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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.

Sher217

Connoisseur 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Please read before sending chat requests: I could use a lot of words to tell you who I AM. A friend shared this link with me that says it best! (I Love you my friend, just as you are ) I want to dance on this stage!!  I want to sing this out loud and proud!  (I identify with the girl with pink hair)   THIS IS ME  We all need to be heard; If you need to talk; I will listen with in boundaries:  I try to limit my session to under one hour (to avoid become burned out).  I try to be a positive and proactive person.   I don’t give advice but will try to help you find your own solutions. I don’t engage in sexual or sexual abuse topics. If you are in crisis please contact the resources in the following link: https://help.7cups.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026238093-Crisis** I ask from you ** I don’t waste your time by not being fully present (I don't multitask). I ask the same from you. I don’t juggle multiple chats or chat rooms while I’m 1 on 1 with you. I ask the same from you. I don't reply to "Hey, Hi, Yo, etc" from new requests. If you would like to talk with me, please let me know what you want to talk about.I use Eastern Time in the USA (GMT -4) for Eastern Daylight Time  You will usually find me around Cups during the weekdays. Often, I may be here but be unable to chat due to the roles I engage in.I’m offline weekends. Please don't expect a reply from Friday after noon until after I check in on Monday mornings.My Twin (and better half)musicalHarmonyOur Friendship SongThings I do in General: Group Mod for Newbie Hub Doorkeeper Peer Supporter Project Agent (Safety Awareness Team) ATL for teens and other related Projects AEF TeamFor the Support Plus Team: Forum Supporter Project Agent (Forums) STL (Suppport Team Leader)  Community Mentor Leader  
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346
United States

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 ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37808
United States

Heather225

Expert 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello, 7 Cups! ❤️💛💚💙💜 My name is Heather (my nickname is H), and I head the 7 Cups Community Management Team. Please drop by my PMs if you have any feedback or safety concerns!You may know me by my birds!Tuna: https://imgur.com/hKKOcojFlip: https://imgur.com/NPPrtVG ❤️💛💚💙💜Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. - Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata” - NOTE: I am unable to take chat requests as I cannot respond in a timely manner. To find a listener click the Browse Listeners. Listeners indicate if they are taking on new chats in their profile. The green dot indicates they are currently online. For urgent needs please join the general queue and the first available listener will connect.  
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207
United States

DigitalKnight

Master 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
"ONE CROW ONE EAGLE ON MY SHOULDER,  AND MY EYES HOLD THE LIGHT THAT APPROACHES"DO NOT PRAY FOR EASY LIVES MY FRIEND,  PRAY TO BECOME STRONGER MEN i like to help people and make them smile. Listener twin :- @InsightfulSalamander4097 And @Kindlemonade (One of the best persons you can come across <3)
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684
United States

