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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.

EvelyneRose

Epitome 16
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I chose the picture of an apple because it represents to me growth and potential. The apple can grow to become the best apple it can be. I think we all have potential, and I also believe that most people are not solely good or bad- we are a combination of light and dark. That's just human nature. I've been here since 2013, and I am now in my 30s. I have always been told I'm a good listener and person to come to. People have come to me years after talking to them because they remembered I was someone to confide in. I like to think of myself as open minded, non judgmental, and compassionate. I try to be honest, but tactfully so. I find the best people in my life are those that tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and that is something I practice with others. I hope to be here for you, and I will cheerlead you on. I cannot give advice, but I will be a support for you. I take casual chats, so even if you're just bored or need someone to talk to and don't have a pressing issue, I am happy to talk to you.  My strengths lie in the subjects I have listed on my profile, so I will not be the best fit for everyone (and that is okay!). I hope everyone can get the help they need from whoever it is, even if it's not me. If I cannot help you, I will let you know and try to connect you with someone that can. I do the best with chats that can be asynchronus, as my schedule varies and I don't want to promise I can sit down for a real time chat if I cannot. That is unfair to both of us time wise, and time is a precious thing. Updated July 25, 2020 As of July 1, I have joined the admin team as a Quality Specialist for the volunteer community. I am still involved in all the things below, but as I am now involved widely across the site in different ways, if you need to know who to talk to regarding any of the below activities, please PM me and I will direct you to who you should talk to whether it be me or someone else. Activities/Positions I am involved in include: Quality Ambassador, Chatroom Mentor, Forum Key,  Peer Support, Chat Support help, Adult/Teen Listener, Teen Quality Mentor, Group Mod, Safety Patrol Team. Uhh on
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1218
United States

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
    Welcome to    Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao, Ola, Ni Hao I'm Mango and I'm here to offer you my support and encouragement as best as I can. I'm comfortable with listening to topics such as student life, forgiveness, general mental health, getting unstuck and more. I'm always willing to chat with you about anything that is on your mind. Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Please note that my 1-1 chats with members are only an hour. Fun things to know about me: I'm very competitive about trivia and games, an avid pasta eater, book lover, all-time napper and science lover.   Involvement on 7cups: 🥭Adult-Teen Listener 🥭Community Mentor for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Moderator for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Mentor, Chat Supporter & Peer Supporter for Listener Rooms 🥭Community Mentor Leader for the Relationship & Friendship Support Subcommunity  🥭Doorkeeper 🥭Global Chatroom Moderator 🥭Safety Patrol 🥭Subcommunity Ambassador   You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Winnie the Pooh Mango Art by @HopieRemi:
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1672
Bahamas

DigitalKnight

Guru 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Due to my leadership roles, i am unfortunately unable to take 1-1 Chat Requests   Part of the Safety Patrol Outreach team SPOT Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team (Note - Feedback will only come from @7cupsFeedback and @Teen7cupsFeedback)   Please consider connecting with one of our amazing listeners Here     *Under Construction*
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933
Pakistan

hopedreamlove

Epitome 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1880
United States

musicalHarmony

Veteran 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Not available at the momentThanks for understanding.Hey there, thanks for stopping by my profile 💜 If I am online, feel free to send a message, if I'm not online please browse for other listeners here.I'm glad you found me. My job here is to listen and support. Some members only want to be listened to, others want to discuss. Whatever is best for you is fine and we'll figure it out as we go.Please note: Inappropriate language or topics are not accepted. I will warn with a maximum of three times and then block.I have experience from anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, insomnia and know it can be overwhelming at times. Just leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.7 Cups InvolvementVerified ListenerFamily & Caregiver Support Chatroom Moderator50+ Chatroom ModeratorChat SupportSafety PatrolCare Team Guide Peer SupporterDoorkeeperAdult Teen listenerQuality Mentor"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" (Martin Luther King jr).   My listener twinsPuzichkinCatCompassionate and empathicJovialButterfly Sweet and caring
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1430
Sweden

PeaceLoveandPaws

Genius 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I am no longer accepting member chats. Please use this link to browse listeners: Browse ListentersHello and Welcome!! I'm Paws (she/her pronouns, please). I'm a wife, mom, and lover of cats! I have a degree in English Lit but spent my career in Human Services. I enjoy reading, watching horror movies and television series, photography, and collecting vintage handbags. My greatest passion is orphaned/abandoned infant kittens rescue.My favorite movies of all time are 'City of Angels', 'The Color Purple', and 'Forrest Gump'.The songs I feel inspired by are:'Bold as Love' by Jimi Hendrix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMM3jIkDGk'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac https://youtu.be/KOVyBhVsOV0 'I'm Still Standing' by Sir Elton John https://youtu.be/ZHwVBirqD2s 'Kyrie' by Mr. Mister https://youtu.be/9NDjt4FzFWY 'Thank U' by Alanis Morissette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1_V-0iDu_0Support Team Leader for Family and Caregivers Community Mentor Leader for Family and CaregiversMy listener twins: www.7cups.com/@lulurings and www.7cups.com/@cheerymango  
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1553
United States

