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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.

cuteOrange213

Specialist 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
(please read through everything before messaging me ) A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME Hello! I am Parvi or more commonly known as Orange, and I am 17 this year. I hope it's going great currently, but if it's not, my inbox is always open for a chat. In the past, I have gone through a couple of rough patches, but I have learned a lot about myself throughout the journey towards recovery. If you would like to chat with me, it is best if you could use my booking form here, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG03YJxglhAK1MxnQN-DPHZfeBdxcCT_8vWHn1M1Tpm5gO9A/viewform?usp=sf_link. Thank you! Pronouns: she/herMY LISTENING STYLE  I enjoy asking questions. My listening style mainly revolves around open-ended questions. I love to help you figure out what you need by asking questions that would help. Sometimes we may not be a match, and that's completely okay. Feel free to just inform me if you feel that I may not be the best choice for you, and I would love to help look for another listener that could be a better match. During the chat, if you do feel that I may have mentioned something that isn't right, feel free to correct me on the spot! Also, please do not ask me for my personal information or any advice as those are against the guidelines. If you continue to ask me these things, I may have to end the chat after 3 warnings. MY WEAKNESSES As a person who prioritises quality over many other aspects, I think it's only fair for me to also address my weaknesses and how I am working on them. Firstly, I would like to address my response times. I do have quite an uncertain schedule, so I may disappear in the middle of a chat. I have also recently been facing many technical issues due to my unstable internet connection. On that note, I am trying to improve my response timings as well as I am working on my internet quality. If you feel I may have not responded for more than 48 hours, feel free to send me a second pm. I would also like to note that my status colour is a great indicator of my activity. It is usually on Orange, which means I am around Cups, but I am not taking any member chats. If you pm me while my status indicates I am busy, please do not expect a response immediately. Another aspect I am currently working on is my reflection. I may not be very good at this and if you are looking for a listener with great reflection skills, I may not be the best choice. I am currently practising more of my reflections skills in hopes that one day I could reach the point where I could say I am great at it. MY ROLES  Engagement Teen Star Leader Support Team Teen Star for the Eating Disorder Sub-Community Teen Community Star for the Eating Disorders Sub-Community Safety Patroller Chat Supporter Community Moderator for Safety and Knowledge Sub Community Room Supporter for Student and Career Support Sub Community Project Agent for Around the World Translations Team Leader for the Malay Language  Team Leader for the Teen Listeners Daily Check-ins Project Agent for the Teen Listeners Room Listener Verifier Doorkeeper Group Leadership & Dynamics Development Mentor (under the 7 Cups academy)STATUS MEANINGGreen - Available to chat with members/listenersOrange - Busy doing some work here on 7 CupsRed - Offline and not available to chatMY AMAZING FRIENDS HERE ON 7 CUPS(clickable links) @Rhlexia520 - One of my sweetest mentees, really hardworking and overall amazing listeners!@BrightHeart116 - One of the kindest and the sweetest person that you could chat with. @SunnyLexi - One of the most fun people to chat with on a daily basisCHAT TOPICS I AM COMFORTABLE TAKING Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Bullying, Family Stress, Forgiveness, Getting Unstuck, Managing Emotions, Panic Attacks, Sexual Health, Student LifeCHAT TOPICS I AM NOT COMFORTABLE TAKING Self Harm, Alcohol/ Drug Use, Chronic Pain, Disabilities  
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233
Malaysia

competentParadise6344

Guru 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am Paradise.   Please note that I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I'm a Chatroom Mentor, Community Mentor, and Quality Mentor. I would love to help you throughout your listener journey by providing you with relevant resources and improving your active listening skills. I can answer any questions you have and offer guidance. We can work together to make 7 cups the best experience possible.  If you message me, let me know what you are interested in.I support the Leadership Development Program as an Academy Mentor Leader, responsible for overseeing the Leadership Development Mentor Team. I support the Quality Listening Program as an Academy Mentor Leader, responsible for overseeing the Quality Listening Mentor Team.I support the Building Community Program as an Academy Mentor, feel free to contact me if you have questions related to the program.I am an Active Listening 4 (AL4) Grader, you can check AL4 Updates to see when badges have been last updated.If you are interested in hosting session(s) for the Listener Sharing Circle or would like to know more about it, please check out the informative forum threads on it here: click me.  🌿About me🌿  I enjoy writing a lot. In my free time, I have a passion for taking pictures of nature.                                                                           🌿Some Quotes I like🌿   Believe you can and you're halfway there.🌿 My roles on 7 cups🌿  Academy Mentor Leader (Leadership Development Program & Quality Listening Program)  Academy Mentor (Building Community Program)  Adult-Teen Listener Outreach (Project Agent) Chat Support Chatroom Mentor Community Mentor Discussion Leader  Doorkeeper  Editorial Assistant  Global Mod Peer Support  Quality Mentor Safety Patrol Support Team Helper (Listener Sharing Circle) 
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223
United States

