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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.

LaetusAuditor

Marvel 14
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Songs addict¬†ūüėÄhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS_a-qb7aW7ElnnVPvCnqrBJujQW36dwq ¬†
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Egypt

LavenderFlower

Expert 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently UNAVAILABLE for member chats. Please check back later.ūüíôAbout MeūüíôHey there everyone! I am LavenderFlower, but you can call me Lavender or Lav¬† I like video games, writing, acting, music, and art. I‚Äôm super interested in Psychology and Forensics as well. I listen to those with Personality Disorders and Dissociative Disorders on top of the categories I have listed. I also take chats about attention seeking and lying. I am an empathetic listener who will do their best to support you. ¬† ūüíöInvolvementsūüíöVerified Listener Wiki Team Safety Patrol Adult-Teen Listener Intern Graduate with Honours Intern Mentor ¬† ¬†
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Trinidad And Tobago

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

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

Ahlex

Pinnacle 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please read at least first paragraph¬†before messaging me!Welcome, I'm glad you're here!¬†Topics I DON'T¬†take: career & financial stress, politics, religion, spirituality, cheating, polygamy, labels (sexuality and gender), chronic pain, disability issues.¬†I am also happy with casual conversations or to keep you company!¬†Or if you want some funny/cute YouTube videos.Don't get angry or upset if I'm not available to talk or not in the mood for a certain topic. I'm not a robot, I have feelings and a life too. If you can't respect that then please stay away.Things I have experience in: relationships/people, depression, alcohol and drug addiction, apathy, violence, managing emotions, narcissism, guilt, kinks, incest (consensual), night terrors, parenting, anger issues.Things I DON'T have experience in: break ups, dating, anxiety, lack of motivation, dwelling on things, LGBT issues, being sensitive, financial issues, strict parents, seeking validation/approval, insecurities.My chat style: I'm very patient, down to earth, I try my best to understand everything and prefer a friendlier instead of a robotic approach, but am mostly practical and logical. I don't give fake validation or tell you what you want to hear. I never disappear mid chat and reply as fast as possible. I am also quite talkative, so you can feel free to ask me anything!‚úį I'm very direct and don't like to beat around the bush, so please keep that in mind if you are very sensitive.¬†I prefer a tough love approach to life, if you get triggered easily then I'm not the listener for you.¬†And don't be afraid to message me anytime even offline, I am very open and friendly!¬†About me:¬†My name is Alexis but you can call me Lex or Alex! I'm not a female. I'm 23, study medicine and worked part time as a nurse. I'm very extroverted and active with a lot of hobbies and obligations! I train gymnastics, play the violin, design clothes, paint, run workshops and I'm a big fan of horror movies and have a lot of pets. I love to travel and learn new things, meet new people. I've been through a lot in the past so I have quite the experience with many issues and people. I'm happily married to my husband and am a proud parent.‚úįI am fine with sexual, taboo and embarrassing issues as well, and won't judge you. But please don't make any advances towards me, ask me for my social media or demand a solution from me. I'm just a regular student doing their best, and not a licesened therapist.Thank you for reading, and I hope I can be of some help!¬†FAQWhat's your gender really? - I get asked this so much. I'm male biologically but I just look like a woman. I didn't take any hormones and I'm happy this way.What's your pronouns? - It makes no difference to me, I do not care about such things.What's your sexuality? - I don't have one. I've only felt something for one person my whole life. Anyone else never interested me or will. And I don't see the point of labels.Why don't you take chats related to studies and career? - It's not something I'm really interested in or that knowledgeable. So it wouldn't be a good time for either of us.When can I message you? - You can message me whenever, and I'll respond when I can. But if you'd like a chat please ask me if I'm available first.Why don't you tell me what to do/give advice? - I'm not a professional therapist, I'm not the expert on you or your situation and it is against the site rules. So please don't demand answers or solutions from me.Can I ask you personal questions? - Yes you can, as long as you don't ask me information that could be traced back to me or reveal my full identity. Especially not social media. ¬†
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Russian Federation

juhirashOA

Marvel 14
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hiatus
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5626
India

