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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.

AlexFireflyZhou

Apprentice 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Writer & visual artist.Graduated with a degree in psychology since 2010. (Even when I hated it, I wanted art school).  
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150
El Salvador

interestingHeart743

Maven 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, Beautiful World! whoever is reading this....may all your dreams come true. may God bless you dear soul! I have a purpose to be here is that I love to spread peace. I love a peaceful life with a great purpose. we have this life for a purpose so don't lose hope no matter what you lose today, tomorrow will be better and you will shine again. be grateful to have this beautiful life. you won't get it again. so live it with the whole heart and give your best and face sorrows with the smile. then at the end of the life, you'll be happy for yourself. REMEMBER true power is inside you. so use it and stand up once again... because it's your life. Hi! My name is interestingHeart743! I am hoping to help anyone and everyone I can! If you have Anything you would like to talk about, or if you would just like to have someone to talk to please don’t hesitate to Chat with me! 💕
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1252
India

SnowSia984

Supporter 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
♥Hello♥Welcome to my profile  ᴀ ᴄᴀɴᴅʟᴇ ʟᴏsᴇs ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʙʏ ʟɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴄᴀɴᴅʟᴇ Hola all! I am Sia Thank you for clicking on my profile! It's deeply appreciated.✦Aზσυƚ ɱҽ✦You can call me Sia! I am a student. I am an avid reader and I also love to write! And I fancy sci-fi movies. I am also an ambivert.ωнαт'ѕ ѕια ∂σιиg нєяє? уσυ мαу αѕк-  Well, first, I love helping people. I know, they are so many people, who are in emotional, and physical distress, and as we can see in our current situation. It's a really rough time for all, and it's important, we have someone (at least someone ) to listen to our troubles, worries, anxiety, problems, etc...; You've come here! And to seek help- I'm extremely proud of you! Listening is something, that may seem easy, but is a challenging task. But, I'm here to take up the challenge, and make a difference in someone's life! I am not perfect, but I try to learn and growMy availabilityGreen: Online: I am available to listen to you, and I might approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to chat with you.Red: Offline: I can listen to you, but my schedule is unpredictable; and I might disappear/leave the chat.Orange: Busy: I am busy, and I cannot take more chats, and chat with you, at that time.Please note that if I am offline, you can leave me a message. I am usually available from 11 PM ESTᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ɪ ᴏғғᴇʀ?When you are conversing with me, please do know that you're entering a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space. I will be here to support you throughout the chat. I'm here for you. I cannot solve your problems, but I can help you through it. Do you know, that your worthy, and valuable part of this world! Your feelings are valid, here.In case you are not okay with my chat; you can find more awesome listeners -here- If you need to join the chatrooms maybe : use "this"   Topics I can take and I am well experienced: ▶General Mental Health & Self Esteem ( Anytime! )▶Self-harm ( Please do not be graphic ) ▶Panic Attacks & Anxiety ( Experienced )▶Trauma/PSTD (No issues with this topic )▶Depression ( I can support you )▶Breakups  ( I can support you )▶LGBTQ+( I can support you )▶Bullying ( I can support you & experienced )▶Grief ( I can support you & experienced) Topics I can not take and unexperienced- ▶Eating disorders ( I can do just a bit )▶Drug use & any kind of Abuse▶Sexual Health  ▶Schizophrenia ▶Family Stress ▶Student LifePlease do note that I will not entertain any kind of profanity and inappropriate chats. Thanks for understanding. Please try not to use caps. Also, that I am not taking casual chats.My listener buddies:( still making friends :o )My member buddies:@intuitiveBlackberry8515 ~She's just an amazing person to be with, and talk to. We have so much in common! :D  @BrokenTearss ~She's my best friend and cares a lot about as much as I care for her! Stay strong gurl!! :)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -🇫‌🇷‌🇮‌🇪‌🇳‌🇩‌🇸‌ 🇹‌🇦‌🇱‌🇰‌ 🇹‌🇴‌ 🇪‌🇦‌🇨‌🇭‌ 🇴‌🇹‌🇭‌🇪‌🇷‌ 🇧‌🇺‌🇹‌ 🇷‌🇪‌🇦‌🇱‌ 🇫‌🇷‌🇮‌🇪‌🇳‌🇩‌🇸‌ 🇱‌🇮‌🇸‌🇹‌🇪‌🇳‌ -🇹‌🇭‌🇪‌ 🇲‌🇴‌🇸‌🇹‌ 🇮‌🇲‌🇵‌🇴‌🇷‌🇹‌🇦‌🇳‌🇹‌ 🇹‌🇭‌🇮‌🇳‌🇬‌ 🇮‌🇳‌ 🇨‌🇴‌🇲‌🇲‌🇺‌🇳‌🇮‌🇨‌🇦‌🇹‌🇮‌🇴‌🇳‌ 🇮‌🇸‌ 🇭‌🇪‌🇦‌🇷‌🇮‌🇳‌🇬‌ 🇼‌🇭‌🇦‌🇹‌ 🇮‌🇸‌🇳‌'🇹‌ 🇸‌🇦‌🇮‌🇩‌I am here for youThank you for reaching the end and reading! Have a good day 💖
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146
India

sweetWaterfall4158

Discoverer 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I am a person going through a lot of things. My life took many turns merely because of not getting the right support at the right time. I wanted to do something so that others don't go through whatever I went through .
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316
India

h0lycow

Apprentice 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey all! I’m Catherine. I’m an aspiring future psychologist and would love to chat with you!
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124
Australia

Thanhx4

Discoverer 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! My name is pronounced like John with a T. I am 20 years old and just graduated with a BS in biology and double minor in chemistry and psychology. That does not make me qualified as an actual therapist but I would still love to lend a listening ear. (:
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591
United States

