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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.

colorfulHeart8098

Apprentice 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Id like to help anyone who needs support or just a friendly ear.
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132
New Zealand

PeacePink

Exemplar 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I am a teen that has dealt with various struggles in my life and supported friends that have gone through tough spots themselves. My experiences help me be non-judgemental, patient, and empathetic. I want to make you feel heard, even if it take hours for you to open up about what is on your mind.
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55
United States

vivelespatates

Epitome 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
French only - I only take French chatsJoin me on the Healthy Living Room every tuesday at 6 pm
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2167
Canada

cuteOrange213

Expert
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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245
Malaysia

QuietMagic

Sage
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, my name is Josh. If you'd like to schedule a chat with me, feel free to use my booking form (link). I'm comfortable chatting for up to 90 minutes at a time.My listening values1) Let you be what you want to be. I trust you to do what is best for you, even if it may not match what other people are doing or think is right.2) Your perspective matters. I care about the way that you see and experience things. My own thoughts and feelings are secondary.3) Your words point the way. Whatever you feel is important is what is worth talking about. You are free to direct the chat to whatever you care about.4) Changes tend to happen when they're ready. I don't believe in forcing or pressuring people to do things that don't feel right for them.5) Befriend feelings. I tend to feel more comfortable validating feelings rather than trying to undermine them.My listening guide: https://bit.ly/QuietMagicListeningGuideCurrent roles: Forum Supporter (Personality Disorders Support, Relationship & Friendship Support, Needs Reply Team) Former roles: Quality Mentor Leader (Anonymous Evaluations Team), Quality Mentor, Safety Patrol"Effective altruism is about taking a desire to do good, but using reason and evidence to guide our actions so we have the greatest chance of success." (FAQ on Effective Altruism)────────────────────────────────────────────────────List of self-care tips (these are presented as being for BPD but they seem like they'd possibly be pretty helpful for anybody) Healthy trinity: 1) Sleep2) Diet3) ExerciseHere are a couple optional things to try if you're in the middle of an anxiety/panic attack, dissociative episode, or urge/craving.
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1472
United States

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
    Welcome to    Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao, Ola, Ni Hao I'm Mango and I'm here to offer you my support and encouragement as best as I can. I'm comfortable with listening to topics such as student life, forgiveness, general mental health, getting unstuck and more. I'm always willing to chat with you about anything that is on your mind. Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Please note that my 1-1 chats with members are only an hour. Fun things to know about me: I'm very competitive about trivia and games, an avid pasta eater, book lover, all-time napper and science lover.   Involvement on 7cups: 🥭Adult-Teen Listener 🥭Community Mentor for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Moderator for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Mentor, Chat Supporter & Peer Supporter for Listener Rooms 🥭Community Mentor Leader for the Relationship & Friendship Support Subcommunity  🥭Doorkeeper 🥭Global Chatroom Moderator 🥭Safety Patrol 🥭Subcommunity Ambassador   You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Winnie the Pooh Mango Art by @HopieRemi:
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1672
Bahamas

