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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

ifyouknowtocountcountwithme

Virtuoso 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey there! I am 32. I am from Panama. I love music... Let's chat! Welcome to my profile, glad you found me.  Listener twins:  charmingTime (not available anymore), WatchingOverYou (https://www.7cups.com/@WatchingOverYou), CherishedBlossom (left the site at least for now) and another amazing twin is PetiteSouris (https://www.7cups.com/@PetiteSouris) and the most recent.... Anna! (https://www.7cups.com/@AnnaTess) woot woot =) =P I am a verified listener, peer supporter, and peer buddy. Also, just for you to know I am comfortable listening any of the topics, it's just that there are some that I still need some training so I'd rather let other listener trained in the topic to speak to you for better attention. I am working on that =)   I'll let you know if I'm not that informed about the topic, please have me patience if that's the case. Please not sexting, not flirting for this is not a place for this. If you are struggling with, for instance, incest or obsession with pornography or something like that is sexual related but it's a real problem that affects your every-day life or just want to vent about it, you have a lending ear in me.  If you need someone to listen to you more often that is out of my possibilities, please consider looking another listener or more listeners at: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ Also, you can look for a long-term listener or a therapist. It's completely up to you, you know best what do you need and what suits you better.  I do long-term listening. My schedule it's: Monday - Friday. From 9 am to 12 pm in my time zone. Well that's usually, don't like to promise, things comes up sometimes. I may do some exceptions sometimes but I like to stick to the schedule to do other things.  This schedule it's for now that I am not working due the pandemic. It can change later.  All ratings and reviews are appreciated =)   no pressure though Thanks for understanding.        By the way.. the display picture was idea of SparkyGizmo Note: I take weekends off. I prefer offline messaging but I am open to schedule a session.  thanks for reading until the end. =) 
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2297
Panama

Azalea98

Proficient 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
♥️I don't take new member chats sorry!♥️🧡So please Click Here to find more wonderful listeners like me!🧡 💛Please do not ignore this and message anyway💛 Hi! I'm Azalea also known as Aza and Azy🌺 I am a 17 year old girl from the UK 🇬🇧  I am studying the A levels: English literature, Classical Civilisation, Biology, Maths. I’m a sociable, bubbly and exitable girl who will always be up for a chat! Serious or fun, old friend or new, listener or member I'm always up for a chat!   I have an open door policy so no need to by shy! 🙂  If I haven't directly lived an experience I'm happy to talk and learn and discuss it with you. Ask my own questions and answer yours! I will never judge you for your story, backround, experiences, mental state or anything else you can name Breaks ups, being bullied, Family stress, Relationships stress, Panic Attacks, Sexual Health, Self Harm, Student Life, Sleeping well, Social Anxiety I have lots of experience supporting people with: Anxiety, Cancer, Disabilites, Work Stress, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+, Psychosis,  OCD, Weight Management   I do not take chats on depression, it is extremely triggering to me. Please respect that, thank you!🔮Chatroom Based Roles🔮Teen Chatroom Star I am a mod and a Chat supporter in Listener Chatrooms! I am someone who has been trained to keep them Safe and supportive and make sure all the conversations are fun productive Chat Supporter I can help listeners if they are struggling with a live chat, I have lots of resources to help! If I am not available please fill in the chat support request form here Chatroom Moderator/ honorary Global Mod  Click here to find the Newbie, Teen and Community projects and events Forums, I am a mod for these.I am also lucky enough to hold Mod powers in all member chatroomsProject Agent I am honoured to be the Co-project agent of the Teen Daily check-ins If you are a listener with questions about how to host a check in you can PM me Peer SupporterThis means if you are a listener and have had a difficult chat you can come and talk to me!🧩Communtiy/ Forum Based Roles🧩Teen community Star/ Forum Supporter Check out the Disability sub community by clicking here I mainly focus and create content for the learning disabilities sub forum! Support Team Leader/ Teen star I assist trainees of the Group Leadership and Development Program this is part of the 7 cups academy 🎀Quality Based Roles🎀Safety Patrol I am a member of the safety patrol team meaning I keep 7 cups a safe place by flagging any inappropriate profiles Listener Verifier /Verified ListenerI am part of the listener verifiers team meaning I can conduct mock chats to verify listeners. If you want to become one check the information here!I have been Verified as a high quality listener, It means you can trust me!Listener Coach/ Care team As a listener coach: I can help you learn more skills, gain resources, answer questions and build confidence as a listener!If you are interested in getting a listener coach please click here ⭐️Listener twins⭐️@KateDoskocilova💜 My original twin @leafycup  💚 My mod twin@EmmaE💕 My Teen Chatroom Star twin @kieran000💙 My Peer Support twin (and mentee)@cuteOrange213🧡 My TCS and Project agent twin @mxmes 🖤 My forum supporter twin @enchantedlove💛 My 'we have too many roles' twin @bookworm274💖 Supportive Twin 🦋Other Info🦋I tend to always keep my status on offline so please if you wish to talk just drop me a message and I will normally respond within 24/48 hours Some other listeners that I love to chat to:  🌌 @shiningSky3745 💫  🍒 @CateGrace 🍓 🐰@SunnyLexi🖤 🐳@jovialSunshine5049🦭 🐧@BrightHeart116❄️     
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603
United Kingdom

