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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.

Chevy81

Veteran 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
No problems are too small or too big and you are not at all silly to find someone to talk to about what you're feeling.I'm here to listenツ  a daughter    a sister     a wife     a mother     a Christian  
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2137
Indonesia

brilliantTurtle89

Paragon 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
I'm glad you have found me on 7 cups. I'm here to listen to you. Feel free to tell me anything you want.     My roles on 7 Cups are:       Peer Support     Chatroom Mentor Leader     Quality Mentor     Forum Mentor     Group Support  Mentor Leader     Group moderator     Verifiers Team         I have some amazing friends here.     My listener twins are:     Pamharley         Asilentobserver           They are all fantastic💜      
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2089
United Kingdom

Mango3

Genius 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi everyone, my name is Mango! I am a Quality Ambassador for 7 Cups with a focus on the Listener Coaching Team and the Care Team.  (Feel free to check out more about the respective teams by clicking them)   I am currently not active in the community to take member chats, but we have brilliant Listeners in the community who would love to listen and emotionally support you. Find them HERE.   Saturdays and Sundays are normally my "off" time away from 7 cups. If you send me a message I might only reply back to you very late or on Monday   Feel free to message me for the following things:  Want to know more about the Listener Coaching Team or apply for it (must be a Mentor). Want to know more about the Care Team or apply for it. Considering being a Quality Mentor on the site. As a teen, you want to get more involved in the Quality Track.    ●∘◦❀ My roles on 7 cups ❀◦∘● Quality Ambassador Active Listening Test 2 Grader Adult-Teen Listener Community Mentor  Quality Mentor & Teen Quality Mentor  Quality Mentor Leader for Listener Coaching Team and Care Team Safety Patrol Team Teen Transition Mentor  
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1662
South Africa

blissart

Pinnacle
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Personal request - i dont take  LGBTQ issues .I will only chat for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you . I dont take requests for personal chats on other social media platforms. Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment. Pls dont substitute this with therapy or counselling
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4096
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

PenguinPower31

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Please see my reviews, ratings, badges, and stats for an idea of my listening experience.  If this leads you to think I might be a good listener for you let me know and we will see.  
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23027
United States

Fristo

Pinnacle 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
To change your world, change your heart. "Mera Ghaflat mein Dooba Dil badal Dai" - Transform my heart submerged in heedlessness.My 7cups Experience and Words of Encouragement for All Cupsers:Listening is beautiful, helping another helps oneself. -This is the idea which sums up what 7cups has been for me. I feel much greater joy in being a giver than in being a receiver, for the simple fact that when you go out to receive help you are often carrying expectations and expectations often lead to disappointments and sorrow. It is good, in fact awesome, to reach out for help. It shows courage, it is an act of self-love. But I'd suggest that when you look for help, expect the least and that's how your amazement knows no bounds when you sometime unexpectedly receive a kindest of support from someone. And always look to offer a smile, a listening ear, a kind message from the heart, whatever feels natural to you and that which can be sent out from a genuine and sincere heart. And if someone expects something from you which you do not have at that time, smile and politely enforce boundaries.My interest areas at cups: I find one-on-one chats most satisfying overall, and I love to contribute ways for improving quality of listening on the site.My interest areas off cups: I learn and teach Sanskrit language and literature. I have put together this Smile growth path to help put a smile on your face expressing through your heart:Smile Growth Path With Wishes and the Quote Below, Fristo."Your heart becomes as big as a tank when it embodies kindness, any pinch of misery then, does not alter the taste of the tank."
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5908
India

soulsings

Epitome 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Sorry if you are a member or guest looking to chat, I am not currently accepting personal requests for chats. You can browse for a listener. https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ . You may also find these helpful https://www.7cups.com/connect/groupChatrooms.php    https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php Some people find that mindfulness helps them cope. The video Resource Library https://www.7cups.com/forum/MindfulnessSupportCommunity_106/ResourceLibrary_1062/ All the best to you. Again sorry I cannot help you but my personal workload does not allow openings for that at this time. If you might consider a paid text therapy on 7cups, then this may be of interest  https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/?ob=1 The other resource is various therapy topics  https://www.7cups.com/experts/catalog/topics/  
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3168
United States

KindnessMatters2020

Marvel 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to about something difficult, sad, frustrating or emotionally-charged. I am happy to just listen or to help brainstorm solutions.  Besides being a verified active listener, my other roles here include: -Quality Mentor -Listener Coaching Team -Safety Patrol Outreach Team -Anonymous Evaluation Feedback Team -Verifier for Verified Listener Team  Mom
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5523
United States

MidnightRaven999

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Teens & 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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4960
United States

crystalclearnow

Proficient 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello, We can connect and talk. I would love to Listen.My usual Time Limit is 45-60minutes. Weekends are usually allocated as my self-care break days so that I can give you my best.A little bit about me- I have completed my studies in Psychology and Management. I am passionate and read incessantly about Human Mind and Behaviour.My leadership roles include-Listener Coach/Mentor. Chatroom Moderator.I believe in connecting with people and listening to them whilst providing support at the time of crisis. This can sometimes empower and give you the ability to better cope in a difficult situation. This quote resonated with me: At The End Of The Day. All You Need Is Hope And Strength, Hope That It will Get Better, And Strength To Hold On Until It Does”.   I will not encourage abusive, offensive and sexually provocative chats.Have a good day!     
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1083
Australia

niceworldmnd

Veteran 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
never expect a savior if you are the prisoner of your solitude and sorrow,break your self-made prison,redeem.Hey there! You can call me Mandy.Welcome to my profile. I do love helping people like other listeners here .If you are feeling upset or you just want to talk with someone,feel free to PM me and I try to respond you soon.I will try my best to give you as much as support you may need through your difficult times. I have direct lived experience with grief,relationship stress,managing emotions, student life and family stress. Stay safe and healthy! My involvements on 7cups:Verified active listener , 7Cups intern graduate ,safety patrolling team member , Quality mentor and listener coach!  
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2046
Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

DonaldDraper

Epitome 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone. You can call me Don. I live my life as it comes. I have been through different phases of my life. I have seen it all. I know what it's like to want to be heard. Here I am to listen to what you have to say. Doesn't matter what it is about. Lay it on me.I am listening.*Not too regular due to the community roles I have taken. Roles: Safety Patrol, Peer Supporter, Sessions Host, Doorkeeper, Chatroom Moderator, Community Mentor (Healthy Living), Popup Project Agent, New Listener Support Trainer, Listener Coach I am from India and so I follow IST timezone I believe in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It sometimes requires different approaches to achieve that. Besides Physical and Mental, Spiritual and Emotional well being also play vital roles in our lives.Check out the Healthy Living Forum here �
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3313
India