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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.

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

sunlightspirit

Scholar 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
It takes great courage to reach out and I would honor the opportunity to be a part of your journey by supporting you through your healing process so that you can experience life's greatest moments more often or if your needs are just to be heard and understood, reach out to me for a chat.   I look forward to chatting with you. If I am not online or unavailable at the moment and you would like to book a 1-on-1 session with me at a specific date and time you can book a 1-hour slot using my online calendar here:  https://sunlight.youcanbook.me/  If this is your first booking, please be sure to send me a chat message stating you booked a session so that I can later reach out to you when we are scheduled to chat!  Specialize in: SEXUAL CONCERNS; SEXUAL ISSUES; SEXUAL HEALTH; SEXUALITY; BREAKUPS; RELATIONSHIP STRESS; ADHD; PSTD;  EATING DISORDERS; DEPRESSIONAfter receiving a BA in Psychology and Family Studies and a Master's in Education I knew my love for making a difference in other peoples lives was where I needed to be, whether it is just for a person to be heard and understood or to brainstorm ideas, together we can walk down the path of self-discovery and hope.  With over 5 years of experience in supporting people with various issues and difficult situations and a lifetime of my own real-world discoveries, I bring a unique blend of understanding your situation with genuine support to create a safe environment to share your thoughts and feelings.Quote:“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi  
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878
United States

tranquilbear14

Sage 10
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. 🌿Listeners🌿As a quality mentor and forum mentor (for Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey) I am able to guide you throughout your listener journey, do practice mock chats with you and offer relevant resources for you to learn about the site! I can also help you with any concerns you may have regarding the forums, specifically in the subcommunities mentioned above.    🌿About me🌿 I enjoy tacos, watching movies and writing.  I also enjoy interacting with nature and I have a passion for helping people.  My favorite color is turquoise and I like sunflowers!                                                                            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🌿Listener sharing circle leaderListener sharing circle recruitment team leaderChatroom mentorSafety patrol member Quality mentorForum mentor/Community mentor (Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey)Translating team (Spanish) Group Moderator (Member Hangout room) Chat supporter/ Peer supporter AL1 and AL4 grader: You can check AL1 updates here and AL4 updates here DoorkeeperAdult teen listenerListener twinsCompetentparadise6344   
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409
Dominican Republic

DayDreamWithYou

Specialist 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
New: My time zone has changed from Pacific Time to Chungyuan Standard Time.*under construction* Update: I am really sorry, but I am not currently taking any member chats at the moment. In the meantime, here are some amazing listeners, and I hope you will be able to find a listener that can support you best :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If anyone asks me who I am, to be honest, I would not know what to say. I am a cis female that still questions her own sexuality. I am someone who cares about school, yet I don't. I am someone who loves friends, yet I am not exactly social. My interests are ever-changing, and everything is sort of all over the place. However, despite all the questions in my head about who I am, there is one thing I am sure about: it is my story. Every story is special in its own ways, yet sometimes our stories are not heard, and stepping outside our comfort zone to share is very hard. I am very proud to see that every one of you took the first step and made a member account whether it is for support or just for the sake of having one. I won't pretend to understand what you are going through because I truly don't. I have not been in your shoes and neither have I experience what you had, no matter how similar our stories may be. I won't promise you will feel better and that everything would get better because we really do not know, but from the bottom of my heart, I still hope that I can support you the best that I can. Some topics that I have dealt with are depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, self-harm, sleeping well, loneliness, self-esteem, and many more in varying degrees. I would love to talk about these issues; however, please note that I will not be sharing my personal experiences with these issues because I would love to focus on listening to your story. My listening space is a safe place for those who would like to talk about any issues from DID to sexual health without any judgement. Each person is different, and my style may not exactly match up with yours, which is perfectly alright! There are also some other wonderful listeners that you may want to check out here! And welcome to my profile. I am Day/Dream, and I am very excited to get to know all of you :)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Availability: Green - I am online for both member and listener-related chats. Orange - I am only online for listener-related chats and may be in-and-out, but I will reply within 30 minutes. Red - I am fully inactive and logged out of the site. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To everyone:  My private message response time is now 24-48 hours! If I do not respond within 2 days, please send me another message, and I apologize in advance. My account is also prone to several 7 cups bugs, so there will be times where I am unable to send messages, and I usually update in my bio when that happens. Additionally, please note that if I am around in a particular area (chatrooms, forums, or private messages), it does not mean that I will be active in another area. Thank you for understanding!Growth pathways: Love Yourself with BTS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some things about me: My Pronouns are: she/her/hersAbout my interests: If you have seen me around, you'll know that I am super into music, and my taste in music changes every week and sometimes even daily. I love reading, and I can't express the happiness reading brings to me; it's definitely a place I go to release some emotions or maybe to feel some emotions (if that makes any sense). I am also a huge k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop fan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim occasionally.About my personality: I am an advocate and a mediator (INFJ-T and INFP-T). I am a very straightforward and open-minded person. I am the kind of person that takes a while to open-up, so sometimes I may seem reserved. I can also always see the positive aspects of any situation and can understand multiple sides of every story.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some super awesome listeners: @avagracii - Avaaaa, my listener twinniee :) I want to give a huge thank you to her for always being there for me, especially the beginning of my listening journey, and being her wonderful self. She is really amazing and super compassionate and sweet, and did I mention she loves animals as much as I do?@cocoakrispies121 - Cocoaaa! I really don't know how to phrase it properly, but she is one of the most amazing people I met. We actually joined around the same time, have similar roles, and even take breaks around the same time. She is honestly super supportive, and I really can't say how delighted I am that I met her!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "there is no greater agony than an untold story inside you" ~ Maya Angelou
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357
United States

