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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.

dontworryandsmile

Proficient 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi. I'm Smile :)I am verified listener. You can always message me. I will try my best to help you. I prefer the non-robotic listening and try to find solution for your issue.  I love cats, I sleep a lot :D and I love food. I have borderline personality. My strenght is managing emotions. I am comfortable with talking about self-harm. I'm not really good at relationships. I enjoy deep conversation, I'm not the right person for a small talk.  I don't like casual chats. I don't talk about depression and sex.
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1781
Poland

LavenderFlower

Expert 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently UNAVAILABLE for member chats. Please check back later.💙About Me💙Hey there everyone! I am LavenderFlower, but you can call me Lavender or Lav  I like video games, writing, acting, music, and art. I’m super interested in Psychology and Forensics as well. I listen to those with Personality Disorders and Dissociative Disorders on top of the categories I have listed. I also take chats about attention seeking and lying. I am an empathetic listener who will do their best to support you.   💚Involvements💚Verified Listener Wiki Team Safety Patrol Adult-Teen Listener Intern Graduate with Honours Intern Mentor    
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634
Trinidad And Tobago

starryskies108

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side , I will sit with you in the dark ♥️ Hello! I'm glad you found me here. I study psychology and I'll be REALLY happy to help you. You don't have to go through this alone. I promise I will do everything I can to help you bring the change you want in your life :) Talk about whatever you want to , even if it's nothing at all .I'd love to get to know you more . Even if it's for a casual chat , I'm here for you Personal requests preferred,so don't hesitate to press the chat now button :D Let's talk .My roles here include being a/an : Intern Graduate (with honours) Adult-Teen Listener Peer Supporter   Community Mentor (Anxiety Support) Forum Supporter (Anxiety Support) Chatroom Moderator (Newbie Hub Community) Group Moderator Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team Member Sharing Circle (co) Host Healthy Habits Team (co) Host ​​​​Translation Team Member Anonymous Evaluations Member ​​​​
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2831
India

Fradiga

Marvel 13
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Older expatriate, widowed once when much younger. Raised children and step-children. Speaks several languages. Lives in Montreal, Canada, and in SW France (in the summer). Retired. Enjoys music (choir singer) and needlework among other interests. Is learning Arabic. Long church experience and interested in all religions. Has plenty of LGBTQ relatives and friends. Is usually online for an hour or two from 10 AM EST, Monday through Saturday. Checks her messages the rest of the day. Expat à la retraite. A perdu un mari jeune. A élevé des enfants et beaux-enfants. Polyglotte (apprend l'arabe en ce moment). Vit à Montréal au Canada l'hiver et dans le sud-ouest de la France en été. Ses activités tournent surtout autour de la musique et les travaux d'aiguille. Longue expérience cléricale avec intérêt pour toutes les religions. Beaucoup d'amis et de parenté dans le monde LGBTQ. Disponible à 10h du matin (dans le fuseau horaire EST) pour une heure ou deux et regarde ses messages le reste du temps.
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6140
Canada

beautifulmind2822

Virtuoso 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I love to help others I’m very understanding and caring. I believe it’s important to let others know, that there is a light on in the darkness. A light that shows them they are not alone
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3294
United Kingdom

ilisten23

Connoisseur 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I'm a trained 7 cups listener! Feel free to talk to me about anything, I am here for you :)
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518
Canada

