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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.

MidnightRaven999

Pinnacle 8
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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4742
United States

KindnessMatters2020

Marvel 6
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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5165
United States

anotherfrenchtoastclub

Guru 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Click here for a welcome message! Hello everyone, I'm Toast! 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.  That being said, my PMs are always open! I will get back to you as soon as I can, please do bear with me on my response time.Things that you can PM me about but are not limited to: - 7 Cups Academy Programs - Becoming an Adult-Teen Listener - Listener Coaching and Quality Mentoring - Peer & Chat Support (Although I am not frequently able to be in this role, I will try my best!) - Safety Patrol - Opening/Closing chat rooms _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________{the undercurrent pullsmy body it sweepspulling my outits anger it keepsthe undercurrent drawsa turbulent temptit tumbles my heartwith vehement intentthe undercurrent ragesBut I'm sturdy and strongadept in the waterfor that's where I belongthe undercurrent subsidesI'm floating serenemy eyes see the sunI still live, I still dream-Eileen Manassian, "The deleted poems". }Aspiring psychologist, avid movie watcher, devoted foodie, an ardent feminist, and a chain-reader! You can call me Toast! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and the most beautiful part of us."-David Richo ^ Words to live by.
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983
United States

Mango3

Genius 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hey there everyone, I am Mango. I am currently not accepting new member chats because of my other commitments on the site. But please feel free to check out other listeners in the community from >>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 MondayI am a Quality Mentor and Quality Mentor Leader for the Listener Coaching Team and Care Team. If you are interested to know more about the teams feel free to message me   My main focus as a mentor is on the Quality Track. As a Quality Mentor, I will be able to help you improve your active listening skills, help you to navigate through the site, or answer any questions that you may have about being a listener or any aspect of the site.≿━━━━༺My roles on 7 cups ༻━━━━≾Active Listening Test 2 Grader Adult-Teen Listener Quality Mentor Quality Mentor Leader for Listener Coaching Team and Care Team SPOT(Safety Patrol Outreach Team) Safety Patrol Team Teen Quality Mentor  Teen Transition Mentor ○ If you are interested in connecting with a Listener Coach,click HERE○ Do you want to join the Listener Coaching team? Click HERE○ What is the Care Team? - Found out more HERE  
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1653
South Africa

PenguinPower31

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
"Faith is the bird who senses the light while the dawn is still dark and sings," - Tagore  
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22199
United States

EvelyneRose

Epitome 15
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! I chose the picture of an apple because it represents to me growth and potential. The apple can grow to become the best apple it can be. I think we all have potential, and I also believe that most people are not solely good or bad- we are a combination of light and dark. That's just human nature. I've been here since 2013, and I am now in my 30s. I have always been told I'm a good listener and person to come to. People have come to me years after talking to them because they remembered I was someone to confide in. I like to think of myself as open minded, non judgmental, and compassionate. I try to be honest, but tactfully so. I find the best people in my life are those that tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and that is something I practice with others. I hope to be here for you, and I will cheerlead you on. I cannot give advice, but I will be a support for you. I take casual chats, so even if you're just bored or need someone to talk to and don't have a pressing issue, I am happy to talk to you.  My strengths lie in the subjects I have listed on my profile, so I will not be the best fit for everyone (and that is okay!). I hope everyone can get the help they need from whoever it is, even if it's not me. If I cannot help you, I will let you know and try to connect you with someone that can. I do the best with chats that can be asynchronus, as my schedule varies and I don't want to promise I can sit down for a real time chat if I cannot. That is unfair to both of us time wise, and time is a precious thing. Updated July 25, 2020 As of July 1, I have joined the admin team as a Quality Specialist for the volunteer community. I am still involved in all the things below, but as I am now involved widely across the site in different ways, if you need to know who to talk to regarding any of the below activities, please PM me and I will direct you to who you should talk to whether it be me or someone else. Activities/Positions I am involved in include: Quality Ambassador, Chatroom Mentor, Forum Key,  Peer Support, Chat Support help, Adult/Teen Listener, Teen Quality Mentor, Group Mod, Safety Patrol Team. Uhh on
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1174
United States

blissart

Exemplar 10
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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3889
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

