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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.

herealways27

Pinnacle 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there, I’m Herealways27! I’ve been a Listener on 7 Cups since October 2018, and I was or currently am having the following roles in the community: ·       Verified Listener: I have been Verified by the community based on my commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting. ·       Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats with Listeners who want to be verified. I can help prepare, offer resources and tips before the actual mock chat. ·       Safety Patrol: I can flag profiles with an inappropriate profile picture, username, or bio text. Please give me a message if you know one and need help reporting! ·       Quality Teen Star: I can mentor Listeners who have difficulties with any active listening skills on 1-on-1 chats with members. My goal is to improve listener quality and confidence. ·       Translation Project Proofreader: I’m helping to translate 7 Cups to Vietnamese! ·       Intern Graduate: I’ve graduated from 7 Cups Internship Community Track on June 2020 with Honors. ~ A little bit about me: ·       I’m currently 17 years old and a senior in high school in California, US. ·       I’m 150% fluent in Vietnamese!! 😊 I'm also self-learning Korean currently 😊 ·       I enjoy reading and writing about true crimes! I also write a blog about them! ·       I aim to be a future PA! <3 ·       My favorite singers and bands are Sunmi, Stray Kids, Blackpink, (G)I-DLE, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, The Neighbourhood and Don Toliver <3 <3 <3 Please reach out to me with any questions you might have and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible! 😊 Also, feel free to drop in to discuss any interest <3
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454
United States

TheGoodFairy

Expert 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you are, then I'm happy for you! If you aren't, then I'm here for you. I know times are tough right now, but I promise things will get better, and I will be here for anyone if you need it. And please don't be afraid to reach out; this is a judgement-free zone for all of us to grow. Please approach me for support at any time, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please remember that no matter who you are, I genuinely wish nothing but the best for you! Love,The Good FairyP.S.  I am on the ace spectrum as well as a survivor of r*pe.  If you identify with either of the two, please come talk to me and I will 100% empathise and be here for you.  However, I have gotten quite a few members coming to me to talk about the act of s*x and an addiction to it; please understand that I am both inexperienced in and triggered by that line of conversation.  So as much as I wish for you to get the support you need, if the conversation goes down that line of thought, I think another listener can do more for you than I can.  Thank you for understanding.
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105
United States

MidwesternCalmSeeker

Master 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a friend, mom, step-mom and a grandma. I'm here to listen, support and encourage. Bring me your challenges, happy moments, lonely times, or whatever it is that you're working through right now. I suffered the loss of my father a few years ago. I thought I was empathetic to others before that experience, but going through that grief process made me a much stronger person emotionally. Having someone to talk to about those feelings meant a lot to me. I hope you'll become a stronger person through your interactions with the listeners here at 7 Cups. Thank you in advance for trusting me as you share your thoughts and feelings.
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1649
United States

tranquilbear14

Sage 10
Listens to Teens &amp; 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

peacefulSunrise965

Helper 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi welcome, if you're looking for help regarding your anxiety, depression, relationship, & emotion regulation issues- you're in the right place. You might be looking to regain control over your issues, seeking for meaning in suffering, or aiming to be relieved of patterns of distress that keep happening to you. We all desire to live ourselves free of unnecessary psychological issues, and to have good relationships with others & ourselves. These are just a few of the common needs we all have as humans, and I've helped people unpack and formulate plans to achieve their individual ideals. As a listener I'm focused and trained on using cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy. In my free time, I am a makeup artist. Feel free to connect with me if you'd like to get a feel of working with me.   Merhaba, Kaygı bozukluğu, depresyon, ilişki problemleri ve duygu düzenlemelerinde problem yaşıyorsanız, doğru yerdesiniz.  Karşılaştığınız sorunlarda kontrolü tekrar kazanmak, yaşadığınız acıda anlam aramak, ya da stresinizden kurtulmak istiyor olabilirsiniz. Hepimiz hayatımızı gereksiz psikolojik sorunlardan uzak yaşamayı  ve diğer insanlar ve kendimizle iyi ilişkiler sürmeyi hak ediyoruz. Bunlar sadece insan olarak bir kaç ortak ihtiyacımız ve bunları gün ışığına çıkartıp formüle edip sizi hedeflerinize ulaştırabiliriz.  Bir dinleyici olarak kognitif davranışçı terapi ve çözüm odaklı terapi konusunda eğitim aldım ve bunu kişilerin ihtiyaçlarına göre yorumluyorum. Boş zamanlarımda makyözlük yapıyorum. Benimle konuşmak isterseniz mesaj atmaktan çekinmeyin.   
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75
Turkey