Amy

Exemplar 9
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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2089
United Kingdom

whenitsdarklookforstars

Advanced 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey amazing human! Thanks for stopping by and reading my bio! 💜Note: Temporarily not taking chats with new members 💚 Thanks for understanding ❤️ First of all, I just wanted to say that you are doing great, no matter if everything else makes you think otherwise! You. Are. Amazing. [she/her] You can call me Stars, Dark or Lu (or anything else, really 😆), I don't mind!  You can message me whenever you need, be it for a light chat or something more serious!💜 What my status indicates: 💜 ❤️ - I am offline now, but feel free to message me. I will reply in a maximum of 3 days.  🧡 - I am busy, probably talking to a member, but feel free to message me and I will reply as soon as possible (but probably not have that much time to talk! I'll reply in maximum 1 hour)💚 - I am online and happy to talk now, so feel free to message me and expect a response!Note: I am usually offline on weekends! If you need immediate support, check out the "Browse Listeners" Page💜 Things to note about me as a listener: 💜• I do not take schizophrenia/psychosis chats. • I never take more than one chat at a time, so my attention is 100% focused on you. • My timezone is HKT (EST + 12), and I'm usually online during my daytime hours! 😴☀️• I usually tend to write quite long, bulky messages, so don't worry if I haven't immediately replied when we're chatting (I'm here for you, always!)• I usually don't take chats that are longer than 1 hour, but if you message me we can schedule a longer chat!💜 My roles here on 7Cups: 💜 • Verfied listener: this means I went through and passed a mock chat to verify my active listening skills!• Safety Patrol: this means I can flag inappropriate profiles! If you ever come across one, don't hesitate to message me!• Peer supporter: this means I can provide emotional support to fellow listeners after a tough chat. If that's you, feel free to send me a message!  • QLP graduate: this means I am went through and graduated the "Quality Leadership Program" with Honours here on 7Cups to develop my skills as a listener! • Forum Supporter: I am proud to be a forum supporter for the Healthy Living community here on 7Cups!• Project agent: I work closely with the "Support Room 24/7 Coverage" project as a project agent, with the aim of providing continuous support for everyone in need!• Chatroom Moderator: I'm  also a mod for the Disabilities , Eating Disorders  and Healthy Living sub-community chatrooms!• Care Team: We reach out to fellow listeners who may want some friendly support 💗 If you think you or someone else would benefit from having a care guide reach out, please fill in this form! ❤️• Doorkeeper: I can open and close rooms here on cups! If you need a room opened/closed, feel free to message me or fill out this form here 💗 If you want to know anything about any of these roles, don't hesitate to message me! 💟 😁💜 My discussions here on 7Cups: 💜• Support Room 24/7 Project: I host a supportive open chat on the "Support Room 24/7" every Tuesday and Friday from 5am-6am EST!• Listener Sharing Circle Host: I host a Sharing Circle for listeners every Friday from 8am-9am EST with the fabulous @mamtasha22 . 💕• Sharing Circle host: I wost a supportive "Sharing Circle" session at 5am-6am EST on Mondays! • Eating Disorders and Stigma: I host a discussion about stigma around Eating Disorders every Tuesday at 5pm-6pm EST! I would be so happy and honoured to see you pop in any of these some time! 💜💜 Some lovely people I have had the honour to come across: 💜 • @shiningSky3745 - my Hamilton buddy, welcomed me when I was a 7Cups foetus. Super supportive and caring!  • @kieran000 - my lovely verifier! Helped me grow and makes me smile whenever he's in a chatroom!  • @Bubbles2025 - I have no words to describe her. The loveliest most inspiring person someone could possibly talk to. I am eternally grateful to have had the honour of talking to her ❤️ •  @mamtasha22 - queenest of the queens! Your journey here is so inspiring and your energy is truly overflowing! You rock Mam! 💖 •  @Stran1316 - how can I begin to describe your incredibleness? I am so lucky to get the chance to chat with you, and you make me smile whenever we talk! Thank you for being awesome! 😎💕 •  @VicK5123 - I know that I can always count on you to make moi smilee! Your never-ending light shines brighter than the stars! •  @Emily328 - You are the loveliest person ever. Honestly, cups is brighter because you are in it. Keep shining, stunner!  There are obviously more! Feel free to PM me if you want to be added to my humble list of *amazing* people! 💜 Some random things about me: 💜• I am a vegetarian 🐮❤️• I love listening to music (pretty much any kind!) 🎶• I am in love with "Grey's Anatomy" and "Hamilton"! • I absolutely love reading (currently reading "The Priory of the Orange Tree! 🐉 🍊 ❤️) 📚 If you have any book, movie or song recommendations, feel free to pop me a message; we can talk for ages! 😝#HopeForHappyFeet ❣️Sidenote: Something that I came across with the profile of the amazing @Sunisshiningandsoareyou was the #ByeByeCliques program. With the few Group Chats that I've been in, I have always felt welcomed and included, so let's spread the word for this incredibly supportive program!  Thanks for being the person you are, I know that can be hard to do sometimes! And remember:when it rains, look for the rainbow,  and when it's dark, look for stars! 🌟 💕💜 *offers hugs* 💜
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301
Hong Kong

