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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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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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Canada

ZeppelinsOverhead

Explorer 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm Jaci (: I'm a listener here on 7Cups, and I'm here to provide anxiety, depression, work, relationship, and bipolar support - or anything else you can think of! Feel free to message me, even if I'm offline. We can always set up a time to chat. As for myself, I'm a lover of music, Star Trek, and learning new things. If you think you know something I don't, leave me a message! I'm so glad you're here, and I look forward to chatting with you <3 Hola, soy Jaci (: Soy una oyente aquí en 7Cups, y estoy feliz de proporcionar soporte de ansiedad, depresión, trabajo, relaciones y bipolar - ¡o lo que se te ocurra! Siéntate libre de iniciar una charla conmigo, y si no estoy en línea envíame un mensaje y podemos siempre configurar un tiempo para chatear. En cuanto a mí, me encanta pasar tiempo afuera con un libro o sólo acostado en cama con buena música tocando. Me alegra tanto de que estés aquí, y ¡hablemos pronto! <3
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United States

Sher217

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

Gozzil

Guru 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Welcome to my profile. I am Gozzil, also known as Gozz, Gozzy, Gozzilla etc. My pronouns are she/her. I only take scheduled member chats, please message me if you would like to set up a time to talk.  I have the following roles on 7 Cups: Support Team Leader (Sharing Circle, 12pm-6pm ET) Chatroom Moderator/ Discussion Leader (Positivity & Gratitude, weekly discusion Wednesday 10am ET Global Moderator Doorkeeper"I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces of the puzzle scattered all over the place. If you look at the whole picture it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits of it, that’s what will give you hope." - Dr. Jane Goodall
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646
United Kingdom

Diandra

Exemplar 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
About Me Heya! Glad you came across my profile! My name is Diandra and I’ve been a listener here for more than three years. I’m a mentor, verified listener, and someone you can reach out to anytime for support. While I’m not always available, I do respond as quickly as I can and I respond in a timely manner if you message me while my status is set to online. If my status is set to offline, I may take a bit longer to respond! If you’re in need of immediate help, feel free to go to Chat → Browse Listeners or put in a general request. Best of luck on your journey to recovery!Guests and Members If you need support for anything outside the categories below I will do my best to give you the best you deserve or find someone who can (I cannot offer support in community guideline exceptions, including but not limited to suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, or if you are currently abusing humans/animals). My availability is scatteredListeners I spend the majority of my onsite time in the Teen Listener Room (TL) or in my PM's. I am a Quality and Support Room Mentor. Because I am in school, I may not always offer immediate chat help. This is because I do not want to begin helping you and then have to leave for reasons out of my control, but I will typically tell you if this is the case.Not Accepting New Mentees
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United Kingdom

Mercylistensalways

Exemplar 13
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm Mercy. I am here for you. It is my pleasure to support you.   
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5881
Canada
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Lisa Meighan

LisaMeighanMBPsS
Counselor, BSc Psychology (Honours)
Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.
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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

KimsonTheSteveFundYPOC

Discoverer 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello Everyone! I’m glad you found me on 7 Cups! I’m a trained active listener and Young People of Color community manager with support from  The Steve Fund where we are passionate about the emotional and mental well-being of young people of color. I enjoy reading all types of genres and collecting old cameras. If I’m online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I’m offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect or answer questions you may have. Welcome and I am so glad you decided to join us!
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United States

