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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.

fairyava

Master 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Welcome to my profile. (ஐ╹◡╹)ノI'm so glad you found me! If you are reaching out for support, please read through my bio before sending me a message. ♡ Check out the bottom of my bio for more resources and distraction links!➝ About me:- My name is Ava, I'm 17 years old. - I am non-binary and use any pronouns (she/he/they). - My personality type is INFJ-T and I am a Virgo! ♍️ - I will be starting college this year with a major in psychology! In my free time, I also love playing video games, writing, and discovering new movies. - I've dealt with many of my own issues like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, an eating disorder along with other things.➝ For members:♡ My listening style: My goal is to create a supportive and welcoming space for you to talk about your struggles. Everyone has a different idea of support! I'm here to listen to you vent, help you set goals, ask you questions, anything you need! I'm very open-minded and will never judge you. I am open for casual conversations too, I understand that sometimes you just need a friend. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly space! 🏳️‍🌈♡ My availability: My live chats typically last around 45-60 minutes. I am also available for offline messaging, where I reply as I am available every few hours throughout the day.♡ My triggers: Excessive use of "...", sentences in all caps, chats on sexual abuse.➝ My roles on 7cups:(Anything in blue is a clickable link!)♡ Verified Teen Listener: I passed a mock chat and have been verified.♡ Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats to help verify listeners. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to be verified.♡ Care Team: I check in on listeners after they've talked with a peer/chat supporter and on new listeners beginning their listener journey!♡ Peer Supporter:  I help support other listeners after tough chats and in the listener chatroom.♡ Project Agent:  I am a project agent for the Self-harm subcommunity.♡ Safety Patrol:  I help scan the site for innapropriate profiles that need to be flagged. Feel free to PM me if you see an innapropriate profile!♡ Forum Supporter:  I help support the Anxiety, Trauma & Depression subcommunities!♡ Room Supporter:  I help support the Depression, Teen Only Zone and LGBTQ+/MOGII group support rooms! They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.♡ Listener Discussion Host: I host discussions to help improve overall listener quality.➝ I host discussions at these times (the rooms will open at the times of the discussions):♡ Healthy Habits, Sundays, 11pm-12am EST (In: Sharing Circle) *On self care break from leading my other 3 discussions at the moment. Will resume in a couple of weeks.* You are more than welcome to join! Join group support rooms here.♡ My Status: ♡Green: I am online and ready to take live chats!Orange: I am online, either in a chat, in a group support room, doing training or going through the forums! My response time may be a bit delayed.Red: I am not active, and will get back to you within 24 hours.☀️ Suicide hotlines ☀️☀️ Abuse chatline ☀️☀️ Self-harm distraction techniques ☀️☀️ Take some deep breaths ☀️☀️ Calming music from my favorite video game ☀️
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609
United States

