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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.

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
    Welcome to    Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao, Ola, Ni Hao I'm Mango and I'm here to offer you my support and encouragement as best as I can. I'm comfortable with listening to topics such as student life, forgiveness, general mental health, getting unstuck and more. I'm always willing to chat with you about anything that is on your mind. Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Please note that my 1-1 chats with members are only an hour. Fun things to know about me: I'm very competitive about trivia and games, an avid pasta eater, book lover, all-time napper and science lover.   Involvement on 7cups: 🥭Adult-Teen Listener 🥭Community Mentor for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Moderator for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Mentor, Chat Supporter & Peer Supporter for Listener Rooms 🥭Community Mentor Leader for the Relationship & Friendship Support Subcommunity  🥭Doorkeeper 🥭Global Chatroom Moderator 🥭Safety Patrol 🥭Subcommunity Ambassador   You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Winnie the Pooh Mango Art by @HopieRemi:
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1672
Bahamas

hopebeyondpain

Expert 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, I’m Hope!   As a fellow human being, I've been through some rough times, and these experiences have motivated me to help you walk through the bad daysNo one should ever have to struggle alone, so I'm here to listen when you need someone to talk to. Feel free to leave me a message if you'd like to talk, I'll reply within 48 hoursA little bit about myself: I'm on SGT (Singapore time), which is 13 hours ahead of EST   I'm an introvertI'm Christian I love reading! Books have a special place in my heart because of the adventures they take me on and the lives I get to experience I love food, animals, and music! They bring me so much joy in life, and remind me that life is full of beauty, as long we are willing to seek it outRemember:You’re important, your feelings are valid, and you're loved. Your needs matter, and you deserve kindness and support. Stay safe and take care!My roles: Community Mentor (Trauma Support Subcommunity) Project Agent for teen Sharing Circles   Room supporter  Safety Patrol Team#ByeByeCliquesTopics I do not take: self-harm, sexual health, breakups Please do not mention blood, bleeding, self-harm methods or objects commonly used to self harm when chatting 1-1 with me. Thank you!
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558
Singapore

pamharley003

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
***** Not taking any 1-1 chats right now please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find a Listener.***** Will not take any chats with sex of any nature  I am sorry *****                         ***** I do take chat till after  6 P.m. ( Eastern Time only ) ***** ****** I do not take chats on Sunday ( self care day )*****  Adult and Teen Listener I am  a long term listener and a verfied listener on 7 cups. I also have the door keeper badge. Chat's I do take: Anxiety BipolarBorderline (BPD) BreakupsBullying Chronic Pain Depression Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise MotivationFamily Stress Financial Stress Forgiveness General Mental Health Getting Unstuck Grief LonelinessManaging Emotions Panic AttacksParenting PTSD/Trauma Relationship Stress Self-Esteem Sleeping Social Anxiety Spirituality Student Life Weight Management Work Stress *** I will repsond back to Your PM'S when I return online ****
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1098
United States

RumpleSteeleSkin

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
   --Hello I’m Rumple--Hello I am happy to see you reading my bio So a bit about me. I have a good sense of humor and love laughing with others. I enjoy spending time with my kids, all my pets and plants. I am also very crafty and creative in concerns to arts-n-crafts. In my free time I have Netflix going on and typically into my plants or doing 1-2 more things. I have had a very abusive past myself. I suffer at times with social anxieties as well as some self esteem issues. And of course the daily life stressor's we all have. I like to share my spare time here and listen to adults/teens on a variety of topics. I can show you empathy, understanding and validation. I however do not feel it's right to give advice to anyone. I feel that it robs you of choice and the freedom to figure out what's best for you.CHATS-I-DO-NOT-TAKEI do not take any sexual chats on any topic-nor do I take any relationship chats--MY TWINNIES--MusicalMagic - such a giving heart and so devoted to helping others hereHeatherBug-She is a blessing in disguisePassionatePeyton - wonderful person, is a great encourager and mod buddyfluffyUnicorns84 - my wonderful mentor buddyArwa - is a wonderful and active listener and my Teen TwinnieCaringBrit- She is wonderful to work with and funnyLucy- Has great insite and funny, good to chat withKrinkTheMellowUnicorn- Great motivator as well as teaching me code--THINGS I DO HERE--*** Adult/Teen Listener*** Teen Mentor*** Group Moderator*** Peer Support*** Internship Mentor*** Leader of the QandA Team*** CML for Mindfulness Team*** Forum Supporter*** Safety Team*** Forum MentorAlways Remember These Things.............Always Believe In Yourself    Accept everyone no matter what  Bad days do pass Always give yourself plenty of love,respect,care and passion  
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1645
United States

amiablePeace77

Epitome 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello,  I’m  Ami,  a verified listener on 7cups. My support will be confidential, without any judgement. There are no topics which make me feel uncomfortable and I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, safe and understood. My listening times are  Monday to Friday  2 to 4 pm edt , usually my listening time will be 45 to 60 min. once a week or 2 x 30 min. twice a week. Apart from my work as listener I am actively supporting the mindfulness community, 50plus and 35plusSome things about me: Exercising,  yoga and meditation,  nature walks,  cooking are some of the activities I like a lot, most of all humour – having a good laugh. My approach to life is holistic,  balance of mind,  body and spirit as well as living in harmony with nature  are very important to me. I had many challenges in my life and learned to cope and overcome them and would be glad to support you to achieve the same.  Volunteering here on 7 cups  means a lot to be,   I am very passionate about helping others. I want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out, this is not easy, but you made the first step. Please feel free to message me any time, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can. My mentor is Soulsings who greatly helped me growing here on the site                               Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download     Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download    
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3611
Barbados

