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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.

laughingminions

Veteran 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am a 19 y/o Psychology student and my main objective of volunteering on this platform is to promote emotional and mental well-being via active listening, sharing my personal experiences when required, and by applying the theoretical knowledge that I hold on mental illness and abnormal disorders.   I feel laughter and acts of kindness have the potential to brighten anyone’s day. So let’s pervade kindness, laugh limitlessly and make others laugh too. Feel free to approach me if you need someone to talk to!   Please acquaint yourself to a few disclaimers before reaching out:   1- I am NOT comfortable taking chats on sexual health and LGBTQ+, and currently I am NOT attending chats pertaining to relationship stress and breakups.    Refrain from sending personal requests on these issues!   2- The members who show any profanity or vulgarity during a chat, would be immediately reported and blocked! Be mindful of how you speak to a listener.   3- If you have read the introduction, you need to send the unicorn emoji '🦄' before the chat.   Members are always welcome to write reviews for me if they find the chat helpful. I am open to constructive feedback : )    
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1968
India

sereneMango3007

Discoverer 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi :) I'm an empath that loves to meet new people and is always willing to allow others to lean on my shoulder!
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394
United States

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

sereneButton43

Explorer 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Our conversation will entirely be centred on you. I accept diversity and individuality in all forms, and nothing will ever be too much for me to not be able to treat and respect you as a person. I look at behaviour and identity through a spectrum and acknowledge their fluidity. In listening, I try building a safe place for you where you can freely vent about your thoughts but know that I do not have the solution to your problems. Learn more about what you can expect from a listener here.  I feel that listening sessions are ideal when the member expresses their thoughts without reservation. I am comfortable dealing with negative emotions even if they're directed towards me. I don't want anything stopping you from asserting yourself. I am unable to take long-term members presently because of my commitments (read more about long-term listening here). But I will be glad to follow up with you every once in a while.I need your feedback to get better at what I do so feel free to bring it up during the conversation.Generally available from 2:30 AM-11:30 AM EST (although you can text me anytime- I promise I'll be chill). 7 Cups has a wide range of communities that you can explore here. Various forums cater to general discussion/support, mental health concerns, and a few others. For the forum on general support, click here. If you're experiencing anxiety or overwhelming thoughts, I suggest checking mindfulness exercises here.Happy to answer any questions.
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324
India

KACOSMIC

Proficient 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone. Welcome to my profile. Firstly I would like to salute each one of you with this greetings :  "THE DIVINE THAT DWELLS IN ME GREETS THE DIVINE THAT DWELLS IN YOU".  I'm happy for being here and doing what I'm sure that is the right thing.  My intention here is to be an better listener each day, learn from my mistakes, and transmit ans remind all of you of the light, to seek for the light.  I'm greateful for being here. If you would like to chat with me you are more than welcome. I would like to emphasize that i do not take chats on sexual topic.
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1136
Brazil

helpfulflowerr678

Helper 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Natalie and I’m here to help! An anxiety-struggler myself, I am ready to help you through whatever you need!
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70
United States

milkoreos

Specialist 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
you can call me ari, welcome to my profile <3 pay close attention and read through my profile before reaching out to me.  currently NOT accepting any general or personal requests, please do NOT book an appointment. (this ALSO applies to previous chats and members.) on a break until further notice. thank you.r o l e s : what roles i hold in the community leadership positions: • Community Teen Mentor: for General Support and RS• Listener Verifier: for the Listener Verifier Team • Fresh Content Writer: for the Content Volunteer Team• Forum Supporter: for General Support and RS• Room Supporter: for Newbie Hub and RS• Project Agent: for 7 Cups Academy• Discussions Host: (see above) • Sharing Circle Host: (see above)─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─  e v e n t s: the times are below u-u, you should join us discussions:  • Sharing Circles: every Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 AM to 4 AM with @mcshereforu, join us <3• Teen Discussions: every Friday from 10 AM to 11 AM with @KateDoskocilova, 11 PM to 12 AM with @TilXC on anxiety, join us <3 ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ other listeners : a lil shout-out <3@ricepuff:one of my favorite people ever. so warm & loving you'd think it's sunshine that runs through her veins. a soothing presence & a lovely friend. one of a kind and a lil gem. you might as well drop by her profile and let her know how appreciated she is. i think of sunny days when i think of her.─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─hehe if you've gotten this far, dm me to get free cookie <3 have a great day :D
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634
Pakistan

hkhan7

Paragon 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
 Happy to help! 😊 
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4831
Canada

