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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.

SoulfullyAButterfly

Guru 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Programs Coordinator I am unfortunately unable to take member chats at this moment. I strongly believe in psychology - as a psychology student - I view our Psyches/psychology to be a key for all success in life. I believe that soulfully, we are all butterflies - we suffer from trials and misfortunes, and bit by bit, we are purified by our sufferings, until we are able to soar like a great butterfly. But the greatest thing amongst the chaos of this world, is that we can unite in the face of darkness in order to grasp the light. Conquer your life today, and reach out whenever needed! I am a verified, trained active listener with experience on several leadership teams here. I believe in the power of listening and motivating one another for success. Apart from my work here, I am a bookworm, poet, and lifelong learner. I enjoy advocating mental health and have leadership experience and training. My journey at 7 Cups started as an intern. I graduated my internship here with honors, and put together a project on Social Media Depression (link found at the end of my bio). My current roles include being the Programs Coordinator - I oversee the Content Volunteer Team and the Translations Project. I also enjoy being a Peer Supporter, Moderator/Room Supporter, as well as a forum-worm). In the past, I have loved being the CML for the Veterans and Military Support Community and the Family and Caregivers Support Community as well. I have worked with great teams including the 35+ and 50+ subcommunities, and have been a discussion writer and feed team member as well. I have not been raised or born in Pakistan and am only just recently adjusting to the culture/norms associated with the country. My first and primary language is English and I am not fluent enough in Urdu. Kindly respect that. If you are interested in learning more about the Community Projects and the Honors project, discussed above, please click the links below. Thank you! My Content GardenSocial Media Depression
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Pakistan

RebekahRoyal

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Introduction Life is hard; we all know it. It's full of positive and negative moments, very few of which we have complete control over. You don't predict the future, the future predicts you. It's great to see that you're reaching out for support today. It may feel incredibly difficult to ask for guidance, be it for a current or a past situation - you are not alone in how you feel.Members:I'm currently not available for chats, unless you are an existing long-term member.Please feel free to gohereto find an available listener immediately. If you are in a crisis situation, please go here.Listeners:I'm currently unavailable for all types of mentoring chats. Please refer to anothermentor here.Welsh/Cymraeg:Welsh Speakers/Siaradwyr Cymraeg: Ar hyn o bryd nid wyf ar gael ar gyfer sgyrsiau oni bai eich bod yn aelod hirdymor presennol. Peidiwch ag oedi cyn mynd yma i ddod o hyd i wrandawr sydd ar gael ar unwaith. Os ydych chi mewn sefyllfa o argyfwng, ewch yma.German/DeutschGerman Speakers/Deutschsprachige:Ich bin derzeit nicht f羹r Chats verf羹gbar, es sei denn, Sie sind ein bestehendes Langzeitmitglied. Bitte z繹gern Sie nicht, hierher zu gehen, um sofort einen verf羹gbaren H繹rer zu finden. Wenn Sie sich in einer Krisensituation befinden, gehen Sie bitte hier.How I Listen: I will ensure that you, as a person, are validated. How you feel is perfectly okay. Please be aware that I will not be offering advice, as it could be very harmful to both you and your situation, and could cause offense. You will suffer no judgement from me. Our chat will be as supportive and comforting as possible. Finally, I will make sure that you are heard. Your voice deserves to be listened to.鄞My Involvements鄞 Quality 鄞o Verified Adult-Teen Listener: I completed an interview and a mock chat with a highly experienced listener to show that I'm suitable to chat with teens, and a listener of high quality.褂 Active Listening [Test 1] Grading: I help to grade AL1: Graduate test. Take the AL1 testhere.褂 Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here!褂 Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team: I offer feedback to those who have been evaluated through the AE project.褂 [Teen] Quality Mentoring: I mentor adult and teen listener quality!褂 Quality Mentor Leading: I lead the Anonymous Evaluations team. Find out more about this team by sending me a message, or by going here!褂 Quality Ambassador: I am so privileged to be an ambassador for 7 Cups! Safety 鄞oSaftey Patroling: I flag profiles that have violations.褂 Safety Patrol Outreach Team [SPOT]: I reach out to those who have fixable profile violations. Chatrooms 鄞o Doorkeeping: I'm able to open & close chatrooms.褂 Peer Supporting: I offer support to listeners after a difficult chat (*not* for personal issues. That is what member accounts are for).褂 Chat Supporting: I offer support to listeners during a tricky chat.褂 Global Chatroom Moderation: I help to create a positive and inclusive environment in all member chatrooms!褂 [Teen] Chatroom Mentor: I moderate in the listener chatrooms to ensure they stay safe and inclusive! About Me I am once again questioning my sexuality, and I don't mind what pronouns you use! I love Doctor Who (10th Doctor is my favourite)! Reading, writing and analysing true crime cases are my passions (though I'm also a tech lover). My favourite music genres are classic rock, heavy metal, 70s/80s pop/rock, punk rock, and alternative. I am neurodivergent! My favourite artists are; My Chemical Romance // Lady Gaga // Green Day //M疇neskin //阬VIPS 阬@bouncySalamander26; Sal is an amazing person. He's funny, caring, kind, and in general, a fantastic friend. Thank you, for always being awesome!P.S. "snoozy sponge!"@Gracey; I will never be able to thank Grace enough for her kindness and support over the years. She is sweet, understanding, patient, and always knows how to help out. Thank you, for always being a good friend
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Germany