LittleBirdie30

Master 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am currently taking new chats and I would love to talk to you! Please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Have an amazing day!   
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1506
United States

healingWhisper

Scholar 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome! I am glad you found me here on 7 Cups.   I offer support in the following areas: depression, managing emotions, panic attacks, anxiety, break-ups, domestic violence.  Feel free to leave me a message here and I will get back to you as soon as I can or book a live chat here          Safety Patrol Team,         Verified Listener,        Long Term Support Listener,         Peer Support   
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297
Slovenia

DonaldDraper

Epitome 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone. You can call me Don. I live my life as it comes. I have been through different phases of my life. I have seen it all. I know what it's like to want to be heard. Here I am to listen to what you have to say. Doesn't matter what it is about. Lay it on me.I am listening.*Not too regular due to the community roles I have taken. Roles: Safety Patrol, Peer Supporter, Sessions Host, Doorkeeper, Chatroom Moderator, Community Mentor (Healthy Living), Popup Project Agent, New Listener Support Trainer, Listener Coach I am from India and so I follow IST timezone I believe in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It sometimes requires different approaches to achieve that. Besides Physical and Mental, Spiritual and Emotional well being also play vital roles in our lives.Check out the Healthy Living Forum here �
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3244
India

IcedEthan

Expert 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: Due to the high workload associated with my current roles, and my continued focus on self-care, I am unfortunately unable to take on any new Member chats. Please feel free to browse listeners here to find another Listener who will be able to support you.About Me Hi! My name is Ethan, I am 19 years old and I am an Adult-Teen Listener from the UK. I have struggled with my mental health for some years now, but I am on the road to recovery. Being able to support people in similar situations to myself is extremely fulfilling and is something I am very passionate about. My 7Cups Journey I started Listening on 7Cups in March 2018, and since then I have worked in various community roles. I went inactive from June 2020 due to personal reasons as the Covid-19 pandemic took a big hit on my mental health, but returned in May 2021. I have worked in the Teen Only Zone as a Forum Supporter, moving on to become a Forum Teen Star and then joining the Forum Leadership Team as a Project Agent. I am also a graduate from the 7Cups Internship, which I completed in November 2019. Following this, I began work as an Internship Teen Star and then Mentor, offering support to other Interns. Around this same time I began working as a Quality Teen Star and then Mentor, and joined the Listener Coaching team. Other roles I have worked in include Peer Supporter and Listener Verifier.Current Roles/Commitments I have been verified as an active and high-quality listener I am an Adult-Teen listener (I have been interviewed and had a background check to be able to work with the teen community)I am a Trainee on the Leadership Development Program (because of this I may not be able to respond to your messages even if I appear online)I am an Intern Mentor (I am currently on my trial period)I host a listener quiz/game night in the Friendship Room every Friday at 12pm ETAvailability (Compare to your local time here: https://time.is/compare)My timezone is GMT / BST (London, UK)Online: 1pm - 3pm (Weekdays)This is when I try to be online and active on 7Cups. If you send me a message between this time I will hopefully see it right away and respond quickly.Available: 11am - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm (Everyday)This is when I am free, but not necessarily online and active. I am happy to schedule chats at these times.Offline: 4pm - 7pm, 11pm - 11am (Everyday)I am either busy or alseep at these times and cannot respond to messages.Chat Topics I am comfortable talking about and povidng support on the following topics: Alchohol/drug use, anxiety, depression, family stress, general mental health, grief, LGBTQ+, loneliness, managing emotions, self-esteem, sexual health, sleeping well and student life. I am not comfortable discussing/unable to provide support for the following topics: Eating disorders, exercise motivation, parenting, self-harm, weight management. If you need support with any of these topics, you can browse for a different listener here.
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544
United Kingdom

Wingmaker

Intermediate 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If you need a friend to talk to, Im here for you.
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307
United Kingdom

usefulSummer3139

Explorer 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Feel free to drop a message for an offline chat*!   *Messaging when you're free, not necessarily when the other person is online- just like you'd do with someone in real life!   Hey! Welcome to my profile! If you want to know more about my roles on 7 Cups, feel free to scroll a little further! I'm usefulSummer3139 (she/her), but most people call me Summer. I'd love to talk to you! This is a judgement-free zone, and I'll try my best to make you feel heard and appreciated. If you want to set up a time to chat, please message the time (+ time zone!), and I'll get right back to you!   The topics I'm most suited to providing support with:     🍀  Family Stress     🍀  Forgiveness     🍀  Managing Emotions     🍀  Self-Esteem     🍀  Social Anxiety     🍀  Student Life   Chat topics I'm not comfortable discussing:     🍁  Alcohol/Drug Use     🍁  Mental Health Issues     🍁  Domestic Violence     🍁  Eating Disorders     🍁  PTSD/Trauma   A little bit about me:   I'm a high school student, and you can usually find me reading a book. Besides reading, I enjoy playing the piano and baking! I enjoy doing social work and giving back to society. I also love going on walks and listening to podcasts/music. Also, I love using 7 Cups! :).       On 7 Cups, I'm a verified listener, internship graduate, member of the Safety Patrol team, and I'm currently in the LDP (on hold)! Also, I'm now a forum supporter for the YPOC and General Support subcommunities. :)   NOTE: I have little experience in chatting in Spanish as I'm not very fluent in the language. Also, thanks for checking out my profile! (If you reached this far, send me a 💃 ).   Also, I'm open to chatting in Hindi! यदि आपको हिंदी में बात करनी है, तो आप मुझे मैसेज कर सकते हैं!   
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135
India