lueurspace

Guru 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
🌟 ON AN INDEFINITE BREAK FROM CHATS 🌟Only available between 2AM to 6AM EST. I am not accepting any new member chats.​ My reply rate may vary. Thank you for understanding!∘◦ ⛧ミ ◦∘ Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ∘◦ ⛧ミ ◦∘ Hey there! I am lueur, an active verified listener on the site.  My name lueur means a glimmer of light and the PM land with me is a space I aspire to make une lueur d'espoir (a glimmer of hope) for you. Thank you for clicking on my profile to read more about me and what I do here. I would appreciate it if you read my profile through before messaging me.I believe in the power of self-care and self-love. For the same, I have set some boundaries I ask you to respect (I assure you, I will respect yours). 🌻 I will take a maximum of 48 hours to get back to you. Sometimes I may have other things I need to take care of, it doesn't mean I don't want to talk with you. In case, I forget to respond to you within 48 hours, feel free to leave me a message again. 🌻 My off-days or self-care days are Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You are welcome to message me but I likely will respond later than usual.  🌻 Some topics I am not comfortable discussing: Self-harm, Alcohol/Drug Use, Chronic Pain, Eating Disorders, Panic Attacks, and Schizophrenia. I wish you get the best support possible. These topics are ones I may not know a whole lot about. You are welcome to message another listener for them.⊱ ━.⋅ Some things to keep in mind before messaging me ⋅.━ ⊰🌻 Please don't use words such as "sup" or "what's up" with me while initiating casual chats. 🌻 Respect the time we have scheduled and focus on the chat when we are talking because I took out time for you. If you are going to be distracted with other things and can't be as present, please let me know and we will do back and forth chatting.  🌻 Don't assume I am available to chat 1-on-1 just because you can see I am around the site. If we have had something scheduled, I will be there with you then. If not, you can ask to schedule a chat. ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵  My roles on the site  ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵Adult-Teen Verified Listener - listen to both adult and teens  Peer Support & Chat Support - offer support to listeners, after a hard chat and also ongoing providing support with chats Forum Supporter for Positivity & Gratitude Community - I post relevant forum threads there weekly Safety Patrol Flagging Profile Team Member Listener Sharing Circle Host - Every Monday at 8AM EST with @MagicalSarah Quality Mentor with a focus on Listener Coaching Team & Care Team Care Team Co-Leader along with Mango3, please read more on the role >>HERE<<  Project Agent for Support Room 24/7 Project My Mentor@Mango3Thank you Mango for guiding me through everything on 7 Cups. For being the person I found all answers from. You have always been there for me and what I am today is a big thanks to your continuous support and guidance.My 7Cups Bestie @VicK5123 A person who has stuck with me through my highs and lows on 7 Cups. Thank you for being there to truly listen to me and help me get better. From listening to me talk nonsense and handling my funny side, you are a true gem. I appreciate you!My Listener Twinnies@DreamTouch & @EmikoKokoroThank you to both of you for sticking by me through everything. You are both so similar to me and it is nothing short of amazing what you do here. I want you to know just how much I am honoured to call you both my twinnies.≿————- ❈ ————-≾
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1458
India

bookworm4

Genius 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to 7 Cups of Tea :) I’m a trained active teen and adult listener and I like to support people struggling with about anything. I came here to find help myself and I did and it made me feel a lot better and I want to do the same for others by listening to them. I love to read and listen to music. You can vent out, think out loud, talk about anything you like and I will be here to listen to you without judging you at all as I know how hard it is to open up. I want you to feel safe with me while you talk and know that I am here for you. I am: * A Teen Ambassador * An Adult - Teen Listener * Teen Mentor Leader * A Forum Mentor * A Quality Mentor * A Teen Mentor * Peer support Just know that I’m here for you :)
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2473
Pakistan

DonaldDraper

Epitome 1
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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3244
India

Chevy81

Veteran 6
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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2089
Indonesia

vivelespatates

Pinnacle 16
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
French only - I only take French chatsIndisponible jusqu'au 25 Juin 2021. On break until June 25, 2021Healthy Living Discussion Schedule - June 7 to June 13Teen Healthy Living Sessions:Wednesday, 9 June  @ 8 pm join @Artalistens for a discussion on Staying on TrackThursday, 10 June @ 3 pm join @EmmaE for a discussion on Discover Grounding techniquesAdult Healthy Living Sessions: Wednesday, 9 Jun @ 12 pm, join @DigitalKnight for a discussion on Let's PlayFriday, 11 Jun @ 10 am, join @kindLemonade for a discussion on Healthy Ways to Calm Your AnxietyFriday, 11 Jun @ 11 pm, join @ouiCherie for a discussion on Healthy Living IcebreakersHealthy Living Room open 5-10 minutes before the discussions 
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2126
Canada