LoveLilly

Maven 11
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello to everyone checking out my bio! (Not taking chats currently unless you talked to me prior)I am Lilly and it is so wonderful to meet you all. I love listening to people and supporting you whatever you are going through. You are strong and it is so brave of you to be reaching out for support. I am friendly and kind and will listen to you for sessions between 15-45 mins. Feel free to send me a message and I will respond when I can. You can also find me hanging out in the group support chat rooms. I bring cookies and hugs ❤️ Take care❤️🌻        Chat topics I have experience with and am best at supporting: -Anxiety -Panic Attacks -Eating Disorders  ​​​​​​-Spirituality -General Mental Health  -Social Anxiety My Member Best Friends:@WarriorHeartsSystem- To Natilie, Mec, Tyler, Siddy, Taylor, Kay and Checker, you guys are the best and I love our fun chats. You all make me smile and I love when you guys are out. To each of you I tell you that you are strong and incredible individuals and you can make it through every day. If you ever need me I will be right there beside you. To the other alters, you are special and one of a kind, keep shining<3@StarryMilkyWaySystem- My other amazing system friends, you are all so amazing and you are great people to be friends with. To Sierra, I am lucky to have got to know you, even though you didn't enjoy your five plus days fronting I did. You are a bright light and are incredible, I hope to get to chat to you and Abby plus all your system soon. #HugsforStarry I have some wonderful listener friends such as@fairyava - Aves, you are a sweetie and I am so happy we are friends. We aren't the closest but I know you are there for me.@cuteorange213- Parvi my fabulous leader! You make me so proud in all you do especially for the ed sub comm, without you it wouldn't be so amazing.@DreamTouch- Dreamie, my first oldie! You are the greatest and our talks are the best even if they are about Pizza or other stuff that we decide seems fitting lol.@Daf8- Daffy *you* are the sweetest, most kind human who I could ever meet! I hope you know how truly incredible *you* are.@optimisticMagic0014- Magic, Magica! I know you aren't around a lot anymore but I am really missing you. We used to chat heaps and I want to say you are the best@AnnaTess- Anna, second Anna in my bio, oldie Anna! The great one whom I chat about gilmore girls and other things with. Thank you for the chats I love them so much.@Kieran000- Kieee, my guy bestie, how would I survive the chaotic days without having our crazy pm discussions. I think you are pretty amazing Kie and you better never forget it. Listener Besties:@sophiasanae - Soph you are my best friend on here and I don't know what I would do without you. You are so kind to everyone and you put up with my craziness. You are one of the sweetest humans to exist. You are such a gorgeous human who makes me smile everytime I talk to you. *hugs* @Azalea98- Azy my girly and one of my incredible mentors. Our chats are ones I will always cherish. You are an incredible person and leader to all on here. Keep being the gorgeous girl you are. @AnnaListens06- Anna Bananaaaaa! You are an absolute star in my life and I quite honestly don't know how I would have made it to this point without you. You make me feel better every single day. I love all of our chats no matter how crazy. Ly Anna ❤️@EmmaE- Emma, omg girl where do I begin. Who are you and why are you so dang amazing? Like please share. I am so proud of everything you have accomplished on here and no matter what you have remained an amazing friend to me and I am so so grateful to have you in my life. Keep veing the crazy girly that you are. My listener twin:@enchantedlove- You are an inspiration to many, myself included. You bring so much love, light and kindness to everything you do. I am so lucky to have you as my second mentor and friend. Mary Kate, I love you al lot and you make me a better person everyday and I am so grateful for. Keep shining like the crystal you are❤️@Bubbles2025 - B, my gorgeous girlpop. You shine so bright and are a gift to my world. I honestly don't know what I would do without you on my bad days a listener on cups. I am so lucky to be able to call you my peer support twinnie and an even better friend. Thank you B, thank you. 💛💛 Hugs for you for reading my bio ❤️❤️
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691
New Zealand