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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.

Hashib22

Pinnacle
Listens to Over 18
in last week
AS SALAMU ALAIKUMFeel Free To Chat With The "Best Listener" Of 7 Cups. But Only Come With Real Problem. We can have a philosophical discussion.   
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7026
Bangladesh

sereneButton43

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Our conversation will entirely be centred on you. I accept diversity and individuality in all forms, and nothing will ever be too much for me to not be able to treat and respect you as a person. I look at behaviour and identity through a spectrum and acknowledge their fluidity. In listening, I try building a safe place for you where you can freely vent about your thoughts but know that I do not have the solution to your problems. Learn more about what you can expect from a listener here.  I feel that listening sessions are ideal when the member expresses their thoughts without reservation. I am comfortable dealing with negative emotions even if they're directed towards me. I don't want anything stopping you from asserting yourself. I am unable to take long-term members presently because of my commitments (read more about long-term listening here). But I will be glad to follow up with you every once in a while.I need your feedback to get better at what I do so feel free to bring it up during the conversation.Generally available from 2:30 AM-11:30 AM EST (although you can text me anytime- I promise I'll be chill). 7 Cups has a wide range of communities that you can explore here. Various forums cater to general discussion/support, mental health concerns, and a few others. For the forum on general support, click here. If you're experiencing anxiety or overwhelming thoughts, I suggest checking mindfulness exercises here.Happy to answer any questions.
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327
India

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any 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

AuntieMymble

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm Mym and I'm #actuallyautistic  I am open to long term members - but please respect my boundaries. My name is Mym, I deal with autism, anxiety, OCD and PTSD. I'm here to listen to you without judgement 🌻    I value Nonviolent communication and am a huge fan of and identify with Little My Little My is fiery and irritable – but also happy and friendly.Small things may easily annoy her, but she never does mean things on purpose. Sometimes, when others are being overly sentimental, she brings them quickly back to earth with her acute observations.Little My always wants to decide things for herself.Mess and untidiness don’t bother her at all: in fact, life is much more exciting that way. Being quite small, she can hide in a milk jug or amongst the ladles and whisks in a kitchen drawer. Sometimes she goes to sleep in Snufkin’s pocket.Little My likes to find out people’s secrets, but she never reveals them to others. In spite of her wild and reckless acts, Little My is honest and reliable. She’s at home in every situation – she’s prepared for anything.
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179
Netherlands

PeacefullyUK

Intermediate 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
“Your mental health is more important than your productivity.”
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257
United Kingdom

blindHeart12

Genius
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello thank you for looking to my profile. In this pandemic some of other way we had experience lose. I too had experience it. So feel free to message me to talk about it. Casual and sexual issue talk I dont prefer. If I take time in replying your request it means I am bit occupied excuse for that. Else I will try to reply as soon as possible. Take care. thank you 
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2830
India

Greenchoice1

Advanced 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey Members, Unfortunately, I will not take any new chats until further notice, please browse for other listeners. Hi my friend, Welcome to 7 Cups. I am Greenchoice! But you can call me Green, I’ll try my best to offer you support. I appreciate that you reached out to us for help, it's the only way to strive.💚 A little about me   My roles here on 7cups:   Verified Listener: ✅ "I have been verified by completing a mock chat with an experienced listener" Listener Verifier: 🏅 "I conduct mock chats to verify listeners, you can pm me for more info." Support Team Leader: "I am the Support Team Leader for the Trauma Community". Peer Support: 🌿 "I support listeners after having a hard chat, if you had a tough chat feel free to PM me."  Moderator: 👮🏼 "I am a moderator for the Trauma Support Community, Anxiety and Newbie hub (TCR, TSR)." Doorkeeper: 🚪 "As a doorkeeper, I can open and close rooms" PA (Project Agent): 🧑🏼‍🏫 For verifiers team & Trauma support. Forum Supporter: "I am a forum Supporter for Trauma Community & Newbie hub."   My Availability:   Online/Green: I am available for Personal Request Chats & Unscheduled chats. Busy/Orange: I am engaged in Scheduled Chats and/or other projects on 7 Cups.  (Feel free to leave me a message, I might be slow in replies though, so please do look for another listener here if urgent) Offline/Red: I am not available currently but feel free to pop me a message, and I will try to get back to you as fast as I can!   My favourite listeners: @Tac0belle - You are the best and kindest here on cups, Thanks for being here! 💚 @Sia1325 💖 @Jovialsunshine5049💙 @cuteorange213 💜 @Kkea - One of my besties here on 7 Cups! 😊 @sunnylexi ❤️ @Kara13V - My bestie I love hosting sessions with you you're just the most amazing person! 💚 @ShiningSky3754 - Twin brother 🧑🏼‍🤝‍🧑🏼     Few Quotes I like: ​​​​​​ • “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that the better for us all.”   • “Once you start making the effort to ‘wake yourself up’—that is, be more mindful in your activities—you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more.”   • “We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.”      Thanks for taking some time to read my bio. Hope to see you in my PMs soon!💚  
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246
United Kingdom