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

hopedreamlove

Epitome 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1880
United States

Lysandra

Epitome 16
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm Lysandra. It's a great pleasure of mine to be a listener here on 7 Cups as I have always been passionate about supporting others. My main areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, loneliness, student life, and general mental health. If you would like to chat with me, feel free to send me a message and we can arrange a time to chat, or if you prefer, have offline conversations. Otherwise, thank you for reading my profile, and I hope you have a nice day.
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3136
United States

carefreeNarwhal88

Connoisseur 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi. I'm here to help you feel better. You can count on me like 1 2 3.  When your dreams come alive you're unstoppable take a shot, chase the sun, find the beautiful, we will glow in the dark turning dust to gold and we'll dream..it possible
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933
United States

KateDoskocilova

Pinnacle 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
i will not be hosting discussions/accepting new member chats from monday, until further notice! please feel free to search for another listener :)Booking Page   P.S. Book the appointment aprox. a day before!   Times i'm around on 7cups:Mon-Sat: 12:00PM-3:00PM EST (7:00PM-10:00PM EEST)a few things about me: i'm Katherine, an omnisexual, 16 year old girl from Greece. my pronouns are she/her. some of my hobbies are dancing, writing, filming videos, taking pictures and helping people! i as well look forward to becoming a therapist someday ❤things i've struggled with:my entire life I've struggled with managing emotions,bullying,LGBTQ+,breakups, family stress, social anxiety, student life, relationship stress, self esteem, general mental health and sexual health. I've managed to overcome some of these issues, but there are still some issues I need to work on with.my roles on 7cups:Verified Listener CML and CM for the LGBTQ+ sub-community Support Team Leader for the LGBTQ sub-community Project Agent for the LGBTQ sub-community Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team member Sharing Circle hostSaturday, 9-10am ET [4-5pm EEST] (hosting with @mamtasha22 <3)Discussion host (on Support Session room)Tuesday, Depression, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Friday, Anxiety, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Saturday, Student Support, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] (hosting with @azuladragon34 <3) Chatroom Moderator (LGBTQ/MOGII support room)Thursday, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST]my listener twin(s):@Azalea98what my status means:Orange: I am online and ready to have a chat!Yellow: I am online but I'm busy with another member(s), so I won't be responding as fast.Red: I am not online, so I'd appreciate it if you left a message and I will respond when I will log back in!issues i'm comfortable talking about:Anxiety Breakups Bullying Family stress General mental health LGBTQ+ Managing emotions Relationship stress Self-esteem Sexual health Social anxiety Student lifeplease be careful with these specific topics:Sexual health: Please, don't message me asking me how to help you control your urges and don't message me if you have any inappropriate intentions or want to ask me inappropriate personal questions. As well as don't text me about your sexual insecurities with such body parts, as they make me feel uncomfortable and they trigger me. LGBTQ+: Please don't message me asking for support on issues that have to do with dysphoria due to the fact I've never experienced it myself. Family stress: Please don't message me asking for support to issues that have to do with domestic violence, as I haven't experienced physical abuse ** and I don't feel confident providing support to this topic."Sweetie, honey, baby, lovely, cutie, my everything" as I only feel comfortable when my close friends call me such names. "Oh" "ok" "k" as I feel like you don't care and like you're not interested in the conversation. Also, please don't try to guilt trick me or guide me and my ways of handling my account and my conversations, as everyone is different and not everyone will be a perfect match.Please dear members**, don't message me to have a casual conversation, as I'm here to focus on people who need emotional support rather than get to know people closely and make friendships.
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514
Greece

lovelyMoment14

Marvel 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
​Cause 'you' are a sky full of stars, cause I can see you shine, even if you don't feel so.  Let's shine, together. You can take all the time to talk or I can just sit with you while you figure what you really want to do. I have been and will always walk with you, to make sure you feel yourself shine.  Message me, for just about anything. Casual chats are also welcome.  Always a listening ear to my fellow listeners too.ISSUES I AM COMFORTABLE TALKING : 1. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2. MARRIAGE ISSUES 3. MEN AND WOMEN ISSUES 4. DIVORCE SUPPORT. 5. RELATIONSHIP ISSUES  6. ABUSE I PREFER TO KEEP MY STATUS HERE AS BUSY , STILL YOU CAN TEXT ME WITH YOUR ISSUE. JUST LEAVE A MESSAGE AND I WILL COME BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS I AM ONLINE AGAIN AND SORRY IF THERE IS SOME DELAY. PERSONAL REQUEST ONLYLISTENERS CHAT WELCOME 😊
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4185
India

PetiteSouris

Sage
Listens to Over 18
in last week
✨✨✨ Currently not accepting member chats✨✨✨Connect with other available listeners here: Browse Listeners.
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1040
United States