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Annalia

Proficient 3
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
****Currently not taking on new chats as I am applying for masters programs. If you need to, message me and I will do my best to get back to you asap! If I haven't gotten back to you in 3-5 days please send me another message.**** Hello my name is Anna and I am a twenty-two year old biology healthcare and neuroscience student in Wisconsin. I am getting my degree in genetic counseling. I have always been a listener to those in need and I hope to continue to be so for the rest of my life. I have experience with anxiety and depression as well as other mental illnesses. In addition I am a trained sexual assault victim advocate and human trafficking advocate. I know first hand what it's like to live with anxiety and panic attacks. I know life isn't always easy and I want to be there to walk in your shoes if even for a short time. You'll never walk alone. "'Cause if there's one thing in life, that I've learned so far, It's that we're all a little stronger than we think we are. And you can bend a little farther, or you can stay just how you are." - 'Who You Are' Paradise Fears Although I am unable to be online all the time feel free to send me a message and we can set up a time to talk! I look forward to chatting with you!
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593
United States

Annie

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
Hi! I’m sorry that I’m rarely here lately. 😌 There have been a number of unusual events. I had several bouts of extended bronchitis and pneumonia, which knocked me to bits. I had my first asthma attack, which was no picnic. And I experienced two unexpected but deep loves that have been the most extraordinary of my life. A special baby->toddler I was caring for, and a lovely man who reawakened a part of me that I had buried long ago. Also, after being one of the earliest listeners at 7 Cups (joining in August 2013), with many warm and wonderful times, I had two very bad experiences in late 2017 and early 2018. I pondered why it occurred, how it came about, and the extent of my own responsibility. Very difficult. I became uncertain. And afraid, and the joy drained out of being here.  Plus, I turned 66 years old in 2018. It feels unreal to keyboard that. Yet, from January through mid-April 2019, I worked more than 60 hours per week at my three part-time jobs. (Yes, one of my weaknesses is being unable to say Nowhen people express a need for my help.)   Anyway, in April 2019, I quit two of my jobs.  Time for Annie to reach out for her dreams.     I’m going to live in France for three months starting in September 2019. I have signed up for four cultural exchanges that provide room and meals in exchange for volunteer work like teaching. I’m so excited, I keep grinning all day.   Access to internet will be sketchy. If you write to me, it could be weeks before I can reply, I’m so sorry!  Love and peace to all. ☀️🙏🏼❤️   (* Sometimes we can't talk with a friend or family member because it's too confidential. But we need to talk with someone, just to share what's going on with a friendly person.  I'm here to listen.  *)
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4486
United States

AnyaS

Pinnacle 16
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
*Not taking new chats at the moment due to time constraints!**Life is a journey that everyone goes through. Think of it as a story told by you. There are many ups in life as well as many downs but it is up to the author of each story to determine the next chapter.* ~Anya Members/GuestMental health is important 365 days/year. Many people suffer from mental health struggles but they are too afraid to speak about it because of the stigma all around us. But what’s harder than dealing with mental health issues, is pretending that you aren’t struggling. You shouldn’t have to pretend like you are always okay, out of fear that others will judge you or talk about you or think any less of you. No matter what you are dealing with, you are still you. The only thing that matters is that you know your strength and your courage, and let me tell you, everything that you are is more than enough, no matter who you are or what you are going through. So don’t be ashamed of any part of it. Your battles are what shape you into the strong and amazing person you are. And no matter what anyone tells you, it’s okay not to feel that you are strong and amazing every day. It’s okay not to believe it for a while. It’s okay to struggle. I assure you, you are not alone. Every single one of us goes through that at some point or another.I will always be here to listen to your story, and I will not ever judge you, or make you feel ashamed of what you are going through, or see you as anything less than the wonderful person you are. Because I know that at the end of the day, the one who has the courage to speak about it, is the one who is the bravest of them all.ListenersI want you all to remember that you guys are truly amazing. Spending time on here to help others during your free time shows dedication, compassion, and kindness on your part. Thank you so much for doing this. I know that all of our fellow members truly appreciate it! Got a question for me? Feel free to send me a message at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can! My InvolvementChatroom Ambassador Quality Mentor Teen Listener Teams Leader Listener Learning Support Team Co-Leader (Teens) Trauma Open Chat Host (Teens) Peer Supporter Group Moderator Chatroom Doorkeeper
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945
Canada

Apple74

Marvel 2
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people.I enjoy, swimming, listening to music and drawing. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!
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3168
India