Izzy274

Pinnacle 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
You can book me for a chat here:¬†https://izzy274.youcanbook.me/¬†or pm anytime and I'll reply when I'm online! I may not be able to reply to private messages on Sundays as this is when I host sharing circle and Support Room 24/7. If you have seen me in group rooms and I've not replied to a pm, please don't feel like I'm ignoring you! I love talking to everyone here, and will get around to my private messages when I'm not focused on hosting so my attention isn't split between different people <3 . My name is Izzy (she/her), as my username suggests, and I‚Äôm always happy to talk/ listen to you. ¬† A little bit about me: I‚Äôm 17, female and from the UK. I have lots of hobbies, including music (I play piano and cello), art ( I like to draw and I‚Äôm also trying felting) and reading. I‚Äôm currently doing A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and maths, and I am an aspiring medic, so if you‚Äôre feeling stressed or worried about school or applications to uni/college feel free to message me ‚̧ԳŹ as I have lots of personal experience in this area. I love meeting new people and finding out about their interests and hobbies. ¬† I became a listener in March 2020, because I wanted to pay forward the amazing support that had been given to me whilst I was struggling with anxiety and depression. It means a lot to have someone to talk to who will actually listen, and it can be so powerful sometimes. On 7 Cups, I want to be able to make even the smallest difference to your day, no matter if it's just a short check-in to see how you're doing. I love getting to know you all over time and growing together to enable you to achieve the things you want to.¬†¬† ¬† I try to be active 7-10 pm British time daily ( I think that's 2-5 pm EST), and respond within 3 days maximum.¬† If my icon is¬†green¬†¬†I am currently available and accepting any chats! Feel free to make a personal request and I will be online to chat for at least 30 minutes.¬† If my icon is¬†orange¬†I am online but busy - feel free to message me however replies may be slow as I am probably already taking a chat, or hosting a support session. I will reply as soon as I am free to though. If my icon is¬†red¬†I am currently offline, so won't be taking any chats. Feel free to drop a message for when I get online though! ¬† Some things I‚Äôm doing on 7 Cups: ¬† - Verified Listener: I passed a mock chat to become verified in the community ¬† - Sharing Circle host I host a weekly healthy habits session 3-4pm EST on a Sunday ¬† - Intern I‚Äôm have completed a 15 week internship with 7 cups, so feel free to message me if you have any questions about internships! ¬† Room Supporter: I am currently a room supporter for the newbie hub community and the anxiety support community, so feel free to message me if you'd like me to start a discussion in those rooms, and I hope to meet a lot of people there :) ¬† Content development and leadership programme: I am currently undertaking the content development and leadership programme, so feel free to message me if you would like any content created or have any questions about the programme <3 ¬† My listening Style: As a listener, I tend to reflect a lot on what you say and use this to guide the conversation through empathising and validating your feelings. I ask open-ended questions to keep the conversation flowing, and always try to follow up after a chat to see how you're doing. I tend to send detailed, quite long messages, which I know can suit some people and not others, so If you would prefer shorter messages just let me know! I'm still learning as a listener, and continuously improve. Your feedback means the world to me as it allows me to tailor my listening style to you which can really help in a chat. Of course, sometimes listening styles just don't mix, and that's okay. - I would always be happy to refer you to another listener if you feel like the chat is not helpful for you (:.¬† ¬† In community rooms my listening style is a little different - I don't ask many questions as there may be things you don't feel comfortable speaking about it the group chats. I also tend to be quieter if a room starts to get busy.¬† ¬† Thank you for reading if you got this far, congratulations ahah (: Feel free to pm me for a chat so we can get to know each other! ¬† ¬†
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United Kingdom

Human41951

Virtuoso 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
i'm your pillow. put your head and empty it all leave a message if I'm offline
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3538
India

