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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.

scenicShoe3640

Discoverer 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I’m here to provide a listening ear and help you deal with whatever it may be that you are struggling with. If you ended up on my profile then you are already one step there, asking for help is the second step
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644
United Kingdom

allnaturalHeart64

Master 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm a verified listener on 7 Cups. I like to support people struggling with college life, existential crisis, family stress, self-harm, exercise motivation, social anxiety, depression and managing emotions. If I'm online, please feel free to chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!  
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854
India

Classyelephant

Guru 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Dear everyone, Self Presenting you the Most Wanted Foodie 🥰😍😋,Pet lover 🐶😍,Travel Lover 🏍🤩,Music Lover🎧🕺,Books Hater🤮🤢🤒🤕,ACTIVE LISTENER and your BEST friend🖤🖤🖤! The One and only CLASSYELEPHANT🐘🖤😎 You can Text me if you are searching for a friend to unburden yourself without being judged!  
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2024
India

sereneButton43

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Our conversation will entirely be centred on you. I accept diversity and individuality in all forms, and nothing will ever be too much for me to not be able to treat and respect you as a person. I look at behaviour and identity through a spectrum and acknowledge their fluidity. In listening, I try building a safe place for you where you can freely vent about your thoughts but know that I do not have the solution to your problems. Learn more about what you can expect from a listener here.  I feel that listening sessions are ideal when the member expresses their thoughts without reservation. I am comfortable dealing with negative emotions even if they're directed towards me. I don't want anything stopping you from asserting yourself. I am unable to take long-term members presently because of my commitments (read more about long-term listening here). But I will be glad to follow up with you every once in a while.I need your feedback to get better at what I do so feel free to bring it up during the conversation.Generally available from 2:30 AM-11:30 AM EST (although you can text me anytime- I promise I'll be chill). 7 Cups has a wide range of communities that you can explore here. Various forums cater to general discussion/support, mental health concerns, and a few others. For the forum on general support, click here. If you're experiencing anxiety or overwhelming thoughts, I suggest checking mindfulness exercises here.Happy to answer any questions.
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327
India

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor 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 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

sandy7711

Guru 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I have suffered from depression in the past and fought my way out of it and would like to help others. I have 2 adult children but live alone. I own a dog and a cat. My interest include reading, listening to music, playing games on the net and crafts. I also suffer from fibromyalgia, hashimotos, and me/cfs. I am looking for a way to give to others because I feel so grateful for all I have in life.
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3221
United States

milkoreos

Specialist 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
you can call me ari, welcome to my profile <3 pay close attention and read through my profile before reaching out to me.  currently NOT accepting any general or personal requests, please do NOT book an appointment. (this ALSO applies to previous chats and members.) on a break until further notice. thank you.r o l e s : what roles i hold in the community leadership positions: • Community Teen Mentor: for General Support and RS• Listener Verifier: for the Listener Verifier Team • Fresh Content Writer: for the Content Volunteer Team• Forum Supporter: for General Support and RS• Room Supporter: for Newbie Hub and RS• Project Agent: for 7 Cups Academy• Discussions Host: (see above) • Sharing Circle Host: (see above)─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─  e v e n t s: the times are below u-u, you should join us discussions:  • Sharing Circles: every Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 AM to 4 AM with @mcshereforu, join us <3• Teen Discussions: every Friday from 10 AM to 11 AM with @KateDoskocilova, 11 PM to 12 AM with @TilXC on anxiety, join us <3 ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ other listeners : a lil shout-out <3@ricepuff:one of my favorite people ever. so warm & loving you'd think it's sunshine that runs through her veins. a soothing presence & a lovely friend. one of a kind and a lil gem. you might as well drop by her profile and let her know how appreciated she is. i think of sunny days when i think of her.─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─hehe if you've gotten this far, dm me to get free cookie <3 have a great day :D
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634
Pakistan

cuteOrange213

Expert 1
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  Group Support/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 Peer Supporter Community Moderator for Safety and Knowledge Sub Community 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 DoorkeeperSTATUS MEANINGGreen - Available to chat with members/listenersOrange - Busy doing some work here on 7 CupsRed - Offline and not available to chatCHAT 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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246
Malaysia

itssoren

Discoverer 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
"I can't promise to fix all your problems, but I can promise you won't have to face them alone."~"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard" (Winnie the Pooh) - October 1, 2021. Leadership roles will be maintained until September 30th, 2021.
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112
Canada