LuLuRings

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not Currently Taking New Member Chats, Thank You~Listeners wanting to chat about mentoring, do a practice mock chat, or otherwise, please fill this FORM to request a time to meet.About MeHi there! I'm Luke, and I'm 33 and from Georgia in the US. Happy to be here and to lend a listening ear to those in need. I have experience with parenting, family-related stress, and relationship stress and am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but please feel free to reach out with anything on your mind and we can try to talk it out.   Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever. I'm on the east coast in the US, so be mindful of possible timezone differences. I also have a family and work, so bear with me if I don't get back to you immediately. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are particularly busy for me personally, so I may be extra slow to respond, if at all, on those days. Regardless, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can, even if it says I'm offline.7 Cups InvolvementSafety Patrol Member Family & Caregiver Support Team Leader Listener Learning & Journey Community Mentor Safety & Knowledge Team Project Agent Anonymous Evaluations Team Leader Quality Mentor Leader Group Support Mentor Leader Chat Room Mentor Doorkeeper~Personal AnnouncementsThe Family & Caregiver Subcommunity is recruiting for all positions right now! We cover topics such as family stress, parenting, and caregiver stress, as well as many more. If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send me a message! We'd love to have you aboard! Have a fun recipe to share? Post it HERE.  Interested in promoting safety on 7 Cups? Join the Safety Awareness Team!~Listener Twins@ambercares@jrod1986@PeaceLoveandPaws@LifeIsABeautifulMelody ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37808
United States

MidnightRaven999

Pinnacle 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
  I am not currently taking new personal requests, please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find an avaliable listener. sorry for the inconvenience .Please read the whole profile before contacting me! (except quotes section you dont have to read that unless you're interested) My availability is: Monday-Thursday, 1 pm- 1 am EST; I dont take member chats Friday - Sunday, as those are my self-care days. You can still message me over the weekend and I'll get back to you on Monday! I also limit my chats times to between 30-60 minutes, depending on how much time I have.I usually keep my status set to busy or offline mode, but dont be afraid to send me a message anyway. Please include what you would like to chat about when you leave me a message, it would be really helpful to me so I know what you're going through.About MeMy name is Jayson and I'm a transgender guy! I've suffered through ADHD, PTSD/trauma, anxiety, BPD, and I'm proudly a part of the LGBT+ community. I'm always here if you need to talk. I want you to know that when you open a chat window with me, it is a safe, confidential place where you can share as much or as little as you want with me.Topics I specialize in taking ADHD Anxiety BPD PTSD/Trauma LGBT+ issues Bullying Chronic PainTopics I DONT take Depression Suicide/self-harm (we are not able to help with suicidal situations, please refer to 7cups.com/crisis/ or a crisis line to get proper help) Drug/Alchol Abuse Sexual chats (I do take sexual issue chats, but if you are being inappropriate toward me, i will end the chat. Please be respectful) The topics listed above are often trigger-topics for me, so please find a different listener to chat with about these issues. If you have a different topic that is not on either of these lists, or on my listed topics i take, you can feel free to contact me and I'll see if i can help you!Listener Twins!!@ItsDev@KarenMarie@Pamharley003@TenderTruth@SpaceStation2@HopieRemiThings I do here!Peer Support- I offer support to listeners after they have been through a difficult or stressful chat Quality Mentor Quality Ambassador Quality Mentor LeaderChatroom MentorGlobal ModSafety Patrol SPOT- the Safety Patrol Outreach Team; we train all the safety patrol members, as well as outreaching to people that need to change thier profiles to comply with site rules!Verifier TeamChat Support - i offer support to listeners during a difficult/hard chat ~Quote The Raven, Nevermore~ "Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of our mind" -Dean Koontz"We're all needed, even those who sometimes think we're worthless, plain and dull. If we love and allow ourselves to be loved...Well a person who loves is the most precious thing in the world, worth all the fortunes that ever were." -Dean Koontz"Being polite is not only the right way to respond to people, but also the easiest. Life is so filled with unavoidable conflict that I see no reason to promote more confrontations." -Dean Koontz"There's no such thing as being cowardly in a fight" -Edward Elric"Sometimes its good to be scared, it means you have something to lose" -Richard Webber"Just put one foot in front of the other, just get through the day." - Meredith Grey "I'm a human being, I make mistakes. I'm flawed, we all are." - Derek Shepherd"The future is the home of our deepest fears and our wildest hopes." -Owen Hunt
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United States

caringPomegranate1401

Maven 1
Listens to To Teens
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