Sunisshiningandsoareyou

Genius 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
      ❤Note before messaging ❤You may see me around sometimes in forums or chatrooms, but due to time unavailability,  I am not  taking any new chats ! If urgent or if we've talked previously and youd like to update ( I appreciate the updates ) ,  please drop your messages and I'll get back  to you when I can.  Apologies for any inconvenience, if caused . Stay great and take good care ,  everyone! 💛                                                                                💛Listeners -: if you need Peer support,  a better match would be to ask in LSR first,  and message me if I've agreed to chat , I may not be available all the time and I'd definitely want you receiving prompt support , in other cases where it's not urgent and you'd want to chat with me ,  feel free to message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  💛Members -: I am not accepting long term requests for support as of now   and taking over only general requests for the time being as per my availability..  Response time for all my  current  members /listeners -> 24 -72 hours , i apologize if messages are delayed . Thankyouu for understanding , YOU do come first and there's plenty support available at all times ,  please do  find an amazing currently active listener  HERE , hope you receive the best support !   💖Hello Amazing Human,Welcoming hugs and high fives and cookies for youuu !Thankyou for finding me here,I understand life isn't always smooth sailing , we all have our ups and downs .I know I won't be able to solve all your problems, but problems shared are problems halved,right? .... I am a trained verified listener here who can Offer you a kind, empathetic and non judgemental ear and help you guide through these dark times .Feel free to Talk/share/Vent ,I'll be more than happy to listen to you , provide you a safe and comfortable space and help you feel better in any way I can.Please do keep in mind that I can't advise you ,I can help you guide through the roads,but the steering wheel will always be in your hands and the direction to choose  will always be your decision solely , since you know your journey and your destination, the best . Rest assured ,you've got your passenger seat covered  for any support always! I am a person who believes in the power of sharing smiles, happiness, kindness ,hope and positivity and I would love to share these with you too.I personally don't use offensive language ,and would appreciate the same from you . People looking for inappropriate  sexual chats and /or interested in making any sexual advances towards me , Please refrain from sending any messages,thankyou .I don't take up chitchats or casual chats , loneliness chats and topics on chronic pain, panic attacks , sexual health and self harm.Feel free to browse other amazing listeners for these topics HERE❤ The topics I am comfortable providing support for include general mental health struggles, getting unstuck, managing emotions ,  student life, relationship stress, social anxiety, self esteem and body image issues  etc. and  are listed below ,under categories....Feel free to send in a message anytime (even if I appear offline ) and I would get back to you as soon as I can , we can then schedule a time and day or a chat too or agree to offline chatting,whichever is more comfortable to you . 🤗Lastly, remember that you are not alone ,Your mental health is important , you are a brave person to seek support ,  you're here and I am proud of you for thatIf you give me a chance I'll try my best to be there for you ,to be there with you and remind you that Even if the clouds appear to be very dark at any point of time ,  the Sun Is Shining And So Are Youuuu 🌻🌞🌻You are one Amazing human, you are important, you matter and You are deserving of kindness , happiness ,love and all things amazing in life !It's cool to be kind ,people!🤗 Have an amazing day/night ahead !!MY ROLES ON 7 CUPS -The most important and my favorite one - To provide everyone a  friendly, supportive,  inclusive and cheerful environment along with sharing some cookies and hugs 🥰 🍪🌻🤗# Trained and Verified Listener to provide quality listening to members # Safety Patrol  (profile flagging ) Team member to try and keep the community safe for all. # Peer Supporter (for listeners needing support after a hard or triggering chat  or in general not feeling good about their listener role ) # Listener's Verifiers Team member  (I take mock chats for listeners under  the verification process) Want to get verified ? Check here or feel free to message me for more information.  #Quality Mentor  # Global community mentor and forum supporter  # 7 cups Internship ,  Leadership Development Program and the Building Community Program 's  graduate . THANKYOU FOR READING, FEEL FREE TO SEND IN A TEXT ANYTIME, I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOUU  SOON !  STAY AWESOME, STAY HYDRATED  and TAKE CARE!🌻❤#ByeByeCliques , do check out this post for more information and joining in the movement . We are a safe and inclusive  place for all  , and you MATTER !! 🤗  
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2532
Christmas Island

Power

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"Time is the most valuable commodityI contribute to these Quality Projects★ Peer Support Project / Training★ Welcoming Team: I have personally provided resources and welcomed 6,680 New Listeners to the 7 Cups Community★ 7 Cups Ambassador ★ 7 Cups Internship Program★ Community Mentor Leader ★ Chatroom Mentor ★ Quality Mentor ★ Forum Mentor ★ Doorkeeper.
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6591
United States

azuladragon34

Maven 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello and Ayubowan!!. I am azuladragon34 and I am an autistic female with ADHD, PCOS and scoliosis. However, with all of these, I am very kind and I will lend a listening non judgmental ear to anyone who needs it. I believe we should not let what we have control who we are. We make our own choices and destiny.I am taking MINIMAL chats. I want to focus on my roles here I maybe offline, busy or online. Most of the time I am offline or busyOffline: I am not going to take member chats. My circle is redBusy: I will take chats in my own time. My circle is orangeOnline: I am willing to take chats. My circle is green  My discussion days are as follows:Sunday 1pm et : Safety DiscussionFriday 12pm et : General Support DiscussionThursday 12pm et : Disability DiscussionMonday 1pm et: PD support Discussion (every other Monday) Sharing Circle (Teens): Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 9am et  Sharing Circle (Adults): Monday and Friday 8am et    Special Events Session: Saturday 8am et                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I do NOT take chats regarding sexual issues                                                          Listener twins: @Chinmay96  @livefreely04 and @brightHeart21                                                                                              Roles here on 7cupsPersonality Disorders Community-  Chatroom ModeratorDisability Support Community -  Chatroom ModeratorSafety Patrol Team- Flagging profiles Team MemberSafety Awareness TeamGeneral Support- Chatroom ModeratorPeer SupportAdult Teen ListenerVerifier Listener Team MemberDoorkeeperProject Agent for The Around the World CommunityMember Sharing Circle Host (Adult and Teen)Special Events HostGlobal ModeratorLightship Team Check-in Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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Sri Lanka

