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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.

Deschain

Guru 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone!Hit me up with a message if you need me. If I'm online but I don't answer, it means I fell asleep. Hola a todos! Tirenme un mensaje si me necesitan. Si estoy online pero no responodo, significa que estoy durmiendo. And no, I'm not a girl.
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2181
Chile

serenityking25

Explorer 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
"𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧." ✩✩✩« hey there! i'm serenity »It's really nice to meet you. I know how hard it is to tackle your problems alone but reaching out for help is a sign of strength. I'm proud of you for taking your first steps. You can stop by and send me a message anytime; I will reply as soon as I see it. I may not be online often but if you'd really like a chat, let me know and we can schedule some time out for a talk. 💞✨ ✩✩✩« some things about me »I'm 17 years old and I dont really have much to describe myself as. I try to be there for the people around me. I understand the struggles of coping with self esteem issues as well as just negative thoughts and perceptions about yourself so I can understand you if you struggle with the same thing.  I have a beautiful amazing girlfriend who makes me smile and loves me. 🏳️‍🌈 ✩✩✩« to wrap up »To reiterate, I'm always here. If you want to chat–about anything–feel free to send me a message and I'll reply as soon as I see your message. Have a great day!𝐫 𝐞 𝐦 𝐞 𝐦 𝐛 𝐞 𝐫: 𝐨 𝐧 𝐞  𝐝 𝐚 𝐲  𝐚 𝐭  𝐚  𝐭 𝐢 𝐦 𝐞.
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422
United States

Throneful

Explorer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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440
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

MidnightRaven999

Pinnacle 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
  I am not currently taking new personal requests, please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find an avaliable listener. sorry for the inconvenience .Please read the whole profile before contacting me! (except quotes section you dont have to read that unless you're interested) My availability is: Monday-Thursday, 1 pm- 1 am EST; I dont take member chats Friday - Sunday, as those are my self-care days. You can still message me over the weekend and I'll get back to you on Monday! I also limit my chats times to between 30-60 minutes, depending on how much time I have.I usually keep my status set to busy or offline mode, but dont be afraid to send me a message anyway. Please include what you would like to chat about when you leave me a message, it would be really helpful to me so I know what you're going through.About MeMy name is Jayson and I'm a transgender guy! I've suffered through ADHD, PTSD/trauma, anxiety, BPD, and I'm proudly a part of the LGBT+ community. I'm always here if you need to talk. I want you to know that when you open a chat window with me, it is a safe, confidential place where you can share as much or as little as you want with me.Topics I specialize in taking ADHD Anxiety BPD PTSD/Trauma LGBT+ issues Bullying Chronic PainTopics I DONT take Depression Suicide/self-harm (we are not able to help with suicidal situations, please refer to 7cups.com/crisis/ or a crisis line to get proper help) Drug/Alchol Abuse Sexual chats (I do take sexual issue chats, but if you are being inappropriate toward me, i will end the chat. Please be respectful) The topics listed above are often trigger-topics for me, so please find a different listener to chat with about these issues. If you have a different topic that is not on either of these lists, or on my listed topics i take, you can feel free to contact me and I'll see if i can help you!Listener Twins!!@ItsDev@KarenMarie@Pamharley003@TenderTruth@SpaceStation2@HopieRemiThings I do here!Peer Support- I offer support to listeners after they have been through a difficult or stressful chat Quality Mentor Quality Ambassador Quality Mentor LeaderChatroom MentorGlobal ModSafety Patrol SPOT- the Safety Patrol Outreach Team; we train all the safety patrol members, as well as outreaching to people that need to change thier profiles to comply with site rules!Verifier TeamChat Support - i offer support to listeners during a difficult/hard chat ~Quote The Raven, Nevermore~ "Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of our mind" -Dean Koontz"We're all needed, even those who sometimes think we're worthless, plain and dull. If we love and allow ourselves to be loved...Well a person who loves is the most precious thing in the world, worth all the fortunes that ever were." -Dean Koontz"Being polite is not only the right way to respond to people, but also the easiest. Life is so filled with unavoidable conflict that I see no reason to promote more confrontations." -Dean Koontz"There's no such thing as being cowardly in a fight" -Edward Elric"Sometimes its good to be scared, it means you have something to lose" -Richard Webber"Just put one foot in front of the other, just get through the day." - Meredith Grey "I'm a human being, I make mistakes. I'm flawed, we all are." - Derek Shepherd"The future is the home of our deepest fears and our wildest hopes." -Owen Hunt
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4742
United States

Mercylistensalways

Exemplar 13
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm Mercy. I am here for you. It is my pleasure to support you.   
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5881
Canada

ZeppelinsOverhead

Explorer 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm Jaci (: I'm a listener here on 7Cups, and I'm here to provide anxiety, depression, work, relationship, and bipolar support - or anything else you can think of! Feel free to message me, even if I'm offline. We can always set up a time to chat. As for myself, I'm a lover of music, Star Trek, and learning new things. If you think you know something I don't, leave me a message! I'm so glad you're here, and I look forward to chatting with you <3 Hola, soy Jaci (: Soy una oyente aquí en 7Cups, y estoy feliz de proporcionar soporte de ansiedad, depresión, trabajo, relaciones y bipolar - ¡o lo que se te ocurra! Siéntate libre de iniciar una charla conmigo, y si no estoy en línea envíame un mensaje y podemos siempre configurar un tiempo para chatear. En cuanto a mí, me encanta pasar tiempo afuera con un libro o sólo acostado en cama con buena música tocando. Me alegra tanto de que estés aquí, y ¡hablemos pronto! <3
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531
United States

