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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.

Elgendy22

Guru 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am sorry but i am only available for chats from the 21st to the 30th of every month for personal reasons but feel free to text me anytime and i will respond as soon as i get it
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2510
Egypt

UnderrratedEccentric

Guru 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my profile! I'm an empathetic listener who has lead an intrepid and impactful life. I would love to connect to understand some of your challenges, and perhaps even share some of my own personal learnings. I'm of South Asian descent, but have lived in half a dozen countries, so I have a lot of experience dealing with issues around culture and assimilation. My multicultural background makes me feel quite at home in Toronto, where I am currently based. Aside from that, I also have a keen interest in social issues, financial planning and questions of identity and existentialism. If you feel like I may be able to be of assistance to you, please feel free to send me a message. I promise I won't bite =)
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2180
Canada

Fristo

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there, I am fristo, I prefer a long-term relation with you! I believe a long-term good relation can bring tremendous change to either lives. So, looking forward to form a healthy listener-member bond with you You can also get started with this growth path, which I made in hope to see you smile: https://www.7cups.com/path/playlist/smile/  
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5644
India

fairyava

Master 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Welcome to my profile. (ஐ╹◡╹)ノI'm so glad you found me! If you are reaching out for support, please read through my bio before sending me a message. ♡ Check out the bottom of my bio for more resources and distraction links!➝ About me:- My name is Ava, I'm 17 years old. - I am non-binary and use any pronouns (she/he/they). - My personality type is INFJ-T and I am a Virgo! ♍️ - I will be starting college this year with a major in psychology! In my free time, I also love playing video games, writing, and discovering new movies. - I've dealt with many of my own issues like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, an eating disorder along with other things.➝ For members:♡ My listening style: My goal is to create a supportive and welcoming space for you to talk about your struggles. Everyone has a different idea of support! I'm here to listen to you vent, help you set goals, ask you questions, anything you need! I'm very open-minded and will never judge you. I am open for casual conversations too, I understand that sometimes you just need a friend. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly space! 🏳️‍🌈♡ My availability: My live chats typically last around 45-60 minutes. I am also available for offline messaging, where I reply as I am available every few hours throughout the day.♡ My triggers: Excessive use of "...", sentences in all caps, chats on sexual abuse.➝ My roles on 7cups:(Anything in blue is a clickable link!)♡ Verified Teen Listener: I passed a mock chat and have been verified.♡ Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats to help verify listeners. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to be verified.♡ Care Team: I check in on listeners after they've talked with a peer/chat supporter and on new listeners beginning their listener journey!♡ Peer Supporter:  I help support other listeners after tough chats and in the listener chatroom.♡ Project Agent:  I am a project agent for the Self-harm subcommunity.♡ Safety Patrol:  I help scan the site for innapropriate profiles that need to be flagged. Feel free to PM me if you see an innapropriate profile!♡ Forum Supporter:  I help support the Anxiety, Trauma & Depression subcommunities!♡ Room Supporter:  I help support the Depression, Teen Only Zone and LGBTQ+/MOGII group support rooms! They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.♡ Listener Discussion Host: I host discussions to help improve overall listener quality.➝ I host discussions at these times (the rooms will open at the times of the discussions):♡ Healthy Habits, Sundays, 11pm-12am EST (In: Sharing Circle) *On self care break from leading my other 3 discussions at the moment. Will resume in a couple of weeks.* You are more than welcome to join! Join group support rooms here.♡ My Status: ♡Green: I am online and ready to take live chats!Orange: I am online, either in a chat, in a group support room, doing training or going through the forums! My response time may be a bit delayed.Red: I am not active, and will get back to you within 24 hours.☀️ Suicide hotlines ☀️☀️ Abuse chatline ☀️☀️ Self-harm distraction techniques ☀️☀️ Take some deep breaths ☀️☀️ Calming music from my favorite video game ☀️
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609
United States

