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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.

AXFirefly

Virtuoso 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Writer and visual artist in the heart.
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3815
Guatemala

fromZeroTwotoHiro

Guru 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
A guy who has some experience with mental health problems...
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2306
Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

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

serenityking25

Explorer 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
"𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧." ✩✩✩« hey there! i'm serenity »It's really nice to meet you. I know how hard it is to tackle your problems alone but reaching out for help is a sign of strength. I'm proud of you for taking your first steps. You can stop by and send me a message anytime; I will reply as soon as I see it. I may not be online often but if you'd really like a chat, let me know and we can schedule some time out for a talk. 💞✨ ✩✩✩« some things about me »I'm 17 years old and I dont really have much to describe myself as. I try to be there for the people around me. I understand the struggles of coping with self esteem issues as well as just negative thoughts and perceptions about yourself so I can understand you if you struggle with the same thing.  I have a beautiful amazing girlfriend who makes me smile and loves me. 🏳️‍🌈 ✩✩✩« to wrap up »To reiterate, I'm always here. If you want to chat–about anything–feel free to send me a message and I'll reply as soon as I see your message. Have a great day!𝐫 𝐞 𝐦 𝐞 𝐦 𝐛 𝐞 𝐫: 𝐨 𝐧 𝐞  𝐝 𝐚 𝐲  𝐚 𝐭  𝐚  𝐭 𝐢 𝐦 𝐞.
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422
United States

Banjothebudgie

Specialist 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello. I would love to chat and will never judge. I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 1 hour with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!! 
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930
United States

cuteOrange213

Specialist 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
(please read through everything before messaging me ) A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME Hello! I am Parvi or more commonly known as Orange, and I am 17 this year. I hope it's going great currently, but if it's not, my inbox is always open for a chat. In the past, I have gone through a couple of rough patches, but I have learned a lot about myself throughout the journey towards recovery. If you would like to chat with me, it is best if you could use my booking form here, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG03YJxglhAK1MxnQN-DPHZfeBdxcCT_8vWHn1M1Tpm5gO9A/viewform?usp=sf_link. Thank you! Pronouns: she/herMY LISTENING STYLE  I enjoy asking questions. My listening style mainly revolves around open-ended questions. I love to help you figure out what you need by asking questions that would help. Sometimes we may not be a match, and that's completely okay. Feel free to just inform me if you feel that I may not be the best choice for you, and I would love to help look for another listener that could be a better match. During the chat, if you do feel that I may have mentioned something that isn't right, feel free to correct me on the spot! Also, please do not ask me for my personal information or any advice as those are against the guidelines. If you continue to ask me these things, I may have to end the chat after 3 warnings. MY WEAKNESSES As a person who prioritises quality over many other aspects, I think it's only fair for me to also address my weaknesses and how I am working on them. Firstly, I would like to address my response times. I do have quite an uncertain schedule, so I may disappear in the middle of a chat. I have also recently been facing many technical issues due to my unstable internet connection. On that note, I am trying to improve my response timings as well as I am working on my internet quality. If you feel I may have not responded for more than 48 hours, feel free to send me a second pm. I would also like to note that my status colour is a great indicator of my activity. It is usually on Orange, which means I am around Cups, but I am not taking any member chats. If you pm me while my status indicates I am busy, please do not expect a response immediately. Another aspect I am currently working on is my reflection. I may not be very good at this and if you are looking for a listener with great reflection skills, I may not be the best choice. I am currently practising more of my reflections skills in hopes that one day I could reach the point where I could say I am great at it. MY ROLES  Engagement Teen Star Leader Support Team Teen Star for the Eating Disorder Sub-Community Teen Community Star for the Eating Disorders Sub-Community Safety Patroller Chat Supporter Community Moderator for Safety and Knowledge Sub Community Room Supporter for Student and Career Support Sub Community Project Agent for Around the World Translations Team Leader for the Malay Language  Team Leader for the Teen Listeners Daily Check-ins Project Agent for the Teen Listeners Room Listener Verifier Doorkeeper Group Leadership & Dynamics Development Mentor (under the 7 Cups academy)STATUS MEANINGGreen - Available to chat with members/listenersOrange - Busy doing some work here on 7 CupsRed - Offline and not available to chatMY AMAZING FRIENDS HERE ON 7 CUPS(clickable links) @Rhlexia520 - One of my sweetest mentees, really hardworking and overall amazing listeners!@BrightHeart116 - One of the kindest and the sweetest person that you could chat with. @SunnyLexi - One of the most fun people to chat with on a daily basisCHAT TOPICS I AM COMFORTABLE TAKING Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Bullying, Family Stress, Forgiveness, Getting Unstuck, Managing Emotions, Panic Attacks, Sexual Health, Student LifeCHAT TOPICS I AM NOT COMFORTABLE TAKING Self Harm, Alcohol/ Drug Use, Chronic Pain, Disabilities  
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233
Malaysia

hkhan7

Paragon 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
 Happy to help! 😊 
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4655
Canada

GlobalListener219

Scholar 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I have been through a lot and I like helping other people out. I don't judge and I will listen to whatever you would like to share.
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791
Italy

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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4742
United States

Aiyannataylor

Helper 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I am here to emphasize or sympathize with you. I will try at all cost to make you feel comfortable with talking to me and help you out!
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23
United States

sunlightspirit

Scholar 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
It takes great courage to reach out and I would honor the opportunity to be a part of your journey by supporting you through your healing process so that you can experience life's greatest moments more often or if your needs are just to be heard and understood, reach out to me for a chat.   I look forward to chatting with you. If I am not online or unavailable at the moment and you would like to book a 1-on-1 session with me at a specific date and time you can book a 1-hour slot using my online calendar here:  https://sunlight.youcanbook.me/  If this is your first booking, please be sure to send me a chat message stating you booked a session so that I can later reach out to you when we are scheduled to chat!  Specialize in: SEXUAL CONCERNS; SEXUAL ISSUES; SEXUAL HEALTH; SEXUALITY; BREAKUPS; RELATIONSHIP STRESS; ADHD; PSTD;  EATING DISORDERS; DEPRESSIONAfter receiving a BA in Psychology and Family Studies and a Master's in Education I knew my love for making a difference in other peoples lives was where I needed to be, whether it is just for a person to be heard and understood or to brainstorm ideas, together we can walk down the path of self-discovery and hope.  With over 5 years of experience in supporting people with various issues and difficult situations and a lifetime of my own real-world discoveries, I bring a unique blend of understanding your situation with genuine support to create a safe environment to share your thoughts and feelings.Quote:“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi  
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878
United States

Kevan

Specialist 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey there Lovely Hooman!I am here to listen to you with all my heart, support you with all my abilities and genuinely understand you without being judgemental. Please pour your heart and mind out, let your beautifully complex mind take a break, lend me all what's bothering you. I support Long Term Listening. Please leave a message If i am not online, I will reach back to you as soon as possible. How do I cope up with stress? I try to write, take photographs and learn musicFave quote: "Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together." - Linda thompsonThank you.
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697
Pakistan