Steeeve

Proficient 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
A little about me.....I'm 52, and a native Floridian. I'm also politically and socially conservative, but I hate politics.. I am a born-again Christian. I try to use the things I've learned throughout my life to help others. I am not the sugar coating, tell you what you want to hear, enabling type. I speak truth. Bluntly at times. But I also realize that sometimes the truth is hard to hear, but it does come from a place of caring; by helping you grow through your pain. I've been through a lot myself in many different categories such as infidelity, divorce, the affects of suicide on others, attempted suicide, depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship difficulties, and the like. I don't give advice, but I'll actively and intently listen so I can offer an unbiased observation. I'm here to help you. If you see me online, please feel free to message me. If I'm not message me a time and day when you'd like to schedule a chat.Please understand.,..I am not an enabler nor an avenue for you to justify your unhealthy behavior/ decisions. Matthew 11:28-30
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1950
United States

musicalHarmony

Proficient 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
        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 ModeratorNewbie Hub Room SupporterListener Discussions HostCare 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 twins   Destiny00Wonderful and caringPuzichkinCatCompassionate and empathicOptimisticDay8079Helpful and inspiringSherEnergetic and inspirational
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1325
Sweden

RainyMemory97

Scholar 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
(not taking any new chats currently) 🌸I'm so happy to have you here with me today! 🌸 Hi there! I'm Rainy Memory. ❤️ And I'm a verified listener, who loves to help others! I'll do my best to make you feel heard, understood, and cared for in our chats. You're already taking the first huge step by reaching out, and I'm so proud of you for that! 🌟 My chats are a safe, non-judgmental space, where we can talk about your problems freely like you're talking with a friend. You're not alone. I'm always here for you. And you can talk to me about anything that's on your mind, even if it's just random thoughts! 😊❤️ I've experienced some issues in my life as well— especially depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, student life and family issues. So I'll do my best to empathize with you and what you're going through, and put myself in your shoes. That goes for any topic we're talking about, even if it's not the mentioned above. ☺️I can usually talk for one hour, and then we can continue our chat the next day. I strictly don't take any chats which are inappropriate or are sexual in nature.  Some fun facts about me: I love watching cartoons, learning about the human mind and behaviours, psychology and sociology. A way I cheer myself up is by writing down what I'm grateful for, what I like about my life and about myself, and also by drawing using soft, pastel colours. I also love hearing about other people's days, their struggles, achievements, goals, hobbies, what they're passionate about, or anything else. 😊 If you've read it this far, yay!! Here's a huge hug for you!! 💕💕💞I would love to listen to you! Feel free to message me anytime! And if I'm offline, I'll reply as soon as possible. ❤️❤️ You deserve the best things in the world! Take care! And I hope you have a wonderful day!! 😄🌻🌈🌸 
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918
Pakistan

ifyouknowtocountcountwithme

Virtuoso 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey there! I am 32. I am from Panama. I love music... Let's chat! Welcome to my profile, glad you found me.  Listener twins:  charmingTime (not available anymore), WatchingOverYou (https://www.7cups.com/@WatchingOverYou), CherishedBlossom (left the site at least for now) and another amazing twin is PetiteSouris (https://www.7cups.com/@PetiteSouris) and the most recent.... Anna! (https://www.7cups.com/@AnnaTess) woot woot =) =P I am a verified listener, peer supporter, and peer buddy. Also, just for you to know I am comfortable listening any of the topics, it's just that there are some that I still need some training so I'd rather let other listener trained in the topic to speak to you for better attention. I am working on that =)   I'll let you know if I'm not that informed about the topic, please have me patience if that's the case. Please not sexting, not flirting for this is not a place for this. If you are struggling with, for instance, incest or obsession with pornography or something like that is sexual related but it's a real problem that affects your every-day life or just want to vent about it, you have a lending ear in me.  If you need someone to listen to you more often that is out of my possibilities, please consider looking another listener or more listeners at: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ Also, you can look for a long-term listener or a therapist. It's completely up to you, you know best what do you need and what suits you better.  I do long-term listening. My schedule it's: Monday - Friday. From 9 am to 12 pm in my time zone. Well that's usually, don't like to promise, things comes up sometimes. I may do some exceptions sometimes but I like to stick to the schedule to do other things.  This schedule it's for now that I am not working due the pandemic. It can change later.  All ratings and reviews are appreciated =)   no pressure though Thanks for understanding.        By the way.. the display picture was idea of SparkyGizmo Note: I take weekends off. I prefer offline messaging but I am open to schedule a session.  thanks for reading until the end. =) 
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2297
Panama

Noumi09

Expert 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey! I'm glad you are seeking for help. Don't hesitate to send me a message if I'm online. I like helping with LGBTQ+ issues and relationship stress
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1244
Switzerland