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

Ahlex

Pinnacle 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please read (at least first paragraph) before messaging me.Welcome, I'm glad you're here! Topics I DON'T take: career, financial stress, politics, religion, spirituality, cheating, polygamy, labels (sexuality and gender), chronic pain, disability issues. I am also happy with casual conversations or to keep you company! Or if you want some funny/cute YouTube videos.My chat style: I'm very patient, down to earth, I try my best to understand everything and prefer a friendlier approach than most listeners, but am mostly practical and logical. I don't give fake validation or tell you what you want to hear. I never disappear mid chat and reply as fast as possible. I am also quite talkative, so you can feel free to ask me anything!✰ I'm a very direct and don't like to beat around the bush, so please keep that in mind if you are very sensitive. I prefer a tough love approach to life. And don't be afraid to message me anytime even offline, I am very open and friendly! About me: My name is Alexis but you can call me Lex or Alex! I'm not a female. I'm 22, study medicine and worked part time as a nurse. I'm very extroverted and active with a lot of hobbies and obligations! I train gymnastics, play the violin, design clothes, paint, run workshops and I'm a big fan of horror movies and have a lot of pets. I love to travel and learn new things, meet new people. I've been through a lot in the past so I have quite the experience with many issues and people. I'm happily married to my husband and am a proud parent.Things I have experience in: relationships/people, depression, alcohol and drug addiction, violence, managing emotions, narcissism, guilt, kinks, incest (consensual), night terrors, parenting, anger issues and work/college issues.Things I DON'T have experience in: break ups, anxiety, lack of motivation, dwelling on things, LGBT issues, being sensitive, financial issues, strict parents, seeking validation/approval.✰I am fine with sexual, taboo and embarrassing issues as well, and won't judge you. But please don't make any advances towards me, ask me for my social media or demand a solution from me. I'm just a regular student doing their best, and not a licesened therapist.Thank you for reading, and I hope I can be of some help! ✰ My roles (feel free to reach out anytime if you need it!):  - Peer support  - Safety patrol FAQWhat's your gender really? - I get asked this so much. I'm male biologically but I just look and live as a woman. I didn't take any hormones and I'm happy this way.What's your sexuality? - I don't have one. I've only felt something for one person my whole life. Anyone else never interested me or will. And I don't see the point of labels.Why don't you take chats related to studies and career? - It's not something I'm really interested in or that knowledgeable. So it wouldn't be a good time for either of us.When can I message you? - You can message me whenever, and I'll respond when I can. But if you'd like a chat please ask me if I'm available first.Why don't you tell me what to do/give advice? - I'm not a professional therapist, I'm not the expert on you or your situation and it is against the site rules. So please don't demand answers or solutions from me.Can I ask you personal questions? - Yes you can, as long as you don't ask me information that could be traced back to me or reveal my full identity. Especially not social media.  
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9085
Russian Federation

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

hopedreamlove

Epitome 7
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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1873
United States

anotherfrenchtoastclub

Guru 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Click here for a welcome message! Hello everyone, I'm Toast! I'm an Academy Ambassador here at 7 Cups, along with many other roles. I try my best to contribute positively to the community. Unfortunately, at this time, I do not have the time to take up regular member chats. I do have some occasional times that I might be able to, but my status will be green at that time. But otherwise, my other life commitments restrict me from responding in a timely manner.  That being said, my PMs are always open! I will get back to you as soon as I can, please do bear with me on my response time.Things that you can PM me about but are not limited to: - 7 Cups Academy Programs - Becoming an Adult-Teen Listener - Listener Coaching and Quality Mentoring - Peer & Chat Support (Although I am not frequently able to be in this role, I will try my best!) - Safety Patrol - Opening/Closing chat rooms _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________{the undercurrent pullsmy body it sweepspulling my outits anger it keepsthe undercurrent drawsa turbulent temptit tumbles my heartwith vehement intentthe undercurrent ragesBut I'm sturdy and strongadept in the waterfor that's where I belongthe undercurrent subsidesI'm floating serenemy eyes see the sunI still live, I still dream-Eileen Manassian, "The deleted poems". }Aspiring psychologist, avid movie watcher, devoted foodie, an ardent feminist, and a chain-reader! You can call me Toast! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and the most beautiful part of us."-David Richo ^ Words to live by.
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983
United States

rose37xo

Scholar 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm Rose! I've walked alongside people for years because I've had people do the same for me. I may not be able to relate to every part of your situation, but I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed, lost, confused, hurt, desperate, exhausted, the list goes on. I will do my absolute best to listen and support you well, for however long you need (and often, I end up forming lasting friendships through this process!). I am open to chat about anything and everything (seriously, try me!). I've experienced a lot and will be 100% honest with you about my experiences, and I'll always offer an objective yet empathetic perspective towards yours. I am thankful for the privilege to help others out here. I'm definitely nowhere near perfect; we're all here and we can (and should!) support each other. I'm here for you (: 
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915
United States

CheeryMango

Paragon 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
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1645
Bahamas