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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.

CommunityModEllie

Sage 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! My name is Ellie and I am a Community moderator. I'm unfortunately not available for 1-1 chats.
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288
Australia

nam98

Maven 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome, I will try to help you with best of my ability. My role is to help you feel comfortable to do the work you need to do.
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1579
India

DonyPony

Expert 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a open minded person.Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. 
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1619
Netherlands Antilles

SnailPurple

Expert 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there! My name is Maddie. I am a bisexual teen with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, and a chronic illness. I also used to be addicted to self-harm. I'm sorry, but I am not taking chats right now because I am going on vacation. If you need to message me, feel free to do so! I just won't be able to respond right away <3Aside from the topics listed, I will also chat about the following: ~Antisocial Personality Disorder~ ~Autism Spectrum Disorders~ ~Chronic Illness~ ~Dissociative Identity Disorder~ ~Mental Health Stigma~ ~Miscarriages~ ~Phobias~ I will chat about sexuality and sexual health. I will not chat about sexual trauma. I will chat about Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Pica, and Rumination Disorder. I will not chat about Anorexia.Aside from being a listener, I also have many other responsibilities! They are: ~Forum Supporter (LGBTQ/MOGAII Support and Self-Harm Recovery)~ ~Listener Discussion Leader~ ~Listener Verifier~ ~Q&A Approval Team~ ~Teen Community Star (General Support)~Looking forward to chatting with you <3*7 Cups is not a crisis line. If you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, please connect to a crisis line.*
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384
United States

SoulfullyAButterfly

Guru 7
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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652
Pakistan

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 biological 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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2734
Canada

CommunityModAnne

Sage 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
My name is Anne and I am a Community moderator. I'm unfortunately not available for 1-1 chats.
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309
Australia

RebekahRoyal

Virtuoso 13
Listens to Teens &amp; 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 go here to find an available listener immediately. If you are in a crisis situation, please go here.Listeners:I'm currently available for 1 hour, short-term mentoring sessions. So, to book a mentoring chat with me, please feel free to go to this link.Welsh/Cymraeg: Welsh Speakers/Siaradwyr Cymraeg: Shwmae! Croeso i 7 Cwpanau. Fy enw yw Rebekah, a rwy'n hapus iawn i helpu. Dydw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg yn rhugl, ond dw i'n siarad digon i cario 'mlaen sgwrs.German/Deutsch German Speakers/Deutschsprachige: Hallo, willkommen zu 7 Tassen. Ich heiße Rebekah und ich helfe gerne. Ich spreche nicht fließend Deutsch, aber ich weiß genug, um mich unterhalten zu können.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. 🌻 My Involvements 🌻  🌻 Quality 🌻 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. 🌻o Peer Supporting: I offer support to listeners after a difficult chat (*not* for personal issues. That is what member accounts are for). 🌻o Chat Supporting: I offer support to listeners during a tricky chat. 🌻o Active Listening [Test 1] Grading: I help to grade AL1: Graduate test. Take the AL1 test here. 🌻o Project Agent: I pair experienced Verifiers with newer Verifiers, and give out mini-test scores (NOT mock chat scores). 🌻o Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here! 🌻o Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team: I offer feedback to those who have been evaluated through the AE project. 🌻o [Teen] Quality Mentoring: I mentor adult and teen listener quality! 🌻o Quality Mentor Leading: I lead the Anonymous Evaluations team. Find out more about this team by sending me a message, or by going here!  🌻 Safety 🌻 o Saftey Patroling: I flag profiles that have violations. 🌻o Safety Patrol Outreach Team [SPOT]: I reach out to those who have fixable profile violations.  🌻 Community 🌻 o Translation Team: I help to translate the 7 Cups site into German/auf Deutsch.  🌻 Chatrooms 🌻 o Doorkeeping: I'm able to open & close chatrooms. 🌻o Global Chatroom Moderation: I help to create a positive and inclusive environment in all member chatrooms! 🌻o [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 and Harry Potter (I'm a Gryffindor)!  🧁 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'm an avid chess player!  🧁 My favourite artists are; My Chemical Romance // Lady Gaga // Status Quo // Green Day //  ✨ VIPS ✨ @bouncySalamander26; Sal is an amazing person. He's funny, caring, kind, and in general, a fantastic friend. Thank you, for everything! P.S. "snoozy sponge!"
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917
Germany

SparkyGizmo

Sage 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am unable to take member chats at this time.  "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Winnie The Poo" I believe that all people need something to do, something to aspire to, and someone to love. I believe that angels walk among us, because God is a really busy person-solving lack of world peace, world hunger, etc.  He sends angels to us even in human form to help the cause.  Look for them...now, look harder. I believe what you seek, you shall find. I believe that we all have something to learn from anyone and everyone that we meet. I believe that happiness is a journey and not a destination. I believe that kindness matters, always Oh well, that's just me.  I BELIEVE.  Enough about me, how about if we talk about you? Roles on 7 cups Trained Active Listener Verified Active Listener Global Forum Supporter Peer Support  Peer Pro Safety Patrol Team 7 Cups Welcome Committee Pop Up Room Co-host when needed Eyes to the ground. Head bowed. Love in my heart. If we could only just think....."Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together". - Eugene Ionesco . Please let us all be kind to ourselves and to one another.  "Don't be evil" PB Proud recipient of the:  Funny Bunny Badge Biggest Heart Award Love Award  Kindness Personified Award  
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391
United States

vivelespatates

Epitome
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
French only - I only take French chatsAdults Healthy Living DiscussionsWednesday @ 3 pm with @Dazzle28purviThursday @ 3 pm with @mentalspace7cup Teens Healthy Living Discussionsno one planned this week  
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2153
Canada

PenguinPower31

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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22516
United States

PetiteSouris

Sage
Listens to Over 18
in last week
✨✨✨ Currently not accepting member chats✨✨✨Connect with other available listeners here: Browse Listeners.
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1040
United States