JoyfulUnicorn

Expert 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
***Currently Not Taking Personal Chat Requests***Hello All! I am Joy <3 I am an Adult Teen Listener<3 I am a Quality Mentor<3 I Focus on the Safety Teams / Aspects of 7Cups<3 I just want you all to know how amazing and strong you are! Keep fighting! You can do this!  You dont need to fight anything alone no more!  I myself am fighting my own issues but on the times i am available (Shown by the green dot) -  I can offer a listening ear i will.   I do not take Sexual Chats or chats about Self Harm/suicide ideation or intentions and Eating Disorders. (If I cannot take your topic i will refer you to another listener who would be better suited for your needs.)My Current Roles on Cups Adult- Teen Listener Verified Listener Quality Mentor Peer Supporter Safety Awareness Team Project Agent  Safety Patrol Team Safety Patrol Outreach Team Needs Reply TeamPrevious Roles & Teams I Have Helped Out With on Cups Eating Disorder Team  Mindfulness Team Depression Team Disability TeamMy Listener Friends...Gracey - My Friesis - The best listener i know, Helps me through ups and downs and accepts me for who i am. Super supportive and awesome and sticks with me through laughter and tears! Luff You! MidnightRaven999 - My mentor - My friend - You are soo kind and awesome and so supportive and really help me through rough times.rebecca947 - My mentor - My Friend - I Can't thankyou for all your support and love you offer me through my journey here on cups.Shanna - My Mentor - A friend - thankyou for being so kind and supportive to me on my journey. You are so lovely and i am so honoured to have met you <3amiablePeace77 -My Mother - You have supported me as a member and even as a listener you will forever be a mother to me here on cups! Thankyou for your on going love and support and accepting me and who i am! You are so amazing! Luv You!! Grahzeymahzin - My Unicorn Listener Twinnie! Thankyou for all the ongoing support. You are so amazing and beautiful soul inside and out. I feel honoured to have met you and hope we can continue interacting in time to come! You're awesome *sprinkles unicorn magic* My favourite quote... "There is MORE in the mirror than my PAIN. There is MORE in my life than my PAIN and what lies behind it is BEaUtiful!"Remember You Are Strong - Hold On Pain Ends! 
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235
United Kingdom

SophieWX

Intermediate 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi there, call me Sophie!I am a student taking psychology classes, please don't hesitate to reach out to me! I offer a safe space here to talk about anything you need.Times when I am online and taking chats:Saturday - Monday | 9:00 - 10:00 AM PSTPlease see below in "categories" for list of topics I am comfortable supporting*please note that I am not taking chats for sexual health support*My listener twin is @sophiasanae, she's super awesome!
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221
United States

optimisticMagic0014

Epitome 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
On self-care break. Who knows when I'll be back(?). 05-06-21 - Update: I'm currently busy. Not answering DMs until late May/June (early). Thank you for your understanding.(For a complete and detailed list: Click >>Here<<)- Mentor / Teen Star: Global FM / TFS LDP Mentor Teen Community Star- Listener & Member Support LSC Host SC & HH Host (On-spot)- Team Member: Safety Patrol Safety Awareness 7Cups Translator (Spanish)- DoorkeeperTwin: @compassionateTree4567
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955
Canada

RealisticVision

Advanced 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*Note- Limited Availability as of May 17, 2021, to take 1-1 chats. I will get back to you as soon as I can.*  Welcome to 7cups. Thank you for visiting my profile.  I wish you all the best on your journey and remember 7cups is here for you. 7.C.U.P.S Acronym :)7days a weekCreates a powerful connection withUnderstanding and compassionProtecting confidentialitySteering away from advice Best wishes RV 
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503
Canada

