige: Ich bin derzeit nicht für Chats verfügbar, es sei denn, Sie sind ein bestehendes Langzeitmitglied. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, hierher zu gehen, um sofort einen verfügbaren Hörer zu finden. Wenn Sie sich in einer Krisensituation befinden, gehen Sie bitte hier.How I Listen: 🐣 I will ensure that you, as a person, are validated. How you feel is perfectly okay. 🐣 Please be aware that I will not be offering advice, as it could be very harmful to both you and your situation, and could cause offense. 🐣 You will suffer no judgement from me. 🐣 Our chat will be as supportive and comforting as possible. 🐣 Finally, I will make sure that you are heard. Your voice deserves to be listened to. 🌻 My Involvements 🌻  🌻 Quality 🌻 o Verified Adult-Teen Listener: I completed an interview and a mock chat with a highly experienced listener to show that I'm suitable to chat with teens, and a listener of high quality. 🌻o Active Listening [Test 1] Grading: I help to grade AL1: Graduate test. Take the AL1 test here. 🌻o Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here! 🌻o Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team: I offer feedback to those who have been evaluated through the AE project. 🌻o [Teen] Quality Mentoring: I mentor adult and teen listener quality! 🌻o Quality Mentor Leading: I lead the Anonymous Evaluations team. Find out more about this team by sending me a message, or by going here! 🌻o Quality Ambassador: I am so privileged to be an ambassador for 7 Cups!  🌻 Safety 🌻 o Saftey Patroling: I flag profiles that have violations. 🌻o Safety Patrol Outreach Team [SPOT]: I reach out to those who have fixable profile violations.  🌻 Chatrooms 🌻 o Doorkeeping: I'm able to open & close chatrooms. 🌻o Peer Supporting: I offer support to listeners after a difficult chat (*not* for personal issues. That is what member accounts are for). 🌻o Chat Supporting: I offer support to listeners during a tricky chat. 🌻o Global Chatroom Moderation: I help to create a positive and inclusive environment in all member chatrooms! 🌻o [Teen] Chatroom Mentor: I moderate in the listener chatrooms to ensure they stay safe and inclusive!  🧁 About Me 🧁  🧁 I am once again questioning my sexuality, and I don't mind what pronouns you use! 🌈💙 🧁 I love Doctor Who (10th Doctor is my favourite)!  🧁 Reading, writing and analysing true crime cases are my passions (though I'm also a tech lover).  🧁 My favourite music genres are classic rock, heavy metal, 70s/80s pop/rock, punk rock, and alternative.  🧁 I am neurodivergent!  🧁 My favourite artists are; My Chemical Romance // Lady Gaga // Green Day // Måneskin //  ✨ VIPS ✨ @bouncySalamander26; Sal is an amazing person. He's funny, caring, kind, and in general, a fantastic friend. Thank you, for always being awesome!  P.S. "snoozy sponge!"@Gracey; I will never be able to thank Grace enough for her kindness and support over the years. She is sweet, understanding, patient, and always knows how to help out. Thank you, for always being a good friend 💙 
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946
Germany

TaranWanderer

Sage 13
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

Heather225

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Teens & 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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209
United States

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

bookworm4

Marvel 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to 7 Cups :) 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. I am: * A Teen Ambassador * An Adult - Teen Listener Just know that I’m here for you :)
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2478
Pakistan

Mango3

Genius 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi everyone, my name is Mango! I am a Quality Ambassador for 7 Cups with a focus on the Listener Coaching Team and the Care Team.  (Feel free to check out more about the respective teams by clicking them)   I am currently not active in the community to take member chats, but we have brilliant Listeners in the community who would love to listen and emotionally support you. Find them 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 Monday   Feel free to message me for the following things:  Want to know more about the Listener Coaching Team or apply for it (must be a Mentor). Want to know more about the Care Team or apply for it. Considering being a Quality Mentor on the site. As a teen, you want to get more involved in the Quality Track.    ●∘◦❀ My roles on 7 cups ❀◦∘● Quality Ambassador Active Listening Test 2 Grader Adult-Teen Listener Community Mentor  Quality Mentor & Teen Quality Mentor  Quality Mentor Leader for Listener Coaching Team and Care Team Safety Patrol Team Teen Transition Mentor  
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1662
South Africa

blitheEmbrace27

Exemplar 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
❗️❗️ ON A SELFCARE BREAK ❗️❗️ .•* 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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5593
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

PenguinPower31

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Please see my reviews, ratings, badges, and stats for an idea of my listening experience.  If this leads you to think I might be a good listener for you let me know and we will see.  
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22992
United States