RebekahRoyal

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
 🐣 Introduction 🐣  Life is hard; we all know it. It's full of positive and negative moments, very few of which we have complete control over. You don't predict the future, the future predicts you. It's great to see that you're reaching out for support today. It may feel incredibly difficult to ask for guidance, be it for a current or a past situation - you are not alone in how you feel.Members:I'm currently not available for chats, unless you are an existing long-term member. Please feel free to go here to find an available listener immediately. If you are in a crisis situation, please go here.Listeners:I'm currently unavailable for all types of mentoring chats. Please refer to another mentor here.Welsh/Cymraeg: Welsh Speakers/Siaradwyr Cymraeg: Ar hyn o bryd nid wyf ar gael ar gyfer sgyrsiau oni bai eich bod yn aelod hirdymor presennol. Peidiwch ag oedi cyn mynd yma i ddod o hyd i wrandawr sydd ar gael ar unwaith. Os ydych chi mewn sefyllfa o argyfwng, ewch yma.German/Deutsch German Speakers/Deutschsprachige: Ich bin derzeit nicht für Chats verfügbar, es sei denn, Sie sind ein bestehendes Langzeitmitglied. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, hierher zu gehen, um sofort einen verfügbaren Hörer zu finden. Wenn Sie sich in einer Krisensituation befinden, gehen Sie bitte hier.How I Listen: 🐣 I will ensure that you, as a person, are validated. How you feel is perfectly okay. 🐣 Please be aware that I will not be offering advice, as it could be very harmful to both you and your situation, and could cause offense. 🐣 You will suffer no judgement from me. 🐣 Our chat will be as supportive and comforting as possible. 🐣 Finally, I will make sure that you are heard. Your voice deserves to be listened to. 🌻 My Involvements 🌻  🌻 Quality 🌻 o Verified Adult-Teen Listener: I completed an interview and a mock chat with a highly experienced listener to show that I'm suitable to chat with teens, and a listener of high quality. 🌻o Active Listening [Test 1] Grading: I help to grade AL1: Graduate test. Take the AL1 test here. 🌻o Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here! 🌻o Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team: I offer feedback to those who have been evaluated through the AE project. 🌻o [Teen] Quality Mentoring: I mentor adult and teen listener quality! 🌻o Quality Mentor Leading: I lead the Anonymous Evaluations team. Find out more about this team by sending me a message, or by going here! 🌻o Quality Ambassador: I am so privileged to be an ambassador for 7 Cups!  🌻 Safety 🌻 o Saftey Patroling: I flag profiles that have violations. 🌻o Safety Patrol Outreach Team [SPOT]: I reach out to those who have fixable profile violations.  🌻 Chatrooms 🌻 o Doorkeeping: I'm able to open & close chatrooms. 🌻o Peer Supporting: I offer support to listeners after a difficult chat (*not* for personal issues. That is what member accounts are for). 🌻o Chat Supporting: I offer support to listeners during a tricky chat. 🌻o Global Chatroom Moderation: I help to create a positive and inclusive environment in all member chatrooms! 🌻o [Teen] Chatroom Mentor: I moderate in the listener chatrooms to ensure they stay safe and inclusive!  🧁 About Me 🧁  🧁 I am once again questioning my sexuality, and I don't mind what pronouns you use! 🌈💙 🧁 I love Doctor Who (10th Doctor is my favourite)!  🧁 Reading, writing and analysing true crime cases are my passions (though I'm also a tech lover).  🧁 My favourite music genres are classic rock, heavy metal, 70s/80s pop/rock, punk rock, and alternative.  🧁 I am neurodivergent!  🧁 My favourite artists are; My Chemical Romance // Lady Gaga // Green Day // Måneskin //  ✨ VIPS ✨ @bouncySalamander26; Sal is an amazing person. He's funny, caring, kind, and in general, a fantastic friend. Thank you, for always being awesome!  P.S. "snoozy sponge!"@Gracey; I will never be able to thank Grace enough for her kindness and support over the years. She is sweet, understanding, patient, and always knows how to help out. Thank you, for always being a good friend 💙 
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946
Germany

Helpfulfriend30

Sage 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I can be a good listener. I want to help those who need help and give my best because I know how it feels when we need someone and no one is there to listen. So please feel free to talk. Thank you 
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3153
India

SparkyGizmo

Sage 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am unable to take member chats at this time.  "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Winnie The Poo" I believe that all people need something to do, something to aspire to, and someone to love. I believe that angels walk among us, because God is a really busy person-solving lack of world peace, world hunger, etc.  He sends angels to us even in human form to help the cause.  Look for them...now, look harder. I believe what you seek, you shall find. I believe that we all have something to learn from anyone and everyone that we meet. I believe that happiness is a journey and not a destination. I believe that kindness matters, always Oh well, that's just me.  I BELIEVE.  Enough about me, how about if we talk about you? Roles on 7 cups Trained Active Listener Verified Active Listener Global Forum Supporter Peer Support  Peer Pro Safety Patrol Team 7 Cups Welcome Committee Pop Up Room Co-host when needed Eyes to the ground. Head bowed. Love in my heart. If we could only just think....."Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together". - Eugene Ionesco . Please let us all be kind to ourselves and to one another.  "Don't be evil" PB Proud recipient of the:  Funny Bunny Badge Biggest Heart Award Love Award  Kindness Personified Award  
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392
United States