KateDoskocilova

Exemplar 15
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Booking Page P.S. Book the appointment aprox. a day before! Times i'm around on 7cups:Mon-Wed: 12:00PM-3:00PM EST (7:00PM-10:00PM EEST) Tue-Thu: 11:00AM-3:00PM EST (6:00PM-10:00PM EEST) Sat: 3:00AM-3:00PM EST (10:00AM-10:00PM EEST)a few things about me: i'm Katherine, an omnisexual, 16 year old girl from Greece. my pronouns are she/her. some of my hobbies are dancing, writing, filming videos, taking pictures and helping people! i as well look forward to becoming a therapist someday ❤things i've struggled with:my entire life I've struggled with managing emotions,bullying,LGBTQ+,breakups, family stress, social anxiety, student life, relationship stress, self esteem, general mental health and sexual health. I've managed to overcome some of these issues, but there are still some issues I need to work on with.my roles on 7cups:Verified Listener Support Team Leader for the LGBTQ sub community Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team member Sharing Circle / Small Steps Towards Healthy Habits host(HH) Tuesday 11am-12pm ET [6-7pm EEST] (hosting with @SunnyLexi <3) (HH) Wednesday, 11am-12pm ET [6-7pm EEST] (hosting with @SunnyLexi <3) (SC) Saturday, 9-10am ET [4-5pm EEST] (hosting with @mamtasha22 <3) Listener Sharing Circle hostThursday, 8-9am ET [3-4pm EEST] Saturday, 8-9am ET [3-4pm EEST] (hosting with @enchatedlove <3) Discussion host (on Support Session room)Tuesday, Depression, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Friday, Anxiety, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Saturday, Student Support, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Chatroom Moderator (LGBTQ/MOGII support room)Thursday, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST]my listener twin(s):@Azalea98@SunnyLexiwhat my status means:Orange: I am online and ready to have a chat!Yellow: I am online but I'm busy with another member(s), so I won't be responding as fast.Red: I am not online, so I'd appreciate it if you left a message and I will respond when I will log back in!issues i'm comfortable talking about:Anxiety Breakups Bullying Family stress General mental health LGBTQ+ Managing emotions Relationship stress Self esteem Sexual health Social anxiety Student lifeplease be careful with these specific topics:Sexual health: Please, don't message me asking me how to help you control your urges and don't message me if you have any inappropriate intentions or want to ask me inappropriate personal questions. As well as don't text me about your sexual insecurities with such body parts, as they make me feel uncomfortable and they trigger me. LGBTQ+: Please don't message me asking for support on issues that have to do with dysphoria due to the fact I've never experienced it myself. Family stress: Please don't message me asking for support to issues that have to do with domestic violence, as I haven't experienced physical abuse ** and I don't feel confident providing support to this topic."Sweetie, honey, baby, lovely, cutie, my everything" as I only feel comfortable when my close friends call me such names. "Oh" "ok" "k" as I feel like you don't care and like you're not interested in the conversation. Also, please don't try to guilt trick me or guide me and my ways of handling my account and my conversations, as everyone is different and not everyone will be a perfect match.Please dear members**, don't message me to have a casual conversation, as I'm here to focus on people who need emotional support rather than get to know people closely and make friendships.
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Greece

LoveLilly

Maven 11
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello to everyone checking out my bio! (Not taking chats currently unless you talked to me prior)I am Lilly and it is so wonderful to meet you all. I love listening to people and supporting you whatever you are going through. You are strong and it is so brave of you to be reaching out for support. I am friendly and kind and will listen to you for sessions between 15-45 mins. Feel free to send me a message and I will respond when I can. You can also find me hanging out in the group support chat rooms. I bring cookies and hugs ❤️ Take care❤️🌻        Chat topics I have experience with and am best at supporting: -Anxiety -Panic Attacks -Eating Disorders  ​​​​​​-Spirituality -General Mental Health  -Social Anxiety My Member Best Friends:@WarriorHeartsSystem- To Natilie, Mec, Tyler, Siddy, Taylor, Kay and Checker, you guys are the best and I love our fun chats. You all make me smile and I love when you guys are out. To each of you I tell you that you are strong and incredible individuals and you can make it through every day. If you ever need me I will be right there beside you. To the other alters, you are special and one of a kind, keep shining<3@StarryMilkyWaySystem- My other amazing system friends, you are all so amazing and you are great people to be friends with. To Sierra, I am lucky to have got to know you, even though you didn't enjoy your five plus days fronting I did. You are a bright light and are incredible, I hope to get to chat to you and Abby plus all your system soon. #HugsforStarry I have some wonderful listener friends such as@fairyava - Aves, you are a sweetie and I am so happy we are friends. We aren't the closest but I know you are there for me.@cuteorange213- Parvi my fabulous leader! You make me so proud in all you do especially for the ed sub comm, without you it wouldn't be so amazing.@DreamTouch- Dreamie, my first oldie! You are the greatest and our talks are the best even if they are about Pizza or other stuff that we decide seems fitting lol.@Daf8- Daffy *you* are the sweetest, most kind human who I could ever meet! I hope you know how truly incredible *you* are.@optimisticMagic0014- Magic, Magica! I know you aren't around a lot anymore but I am really missing you. We used to chat heaps and I want to say you are the best@AnnaTess- Anna, second Anna in my bio, oldie Anna! The great one whom I chat about gilmore girls and other things with. Thank you for the chats I love them so much.@Kieran000- Kieee, my guy bestie, how would I survive the chaotic days without having our crazy pm discussions. I think you are pretty amazing Kie and you better never forget it. Listener Besties:@sophiasanae - Soph you are my best friend on here and I don't know what I would do without you. You are so kind to everyone and you put up with my craziness. You are one of the sweetest humans to exist. You are such a gorgeous human who makes me smile everytime I talk to you. *hugs* @Azalea98- Azy my girly and one of my incredible mentors. Our chats are ones I will always cherish. You are an incredible person and leader to all on here. Keep being the gorgeous girl you are. @AnnaListens06- Anna Bananaaaaa! You are an absolute star in my life and I quite honestly don't know how I would have made it to this point without you. You make me feel better every single day. I love all of our chats no matter how crazy. Ly Anna ❤️@EmmaE- Emma, omg girl where do I begin. Who are you and why are you so dang amazing? Like please share. I am so proud of everything you have accomplished on here and no matter what you have remained an amazing friend to me and I am so so grateful to have you in my life. Keep veing the crazy girly that you are. My listener twin:@enchantedlove- You are an inspiration to many, myself included. You bring so much love, light and kindness to everything you do. I am so lucky to have you as my second mentor and friend. Mary Kate, I love you al lot and you make me a better person everyday and I am so grateful for. Keep shining like the crystal you are❤️@Bubbles2025 - B, my gorgeous girlpop. You shine so bright and are a gift to my world. I honestly don't know what I would do without you on my bad days a listener on cups. I am so lucky to be able to call you my peer support twinnie and an even better friend. Thank you B, thank you. 💛💛 Hugs for you for reading my bio ❤️❤️
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691
New Zealand