tranquilbear14

Sage 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently not taking personal requests#HopeForHappyFeet Hello! I'm a caribbean bear willing to hear and be here for you when you need it. Don't be afraid to reach out. Feel free to check out the topics I am comfortable listening to! Thanks for coming here and giving yourself the opportunity to be heard.                                                                              Please note I don't take chats about: Sexual health, financial stress, depression, self harm, addiction ,parenting, eating disorders, domestic violence, self-esteem🌿Some Quotes I like🌿What's broken can be mended, what's hurt can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun's gonna rise again -Meredith GreyNot all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien 🌿 My roles in 7 cups🌿Chatroom mentorSafety patrol memberTeen transitioning mentor Quality mentorForum mentor/Community mentor (Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey)Translating team (Spanish) Chat supporter/ Peer supporter DoorkeeperAdult teen listener
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425
Dominican Republic

PuzichkinCat

Genius 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
|| Unavailable due to personal reasons || Thank you for understanding  "If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world." ―  Noam Chomsky ―Hi! I'm Val, and here on 7 cups, I try to create a safe space for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Talking about things can be helpful and I happen to have time to dedicate to a good cause. Some topics for which I'm comfortable providing support and those that I have a bit of experience with include depression, anxiety, addictions of all sorts, sexual abuse/assault, and more down below under "categories".Book a chat with me< /span> to secure my full attention for an hour or send me a message even if I appear offline — I'll reply within 48 hours.     Some more random things about me: I'm a 29-year old researcher who is passionate about neuroscience and languages. I enjoy mindfulness, practice yoga, love nature, and animals and engaging in harm-free adventures. Oh yeah, and also, I think that nobody's perfect and it's alright.proud listener twin ofFrankyoumelonMeloncholy 🍈musicalHarmonyAnnaTess 👻https://media.giphy.com/media/3o6gbc8bxPTKRviAnu/giphy.gif“I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”― Stephen Fry ―
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1963
Russian Federation

SpringWaltz

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
​​​​Hello! I'm Waltz and i'm here to listen. I DONT take Mental Health issue Topics 🙂 My Listening is more focus on Relationship issues and Self Esteem 🙂 for MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT OR LGBT LISTENER please "FEEL FREE" to Talk to Other "LISTENERS" ​who specialize about it by going through this link 👇https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ 
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521
Philippines

VerseArt

Proficient 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello, I am here just to listen and help. I hope my words bring you some comfort and motivation to move ahead. Just know that I'm all ears when I'm with you. I will try my best to create a "happy place" for you where you feel safe. 7 cups is a safe place, a no-judge area. It's on you how much you want to or doesn't want to share. I understand how difficult it can be to trust someone online and I'll make sure that we work together towards building the trust and hence listen to and support you in whatever way I can.  Stay Motivated! Stay Strong! Stay Safe! P.S. I do not take any Sexual or inappropriate chats. I personally never use any offensive or abusive language and will expect the same from you as well. If I feel uncomfortable, I will have to block you after 3 warnings.  Thank you for reading! Have a great day ahead! 
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1561
India

LuLuRings

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not Currently Taking New Member Chats, Thank You~Listeners wanting to chat about mentoring, do a practice mock chat, or otherwise, please fill this FORM to request a time to meet.About MeHi there! I'm Luke, and I'm 33 and from Georgia in the US. Happy to be here and to lend a listening ear to those in need. I have experience with parenting, family-related stress, and relationship stress and am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but please feel free to reach out with anything on your mind and we can try to talk it out.   Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever. I'm on the east coast in the US, so be mindful of possible timezone differences. I also have a family and work, so bear with me if I don't get back to you immediately. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are particularly busy for me personally, so I may be extra slow to respond, if at all, on those days. Regardless, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can, even if it says I'm offline.7 Cups InvolvementSafety Patrol Member Family & Caregiver Support Team Leader Listener Learning & Journey Community Mentor Safety & Knowledge Team Project Agent Anonymous Evaluations Team Leader Quality Mentor Leader Group Support Mentor Leader Chat Room Mentor Doorkeeper~Personal AnnouncementsThe Family & Caregiver Subcommunity is recruiting for all positions right now! We cover topics such as family stress, parenting, and caregiver stress, as well as many more. If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send me a message! We'd love to have you aboard! Have a fun recipe to share? Post it HERE.  Interested in promoting safety on 7 Cups? Join the Safety Awareness Team!~Listener Twins@ambercares@jrod1986@PeaceLoveandPaws@LifeIsABeautifulMelody@AnnaTess ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37831
United States

Mankka

Advanced 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Minden rendben lesz! Everything will be okay!I decided today that I was beautiful. You might think, "Oh, well, with that head, how can you say that", but trust me. I'm beautiful. You're beautiful, too, and believe it. Welcome to the beautiful people world. Everyone is beautiful, everyone is precious. And you can't stay out of this. Neither do I. Beauty shines from your soul. I went through all of the forms of the abuse as a child. Everybody a miracle said that I survived it. I am a survivor, and now human rights shielding, activist. I am a Verified Support Listener . I am here if he would like to speak. “I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
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80
Hungary