AriadneLove

Proficient
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello, Thank You for checking my profile! (IMPORTANT if you are having anxiety, panic attack Now and I am offline please scroll to the bottom of this text to the section marked: ¬†ūüź¨;Unfortunately, I'm not able to take any chat requests from members at the moment. Please feel free to connect with the other >listeners<.¬†For a¬†live chat¬†(live support in chatrooms, academy programs,¬†cooperation, chatting) please kindly¬†use this >form<, so we can get in touch as soon as desirable.)I am Aria, nice to virtually meet You.¬†For me, it is significant that You feel comfortable and safe talking with me. I will be more than happy to do anything I can for us to talk in a friendly and trustful atmosphere.My purpose in 7Cups:I am here to listen to You because what you feel, think matters, support You to the best of my ability,¬† be with You so You do not feel like You are alone and assist with figuring out steps in your situation.¬†(I will try to tell you the basic things about me which could be decisive for You to know before You start talking to someone)My personality:¬†I am a rational,¬† optimistic, and open-minded person. I do not have a 'judgment bone' :) ¬†For me¬†talking things out is often helpful with getting clarity and¬†identifying the best next step with any issue.¬†Do you know what is your Personality Type? ¬†You might enjoy finding it out >¬†here<.¬†I would love it if you drop me a line about what you have found out and how did it make you feel.My personality type is Protagonist A¬† ‚Äě‚ĶProtagonists take a genuine interest in other people, approaching them with warm sociability and a helpful earnestness. They are valued for the capacity for insightful and inspiring communication and sensitivity to the needs of others.‚Äô‚Äô(16personalities.com)My Experience:I had a lot of challenging events in my life including health issues, relocation to another country, meaningful relationships, school/work troubles. All resulted in me being personally acquainted with anxiety, panic¬†attacks,¬†sleep troubles, and personal crises. Those events transformed my life drastically, I became braver and changed my path.Me Now:¬†I am checking the box 25-30 years old. I am a working student pursuing a totally new career, so I can help people. I am interested in being productive and healthy, so I enjoy learning about self-development a lot. Also, I love philosophy, psychology, communication, and business literature. In my self-care time, I enjoy listening to jazz or rock.¬†Thank You so much for reading until this point, You are a very carrying soul! ________________________________Keywords: safety patrol, peer support, mentor, moderator, room supporterI am looking forward to seeing a message from You in my chat!¬†_________________________(I trust my Tweens¬†are able to support you with issues that are out of my range) ¬†¬†@alwaysindigo is my generous, devoted and very gifted Tea Twin.¬† They are so electrifying and knowledgeable,¬† thanks to them I am on my way to speak a new language.¬† Indigo have experience helping with¬†eating disorders,¬† self-harm,¬† bullying, exercise motivation,¬† forgiveness,¬† sleeping well and others. ¬†¬†@jovialButterfly6752 is my brain mirror image, sometimes it seems we absolutely, can communicate telepathically. Jovi¬†is a tireless innovator and the most efficient leader. They are¬†¬†Global Community Mentor, Community Mentor for Support Plus, Quality Mentor and Listener Coach, so you can reach them if you want to boost your skills or engage in community projects. ¬†¬†@kindLemonade is my incredible Multipotentialite Twin. With their kaleidoscopic abilities, they challenge me to be better every day. Lemon is¬†Academy Mentor, Doorkeeper and Moderator, so you can reach out to them with¬†inquiries¬†about¬†¬†CDM¬†program;¬†Healthy Living, Positivity & Gratitude, Mindfulness Center Subcommittees.@mentalspace7cup is my talented Listener Twin. A very kind, loving and caring person. They can support with issues like depression, loneliness, eating disorder, ¬†and others.¬† @SparkyGizmo¬†is my kind friend. Honorary recipient of Aria's¬†Biggest Heart Award. One of the most encouraging and supportive people here on 7Cups._____________________________ ¬† ūüź¨ I am so sorry you are going through severe anxiety right now. I know it is very scary and even physically hurtful sometimes, but You will be Ok. It is not a physical failure it is just your brain got scared because of some trigger. A panic attack usually lasts between 5 and 20 minutes, rarely up to an hour (www.nhs.uk) but It Will Pass, it always does.¬†Please if you have the ability to reach people who can support you it might be a good idea to do so.The most important thing is to get in control of your breathing, it might calm down your brain.¬†1) Diaphragm breathing helps when you have difficulties breathing and will help to calm down, here is the link to a video guide¬†Breathing¬†¬†¬†If you need it urgently, the direct instructions about breathing start at 00.43¬†(You can come back to my profile to try other steps after checking the link)¬†2) It is possible to use the gif¬†below¬†to regulate the birthing rhythm. Just breath in when the flower opens and out when it closes:¬†You are doing well! You will calm down soon.3) To calm the anxiety it is important that we Ground ourselves there are many techniques to do it including Bilateral stimulation. Here is one of them, it is simple and can be done in any situation:¬†Butterfly¬†¬†¬†If you need it urgently, the direct instructions start at ¬†00.17You might search for 'grounding technique‚Äô, 'bilateral stimulation‚Äô, 'dissociation for fear/thoughts‚Äô, 'cognitive defusion techniques‚Äô to find more mechanisms that can help you to calm your anxiety.4) Defusion, separation from fear. Anxiety usually circles a scary thought in your mind, you feel afraid. Please instead of saying 'I am anxious about‚Ķ or I am afraid of‚Ķ ' try to use this templet out-loud:1*st say: I am feeling fear about‚Ķ..¬†after saying that¬†¬†2*say: I have a thought that I am feeling fear about‚Ķafter¬†go for 3*saying: I have noticed a thought that I am feeling fear about‚Ķ5) I am so proud of you for helping yourself and seeking support!¬†If you feel like it please connect with another Listener. You might benefit from getting in touch with the listener, who has personal experience with Anxiety, to do it click "More filters‚ÄĚ -> ‚ÄěTopic‚ÄĚ -> ‚ÄěAnxiety" and you will see the list with listeners. Browse for listeners hereYou are amazing and so strong for coping with anxiety! ‚̧ԳŹ¬†My love and care are with you! I hope you will feel better as soon as it is only possible.(Please,¬†¬†write¬†to me few lines about how are you feeling after the crisis or when you are feeling like it because I am worried about you.¬†I will answer as soon as I see it)
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Poland