Textingpals

Proficient 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark. - Hatter; Alice in Wonderland. ✨✨✨✨✨On a self-care break from 25th of January to 31st August, 2021. ​​​​​​Drop a private message if it requires my urgent attention. Regrettably, you might get a slow response.   
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786
India

azuladragon34

Maven 9
Listens to Teens &amp; 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

cuteOrange213

Specialist 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
(please read through everything before messaging me ) A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME Hello! I am Parvi or more commonly known as Orange, and I am 17 this year. I hope it's going great currently, but if it's not, my inbox is always open for a chat. In the past, I have gone through a couple of rough patches, but I have learned a lot about myself throughout the journey towards recovery. If you would like to chat with me, it is best if you could use my booking form here, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG03YJxglhAK1MxnQN-DPHZfeBdxcCT_8vWHn1M1Tpm5gO9A/viewform?usp=sf_link. Thank you! Pronouns: she/herMY LISTENING STYLE  I enjoy asking questions. My listening style mainly revolves around open-ended questions. I love to help you figure out what you need by asking questions that would help. Sometimes we may not be a match, and that's completely okay. Feel free to just inform me if you feel that I may not be the best choice for you, and I would love to help look for another listener that could be a better match. During the chat, if you do feel that I may have mentioned something that isn't right, feel free to correct me on the spot! Also, please do not ask me for my personal information or any advice as those are against the guidelines. If you continue to ask me these things, I may have to end the chat after 3 warnings. MY WEAKNESSES As a person who prioritises quality over many other aspects, I think it's only fair for me to also address my weaknesses and how I am working on them. Firstly, I would like to address my response times. I do have quite an uncertain schedule, so I may disappear in the middle of a chat. I have also recently been facing many technical issues due to my unstable internet connection. On that note, I am trying to improve my response timings as well as I am working on my internet quality. If you feel I may have not responded for more than 48 hours, feel free to send me a second pm. I would also like to note that my status colour is a great indicator of my activity. It is usually on Orange, which means I am around Cups, but I am not taking any member chats. If you pm me while my status indicates I am busy, please do not expect a response immediately. Another aspect I am currently working on is my reflection. I may not be very good at this and if you are looking for a listener with great reflection skills, I may not be the best choice. I am currently practising more of my reflections skills in hopes that one day I could reach the point where I could say I am great at it. MY ROLES  Engagement Teen Star Leader Support Team Teen Star for the Eating Disorder Sub-Community Teen Community Star for the Eating Disorders Sub-Community Safety Patroller Chat Supporter Community Moderator for Safety and Knowledge Sub Community Room Supporter for Student and Career Support Sub Community Project Agent for Around the World Translations Team Leader for the Malay Language  Team Leader for the Teen Listeners Daily Check-ins Project Agent for the Teen Listeners Room Listener Verifier Doorkeeper Group Leadership & Dynamics Development Mentor (under the 7 Cups academy)STATUS MEANINGGreen - Available to chat with members/listenersOrange - Busy doing some work here on 7 CupsRed - Offline and not available to chatMY AMAZING FRIENDS HERE ON 7 CUPS(clickable links) @Rhlexia520 - One of my sweetest mentees, really hardworking and overall amazing listeners!@BrightHeart116 - One of the kindest and the sweetest person that you could chat with. @SunnyLexi - One of the most fun people to chat with on a daily basisCHAT TOPICS I AM COMFORTABLE TAKING Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Bullying, Family Stress, Forgiveness, Getting Unstuck, Managing Emotions, Panic Attacks, Sexual Health, Student LifeCHAT TOPICS I AM NOT COMFORTABLE TAKING Self Harm, Alcohol/ Drug Use, Chronic Pain, Disabilities  
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233
Malaysia