Blynng

Guru 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If for some reason my status is green but I am not responding: It has been determined that there is a current problem with my status in the search results; it shows me as always available. Please refer to the chat window for my current status and understand that I am unable to control the errors that occur on the website. Generally speaking, I do not provide support for relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, discussions of incest and/or other non-consensual sexual experiences. I do not provide detailed discussions of sexual desires, fetishes or sexual dysfunction in biological men; if you need help in these areas, I recommend working with a professional.I cannot discuss self-harm, suicidal ideation/events, or abuse events. Please seek support from another listener if you need this kind of help, or reach out to suicide.org My name is Lynn, and I'm glad you've found me! I'm a trained listener with a degree in English and psychology as well as professional training in peer counseling. I am NOT a professional psychologist, and I cannot provide therapy services. My primary study in the psychology field focused on abnormal psychology and human sexuality; I am current working on a book addressing human memory. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. My professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, anxiety management, and autism spectrum disorder. In my free time, I enjoy writing, movies, and MUSIC!!! Feel free to reach out to me anytime I'm online. If I'm not currently available, you are free to write a detailed message discussing your concerns after you've completely reviewed this profile. I generally do not reply to messages that provide no detail and/or indicate that they didn't review my profile. Please read previous member reviews before connecting with me. If you're a fellow listener, I appreciate your interest, but I will hold you accountable to the listener agreement and will not provide emotional wellness support outside the parameters of that agreement, no exceptions! I am, in general, an acute situation listener. I focus on accountability support. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" with you. I am an active and engaged listener who will reply and ask challenging questions; if you're looking for a place to simply vent to someone and are not interested in a discussion regarding active choice and personal responsibility for your outcomes, I recommend you work with another listener first.I do not have long-term relationship availability at this time.  I am also a person living with ASD. My vocabulary and style of speech has been labeled as mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. This is because I speak matter of factly, in detail. My messages will not have hidden meanings; I say what I mean. Sometimes this is difficult for members. However, I find that respectful communication can go a long way to resolving these difficulties. My style is to talk about progressive approaches and necessary steps, whether or not they "feel good"... I'm not one to try and package up harsh realities in fuzzy packages. I firmly believe that every adult has the ultimate responsibility for their feelings and their response to those feelings, so a discussion with me will be about accountability, self-honesty and can sometimes be a "rude" reality check. My expectation for members that talk to me is that they have read this description and accept that this is what they will get from me; that I expect them to be a grown adult, able to speak about issues with maturity and a desire for affirmation and change, and will understand that it is up to them and them alone where the power lies. I am simply a facilitator in your own conversation with yourself; if something I say is sharp, hits home, there is a reason. As any listener on here has the right to do, I reserve the right and ability to set conversational boundaries and protect myself as an emotional being. If at any time I feel that either involved party is at risk during our conversations, I will advise as much and do my best to direct the member to the best path. While I have professional training and education, I cannot provide therapy services or fill in as a replacement for your mental health professional. 
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1662
United States

KatRebane

Sage 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please note that I am unable to help those with self-esteem and related problems (i.e. negative body image, shame, feelings of worthlessness and social anxiety) and those who are struggling with self-harm. Due to a busy schedule, I am also unable to perform recurring chats at the moment. My proficiency is my knowledge of psychiatry, and lack of judgment or prejudice. My name's Katariina, I'm very easy-going and open-minded. The way I say things sometimes can be blunt, so if I'm coming across as insensitive, you're uncomfortable for any reason or starting to feel overwhelmed, please remember that it is helpful to tell me these things, and what you expect from our chat (it doesn't make you annoying). This is your space: you don't need to talk about anything you're not ready to; if you want to suddenly change the topic, that's okay, or if I'm not focusing on the parts that are most significant to you, don't let me lead you off-track! Getting everything off your chest is what's most important, we can always circle back to anything after. I might not be the best listener for the following topics:  Breakups (those looking to move on) and infatuations (e.g. crushes and love-triangles); bullying; eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem issues; envy (or jealousy); financial and work stress; self-control (including anger management); social anxiety; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy. I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better complement your needs.Topics I am comfortable talking about, but can help best with:  Mental illness (disorders) (such as but not limited to, anxiety; behavioural and social deficits, like those present in autism spectrum disorders/Asperger's syndrome (ASD) and other developmental disorders (please keeping in mind that I am not comfortable discussing self-esteem); bipolar disorder and mania; delirium and other psychogenic illnesses (neurosis); dissociative (and conversion) disorders, including dissociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder (DID/MPD); antisocial/dissocial (ASPD), avoidant, dependent (DPD), sadistic, schizoid (SzPD) personality disorders; and psychosis-related disorders, including schizophrenia); sexual health and sex-related issues (such as but not limited to, sexual dysfunction (including lack of, and excess of, sexual desire, and premature ejaculation (PE)); sexual preference (including fetishes/paraphilia) and sexual orientation; and healthy (and satisfactory) sexual relationships); and trauma. I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as busy. If you're wondering if I am the right listener for you and have any other questions, you're welcome to request me or leave me a message. If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request! If I'm offline, my inbox is always open and I will respond ASAP. :)Post-Scripts  - I accept casual/loneliness chats, but I'm not skilled at leading conversations.  - Those interested to know more about me: my Myers-Briggs personality type is ENTJ, I am a Buddhist (although not a very good one, as I'm always putting off practicing) and I believe that everything comes down to philosophy (so it's something I'm happy to talk about, whether it's making sense of a messy situation or questioning the meaning of life).
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2728
Canada