imagine242

Apprentice 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week

117
United States

Solome24

Explorer
Listens to Over 18
in last week
**I am currently on self-care break until November and unable to accept chats at this time. Please feel free to find another listener who is available to chat with you here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners.** -- Hi I'm Solome :) My interests: I'm an introvert who likes to be by myself a lot and pursue creative activities, but I am slowly coming out of my shell to try to be more social. I also like being out in nature. My strengths as a Listener: Life is not easy, but I hope to provide a safe space where I can help you feel heard and supported. I particularly like taking chats on loneliness. I get lonely too so I understand it, and in general I enjoy casually chatting or just listening to someone else. My availability:I am located in North American Central Time Zone. I may not respond to messages right away but try to respond within 24 hours. My profile picture: I took a few quizzes and it turns out my spirit animal is the turtle, which actually makes quite a bit of sense to me. Overall I take my time with things in life but I can also have productive spurts every so often (turtles move slowly on earth yet are also fast and agile in water).Check back as I edit my pic in accordance with holidays/seasons. Fun facts about me: On why I chose my username, I have a female ancestor whose first name was Solom矇. I looked it up and it's derived from the Hebrew word shalom, meaning "peace."I also like to practice mindfulness and meditation. For you, a serene work of art, "Beneath the Lillies" by Vanessa Palmer, found via @shyghostlime:
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102
United States

GoldenRuleJG

Genius 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
FEMALE LISTENER Please read below about what I try to be as a listener: Although i am not a professional therapist I try to apply my knowledge of psychology on stuff (p.s. - Undergraduate Bachelors Degree in Psychology completed. YAY 均予).I aim to be unbiased yet compassionate. Not a fairy godmother. If all the above sounds good let me know if you want a chat. *Not available on weekends* When the circle near my profile pic is green that means Im available to talk to you now. If you leave me a message and I don't respond this can because im busy (orange circle) or because im offline (red circle) *1 hr duration chats *
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4024
United Kingdom

lucy2

Veteran 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello my friend, Apologies, I am on a self care break from 22/08/21 - 01/09/21 and unable to take chats, you can still leave me a message but I won't be able to reply until then. I'm so pleased you have found me on 7cups of Tea! I'm a trained Teenand Adult Listener a Teen Transitioning Mentor Quality Mentor Teen Quality Mentor andI look forward to supporting you. I hope you will feel comforted knowing there is someone here who understands your needs and worries and I look forward tochattingwith you. If my status is shown as offline or busy, please message me and I will get back to you asap. Chat soon Lucy2
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1637
United Kingdom

MidwesternCalmSeeker

Proficient 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a friend, mom, step-mom and a grandma. I'm here to listen, support and encourage.Bring me your challenges, happy moments, lonely times, or whatever it is that you're working through right now. I suffered the loss of my father a few years ago. I thought I was empathetic to others before that experience, but going through that grief process made me a much stronger person emotionally. Having someone to talk to about those feelings meant a lot to me. I hope you'll become a stronger person through your interactions with the listeners here at 7 Cups. Thank you in advance for trusting me as you share your thoughts and feelings.
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2113
United States

awesomePudding82

Explorer 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Feel free to reach me out! :) Chat available in two language: English, and Tamil (Tanglish preferable)
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395
India