SummerBreeze00

Paragon 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
CURRENTLY ON 1-1 CHAT HIATUS A listener.  I was a former community mentor leader, global moderator, chat mentor and forum mentor. Taking a breather from leadership roles due to life commitments but I do what I can to support the 7 Cups community.   
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3980
United States

electricEagle4582

Apprentice 5
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey, please feel free to ask any questions! I'll try my best to help you and am happy with discussing a wide variety of issues!
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70
United Kingdom

WhisperWillow2020

Scholar 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I look forward to chatting with you. (She/her) I enjoy going for walks in nature, spending time with friends, and spending time with my dog.   A few favorite quotes: Someone wise from 7 Cups shared this wonderful quote: "A problem shared is a problem halved. A joy shared is a joy doubled.” English ProverbsKnowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. ~ Fred Rogers"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to." - Brené Brown. Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them. – Nikki Rowe  Sometimes it takes getting pushed to the very edge before you can find your voice and courage to speak out again. Sometimes it takes hitting that rock bottom to realize you’re done descending, and it’s time to rise. Sometimes it takes being told you’re nothing—being made to feel like you’re nothing—to help you see that you are complete. YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. – Mandy Hale
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548
United States

crystalclearnow

Proficient
Listens to Teens &amp; 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

StarlitSky4762

Sage 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am a community leader for the Personality Disorders community.For LISTENERS interested in learning more about personality disorders: How to support members with personality disorder - 7 Cups Forum  For MEMBERS interested in Personality Disorders themed support groups: I host support groups every Sunday at 9pm EST.  I am in the Eastern Time zone.  If you are a Listener looking to join the Personality Disorders team, please leave me a message me even if I am offline and we can schedule a time to talk.  I am not taking new 1-to-1 member chats right now. I have experience supporting members who struggle with: Trauma, ptsd, self-harm, Borderline personality disorder, other Personality Disorders, Depression,  and anxiety. Resources: *  Developing your support system - ideas and resources  *  A guide to naming emotions *  DBT Mindfulness skills (beginner's guide) *  My favorite CBT skill: ACE technique for balance in life [source] *  List of free CBT worksheets 
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2498
United States

PuzichkinCat

Genius
Listens to Over 18
in last week
|| unavailable ||Please browse for listeners. "If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world." ―  Noam Chomsky ―Hi! I'm Val, and here on 7 cups, I try to create a safe space for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Talking about things can be helpful and I happen to have time to dedicate to a good cause. Some topics for which I'm comfortable providing support and those that I have a bit of experience with include depression, anxiety, addictions of all sorts, sexual abuse/assault, and more down below under "categories".Book a chat with me to secure my full attention for an hour or send me a message even if I appear offline — I'll reply within 48 hours.      Some more random things about me: I'm a 28-year old researcher who is passionate about neuroscience and languages. I enjoy mindfulness, practice yoga, love nature, and animals and engaging in harm-free adventures. Oh yeah, and also, I think that nobody's perfect and it's alright.proud listener twin ofFrankyoumelonMeloncholy 🍈musicalHarmonyAnnaTess 👻“I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”― Stephen Fry ―
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1878
Russian Federation