ArwaS

Epitome 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Heyyy I'm Arwa, an old bean with a teen soul.(currently on a smol break from member chats)My 7 cups Journey in Hashtags :3 <3 #Ottawa #TheAteam #Rabbits #GamigSquad #Tilysm #Birbles #Suiris #zerrari  #HolyHalos #Carrots4Days #MajsCasheek #CerealAndBurntBread #BugLeftTheRug #BugOnTheLoose #CCC(c) #ArnoldTump #HotkeySpam #BeetSace2k16 #SledCrawl #Saus #LlamaPenguinAndaLlama #Yarwona #Yenwa #NootNoot #Pawsftw #FeedTheFeed #SpadesIsTheBaestSenpai #TheBTeam #MonthlyPoker FOXTABULOUSTIC Listenereos <3 @Pray4theheartless Disney Princess blue belle, You beautiful piece of bread have taught me so much and I’m lucky to have met you <3@Amelia lia lia you have taught me so much and I continue to learn from you everytime we talk <3 You have been a silver lining in my listener journey and for that, I can’t thank you enough <3@Amy pawbuddyy now known as pawteenie my paw punner <3I love how we just add paw to everything <3 You are one person I will always admire <3 @Yendi Stuart My minion dressed as a boov in a yeti costume <3 Where would I be without you <3@Buginarug deserves a hug for being the best listener anyone can ask for <3 You helped me when I needed someone and for that, I can’t thank you enough buggy <3@Cielxblu carrot you are what keeps me rooted you helped me branch out and become the person I am now <3 also the chad <3@Diandra *dialing the ellama* <3 So proud of my daughter? For all the progress you’ve made and continue to make <3 Keep it up dia you’re shooting for the stars <3@Glue priitany spears you are what keeps us all stuck together <3 You have such an interesting mindset and the most beautiful poetic way of talking <3@AnyaS Twinna *dances around* <3 You are sweeter than chocolate caramel mousse <3 @Batmanwaffle santawafflaus <3 You are the spreader of joy and happiness <3    
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3225
United Kingdom

Barush

Specialist
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
Hello! I'm so glad you found me here on 7 cups. I'm a 24 year old girl with a lot of personal experience with anxiety, social phobia, OCD, and the various issues related to those. Apart from that, I'm a philologist (aka a language geek) and a future social worker. I'm the best at supporting people struggling with anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, OCD, depression or any other emotional difficulties. I'm also a migraine sufferer and know what it's like to live with a chronic illness. Among other things, I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music (Nick Cave is my spirit animal), or playing with my cat. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect [my timezone is GMT+1]. If I don't reply to your message straight away, it most likely means I'm busy, not that I don't care! Glad you are here! “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway
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390
Czech Republic

BeyondTheInvisible

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
  I am a listener aged 35+Welcome everyone! I am glad you joined to seek for support! Please read the list of topics i discuss about with members, in order to have the right support!That's something i want to share with you all, enjoy!  Click HERE and HEREI do not take chats whose topic is about sex nor abuse or specific traumasAlso I can not schedule chats, if you need to converse with me you can reach me out when you see me around given I always keep the green (available) or orange status if i am connected (orange means busy but I am here so I can reply to you).... and now something to give a thought about certain issues, to reflect about the power of love, to think that it's about us to give a meaning to life and interactions we may have, to be aware we decide what is worth it and what it's not .... youtu.be/sKPRJHlKMPs 
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20662
Italy

Cadence

Virtuoso 11
Listens to Over 18
in last 6 months
I am on a break until further notice. I am not taking any new mentees, members or projects; thank you for understanding. My name is Cadence, but you can call me Cadie if you'd like. I've been here for over two years, so I'd like to say I'm pretty well-versed on the ropes of 7Cups. If you have any questions at all, feel free to let me know. Not one judgment will be passed here. This is a safe space, where you can free your mind, and let go of the things that may have been bothering you for a long while. I am a firm believer that every single person on this entire world deserves a voice, and deserves to be heard. While I can't solve every problem you're going through, I can be there for you. I won't make you feel unwanted. Please feel free to strike up a chat; I will reply as soon as I can. You've made a huge step by just coming here, and I'm proud of you for taking that initial leap. It's the hardest, and you've done it. It's an amazing feat. My listening specialties:♥ LGBTQ+♥ Depression♥ Grief♥ College Life♥ Motivation♥ Self Harm My site Involvement:♥ I am a community mentor leader, and a quality and forum mentor. I do different projects relating to these three leadership positions. ♥ Community Mentor Leader: I am the general leader of the Appreciation Team, along with the amazing @fluffyUnicorns84 and @Jack. If you would like to join, please click here. For all other questions relating to the team, please reach out via PM. I'm more than happy to answer any questions. ♥ Quality: I am the general leader (in-process) for the Listener Written Guides project. I also partake in the Anonymous Evaluation project, and will occasionally pick up a few Quality Coaching chats.  ♥ Forum: I adore the forums, so you will likely see me contributing to the conversation in some sort of way. I edit posts to ensure confidentiality, I remove posts and threads that could be considered harmful to the community, and I work with fellow forum mentors to ensure that the forums are the best place they can be. I am also always open to new projects and ideas, so if you ever need more manpower behind a project, or need someone to fill a leadership position/add contributions, let me know.   I love you, little flowers <3 Listener twin: @Iara has been my sister from pretty much day one; she's one of the most amazingly spirited people I have ever met, and I love her dearly; if you speak with her you'll be in good hands. Superhero twin: @Jack is nothing short of a full-fledged superhero. His optimism, encouragement, love and enthusiasm are enough to make anyone smile for ages. Jack is a beautiful person who I wholeheartedly adore; I am forever indebted to him for his support, kindness and grace. I like him more than cake and naps. <3 Twin sister: @ZaraSmiles is a beacon of light and peace for all who come her way. Her elegance and compassion alone are enough to humble anyone. She's insightful, intelligent, sweet as candy, and overall just someone I truly aspire to be like one day. <3 Forum Goddess Twin @Rebecca is one of the most intelligent and wonderfully amazing people I've ever met. Her insight brings so much to the table, and she never ceases to amaze me with her grace and finesse. Anyone would be lucky to call her a friend!
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2605
United States