ouiCherie

Marvel 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello...Slow pace member support chat for current longterms - I'm not able to support new members at the moment. My apologies Kindly read below 屢 I'm a full-time working mom, helping a little bit of this and that here on my free time (sometimes I have lots of free time, sometimes my schedule is tight).AcademyFeel free to PM shall you have any queries regarding: Content Development & Marketing (CDM) Group Leadership Dynamic & Development(GLDD)Programs Available Click HereInterested to be a CDM Mentor:apply hereMember Support Chat Only for current longterms:I would love to listen and support you. Slow pace chat: Leave each other messages back an forth. I will reply as soon as it is possible for me to reply.Non scheduled real time chat:whenever possible for both of us.Max 1hr for real time chat. Most available time 8-11 AM ET儭 I don't take sexual topic chat 儭 S.I 塚click hereADHD zone:Creative, out-of-the-box thinker, multi-tasker, charming, adventurous, curious, and productiveADHD listener buddy: @jovialButterfly6752ADHD Resources to Get Started: Read about ADHD on 7Cups self-help/ training page here Peer Support:I'm aware being a Listener can be rough at times. I'm here to support you after a tough chat within your member support listening journey.Chat Support:Support peers during 1-1 member chat. You're most welcome to revisit my profile as I'll continue updating it with my fav quotes or my messages. From my heart to yours 潃潃潃 When a woman leaves you for herself. She won't be back. At first a woman will treat you the way she wants to be treated. And then... She'll treat you the way you treat her. 潃潃潃The first toapologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. - Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)"Receive without pride, let go without attachment" - Marcus Aurelius La fragilit矇 du cristal ne le rend pas faible, elle rend d矇licate The fragility of a crystal doesn't makes it weak, it makes it delicate See you around!Ch矇rie
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3806
Norway

jovialButterfly6752

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries.綾 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (Titled 'Fatal Attraction', created by SmoreKr, posted on Deviant Art, Edited by AriadneLove). I don't own the image."We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." PlatoNot sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodivergent and proud 刈#EdGang #Edgangforlife (spreading awareness and support for eating disorders) Read about DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)hereandhere. A big thank you to HealTheHealer and TheWonderlandSystem for explaining this!I am open to chatting about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this), relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management.Listener TwinsouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :) musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide to all things adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for all your wisdom <3 AriadneLove,another amazing neurodiverse friend who gets my ADHD brain! I love your energy and enthusiasm <3 Dont stop being you! Star996,a genuine "star" as I've been trying to learn and grow on my journey here. Thank you for seeing so much good within me. \ S揖〨 \ kindLemonade,lovely self-care buddy + ADHD advocate :DAppreciate your drive and thoughtfulness! You always look out for everyone!Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Listener Discussion HostGlobal Community MentorCommunity Mentor for Support PlusProject Agent Support PlusQuality MentorListener CoachGlobal ModeratorContent Volunteer TeamEditorial Assistant: Therapy FocusSafety PatrolPeer Supporter(Adult and Teen)Chat Supporter (Adult and Teen)DoorkeeperUsed to be / Have Become aSocial Soldier with Project LightshipRoom Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General SupportQuality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups Internship GraduateLeadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing ProgramGraduateGroup Leadership & Dynamics Development GraduateBuilding Community GraduateForum Supporter Support PlusForum Supporter Needs ReplyChatroom Moderator for Disability Support,Newbie Support, andTrauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle Host
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853
India

RumpleSteeleSkin

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
--Hello Im Rumple--Hello I am happy to see you reading my bioSo a bit about me. I have a good sense of humor and love laughing with others. I enjoy spending time with my kids, all my pets and plants. I am also very crafty and creative in concerns to arts-n-crafts. In my free time I have Netflix going on and typically into my plants or doing 1-2 more things. I have had a very abusive past myself. I suffer at times with social anxieties as well as some self esteem issues. And of course the daily life stressor's we all have. I like to share my spare time here and listen to adults/teens on a variety of topics. I can show you empathy, understanding and validation. I however do not feel it's right to give advice to anyone. I feel that it robs you of choice and the freedom to figure out what's best for you.CHATS-I-DO-NOT-TAKEI do not take any sexual chats on any topic-nor do I take any relationship chats--MY TWINNIES--MusicalMagic - such a giving heart and so devoted to helping others hereHeatherBug-She is a blessing in disguisePassionatePeyton - wonderful person, is a great encourager and mod buddyfluffyUnicorns84 - my wonderful mentor buddyArwa - is a wonderful and active listener and my Teen TwinnieCaringBrit- She is wonderful to work with and funnyLucy-Has great insite and funny, good to chat withKrinkTheMellowUnicorn- Great motivator as well as teaching me code--THINGS IDO HERE--*** Adult/Teen Listener*** Teen Mentor*** Group Moderator*** Peer Support*** Internship Mentor*** Leader of the QandA Team*** CML for Mindfulness Team*** Forum Supporter*** Safety Team*** Forum MentorAlways Remember These Things.............Always Believe In Yourself Accept everyone no matter whatBad days do passAlways give yourself plenty of love,respect,care and passion
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1645
United States

Jili

Veteran
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone, I'm Jili (formerly competentParadise6344)! I'm an Academy Ambassador here at 7 Cups, along with many other roles. I try my best to contribute positively to the community.Unfortunately, at this time, I do not have the time to take up regular member chats. I do have some occasional times that I might be able to, but my status will be green at that time. But otherwise, my other life commitments restrict me from responding in a timely manner.Things that you can PM me about but are not limited to:- 7 Cups Academy Programs- Becoming an Adult-Teen Listener
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226
United States