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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.

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.https://jennahere7cups.youcanbook.meI’m Jenna and I am in my early 30s. 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 spending time with my 4 dogs, listening to all types of 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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5097
United States

Amy

Exemplar 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I'm Amy! 💭 It's not always easy to talk about ourselves, our problems, or our views, we never know how others will react to what we are saying. It's not easy to feel at ease when opening up to a stranger or finding someone with who you feel comfortable. I can't promise to be the right listener for you, I can't promise a fix to your problems, feelings, and thoughts, I can't promise an answer to every question there is, but I can offer a friendly ear to talk to and to share your story with. We all have a story, we all express our feelings in a different way, we all react to things differently. No problem is small, if it affects you, you have every right to talk about it and feel the way you feel about it. You have every right to share it with someone and it's what I am here for - to listen.  ☑️ Teen pregnancy/ Teen parenting friendly! Any related issues you can discuss with me, I won't judge and I might even understand it more than you think. 🕠 I'm online at least once a week, so if I'm not online, you can leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If I'm online, message away and we can chat. If you would like to schedule a chat with me, you can simply message me and we will work out the best time that works for both of us!Thank you for reaching out to me! 💜
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2103
United Kingdom

rachsxo

Virtuoso 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello, and welcome to my profile! My listener name is rachsxo, but you can call me Rachel.✧ Current Availability ✧I am not accepting any more new members at the moment. Listeners, if you have questions about quality mentoring and/or the Listener Verifying Team that don't require a live chat session, please send me a message and I'd be happy to help you out.✧ About Me & My Involvement on 7 Cups ✧Verified Listener Adult-Teen Listener Quality Mentor & Teen Quality Mentor Listener Verifying Team: Want to become a Verified Listener? Learn more here! VL Team Quality Mentor Leader Doorkeeper (need a chatroom opened? Message me!)Pronouns: she/her/hers For my profile picture I chose a drawing of a cochlea! Not only does it represent my passion for audiology, but it is coincidentally an essential organ for listening. I love to dance & teach my own choreography, play piano & sing, and listen to music– my favorite singers are Banks and Billy Joel! I enjoy physical fitness and wellness and love going for long walks and living an active and healthy lifestyle. I am currently in university studying communication disorders, and I have a passion for audiology with hopes to eventually pursue a career path as an audiologist. I would love to hear your story and get to know you, and I promise to create a safe, judgment-free space in all of our chat sessions.✧ Topics I Will Discuss ✧While I am open to discuss a wide range of topics, I specialize in relationship & family stress, chronic pain, student life, and fitness related situations (eating disorders, weight management, etc). I'm also open to casual chats if you just need a person to talk to. Feel free to take a look at the other topics I will discuss below!✧ Topics I Won't Discuss ✧I do not discuss parenting, religion, or spirituality. While these are not topics that make me uncomfortable, they are areas that I am unfamiliar with and I do not feel as if I'll be able to provide adequate support for you. If you are looking for support for these topics, please click here to browse other listeners.Please note that while I do not discuss the aforementioned topics, my profile is inclusive to all and I will not judge nor discriminate no matter your age, gender identity, sexuality, religion, race, or current state of mental/physical/emotional wellbeing.✧ Hours of Availability ✧I am in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (GMT-5). I tend to be most active from around 12pm to 8pm EST, but I am typically online at random times throughout the day. My response time is generally between 1-12 hours, but could be shorter or longer depending on the time of day you message me. Please see the Current Availability section for more specific details regarding my activity as I update it regularly.New Chats: please note that I am most likely to get back to you when I am online, but feel free to message me at any time and I will reply as promptly as I can. If you appreciate our conversation, please let me know in a review! Not only does it help me work on my skills as a listener, but it helps others know that they are in good hands if they decide to reach out to me! Click this link to read about why you should submit a review after a chat with a listener.Thank you for visiting my profile, I look forward to getting to know you!✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧"I didn't make it this far, just to make it this far" ~Sabrina Claudio "Nobody ever had a rainbow until they had a little rain" ~Jim Croce "When you've gone through something and you've overcome it, you're able to heal other people" ~Jillian Banks "As long as there are memories, yesterday remains. As long as there is hope, tomorrow awaits. As long as there is friendship, today is beautiful" ~Billy Joel
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1246
United States

CommunityModLou

Exemplar 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
My name is Lou and I am a Community moderator. I'm unfortunately not available for 1-1 chats.  
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162
Brazil

CommunityModLynn

Expert 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone! Welcome to my profile! I am Lynn. I am a Community Moderator. Unfortunately, I am not available for 1-1 chats so if you seeking support, please find and connect with a listener here!!
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196
United States

JoyfulUnicorn

Connoisseur
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
***Currently On Long Term Break***Hello All! I am Joy <3 I am an Adult Teen Listener<3 I am a Quality Mentor<3 I Focus on the Safety Teams / Aspects of 7Cups<3 I just want you all to know how amazing and strong you are! Keep fighting! You can do this!  You dont need to fight anything alone no more!  I myself am fighting my own issues but on the times i am available (Shown by the green dot) -  I can offer a listening ear i will.   I do not take Sexual Chats or chats about Self Harm/suicide ideation or intentions and Eating Disorders. (If I cannot take your topic i will refer you to another listener who would be better suited for your needs.)My Current Roles on Cups Adult- Teen Listener Verified Listener Quality Mentor Peer Supporter Safety Awareness Team Project Agent  Safety Patrol Team Safety Patrol Outreach Team Needs Reply TeamPrevious Roles & Teams I Have Helped Out With on Cups Eating Disorder Team  Mindfulness Team Depression Team Disability TeamMy Listener Friends...Gracey - My Friesis - The best listener i know, Helps me through ups and downs and accepts me for who i am. Super supportive and awesome and sticks with me through laughter and tears! Luff You! MidnightRaven999 - My mentor - My friend - You are soo kind and awesome and so supportive and really help me through rough times.rebecca947 - My mentor - My Friend - I Can't thankyou for all your support and love you offer me through my journey here on cups.Shanna - My Mentor - A friend - thankyou for being so kind and supportive to me on my journey. You are so lovely and i am so honoured to have met you <3amiablePeace77 -My Mother - You have supported me as a member and even as a listener you will forever be a mother to me here on cups! Thankyou for your on going love and support and accepting me and who i am! You are so amazing! Luv You!! Grahzeymahzin - My Unicorn Listener Twinnie! Thankyou for all the ongoing support. You are so amazing and beautiful soul inside and out. I feel honoured to have met you and hope we can continue interacting in time to come! You're awesome *sprinkles unicorn magic* My favourite quote... "There is MORE in the mirror than my PAIN. There is MORE in my life than my PAIN and what lies behind it is BEaUtiful!"Remember You Are Strong - Hold On Pain Ends! 
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235
United Kingdom