AriannaPink

Connoisseur 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last month
Disclaimer:Despite still having my listener title I’m currently not taking 1-1 chats with members due to some very important, slightly declining health issues on top of also wanting to take on some different roles here at 7 Cups! I’m still gonna be here I’m just gonna be hosting discussions (among other things also) instead. Members please know that even though I cannot be your listener, it doesn't mean that you’re being neglected as we have many sweet, kind, compassionate, active listeners here at 7 Cups who are way more than ready to support you through whatever struggle you're going through at the moment! You can find one of these amazing people that I mentioned that’ll fit your personal needs/preferences (especially when you use the filter option) here! Thank you so much for understanding, and I hope you all get the much needed/deserved support that you could ever possibly need!!! 😁💖About Me:Hi everyone I’m Arianna an 18 year old inactive ATL (Adult-Teen-Listener) who just earned her high school diploma while being devoted to both 7 Cups, and cousinhood every single day! I will also be a college student majoring in the topic of Child Development with the goal of earning my transfer appropriate associates degree at my local community college within 3 years at the most starting in the Fall semester of 2020! Furthermore even though my “legal” name is Arianna please feel free to call me Ari or Aria if you wish, heck at this point I'll even accept Pink as a nickname haha! Now to help get you guys accustomed to me here’s a few fun facts about me when I’m not here volunteering. #1. I’m the second to eldest cousin of about 12 children so when I’m not here I’m often watching, snuggling with, or reading a book to a child. #2. I take my education very seriously to the point where I’m often spending about 12 hours at a time on homework which knowing me I'll most likely be continuing in college. #3. Oftentimes when I’m free from all of my responsibilities you can find me curled up with some book in the corner because I love reading so much. And finally #4. I love to watch YouTube in my spare time especially family vlogs. Welp that’s just a little bit about me so thank you guys so much for checking out my profile, and I hope to see you all around either through my discussions, or even somewhere else around the site! I hope you guys have an amazing day/night, and I guess bye for now!!! 👋🏼💜My Roles:Listener (Inactive) After 2 years of being an active listener both in the long/short term, along with important changes in my health heading towards the more negative side of things, I decided to step back in this role for at least right now, and let our other amazing listeners handle 1-1 chats for the time being. Now I apologize for any inconvenience that this may bring, but I hope you all can understand that this time my health truly has to come first, or I unfortunately may not be able to be around here at all if I were to get really sick due to self-neglect.Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community Support Session Leader I volunteer in this lovely community by hosting safety discussions on the teen side, while also sometimes training new potential Support Session Leaders for our Sub-Community! If you would like to learn more about safety please join my mostly solo (unless I'm training someone which I'll specify those changes down below when needed) weekly discussions every Sunday @ 10:30 P.M. ET within the Teen Side Safety & Knowledge room, or click here.Teen Safety Team Leader This is a newer role offered to teen listeners that I am very proud to run, and it's also offered from the Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community! What we basically do is create posts to provide our lovely teen community with up to date information on safety both online, and in general from a teenager’s perspective with the idea in mind that they'll hopefully listen better to these recommendations from someone around their own age versus just an adult. Once team members get their posts approved by either myself (AriannaPink), or our main 7 Cups manager @Heather225, they (TST team members) will then take turns every two weeks releasing our posts as threads to you guys over at the Teen Safety Subforum! If you are a teen listener with an interest in teen safety, and would like to look into joining our team please feel free to click here. Also if you are interested in joining in my latest thread post please feel free to click here as well! 😁My Accomplishments:Verified Listener I completed a mock chat to ensure that I am a high quality listener, and am now formally recognized by this very lovely site for that fact!Internship Graduate I participated in the 7 Cups internship program for 10 weeks (Starting April of 2019 - Ending June of 2019), where I passed all the requirements that were set for interns at my time of internship in those weeks which in my case at least also included me providing at least 90 hours of Active Listening directly to the 7 Cups Community!Continual & Upcoming Support Sessions:Teen Safety Discussions - Every Sunday - @ 10:30 P.M. ET to 11:30 P.M. ET (Teen Safety) Member Safety Scenarios *Part 2* Discussion with @sisterdj - Sunday, June 28th 2020 - @ 10:30 P.M. ET to 11:30 P.M. ETMy Listener Twins:@ekats@24Help1  
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604
United States