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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.

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

Anomalia

Pinnacle 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
New job at work has me traveling more, plus life events mean that I'll be away a bit more over time.  Trying to keep on top of PMs, but apologies if my responses are delayed! My availability varies based on work meetings, but generally I can schedule one hour live chat appointments Monday-Thursday during the day (10am-6pm Eastern) and will try to respond to messages within 24-48 hours, with slower times on weekends as I do not typically log in here Friday-Sunday much.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------  Hi all, I'm glad you've found my profile here! I truly love to listen and help others, and am particularly versed in eating disorders, work stress, and sexual assault, though happy to discuss anything, including sexual issues / sexuality. If you feel like you could use some extra support or help working through a problem, please reach out! You can start a chat with me if I'm online or to message me if I'm not and we can set up a time. I'm in the US in Central Time and somewhat flexible during the day Monday-Thursday. I'm hard to catch sometimes, so plan to set up an appointment with me.  I'm also open to messaging back and forth not live, but more frequently, if that's preferable for you. If you see me in the forums, you'll know I have a few favorite quotes around recovery and strength that I throw around all the time, so I'll share them here, too. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" "Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself." "Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day." Much love to all, Anomalia
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6973
United States

Samar27

Exemplar 13
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea.I like to help people as I know how it feels to be in that position. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. Glad you are here! :)      
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3579
Egypt

CommunityModCharlie

Pinnacle 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi my name is Charlie! I am a Community Moderator and I am unfortunately unable to take 1-1 chats.
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908
Australia

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

Mel

Exemplar
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Forum Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Forum Mentor, Forum Mentor Leader and Forum Key applications, Forum Meetings, Flag queue and overseeing modified Forum content. Would you like to be involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter! Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Forum Mentor/Forum Star/Forum Member Leader! - Chatroom Ambassador: Chatroom Mentor, Teen Chatroom Mentor and Teen Chatroom Star applications, Chat Support training, Listener Learning team (Listener Discussions), Listener Room Review form. Find out more about our Chatroom Leadership Opportunities.- Community Mentor Leader for Teen Only Zone subcommunity. We're always looking for new teens to take part of your subcommunity! Come join in! - Active Listening (AL) 2, 3 & 4. Badges (please ask other graders for feedback). We try to get your requests graded as soon as possible (and we have a great team for that!) but please be mindful that we grade these manually and we have a great amount of requests sent in daily. You can check the updates threads of each test here AL2 Updates, AL3 Updates, AL4 Updates to know when badges have been last updated.I'm a doorkeeper so I can open/close rooms per request. Feel free to message me at any time. ---------------------------------------------Thanks for stumbling into my profile :) It's very nice to see you! I'm Mel and I'm a young girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a college student majoring in physics. I work as a support teacher for young kids mostly. I love teaching and explaining things - I think everybody deserves their chance at understanding a difficult matter, even if they need more time for it than someone else would.  I'm not much of a talker as a listener. I feel like it's very important that every single person out there has someone to rely on and be there for them. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged. That's what I aim for. I know I can't change your life nor magically solve your problems (Although I would really like to be able to do that) but I do can promise to be here, as much as possible and as much as you need. I'm your friend and I'll always care about you. I deal my own battles every day and I know that talking helps. You are never alone here. I would like to be a writer someday, because books mean a lot to me. Everything I want is what I write to be special for someone, if I could make at least one (only one) person feel something by something I wrote, I would already feel realized. Writing has always come naturally to me. It's who I am. As a kid, I would always grab a pencil and write, instead of drawing. I would always make stories up in my mind to tell other people. I would always write too much, speak too much, and take too long to tell an anecdote. I was born a storyteller. At the moment, I just do it for fun and for myself or my close ones.Anything else you would like to know about me, feel free to message me and ask, I'm pretty much an open book! and will love to get to know eachother more. If you are around here and have any question or need someone to chat or you are a new listener and want a long term mentor to cheer on you and be happy for all your success - I'm your gal. Much love, Mel. 
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2070
Argentina

CommunityModJennie

Genius 3
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi! My name is Jennie and I am a Community moderator. I'm unfortunately not available for 1-1 chats. 
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604
United Kingdom

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

EvelyneRose

Epitome 15
Listens to Teens &amp; 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

RebekahRoyal

Virtuoso 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
*please call me "Rebekah". Thank you!* 🐣 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 available for 1 hour, short-term mentoring sessions. So, to book a mentoring chat with me, please feel free to go to this link. I can't wait to chat with you!Welsh/Cymraeg: Welsh Speakers/Siaradwyr Cymraeg: Shwmae! Croeso i 7 Cwpanau. Fy enw yw Rebekah, a rwy'n hapus iawn i helpu. Dydw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg yn rhugl, ond dw i'n siarad digon i cario 'mlaen sgwrs.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 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 Active Listening [Test 1] Grading: I help to grade AL1: Graduate test. Take the AL1 test here. 🌻o Project Agent: I help to train listeners for the Verifiers team! 🌻o Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here! 🌻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!  🌻 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.  🌻 Community 🌻 o Translation Team: I help to translate the 7 Cups site into German/auf Deutsch. 🌻o Community Mentor Leading: I'm the leader of the Anxiety sub-community. Would you like to get involved in the anxiety community? Introduce yourself here!  🌻 Chatrooms 🌻 o Doorkeeping: I'm able to open & close chatrooms. 🌻o Global Chatroom Moderation: I help to create a positive and inclusive environment in all member and listener chatrooms! 🌻o Teen Chatroom Mentor: I moderate in the listener chatrooms (the teen ones, specifically) 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 and Harry Potter (I'm a Gryffindor)!  🧁 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'm an avid chess player!  🧁 My favourite artists are; My Chemical Romance // Lady Gaga // The White Stripes // Green Day // Billie Eilish //  ✨ VIPS ✨ @bouncySalamander26; Sal is an amazing person. He's funny, caring, kind, and in general, a fantastic friend. Thank you, for everything! P.S. "snoozy sponge!"  🏁 Triggers 🏁 🏁 Please don't use all caps (for emphasis or roles is fine). 🏁 Please do not use excessive ellipsis ("..." a lot, or "............................"). 🏁 Please don't use "mhm" in PMs with me. 🏁 Please try to use "could" instead of "can" when in PMs with me. 
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900
United Kingdom