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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.

sweetBubbles5405

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am a 36 year old male with a masters degree level of education. I live with a physical disability which requires me to communicate with people about my needs on a daily basis due to my physical limitations. My physical disability provides me with insight on being "different" and how others react to that around me. I have always loved listening to others, and often find they come to me about issues they are going through in their lives whether it be to talk about relationships, stress in life, family troubles, or many other things. I do my best to be there for them.
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1329
Canada

CaringEagle69

Scholar
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello There!! Glad to have you found me on 7 Cups. I am an Active Listener and I like to support people struggling with relationships, managing emotions and anxiety. I enjoy reading, painting & traveling. If I鈥檃m online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I am offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to Connect. Hope I can help you in any way.
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688
Singapore

AngelMichaela

Beginner 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
a passionate dreamer and a devotee of kindness and love 馃
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33
Philippines

BrianLefevre

Veteran 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week

3073
United States

TheGoodFairy

Expert 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you are, then I'm happy for you! If you aren't, then I'm here for you. I know times are tough right now, but I promise things will get better, and I will be here for anyone if you need it. And please don't be afraid to reach out; this is a judgement-free zone for all of us to grow. Please approach me for support at any time, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please remember that no matter who you are, I genuinely wish nothing but the best for you! Love,The Good FairyP.S.聽 I am on the ace spectrum as well as a survivor of r*pe.聽 If you identify with either of the two, please come talk to me and I will 100% empathise and be here for you.聽 However, I have gotten quite a few members coming to me to talk about the act of s*x and an addiction to it; please understand that I am both inexperienced in and triggered by that line of conversation.聽 So as much as I wish for you to get the support you need, if the conversation goes down that line of thought, I think another listener can do more for you than I can.聽 Thank you for understanding.
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107
United States

LittleBirdie30

Master 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am currently taking new chats and I would love to talk to you! Please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Have an amazing day!聽 聽
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1506
United States

herealways27

Pinnacle 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there, I鈥檓 Herealways27! I鈥檝e been a Listener on 7 Cups since October 2018, and I was or currently am having the following roles in the community: 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Verified Listener: I have been Verified by the community based on my commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting. 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats with Listeners who want to be verified. I can help prepare, offer resources and tips before the actual mock chat. 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Safety Patrol: I can flag profiles with an inappropriate profile picture, username, or bio text. Please give me a message if you know one and need help reporting! 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Quality Teen Star: I can mentor Listeners who have difficulties with any active listening skills on 1-on-1 chats with members. My goal is to improve listener quality and confidence. 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Translation Project Proofreader: I鈥檓 helping to translate 7 Cups to Vietnamese! 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Intern Graduate: I鈥檝e graduated from 7 Cups Internship Community Track on June 2020 with Honors. ~ A little bit about me: 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 I鈥檓 currently 17 years old and a senior in high school in California, US. 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 I鈥檓 150% fluent in Vietnamese!! 馃槉 I'm also self-learning Korean currently聽馃槉 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 I enjoy reading and writing about true crimes! I also write a blog about them! 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 I aim to be a future PA! <3 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 My favorite singers and bands are Sunmi, Stray Kids, Blackpink, (G)I-DLE, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, The Neighbourhood and Don Toliver <3 <3 <3 Please reach out to me with any questions you might have and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible! 馃槉 Also, feel free to drop in to discuss any interest <3
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461
United States

healingWhisper

Scholar 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome! I am glad you found me here on 7 Cups.聽 聽I offer support in the following areas: depression, managing emotions, panic attacks, anxiety, break-ups, domestic violence.聽 Feel free to leave me a message here and I will get back to you as soon as I can or book a live chat here 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Safety Patrol Team,聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Verified Listener,聽聽 聽 聽 聽Long Term Support Listener, 聽 聽 聽 聽聽Peer Support聽 聽
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297
Slovenia