TaranWanderer

Sage 13
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

SoulfullyAButterfly

Guru 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Programs Coordinator I am unfortunately unable to take member chats at this moment. I strongly believe in psychology - as a psychology student - I view our Psyches/psychology to be a key for all success in life. I believe that soulfully, we are all butterflies - we suffer from trials and misfortunes, and bit by bit, we are purified by our sufferings, until we are able to soar like a great butterfly. But the greatest thing amongst the chaos of this world, is that we can unite in the face of darkness in order to grasp the light. Conquer your life today, and reach out whenever needed! 🦋I am a verified, trained active listener with experience on several leadership teams here. I believe in the power of listening and motivating one another for success. Apart from my work here, I am a bookworm, poet, and lifelong learner. I enjoy advocating mental health and have leadership experience and training. 🦋 My journey at 7 Cups started as an intern. I graduated my internship here with honors, and put together a project on Social Media Depression (link found at the end of my bio). 🦋 My current roles include being the Programs Coordinator - I oversee the Content Volunteer Team and the Translations Project. I also enjoy being a Peer Supporter, Moderator/Room Supporter, as well as a forum-worm). 🦋 In the past, I have loved being the CML for the Veterans and Military Support Community and the Family and Caregivers Support Community as well. I have worked with great teams including the 35+ and 50+ subcommunities, and have been a discussion writer and feed team member as well. 🦋 I have not been raised or born in Pakistan and am only just recently adjusting to the culture/norms associated with the country. My first and primary language is English and I am not fluent enough in Urdu. Kindly respect that. 🦋If you are interested in learning more about the Community Projects and the Honors project, discussed above, please click the links below. Thank you! My Content GardenSocial Media Depression
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656
Pakistan

