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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.

KatRebane

Sage 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please note that I am unable to help those with self-esteem and related problems (i.e. negative body image, shame, feelings of worthlessness and social anxiety) and those who are struggling with self-harm. Due to a busy schedule, I am also unable to perform recurring chats at the moment. My proficiency is my knowledge of psychiatry, and lack of judgment or prejudice. My name's Katariina, I'm very easy-going and open-minded. The way I say things sometimes can be blunt, so if I'm coming across as insensitive, you're uncomfortable for any reason or starting to feel overwhelmed, please remember that it is helpful to tell me these things, and what you expect from our chat (it doesn't make you annoying). This is your space: you don't need to talk about anything you're not ready to; if you want to suddenly change the topic, that's okay, or if I'm not focusing on the parts that are most significant to you, don't let me lead you off-track! Getting everything off your chest is what's most important, we can always circle back to anything after. I might not be the best listener for the following topics:  Breakups (those looking to move on) and infatuations (e.g. crushes and love-triangles); bullying; eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem issues; envy (or jealousy); financial and work stress; self-control (including anger management); social anxiety; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy. I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better complement your needs.Topics I am comfortable talking about, but can help best with:  Mental illness (disorders) (such as but not limited to, anxiety; behavioural and social deficits, like those present in autism spectrum disorders/Asperger's syndrome (ASD) and other developmental disorders (please keeping in mind that I am not comfortable discussing self-esteem); 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 but not limited to, sexual dysfunction (including lack of, and excess of, sexual desire, and premature ejaculation (PE)); sexual preference (including fetishes/paraphilia) and sexual orientation; and healthy (and satisfactory) sexual relationships); and trauma. I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as busy. If you're wondering if I am the right listener for you and have any other questions, you're welcome to request me or leave me a message. If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request! If I'm offline, my inbox is always open and I will respond ASAP. :)Post-Scripts  - I accept casual/loneliness chats, but I'm not skilled at leading conversations.  - Those interested to know more about me: my Myers-Briggs personality type is ENTJ, I am a Buddhist (although not a very good one, as I'm always putting off practicing) and I believe that everything comes down to philosophy (so it's something I'm happy to talk about, whether it's making sense of a messy situation or questioning the meaning of life).
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2728
Canada

azuladragon34

Maven 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello and Ayubowan!!. I am azuladragon34 and I am an autistic female with ADHD, PCOS and scoliosis. However, with all of these, I am very kind and I will lend a listening non judgmental ear to anyone who needs it. I believe we should not let what we have control who we are. We make our own choices and destiny.I am taking MINIMAL chats. I want to focus on my roles here I maybe offline, busy or online. Most of the time I am offline or busyOffline: I am not going to take member chats. My circle is redBusy: I will take chats in my own time. My circle is orangeOnline: I am willing to take chats. My circle is green  My discussion days are as follows:Sunday 1pm et : Safety DiscussionFriday 12pm et : General Support DiscussionThursday 12pm et : Disability DiscussionMonday 1pm et: PD support Discussion (every other Monday) Sharing Circle (Teens): Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 9am et  Sharing Circle (Adults): Monday and Friday 8am et    Special Events Session: Saturday 8am et                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I do NOT take chats regarding sexual issues                                                          Listener twins: @Chinmay96  @livefreely04 and @brightHeart21                                                                                              Roles here on 7cupsPersonality Disorders Community-  Chatroom ModeratorDisability Support Community -  Chatroom ModeratorSafety Patrol Team- Flagging profiles Team MemberSafety Awareness TeamGeneral Support- Chatroom ModeratorPeer SupportAdult Teen ListenerVerifier Listener Team MemberDoorkeeperProject Agent for The Around the World CommunityMember Sharing Circle Host (Adult and Teen)Special Events HostGlobal ModeratorLightship Team Check-in Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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421
Sri Lanka

WeedyGarden

Proficient 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello. I'm an ordinary guy who's been a son, a boyfriend, a husband and a father. I have lost family and friends. I've lost a son. I'm disabled. I've suffered depression since a very young age. I am a recovering alcoholic, it's been many years. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ― Stephen R. Covey “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ― George Bernard Shaw
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982
United States

TheHoneyDoll

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi There!   I'm so glad you found me! My name is Angel and I'm here to make your day a little bit sweeter! I am a listener and as a listener, I care about every person I talk to and promise to do my best to help! I am also proudly an honors intern graduate now as of 11/08/17 and am now a college student. I leave all judgement at the door so no matter what your problem is, I am ready to hear all about it. I can't promise you answers but I can promise to do my very best to ease your troubles and help you better understand you and your concerns, even if only for a short while! I am happy to be your temporary angel.  My Listener Strengths- Relationship Stress/Break Ups- PTSD/Trauma (Especially from Abuse!)- Self Harm/Depression- Panic Attacks/Anxiety- LGBTQ+- Family Stress- Domestic Violence/Abuse - GriefWanna chat? Then let's put a little honey in your tea!  I can't wait to talk!
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309
United States

crystalclearnow

Proficient
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 degree in Behavioural Sciences with Majors in Psychology and Management.  I have also completed my training in CBT and Mental Health First Aid. I am passionate 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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1064
Australia

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

lovelyWhisper66

Veteran 3
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

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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1643
United States

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

amiablePeace77

Epitome 2
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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3204
Barbados

tranquilbear14

Sage 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently not taking personal requests#HopeForHappyFeet Hello! I'm a caribbean bear willing to hear and be here for you when you need it. Don't be afraid to reach out. Feel free to check out the topics I am comfortable listening to! Thanks for coming here and giving yourself the opportunity to be heard. 🌿Listeners🌿As a quality mentor and forum mentor (for Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey) I am able to guide you throughout your listener journey, do practice mock chats with you and offer relevant resources for you to learn about the site! I can also help you with any concerns you may have regarding the forums, specifically in the subcommunities mentioned above.    🌿About me🌿 I enjoy tacos, watching movies and writing.  I also enjoy interacting with nature and I have a passion for helping people.  My favorite color is turquoise and I like sunflowers!                                                                            Please note I don't take chats about: Sexual health, financial stress, depression, self harm, addiction ,parenting, eating disorders, domestic violence, self-esteem🌿Some Quotes I like🌿What's broken can be mended, what's hurt can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun's gonna rise again -Meredith GreyNot all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien 🌿 My roles in 7 cups🌿Listener sharing circle leaderListener sharing circle recruitment team leaderChatroom mentorSafety patrol member Quality mentorForum mentor/Community mentor (Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey)Translating team (Spanish) Group Moderator (Member Hangout room) Chat supporter/ Peer supporter AL1 and AL4 grader: You can check AL1 updates here and AL4 updates here DoorkeeperAdult teen listenerListener twinsCompetentparadise6344   
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413
Dominican Republic

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