lyricalAngel70

Guru 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ON A SELF-CARE BREAK~ Sorry, Not Taking Any New Chat Request Currently. Kindly Browse Listeners Here, Thank you! Please read my bio before contacting me. ❤A Lil bit about me: Hi, this is Angel & I am delighted that you have come across my profile on 7 Cups' of Tea. I am an active, trained, verified listener here. Besides, I have completed 7 Cups' Internships (June 2019), LDP - Leadership Development Program (January 2021) & CDM - Content Development and Marketing Program (September 2021) successfully. Currently, enrolled in QLP Quality Listening Program (to further improve my listening skills) at 7 Cups Academy. I am comfortable talking about all the issues mentioned in the list below: ADHD Alcohol/Drug Use Anxiety *** Bipolar Borderline (BPD) Breakups *** Bullying *** Cancer Chronic Pain  Depression *** Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise Motivation *** Family Stress *** Financial Stress *** Forgiveness *** General Mental Health *** Getting Unstuck *** Grief *** LGBTQ+ Loneliness *** Managing Emotions *** Men's & Women's Issues *** Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Attacks *** Parenting Perinatal Mood Disorder PTSD/Trauma Racial & Cultural Discrimination *** Recovery *** Relationship Stress *** Schizophrenia Self-Esteem *** Self-Harm Sexual Health Sleeping Well *** Social Anxiety *** Spirituality *** Student Life *** Weight Management *** Work Stress *** N.B: Topics with asterisks denotes my live experience (I have lived it, gone through it) in that specific area & can assist you better with it.I would love to connect with you and assist you in the best way possible. I congratulate you on reaching out to seek help because it is not an easy job. It may be difficult to share your problems but I assure you that you won't regret trusting me with them. Your secrets are mine after you choose to share them with me. 😊I am currently studying masters in Clinical Psychology.  -Bookworm. -Loves traveling, sketching & shopping. -Cleanliness & fitness freak. -An optimist & an ambivert. -Down to earth. -Great singer. ​​-On my way to be the best version of myself. Proudly a member of these amazing communities : - Safety Patrol Team - ​​​​​Team Lightship - 7 Cups Hindi & Urdu Translation Team - Q&A Approval Team -Content Volunteering Team - Lightship Outreach Assistant Teamhttps://www.7cups.com/forum/GroupModZone_168/CommunityManagersOffice_2008/WarmWelcomeEveryoneByeByeCliqueChallenge_238987/#ByeByeCliques Eating disorders support and awareness hashtag - #EdGangTwin Listener: @WatchingOverYou - A brilliant listener & my favorite person. You can find them here - https://www.7cups.com/@WatchingOverYou ​​​​​​ P.S. Please refrain from connecting with me if you are here for casual/sex chat/online dating/seeking a relationship/marriage/wanting to have my social media, number, etc. And if I get such chats, I would be blocking them without any warnings (since I have already mentioned what I am uncomfortable with). You have many great apps for such purposes out there. 7 Cups' of Tea is an anonymous, secure, on-demand emotional health service and online therapy providing platform where real people connect to real listeners in one-on-one chat. If this is your sole purpose and you want to talk to someone? Hello and welcome. ❤ Thank You, Kind Regards, lyricalAngel70.
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1502
India