HopeIsAHealer

Intermediate 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I will listen compassionately聽about聽depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic, family stress, grief, getting unstuck and bullying. If you need a gentle and engaged listener, I'd like to hear from you! I'm a trained Active Listener and certified Life Coach with training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trauma Recovery. My specialty is Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.聽These are issues I have survived in my own life and I'm happy to say I lived to see a better tomorrow.聽I know how it feels to be tested by life.聽Being listened to is a vital part of the healing process as you come to your own conclusions about the best way for you聽to move forward. If I'm offline and you'd like to set up a time, send me a message and I'll get back to you. Generally, I listen for up to an hour.
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315
Sweden

ForeverAndEver123

Proficient 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
You are WORTHY of healing... and I am here to ensure you get there :) Do not hesitate to send me a request! I am not here to judge you or make you uncomfortable... this is a safe space where you can vent and share your inner thoughts and feelings. Getting support is not a sign of weakness and I am here to build you up :) I am here to listen to you, support you and understand you.聽I love hearing people's stories and learning about who they are! Send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can :) You won't go unnoticed. If you just want to chat casually... I am all here for that too. I am open to any topic even if it's something I have no experience in... you can tell me all about it. I appreciate honesty from all my members... if you think I need to improve, let me know :) I want to be the best I can be for you! I know you can do it and I hope I can meet YOU soon!
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1974
Canada

IcedEthan

Expert 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Note: Due to the high workload associated with my current roles, and my continued focus on self-care, I am unfortunately unable to take on any new Member chats. Please feel free to browse listeners here to find another Listener who will be able to support you.About Me Hi! My name is Ethan, I am 19 years old and I am an Adult-Teen Listener from the UK. I have struggled with my mental health for some years now, but I am on the road to recovery. Being able to support people in similar situations to myself is extremely fulfilling and is something I am very passionate about.聽My 7Cups Journey I started Listening on 7Cups in March 2018, and since then I have worked in various community roles. I went inactive from June 2020 due to personal reasons as the Covid-19 pandemic took a big hit on my mental health, but returned in May 2021. I have worked in the Teen Only Zone as a Forum Supporter, moving on to become a Forum Teen Star and then joining the Forum Leadership Team as a Project Agent. I am also a graduate from the 7Cups Internship, which I completed in November 2019. Following this, I began work as an Internship Teen Star and then Mentor, offering support to other Interns. Around this same time I began working as a Quality Teen Star and then Mentor, and joined the Listener Coaching team. Other roles I have worked in include Peer Supporter and Listener Verifier.Current Roles/Commitments I have been verified as an聽active聽and聽high-quality聽listener I am an Adult-Teen聽listener聽(I have been interviewed and had a background check to be able to work with the teen community)I am a Trainee on the Leadership Development Program (because of this I may not be able to respond to your messages even if I appear online)I am an Intern Mentor聽(I am currently on my trial period)I host a listener聽quiz/game night in the Friendship Room every Friday at 12pm ETAvailability聽(Compare to your local time here:聽https://time.is/compare)My timezone is GMT / BST (London, UK)Online:聽1pm - 3pm (Weekdays)This is when I try to be online and active on 7Cups. If you send me a message between this time I will hopefully see it right away and respond quickly.Available:聽11am - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm (Everyday)This is when I am free, but not necessarily online and active. I am happy to schedule chats at these times.Offline:聽4pm - 7pm, 11pm - 11am (Everyday)I am either busy or alseep at these times and cannot respond to messages.Chat Topics I am聽comfortable talking about and povidng support on the following topics: Alchohol/drug use, anxiety, depression, family stress, general mental health, grief, LGBTQ+, loneliness, managing emotions, self-esteem, sexual health, sleeping well and student life. I am聽not comfortable聽discussing/unable to provide support for the following topics: Eating disorders, exercise motivation, parenting, self-harm, weight management. If you need support with any of these topics, you can browse for a different listener here.
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544
United Kingdom

Rainyways273

Virtuoso 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Helloo. This is my message to everyone who is having a challenging time right now. No mater however isolated you feel believe me that you are not alone. In life you may be having your darkest days now. You may feel like alienated and heartbroken. You may feel that no one can understand how hard it is,but believe me there are many people who had gone through this,who can relate your problems. You are not alone.聽 Whatever may be your problem how small or big if you are feeling like you have no one to talk, you can always come to me. Will be always happy to help you and make you feel good.聽
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2124
India