fromZeroTwotoHiro

Guru 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
A guy who has some experience with mental health problems...
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2317
Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

Leebas2019

Sage 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Am great at listening, motivational speaker.. talk to me about anything... Whatever is in ur mind.. u would find me helpful.. try me 😇 Languages Known : English, Tamil, Hindi :D
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2282
India

blissart

Exemplar 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Personal request - i dont take  LGBTQ issues .I will only chat for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you . I dont take requests for personal chats on other social media platforms. Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment. Pls dont substitute this with therapy or counselling
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3900
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

DrDonut

Veteran 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
IM AVAILABLE FOR CHATS Dont be scared to drop a message! Greetings <3 I have cyclothymic disorder and im currently on the path to making my life as tranquil and happy as possible. Please feel free to join me or share your story!  Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. I work as a sports massage therapist and I'm a physio intern for 2 high performance sports teams (Athletics and boxing)Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse. Please dont be scared to message me if you need a shoulder to lean on ^_^. Favourite qoute: “One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other."I am meIn all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, Whether they be to others or to myself – I own my fantasies, My dreams, my hopes, my fears – I own all my triumphs and Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me – by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts – I know There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other Aspects that I do not know – but as long as I am Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles And for ways to find out more about me – However I Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically Me – If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that Which I discarded – I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be Productive to make sense and order out of the world of People and things outside of me – I own me, and therefore I can engineer me – I am me and I AM OKAY - Virginia Satir
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863
South Africa

avagracii

Scholar 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
  Я принимаю чаты на русском языке.  Назовите мне если вы хотите чтобы я послал вам эту биографию переведенную на русский язык.              - please understand that I am currently accepting few chats - Hello y'all! My name is Jensen, or Jen, or Jenny (: (I requested a name change!) I found that in my time as a member I really enjoyed extending support where I could, and here I am as a listener! I would love to help you however I can, whether it means casually chatting, letting you vent, or truly listening. -any pronouns- 💛🤍💜🖤 - 💗💛💙A Little About Me I'm a drill team dancer at my local highschool, but I really prefer ballet! Currently I have two dogs and three siblings. I have ASD, feel free to ask questions about autism as I'm happy to answer! I grew up in Russia along with my sister and now live in the US :) Recently I have accepted my non binary identity and love any pronouns! Fun facts! My favorite music artists: All Time Low, Slipknot, Doja Cat, Jon Bellion, IDKHow, AC/DC and yungblud :) Hobbies: Dancing, cooking and drawing  Color: PinkMy Best Chat TopicsI am most comfortable and feel best equipped to provide support for... -self harm- -eating disorders- -family stress- -student life--trauma/PTSD- -alchohol/drug use-  -autism- -lgbtq+-Bonus: Oddly specific, but I also live with a family member has FASD so I do feel equipped to offer FASD support.Chat Topics I Do Not TakeChat topics I cannot provide support for are... -weight management--domestic violence/abuse--breakups-    
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301
United States

Ahmed

Pinnacle 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Currently Not Taking New Chats ( Self Care Break )I realised that my happiness lies where I can make others happy or feel a bit better So I joined here trying to support people and find my own way in life        
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7354
Egypt