Gozzil

Veteran 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Please note: I have stepped down from my group support roles for health reasons. Thank you to every member, listener, host and leader that contributed to a great group support experience. There are so many kind, supportive people in this community and I appreciate all of you, I miss you and hope to be back soon! If you have questions about Sharing Circle, please get in touch with @AnnaTess.    I am not currently taking new member chats, as my schedule is full with long term members. I am Gozzil, also known as Gozz, Gozzy, Gozzilla etc. My pronouns are she/her."I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces of the puzzle scattered all over the place. If you look at the whole picture it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits of it, that’s what will give you hope." - Dr. Jane Goodall
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810
United Kingdom

Yashoda108

Discoverer 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am a person who is grateful to have gathered much experience helping others and who wants to assist you to overcome adversity and lead the happy and beautiful life that you deserve !   As a personal request, I don’t take casual chats, LGBTQ or sexual or chronic mental issues.  I will listen and not give you advice but will work with you towards finding solutions. Please don’t substitute this with professional therapy, counselling or medical support.
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405
United States

xoBeebosBubsxo

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ MY BIO BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT* *PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE* *!!!!!* "People cry. Not because they're weak, but because they've been strong for too long."Hey you, I know it's hard to get out of bed right now. I know it's hard to open up, and talk. I know it's hard to be so angry, so sad, so hurt. I know it's hard to not feel a thing. I know it's hard wishing you weren't here. I know it's hard dealing with the loss.I know it's hard to put it down, to resist.  I know it's hard to feel so alone.I know it's hard dealing with that stress. I know it's hard to cope wuth that anxiety. I know it's hard to feel so ugly, so worthless.  I know it's hard to be unaccepted, to feel unloved. I know it's hard not having anyone. I know it's hard dealing with the memories. I know it's hard, to just keep breathing.   It's all so very, very, very hard. You're right, it is.  You've made it this far. You're here, you're strong. You're fighing. You should be so PROUD. You're reading this? Right. Now.  Just look at how far you've come.  *hugs for that if you want it* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says: You survived."  "So, perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful." Battling a mental illness, or even suffering generally with your mental health is not easy. It has never been, and never will be.  No-one said it would be.  Having someone to talk about it with, can make it all better, in some small way or form.  That's why you're here, right? So someone can be there?  A listening ear, to support you, to care, and embrace you. See you for who you are and understand you.  My name is Alexia, and I'm here.  Here are some areas that I've struggled most, and still recovering from today: (I take chats on these, as well as many other topics. See above^)-Body Dysmorphia -Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa) -Depression -Self Harm -Social Anxiety -Family Stress NOTE: For specific trigger purposes, I do not take chats on general sexual topics/sexual abuse. Green means I'm online and available for chats or any personal requests. Any pm's will be answered in a timely manner. Orange means I'm online, but busy, and not able to respond to chats/accept personal requests at the point in time. Red means I'm currently offline/indefinitely preoccupied on the site. I will get back to you as soon as I can.  You can find a list of other wonderful listeners here: click me! Feel free to schedule me for chats here: book me! (PLEASE PM ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU'VE SCHEDULED, OR YOUR MEETING MAY BE OVERLOOKED.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Roles on 7 Cups: On-spot Sharing Circle Host On-spot Listener Check-In Host On-spot Listener Sharing Circle Host Pop-up Discussion Host Discussion Leader -Relationships Guided Discussions-Depression Guided Discussions Chat Room Moderator -Student Support -Newbie Hub/27/7 Support Room -Self Harm Recovery Room Project Agent -Care Team -Listener Verifier Team -Self Harm Recovery Subcommunity -Support Plus Subcommunity -Listener Sharing Circle -Academy, Alumni Track Forum Supporter -General Support Subcommunity -Listener Learning and Journey Subcommunity Peer Supporter Listener Room Supporter Quality Mentor Leader -Listener Verifier Team If, you have any questions about any of these roles! Or if you need a co-host for a session, feel free to pm me! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Don't forget, self care is important! "By taking care of myself, I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I'm on empty."  "Almost everything will work again, if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you."  "You carry so much love in your heart. Don't forget to give some to yourself."----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Congratulations on making it to the end. Have a cup of tea* 
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Trinidad And Tobago

nfar

Expert 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
  "One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." --Bryant H. McGill I can lend a compassionate ear if you are in distress. Listening to you would be my privilege.  
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1519
Bangladesh