KatieTheBigRockOne

Exemplar 14
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello :)​​​​​​ I'm katie, happy to meet you! Firstly, I'm glad to be here for you, please feel free to message me  (◍•ᴗ•◍)  and i will get back to you as soon as possible. My response time is under 48 hours, chats typically last between {30 minutes and 2 hours} depending on support required, when chatting with me there won't be a time cap, just talking until you hopefully feel that little bit better <3Please read  through my profile before requesting me  for a session thankyou!💙No Longer Accepting Member Requests 💙​​​​​​​​​​                          ⬇️Availability :  I am typically available from 2pm - 4pm EST ​​​​​​, Monday - Saturday. (though my active time can be uncertain. Feel free to send a message whenever and I will reply to it as soon as possible. Do not expect an Immediate reply unless previously discussed or I am online ​​​​​​) I do NOT take chats on Sunday. -💙I value feedback a lot, please consider leaving a review so I can reflect on our experience💙-Thankyou for considering me to talk to :) before you read on I want to remind you that you are wonderful, beautiful, worthy and 100% deserving of support <3  In my time I have experienced my fair share of issues and Hurts, having experience in tough breakups, relationship stress, family stress, LGBTQ+ issues and relations, general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, self esteem, self worth troubles and ASD (autism spectrum disorder). If you feel most comfortable talking to someone with direct experience about the issues you're facing those are the experiences I have went through in my life ✧。*☆ But I am capable of talking about most every topic, applying those experiences and lessons to better understand you. As your situation is completely unique I appreciate every chat is a new experience, I'd be very glad to listen to you vent, provide support or simply keep a conversation☺️.Although I am capable of most topics I would like to make you aware I do not take chats with the *main focus* of the conversation being disordered eating, drug abuse or sexual health problems as these are triggering to my past experiences and I feel I may not be able to help as much as you deserve to be heard. If you are experiencing these issues you are worthy of support and you deserve to be listened to, though I may not be the best match support is still out there, I hope you can find it 💙 ​​-I will listen  ​​whole heartedly and typically take an active role when listening, so will ask open questions, give in depth responses and tend to reply to most messages though if I don't I am not ignoring you ♡ I am simply allowing you have the floor so I can better understand and hear you (if I give responses like 'mm', 'I see' 'oh?' or 'please continue' it means I am listening and letting you vent. I do care!! I'm just not interrupting you)  ☺️However like a pair of shoes or a good outfit.... You won't always find the perfect match on your first try feel free to keep searching! ☺️ Find more lovely listeners here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseBrowseListeners Green status:I am online and taking requests /chats, please message me if you find me to be a good match, I'm 100% here for you!!! I am activeOrange status:I am online but NOT actively taking requests or chats (although I will take up chats on this colour, feel free to message and I will hopefully get back to you soon) I am most likely in forums or online in some way! Red status: there's a chance I'm online (but I'm likely not) but this means I am NOT replying or taking chats at all. Feel free to message and I'll answer as soon as I'm back online :). I am not active.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Some loving reminders ( ˘ ³˘)♥-♡ You are a lovely person, life can be a hard and difficult journey and at times you can forget how wonderful you truly are I'm here to remind you you're awesome!  ​​​​​​-​​​♡ You deserve respect and care, feeling alone or hurt can be such a painful thing, regardless of where you are in life you deserve respect and appreciation. -♡ You are capable and wonderful, insecurity and harsh people can make you forget what you're truly able to do, look how far you've came you're more than capable :)  -♡ You deserve great things. Don't let negative thoughts or people overwhelm you, it can be difficult to believe but you deserve a lot from this life. -♡ You can get better ! sometimes when you've felt down or hurt for so long it feels recovery is impossible. But healing is completely possible, and so many people are here for you   -♡ Take care of yourself, you only get one you :)  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will try my best to be here for you, but i may be busy!Thanks for understanding :)For listeners :                   As a fellow listener I am compassionate about creating a warm welcoming community between both members and listeners alike. I like welcoming new listeners and will always be up to talk about listener chats with you all (I'm a peer support, please feel free to message me after a hard chat I'm here for you 🤗)   ~ 💙My listener twin is BrightHeart116//love you MishiS💙 ~          To every beautiful listener I've had the good fortune to meet, thankyou! I hope you realise not only how much you matter to me but how much you truly enrich this community and life too!           To every wonderful member I've came across along my journey, never forget your worth and how splendid you are to know!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Current Roles:            - I am a trained active listener (I regularly recap training and am always searching for the best ways to support people)          - I am a verified listener (meaning i passed a mock chat to ensure quality)              -I am a peer support (which means after a difficult chat you ~listeners~ can come and talk to me for support or to be led in the right direction )  ​​          -I am a forum support for the LGBTQ +/MOGGI community : meaning I post regularly and support this community in forums.          - I am also a forum support  for the positivity and gratitude community : meaning i post regularly in this community too!           - I am a part of project lightship ​​​​​(so  actively spread the word of 7cups and support externally too!) this is actually my profile as part of the team on twitter : @katie7cups / KatieTheRockOne7cups ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Previous roles :              - I was both a host at one point in time, and co-host of the listener sharing circle (every Sunday from 8am - 9am EST // with a combined time of hosting being roughly five months)             -I used to have the title of assigned host for the member sharing circle (I hosted every Saturday 2pm - 3pm EST // hosting consistently for three months, then with a break and hosting again for roughly four..... Meaning i hosted for a combined of 6/7 months in my time)               - I was an assigned host for the healthy habits sessions before they got discontinued (i hosted every Tuesday since i first joined till the sessions merged with sharing circles, hosting for 9 months)        - At one point i also hosted for friendship room weekly sessions mine was self care Saturday! (I hosted every Saturday and helped make the newest version of the script) ​​​​​ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ​​​​​💫To all individuals I've come to accept the loss of, know I'll forever mourn you, You will remain eternal in my heart and the hearts of those who cared💫☺️💙☺️Have a lovely day all 💙
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768
United Kingdom