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1069
United States

daysoftheweek

Genius 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I'm here to listen and hopefully help you feel a tad bit better :)
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4365
United States

whenitsdarklookforstars

Specialist 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey amazing human! Thanks for stopping by and reading my bio! 💜First of all, I just wanted to say that you are doing great, no matter if everything else makes you think otherwise! You. Are. Amazing! 💜Currently not taking chats with *new* members; thanks for understanding!(Para minha biografia em Português, por favor clique aqui)You can call me Stars, Dark or Lu! 💟  [she/her] 💜 Things to note about me as a listener: 💜• I do not take schizophrenia/psychosis chats. • I never take more than one chat at a time, so my attention is 100% focused on you. • My timezone is HKT (ET + 12), and I'm usually online during my daytime hours! 😴☀️• I usually tend to write quite long, bulky messages, so don't worry if I haven't immediately replied when we're chatting (I'm here for you, always!)• I usually don't take chats that are longer than 1 hour, but if you message me we can schedule a longer chat! • My status is 99.9% of the time offline, which doesn't mean that I'm not on cups! My response time is maximum 3 days 💗• I am usually offline on weekends! If you need immediate support, check out the "Browse Listeners" Page💜 My roles here on 7Cups: 💜 • Verfied listener• Safety Patrol• Peer supporter• Chat supporter• Listener verifier• QLP graduate & mentor• Teen community star• Support Team Teen Star for the Support Room 24/7 project• Chatroom moderator• Care team guide• Doorkeeper• Discussion host• Listener sharing circle hostIf you want to know more about any of these roles, click here and don't hesitate to message me! I would be so happy and honoured to see you pop in any of these discussions some time! 💜💜 Wall of appreciation: 💜• @shiningSky3745 - best and funniest guy ever 💕 Literally impossible to not laugh your face off talking to him. My Hamilton twin 💓 #favouritefightingfrenchman •  @Stran1316 - how can I begin to describe your incredibleness? I am so lucky to get the chance to chat with you! Thank you for being awesome! 😎💕•  @Emily328 - PS twinnie, attack hugs queen! Chatting with ya is always da best! 💜 Donkela and I really love spending time with you 😆💚•  @VicK5123 - I know that I can always count on you to make moi smilee! Your never-ending light shines brighter than the stars! My wonderful big bro/grandpa, I appreciate you 💗Other people that I appreciate more than loads with all of my heart:  @Bubbles2025 @kieran000 @LoveLilly @lueurspace @jessrabbit7 @sia1325 @Angelx28 @mamtasha22 @Kara13V @BeautyOfGrace💜 Some random things about me: 💜• I am a vegetarian 🐮❤️• I am in love with "Grey's Anatomy" and "Hamilton"! • I absolutely love reading (currently reading "Realm Breaker" ⚔️💓) 📚If you have any book, movie or song recommendations, feel free to pop me a message; we can talk for ages! 😝#HopeForHappyFeet ❣️ #edgang #edgangforever ❣️And remember:when it rains, look for the rainbow, and when it's dark, look for stars! 🌟💕💜 *offers hugs* 💜
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381
Hong Kong

amazingNutella24

Veteran 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Sorry, I'm currently not able to take any chat requests from members. Please feel free to connect to the other amazing listeners on this platform, please find one here!   💜 Hey hey! Here's a list of my current roles on 7Cups. Please feel free to reach out at any time. I'll try my best to help you out 💜 1. Verified Adult-Teen Listener  2. Safety Patrol Team   3. Safety Patrol Outreach Team 4. Peer Supporter  5. Chat Supporter  6. Chatroom Mentor Leader  7. Listener Verifier Team  8. Listener Sharing Circle (Co) Host 9. Listener Chatroom Supporter  10. Quality Mentor  11. Doorkeeper 12. Forum Supporter  13. Project Agent for Support Plus 14. Chat Support Buddy  15. Forum Key  ​​​ ​​​​​ A bit about me! I love reading and writing, oh and I'm very passionate about genetics and genomics. Please note that I'm unable to provide any advice, medical or otherwise 💜 Due to the huge influx of private messages, I sometimes miss out on a few, my apologies. So please feel free to drop me another message if I haven't replied 💜 Like my profile picture? All credits go to @EnigmaticBubble (Bubble is super talented!) 💜 Seen me around as a part of the Stick-Crew? Credits go to @DigitalKnight 💜 (My stick-figure appearance is limited to red-carpet events only xD)  Just a quote I love and relate to - “In your books, I have flung myself into the bottomless pit, performed miracles, slain, burned towns, preached new religions, conquered whole kingdoms” ― Anton Chekhov, The Bet I'm aways a PM away for absolutely anything! Good day 💜
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1558
India