EmmaE

Virtuoso 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
  hey, welcome to my bio! my name is emma <3  i’m really sorry, but unfortunately i’m unable to take new member chats! click here to find another listener!-------------------------------------------------i'm always looking to improve in my roles and hear how i'm doing!click here to leave me some feedback!-------------------------------------------------a bit about me:• i love listening to music(feel free to pm me any song suggestions 😛)• i love chocolate and sweets• i love travelling• i have two dogs-------------------------------------------------my roles here:• teen chatroom star and chatroom star leader • teen listener discussions mentor leader • support team teen star for the depression subcommunity• teen community/forum star for the depression subcommunity and needs reply• global chatroom moderator • forum supporter• chat supporter• peer supporter• discussion leader• LSC project agent • LD team leader• healthy living team • events team• listener verifier• safety patrol team• doorkeeper-------------------------------------------------things to remember:• you don't have to be perfect• having a bad day is okay• small steps are still progress• asking for help is strength• everyone's journey is different-------------------------------------------------i can assure you that it does get better - no matter how bad life may seem at this point in time. i'm always here for you and i care about you a lot, so feel free to message me whenever you'd like and i'll get back to you as soon as i can!the most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss and have found their way out of the depths. you are beautiful. you are strong. you will make it through this.-------------------------------------------------i'm so happy you're here and took the time to read my bio! i love, appreciate, and care about you very much 💗 you're doing a great job and i'm so proud of how far you've come!-------------------------------------------------always for you <3
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1543
Canada

XCaraphernaliaX

Pinnacle
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, My name is Izzy but a lot of people call me Cara because of my username! I’m always happy to talk/ listen about anything A little bit about me: I’m 17, female and from the UK. I have lots of hobbies, including music (I play piano and cello), art ( I like to draw and I’m also trying felting) and reading. I’m currently doing A-levels, and am an aspiring medic, so if you’re feeling stressed or worried about school or applications to uni/college feel free to message me ❤️ as I have lots of personal experience in this area.I try to be active 7-10pm British time daily ( I think that's 2-5pm EST) Some things I’m doing on 7 Cups:- Verified Listener:I recently passed a mock chat to become verified in the community - Sharing Circle host I host a weekly healthy habits session 3-4pm EST :)- InternI’m currently completing a 15 week internship with 7 cups :)Please do not spam message me ❤️
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461
United Kingdom

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

Samar27

Exemplar 13
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea.I like to help people as I know how it feels to be in that position. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. Glad you are here! :)      
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3579
Egypt

Tyedyedbutterfly65

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I am Tye🦋 - NOT TAKING NEW MEMBER CHATS - PLEASE READ BELOW.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Welcome to 7cups I am so sorry  but at this time I am NO LONGER TAKING ON  ANY  1-1 Chats in Pm's with Members( Unless related to the group chatrooms) . I will be out in the Listener and Member rooms supporting the group chatrooms- So Please browse the Listeners and do a Filtered search and find a Listener that would be great fit for you we have around 400,000 Listeners on the site ! Isn't that awesome ! https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/Please click on the Link I have shared and you will see so many amazing profiles. Friendly Reminder - We Listeners are not Therapist sometimes people assume we are but we aren't so sorry. We are here to Listen and support the best we can. We have no degree in Mental Health so Please know we can NOT GIVE ADVICE nor CURE you . We also are not here to Find you a Life Mate we can only Listen as we do with other topics. MY ROLES ON THE SITE ARE LISTED BELOW .�Verified Listener- This Means that I have taken more training to be a better Listener� Global Moderator- I am a Mod in all the Member Group Chatrooms except Teens. Peer Supporter- Trained in Supporting Fellow Team Mates who have went through a  triggering or stressful chat . Door Keeper- This means Opening Up Pop Up Chatrooms .� Room Mod /CRM which means Chatroom Mentor for Listener rooms .�Safety Patrol Team- Flagger�Chat Supporter in Listener Support Room- Trained help listeners that in ongoing chats and need some support.� Thanks for reading, TYE🦋      
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3403
United States

HeatherBug

Exemplar 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
               Hello there! Im Heather and Im 32 years old. I'm a mom and a wife.                                                                                      
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2539
United States

SnailPurple

Specialist 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there! My name is Maddie. I am a bisexual teen with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, and a chronic illness. I also used to be addicted to self-harm. I'm sorry, but I am not taking chats right now because I am going on vacation. If you need to message me, feel free to do so! I just won't be able to respond right away <3Aside from the topics listed, I will also chat about the following: ~Antisocial Personality Disorder~ ~Autism Spectrum Disorders~ ~Chronic Illness~ ~Dissociative Identity Disorder~ ~Mental Health Stigma~ ~Miscarriages~ ~Phobias~ I will chat about sexuality and sexual health. I will not chat about sexual trauma. I will chat about Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Pica, and Rumination Disorder. I will not chat about Anorexia.Aside from being a listener, I also have many other responsibilities! They are: ~Forum Supporter (LGBTQ/MOGAII Support and Self-Harm Recovery)~ ~Listener Discussion Leader~ ~Listener Verifier~ ~Teen Community Star (General Support)~Looking forward to chatting with you <3*7 Cups is not a crisis line. If you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, please connect to a crisis line.*
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380
United States