zencat6

Veteran 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I believe in self-love as medicine and the core of our happiness.
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756
Tuvalu

Power

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; 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‚ėÖ Peer Support Project / Training‚ėÖ Welcoming Team:¬†I have personally provided resources and welcomed¬†6,680¬†New Listeners to the 7 Cups Community‚ėÖ 7 Cups Ambassador¬†‚ėÖ 7 Cups Internship Program‚ėÖ¬†Community Mentor Leader¬†‚ėÖ¬†Chatroom Mentor¬†‚ėÖ¬†Quality Mentor¬†‚ėÖ¬†Forum¬†Mentor¬†‚ėÖ Doorkeeper.
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6718
United States

RideaRainbow

Pinnacle 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
There's nothing more beautiful than a rainbow...But it takes both rain and sunshine to make one...If life is to be rounded and many colored like rainbow....Both joy and sorrow must come to it...Have a Great Day....!!!     I am ' Country Leader India ' !!!   India has its own sub-community.... #NamasteIndia, I am its leader. Click on the link given below & get on board !!!  https://www.7cups.com/home/IndianSupport/   Colors of India !!!    Quote of Acceptance :When we don't accept an undesired event, it becomes Anger,when we accept it, it becomes tolerance.When we don't accept uncertainty, it becomes fear, When we accept it, it becomes an adventure, When we don't accept other's bad behavior towards us, it becomes hatred, When we accept it, it becomes forgiveness.When we don't accept other's success, its becomes jealousy, When we accept it, it becomes an inspiration.Acceptance is the key to handling life well !!   Roles I have on 7 cups :@ Quality Mentor, @ Forum Mentor, @Group Moderator,  Community Mentor Leader & Leader of India Sub Community #NamasteIndia @Leader of Student Support Room, @ Member VL Team, @Verified Adult & Teen Listener , @Peer Support., @Social Soldier.My Twins are : @CalmSea76, @PacificSunrise, @dancingRainbow45   Have over 516 Ratings out of which 200 are with 4+ stars. Big thank u to all for their lovely heart touching words !   " Surrender doesn’t mean the absence of action. Be active; be dynamic, but not obsessed withthe feverishness about fulfilling the desires "Why I Chose to be a Listener !!!I love to make a meaning of my life ....am growing inwards with every experience and day. I am been through rough patches in life and came out of them...WISER....HAPPIER.... AND AT PEACE WITH MYSELF. Would be my pleasure to be there for you !!! Life has a special meaning since I became a Listener on this forum...each review about me propels me to be a better person and be there for each one of u beyond 100%...I am here bcoz life is all about CARING....SHARING.....GIVING and above all LISTENING !!!!!! So plz come talk your heart out to me, I promise to listen to u from my heart! " Making one person smile :) can change the world--- Maybe not the entire world, but their world !!! "That's why am here.......FOR U !!!  "The Happiness Of Your Life Depends On The Quality Of Your Thoughts"  * Words which symbolize my profile pix :" O silent lover, seeker of the highest plains,may the Beloved always be with you "~Rumi  *Self-Help Guides           *Support Forums         *Mindfulness Exercises         * Questions & Answers        *Browse Listeners                        
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India