DayDreamWithYou

Specialist 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
*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

Oldsoul1618

Sage 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
We are all visitors to this time, this place . We are passing through and our purpose is to observe, experience and learn . And then we return home .
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2799
New Zealand

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

Lou73

Explorer 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello I'm Lou,  Welcome to 7 Cups  I have experience with anxiety, depression and other related general mental health. I am also a BPD warrior and open to supporting members who identify with this. (L)GBTQ+ Member Sharing Circle Host: Mon and Tue 5PM EDT Most active for 1-1 chats Mon-Thurs 6pm ->8pm EDT (Please no chats for sexual health, abuse, domestic violence) 
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220
United Kingdom

Bubbles2025

Expert 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey! I am bubbles. I am a Female and I am 17 years old. I am a senior in high school with the love of psychology. Please read my bio before messaging me <3🌺My roles on 7 cups🌺💫Verified listener 💫Teen Quality Star(Mentor for Listeners) 💫Peer Support/Chat Support💫Room Support💫Chatroom Moderator  💫 Gloabal Moderator💫Doorkeeper 💫Healthy Living Team💫Sharing circle/healthy habits host/co-host💫LSC Host 💫LD Host 💫Project Agent(For LD)💫Saftey Patrol      My special Potatoe @Kara13V love ya 🌸Availability🌸 -Personal request/pms only -Focus mainly on long term but still take new chats. <3 -Sessions are about 45-60 mins -I am available from 4pm-11pm EDT(Weekdays) -Available 11am-10 pm(Weekends) -I usually reply within 30min-2 hoursNote! I do not take chats on Sexual Health or BPDJust A Note: Please do not overuse ! Or ❤️ When talking to me. It's just something that bugs me and triggers me.  Also, I use a lot of . (Periods) but that doesn't mean I'm mad or don't want to talk, it's just how I type most of the time. 💐Online- Means I am online and available to talk💐Busy- Means I am on cups and will reply when I have time💐Offline- Means I am not taking chats at the moment but feel free to pm me and I will reply when I am online✨Please note that I am very busy these days, and am not ignoring you. My main availablity is on the weekends from 11 am- 11pm EDT But will still be on during the week.✨   Why I joined 7 cups❤️ -🌼I joined 7 cups because I have been through a lot myself. I know what it is like to feel alone and unheard. I want to be able to provide a safe place where others can let go and vent about things on their mind without being judged. Reaching out is hard and so I want to make it easier for others and to remind them that it is okay not to be okay. My sole reasoning for joining is to help others and make sure they have someone to talkk to and feel less alone. 🌼⚡️How I listen⚡️- I will be there the best I can. I will have fast response times, and I will validate you. I make sure you know that your feelings are valid and that no matter what you are going through, you are not going through it alone. I will help push you to find ways to cope and better understand your situation, but will not do the work for you <3 I will ask open-ended questions, and will give you the safe space you need. <3My special listeners  My Listener Sibling: @Listeningsarinn My Listener Go to: @EmmaE  My PS Twin @LoveLilly My TQS Twin @sophiasanae  My Hosting buddies: @Starmedia, @vivelespatates, @fairyava, and @roweerainn123 My Listener twin: @dajia215 Other listeners I truly appreciate and won't forget: @AnnaListens06 ,  @EvelyneRose , @whenitsdarklookforstars , @itssoren , @kieran000 , @starmelon7 , @calmingMermaid5761 💘I want you to remember that its okay not to be okay. It is okay to struggle, It doesnt make you weak. You all matter and the world shines brighter with you in it. Sometimes we have to take a step back before we can move forward and thats okay. Life can be tough, but you are even tougher. Recovery may be hard but it isnt impossible.  HOPE stands for Hold On Pain Ends. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are enough. Never forget that. 🔐"If you want to fly, give up on everything that weighs you down."- Buddha💞  
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306
United States

lextheghost

Specialist 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
                                     
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251
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

lightbeing2020

Intermediate
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello there! Welcome to 7cups! I'm Light and I am here for you. Whenever you're ready, feel free to send me a message! See you around! :) ​​​​​ ​​​​​ ​
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261
France