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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.

rebecca947

Sage 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Unfortunately, I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. Hi, I'm Rebecca! I'm here to listen to any issues you have. As the saying goes, a burden shared is a burden halved. I'm here to take the other half. :)My Self-Harm Recovery discussion for adults is on every Wednesday at 5pm-6pm ET!  I DO NOT take sexual or inappropriate chats.
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1242
Australia

LuLuRings

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not Currently Taking New Member Chats, Thank You~Listeners wanting to chat about mentoring, do a practice mock chat, or otherwise, please fill this FORM to request a time to meet.About MeHi there! I'm Luke, and I'm 33 and from Georgia in the US. Happy to be here and to lend a listening ear to those in need. I have experience with parenting, family-related stress, and relationship stress and am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but please feel free to reach out with anything on your mind and we can try to talk it out.   Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever. I'm on the east coast in the US, so be mindful of possible timezone differences. I also have a family and work, so bear with me if I don't get back to you immediately. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are particularly busy for me personally, so I may be extra slow to respond, if at all, on those days. Regardless, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can, even if it says I'm offline.7 Cups InvolvementSafety Patrol Member Family & Caregiver Support Team Leader Listener Learning & Journey Community Mentor Safety & Knowledge Team Project Agent Anonymous Evaluations Team Leader Quality Mentor Leader Group Support Mentor Leader Chat Room Mentor Doorkeeper~Personal AnnouncementsThe Family & Caregiver Subcommunity is recruiting for all positions right now! We cover topics such as family stress, parenting, and caregiver stress, as well as many more. If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send me a message! We'd love to have you aboard! Have a fun recipe to share? Post it HERE.  Interested in promoting safety on 7 Cups? Join the Safety Awareness Team!~Listener Twins@ambercares@jrod1986@PeaceLoveandPaws@LifeIsABeautifulMelody@AnnaTess ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37831
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

EvelyneRose

Epitome 16
Listens to Teens & 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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1218
United States

KatRebane

Sage 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am unable to help those with self-esteem and related problems, struggling with self-harm, or who are seeking validation of an agitated state (anger or anxiety). Thank you for understanding.  My name's Katariina, I've joined 7 Cups in hopes of guiding those experiencing emotional and/or mental distress by providing a safe environment without prejudice to talk and insight through sharing knowledge of psychiatry and philosophy. Please be mindful that although I never have the intention of being rude, the way I say things sometimes can be blunt; if I'm coming across as insensitive or you're uncomfortable for any reason, please inform me so that I can better accommodate you.  Topics I am comfortable talking about and can best help with: Mental illness (disorders) (such as; behavioural and social deficits, like those present in autism spectrum disorders/Asperger's syndrome (ASD) and other developmental disorders (please keeping in mind the subjects I am uncomfortable discussing/the above); bipolar disorder and mania; delirium and other psychogenic illnesses (neurosis); dissociative (and conversion) disorders, including dissociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder (DID/MPD); antisocial/dissocial (ASPD), avoidant, dependent (DPD), sadistic, schizoid (SzPD) personality disorders; and psychosis-related disorders, including schizophrenia); sexual health and sex-related issues (such as; sexual dysfunction (including lack of, and excess of, sexual desire, and premature ejaculation (PE)); sexual preference (fetishes/paraphilia) and sexual orientation; and healthy (and satisfactory) sexual relationships); and trauma.  This is not a comprehensive list, although I accept all requests dealing with any of the above, even when marked as busy. If I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request! If you see that I'm offline, my inbox is always open, leave me a message explaining what I can help with and I should get back to you within 48 hours.I do accept casual/loneliness chats, but am not skilled at leading conversation, therefore without a topic the chat might not gain momentum.  I might not be the best listener for those looking to move on, or find acceptance, (breakups, loss/grief, diabetes and disability); and situational/life stresses (bullying, financial, school, work, parenting, etc.). Those struggling with self-esteem (i.e. negative body image and eating disorders, shame, feelings of worthlessness and social anxiety) or feelings such as anger, anxiety and envy might be displeased by my prominent laissez-faire and nihilistic (carefree) attitude and it is for this reason that I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these topics. Please seek another listener that will better complement your needs.  Those interested to know a bit more about me, my Myers-Briggs personality type is ENTJ, I'm Buddhist and a student of physics. If you are still wondering if I'm the right listener for you please feel free to request or message me with any questions that you might have.
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2735
Canada