xoBeebosBubsxo

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ MY BIO BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT* *PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE* *!!!!!* "People cry. Not because they're weak, but because they've been strong for too long."Hey you, I know it's hard to get out of bed right now. I know it's hard to open up, and talk. I know it's hard to be so angry, so sad, so hurt. I know it's hard to not feel a thing. I know it's hard wishing you weren't here. I know it's hard dealing with the loss.I know it's hard to put it down, to resist.  I know it's hard to feel so alone.I know it's hard dealing with that stress. I know it's hard to cope wuth that anxiety. I know it's hard to feel so ugly, so worthless.  I know it's hard to be unaccepted, to feel unloved. I know it's hard not having anyone. I know it's hard dealing with the memories. I know it's hard, to just keep breathing.   It's all so very, very, very hard. You're right, it is.  You've made it this far. You're here, you're strong. You're fighing. You should be so PROUD. You're reading this? Right. Now.  Just look at how far you've come.  *hugs for that if you want it* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says: You survived."  "So, perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful." Battling a mental illness, or even suffering generally with your mental health is not easy. It has never been, and never will be.  No-one said it would be.  Having someone to talk about it with, can make it all better, in some small way or form.  That's why you're here, right? So someone can be there?  A listening ear, to support you, to care, and embrace you. See you for who you are and understand you.  My name is Alexia, and I'm here.  Here are some areas that I've struggled most, and still recovering from today: (I take chats on these, as well as many other topics. See above^)-Body Dysmorphia -Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa) -Depression -Self Harm -Social Anxiety -Family Stress NOTE: For specific trigger purposes, I do not take chats on general sexual topics/sexual abuse. Green means I'm online and available for chats or any personal requesrs. Any pm's will be answered in a timely manner. Orange means I'm online, but busy, and not able to respond to chats/accept personal requests at the point in time. Red means I'm currently offline/indefinitely preoccupied on the site. I will get back to you as soon as I can.  You can find a list of other wonderful listeners here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/Feel free to schedule me for chats here: https://alexia-7-cups-listening.youcanbook.me/ (PLEASE PM ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU'VE SCHEDULED, OR YOUR MEETING MAY BE OVERLOOKED.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Roles on 7 Cups: -----*Listener Check-In Host*----------*Sharing Circle Host*----------*Listener Sharing Circle Host*----------* Listener Verifier*----------*Care Team Guide*---------*Room Supporter*-----Depression Subcommunity  -Self Harm Recovery Subcommunity ----*Peer Supporter*-------*Project Agent*-----Self Harm Recovery Subcommunity  -Care Team -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Don't forget, self care is important! "By taking care of myself, I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I'm on empty."  "Almost everything will work again, if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you."  "You carry so much love in your heart. Don't forget to give some to yourself."----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Congratulations on making it to the end. Have a cup of tea* 
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228
Trinidad And Tobago

cheerfulKitty6838

Explorer 5
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I would love to listen to all your problems and support you with anything your going through. Remember if something bothers you, no matter how little or big it may seem, I am always here for you because you matter. This is a no judgement zone :)
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310
United States

KACOSMIC

Proficient 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone. Welcome to my profile. Firstly I would like to salute each one of you with this greetings :  "THE DIVINE THAT DWELLS IN ME GREETS THE DIVINE THAT DWELLS IN YOU".  I'm happy for being here and doing what I'm sure that is the right thing.  My intention here is to be an better listener each day, learn from my mistakes, and transmit ans remind all of you of the light, to seek for the light.  I'm greateful for being here. If you would like to chat with me you are more than welcome. I would like to emphasize that i do not take chats on sexual topic.
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1136
Brazil

sunflowertiger

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I've had personal experiences with depression, family issues, and breakups, and I'm here to listen to and understand the unique experiences you might be having. Please feel free to message me, and I'd be happy to listen.
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1351
United States

Minervaaa

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
find your fire
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9672
India

belladgreys

Apprentice 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi! My name is Isabella, but I like to be called Bella :)I'm a 15 year old girl who enjoys playing soccer, reading, swimming, playing with my 5 cats, and hanging out with my friends.I've been through a lot regarding my mental health for being so young, but I came out stronger and better than everMy pronouns are she/herI have direct experience with ADHD, Anxiety, Breakups, Bullying, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Stress, Forgiveness, General Mental Health, Getting Unstuck, Grief, LGBTQ+, Lonliness, Managing Emotions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Relationship Stress, Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Social Anxiety, Student Life, and Weight Management. I am comfortable providing support for ADHD, Alcohol/Drug Use, Anxiety, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Breakups, Bullying, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Exercise Motivation, Family Stress, Financial Stress, Forgiveness, General Mental Health, Getting Unstuck, Grief, LGBTQ+, Lonliness, Managing Emotions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parenting,  Perinatal Mood Disorder, PTSD/Trauma, Racial and Cultural Discrimination, Recovery, Relationship Stress, Schizophrenia, Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Sleeping Well, Social Anxiety, Spirituality, Student Life, Weight Management, and Work Stress.I am not comfortable providing support for Men's and Women's Issues and Sexual Health. Green= I'm online and ready to chat!Orange= I'm busy either in a chat or a group discussion and I'll get back to you ASAPRed= I'm offline and won't see your message for a bitI really enjoy talking to/helping people. Feel free to reach out whenever you need help, or need someone to just talk to! I'll try to respond ASAP, but if I'm offline I won't see your message until I get back on. I love you all, and stay safe!  
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55
United States