calmRose33

Proficient 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
HI There Nice to Meet You, I am kerry! I would like to say how brave and strong you are right now for even taking the leap to come here the first step in reaching out for some support and a listening ear from me, I have been in my own therapy so I know how dificult it is to be vulnerable and fragile I know how tough it can be to be open about whats going on but I want you to know that I have been on the other foot I have experienced my own fare share and alot in my life and I know how difficult it is to even come here and I want to thank you for making that step.   On the 27th Febuary 2016 I began my journey being as an Active Listener providing emotional support to my members we build a safe confidential environment within our chats so my members are able to fully express themselves. We build a good trusting rapport that provides a space for my members to feel comfortable to talk and for me to listen in a compassionate way we work together to make sense of the experiences my members are facing so they are able to see in a clear way and able to understand themselves a lot better. I provide genuine care support with a unique empathetic approach that my members are able to reach to me for consistent support and encourage my members to find other healthy ways of coping better with their struggles.I help them recognise there achievements and we build upon goals that they can work towards building a better positive path in which I support them throughout. I have learnt alot over my time as a Listener and the kind of difficulties my members may face and it helps me to understand the complexities of these difficulties and know that every experience is different so I am very open minded and don’t judge a person or any situation I explore and gain a deeper understanding of what one self is going through and how they are really feeling. I have a deep insightful mind where I am self aware of myself which means I am able to easily empathetically connect with others naturally on a deep level. You are not alone in this journey lets grow together <3 thank you for reading lovelys. I have a Diploma In Bereavement and Grief Counselling I have a Diploma in Counselling Skills and I am working on my personal therapy and furthering my study as one day I want to be a counsellor/therapist.     
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1132
United Kingdom

dancingStrawberry34

Exemplar 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey I'm Steph.I have been a listener since February 23rd 2015.I am here for you. <3   Twinnys @ItsDev @Eviesweet @Harsvin @ToxicUnicorn @TiggerGirl @KindSoul10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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2710
United States

DHawks

Proficient
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
↖(^▽^)↗ So glad you're here.You and I could be friends, I think. I'm not saying I'm the best person to listen to your problems or the most equipped to but what I do know is that if you come to me; I will care, I will listen, I will be non-judgemental. You already mean the world to me. I know it hurts right now but how about we work towards making things better together? Hope you take me up on my offer.Note: Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering 'I will try again tomorrow'
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1448
United Kingdom

Dillion

Exemplar 5
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
Dillion's Schedule for PM's02/20/17 In office between 5PM - 9PM EST02/21/17 Out of Office02/22/17 In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/23/17 In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/24/17 In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/25/17 In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/26/17 In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/27/17 In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/28/17 Out of Office03/01/2017 In office between 4PM - 9PM EST Please note that I may have a delayed reply to PM's for about 3-5 days due to my PM volume.      If you're an intern, and you need your hours checked, please e-mail me with the following information, and the subject as Listener Hours Request: (My email is Dillion@7cups.com)Listener Username: Date your Internship Started:  How many times you have checked your hours before this request:  Any questions you may have regarding your internship as well can be included in the email.      ~My Involvement~Community AmbassadorTeen Chatroom Mentor LeaderQuality MentorChatroom Mentor  My Listener Twins:@Sarra@Amelia@Jenna@MissZ@Amy@BunnyFrufru  Below is a picture of my little best friend who passed away in June of 2016. His name is Ollie, and he brightened my day up like nothing else had before.       
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1090
United States