lovelyWhisper66

Veteran 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*Currently not taking member chats; please feel free to browse listeners here*Please note that I am on Pacific Time (PDT).  I post updates on my availability on my profile when needed.Hello! I go by lovelyWhisper66, but you may call me lovely, Whisper, or Sabaa. I have had various experiences with anxiety, depression, and other issues, and I want to offer my support to anyone in need.My involvement on 7Cups:*Community Mentor for Addiction Support Sub-community *Project Agent (Events track) for Addiction Support Sub-community *Verified Listener Team Member (listeners, click here on how to become a verified listener)   
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1511
United States

pamharley003

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
***** Not taking any 1-1 chats right now please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find a Listener.***** Will not take any chats with sex of any nature  I am sorry *****                         ***** I do take chat till after  6 P.m. ( Eastern Time only ) ***** ****** I do not take chats on Sunday ( self care day )*****  Adult and Teen Listener I am  a long term listener and a verfied listener on 7 cups. I also have the door keeper badge. Chat's I do take: Anxiety BipolarBorderline (BPD) BreakupsBullying Chronic Pain Depression Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise MotivationFamily Stress Financial Stress Forgiveness General Mental Health Getting Unstuck Grief LonelinessManaging Emotions Panic AttacksParenting PTSD/Trauma Relationship Stress Self-Esteem Sleeping Social Anxiety Spirituality Student Life Weight Management Work Stress *** I will repsond back to Your PM'S when I return online ****
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1098
United States

RumpleSteeleSkin

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
   --Hello I’m Rumple--Hello I am happy to see you reading my bio So 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 I DO 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 what  Bad days do pass Always give yourself plenty of love,respect,care and passion  
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1645
United States

amiablePeace77

Epitome 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello,  I’m  Ami,  a verified listener on 7cups. My support will be confidential, without any judgement. There are no topics which make me feel uncomfortable and I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, safe and understood. My listening times are  Monday to Friday  2 to 4 pm edt , usually my listening time will be 45 to 60 min. once a week or 2 x 30 min. twice a week. Apart from my work as listener I am actively supporting the mindfulness community, 50plus and 35plusSome things about me: Exercising,  yoga and meditation,  nature walks,  cooking are some of the activities I like a lot, most of all humour – having a good laugh. My approach to life is holistic,  balance of mind,  body and spirit as well as living in harmony with nature  are very important to me. I had many challenges in my life and learned to cope and overcome them and would be glad to support you to achieve the same.  Volunteering here on 7 cups  means a lot to be,   I am very passionate about helping others. I want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out, this is not easy, but you made the first step. Please feel free to message me any time, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can. My mentor is Soulsings who greatly helped me growing here on the site                               Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download     Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download    
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3611
Barbados

Jem7Cups

Virtuoso 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, my name is Jem 🤗 I am a 26 year old mum of a French Bulldog� and a Verified Listener here on 7 Cups. I'm glad you've found me lovelies 🥰   My Roles include: 🌸Adult Listener 🌸Peer Supporter 🌸Listener Room Supporter 🌸 Safety Patrol Member I leave no room for judgement! Everyone who speaks with me will be accepted - no exceptions 💜   Why I'm here Many people ask me why I'm here and give my time to complete strangers, and I'm happy to explore this further � One of my biggest passions is helping others through any issue they may have. When you feel secluded, it can be overwhelming. I want to avoid anyone feeling this way 😊   When I experienced the dark times of life, I didn't have a safe space to vent and express myself. I therefore understand the need for a site like this, and want to give back as much as possible 🥰   Personal Requests I take these incredibly seriously, and will continue to give my best when I receive them. I do however, get quite a few, so please be patient with me 💟 For this reason, understand that replies to messages sometime take a while - it does NOT mean I'm ignoring you! I'm simply trying to get to you all 💗   Who to contact if I'm not available: �Gracey - 7cups.com/@Gracey   Everyone deserves a chance at happiness. Why not let it be YOU? 💕
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2798
United Kingdom

InsightfulSweets

Beginner 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi there and welcome!  I’m glad you found me on 7 Cups of Tea. Feeling overwhelmed can be challenging. Yes, it can control your day, your actions, and even your behavior. Sometimes we feel as though nothing can make it better, but there is hope. I’m here to help with your mindset. I’m very compassionate and knowledgeable. This is a no judgement area and I’m here for you. We can work through this together. A little about me:     I have Psychology and Sociology under my belt. I love exercising (including dancing). I run more than 5 miles every 3 days. I love to cook, I write poetry for some people, I’m a freelance photographer. occasional dog walker, a sketch artist, and I occasionally volunteer at local horse rescues.  I come across challenges, but I find a way not to let it overwhelm my mindset by embracing small steps at a time.   
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13
United States

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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22966
United States