LetsCherishLife

Virtuoso
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I only take chats within my topics. If possible please check my profile before requesting a chat with me.   (Not necessary if I took your general request.)If you're in a too bad condition just make sure you want to talk about something within my areas of expertise.Sensory overload warning: If you're sensitive to flashing colors you don't need to read the rest of my profile as it may be triggering. In that case, just drop me a message including the topic you want to chat about. ​Urgency first: If you are facing an acute situation like a panic attack, flare-up, or urgent urge you don't need to read the rest of the text and can just drop me a request. I'll take care of you as soon as possible. If you're not in a situation like that please read on to see if I am the right Listener for you. If yes you're very welcome to contact me but you may have to wait a bit in case I am occupied with an urgent case, especially if my status is set to busy (orange).Hello and welcome to 7cups. I'm a 24 years old female from Germany and glad you're reading this. I had and still have to struggle with some of the things I offer support with and that's why I think I can help you with it. I understand you well and maybe I have suggestions, techniques, or skills to help you. I'm familiar with living with chronic pain, self-harm, and panic attacks. I also have non-epileptic (dissociative/conversion) seizures and I'd like to exchange experience about this anytime to possibly learn from each other when it comes to managing or getting them under control better.In the following, I will describe myself as a Listener and explain in what case I am the right one for you. If you select me as your Listener and I think there is a chance that I might be able to help, I will surely try my best to do so. If I was to describe myself as a listener I would say I'm mostly supportive, reassuring, and encouraging. But despite all my empathy and understanding I still tend to be somewhat challenging. I can assure you that you have my greatest support if you are willing to work with me and I will be here to guide you through whatever struggle you may face. My favorite saying that I took from the saw movies which I enjoy (don't worry, I'm not a creep) is  "CHERISH YOUR LIFE" and I hope I can help you do that too along the way.Send me a personal request by chatting to me or leaving me a message if: - you want to learn to live better with chronic (physical) pain/ disease, especially such that gets worse in flare-ups or you want to know how to best deal with/ support a person close to you that suffers from this  (1) - you want to manage daily life better with a disability that affects you or a person close to you (autism and ad(h)d included) (2) - you want to stop self-harm (3) - you want to cope better with panic attacks and possibly get rid of them (4)- you want to talk about non-epileptic (dissociative/conversion) seizures (PNES) and possibly gain better control of them or talk about any other kind of dissociation or dissociative/conversion or psychosomatic disorder (5) - you want to chat about (C)PTSD and how it affects your life and find coping strategies that work for you (6)- Parenting: I don't have any own kids and not so much practical experience yet but I'll probably be doing counseling for parents, especially for children with disabilities in my future job so I would like to test my skills on this here and gain first experiences (7)​If you send a personal request please start the chat with a code number from 1 to 7 (that you see on the list next to the thing you want to talk about) to show you have read this. I do provide long-term support as well! Let me know straight away if you wish that.Please note: Whilst I do have my own as well as professional experiences with some of these topics I am not a fully trained professional. I am in education for a job where I work with people and help them for example through counseling but on here I am only a Listener and not a Therapist. This means I can't give you advice as to having the ultimate right solution for you. Yet I am glad to provide you with suggestions where I feel it's appropriate and to consider your options together if you want to. If I am offline (red) you can still drop me a message and I will get in touch when I see it.If I don't take your request still feel free to leave me a message because I might have forgotten to log out but will get back to you when I see it.YESTERDAY is HISTORY,TOMORROW is a MYSTERY,TODAY is a GIFT,that's why we call it the PRESENT.​​​If you read everything: Thanks for your patience and attention, you're extra special :-pIch spreche auch Deutsch. Themen: chronische Schmerzen oder Behinderung bei Betroffenen und Angehörigen, selbstverletzendes Verhalten, Panikattacken, dissoziative Identitätsstörung und dissoziative Zustände/ Anfälle oder Konversionsstörung, Trauma, Genesung/Erholung/Rehablilitation von einer Verletzung oder körperlichen oder psychischen Erkrankung, Erziehung/ Elternberatung z. B. für Eltern von Kindern mit Beeinträchtigung, andere Themen auf Anfrage, wenn sonst niemand für einen Chat auf Deutsch verfügbar ist.Ik  spreek  ook  nederlands. Thema's: chronische pijn, handicap, zelf pijniging, paniekaanvallen, dissociatieve stoornissen, trauma                            
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2456
Germany

elizabethunter

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Introduction Hi, I am Elena and welcome to 7 cups! I hope we will have an amazing chat and that I will somehow help you. Being the part of 7 cups Listener community is amazing. I love helping people, making them feel safe and comfortable and learning about other people's problems. It is an honour to have an opportunity to become a verified listener here. And i succeeded! I got the badge in summer 2020.About me Here is something about me that maybe you want to know. I am a Leo in my horoscope♌. According to it, I am very passionate, generous and cheerful and I am born to be a leader. I am creative, dominant, self-confident and lazy (so true). These are the things that are true about me, but some aren't. For example, it says I get very angry and that I am always nervous. I am the calmest person my friends have ever met and that is why they say that I should be a therapist in the future. Honestly, I am thinking about it but I also want to be a successful writer, because I just love books and it is my dream to have the whole library in my house 📝. Writing is also my passion and in free time I read, write and explore literature. ~Favourite food: 🍇, 🍜, 🍔🍟, 🍣.  ~Favourite artist: Tose Proeski 👼.  ​~Favourite book: True reader cant pick one 😏.  ​​​​​​I finished training for Sexual abuse and Eating disorders so, I would love to focus on members with that kind of problem. I am excited to meet you and have a chat with you. I hope you feel the same!  I accept long-term members! Feel free to contact me ❤️.  My beautiful town: Belgrade. xoxo, Elena  
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783
Serbia

Ahlex

Pinnacle 9
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.Don't get angry or upset if I'm not available to talk or not in the mood for a certain topic. I'm not a robot, I have feelings and a life too. If you can't respect that then please stay away.Things I have experience in: relationships/people, depression, alcohol and drug addiction, apathy, violence, managing emotions, narcissism, guilt, kinks, incest (consensual), night terrors, parenting, anger issues.Things I DON'T have experience in: break ups, dating, anxiety, lack of motivation, dwelling on things, LGBT issues, being sensitive, financial issues, strict parents, seeking validation/approval, insecurities.My chat style: I'm very patient, down to earth, I try my best to understand everything and prefer a friendlier instead of a robotic approach, 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 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, if you get triggered easily then I'm not the listener for you. 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 23, 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.✰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! FAQWhat's your gender really? - I get asked this so much. I'm male biologically but I just look like a woman. I didn't take any hormones and I'm happy this way.What's your pronouns? - It makes no difference to me, I do not care about such things.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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9466
Russian Federation