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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.

WarmLightXO

Intermediate 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
It's gonna be okay 💜🌿Please don't hesitate to reach out, because you are not alone.****My name is Allison, she/her, EST, and you're safe with me.Send me a message and I'll get back to you! --------> "Could we chat sometime?" Form--------> After Chat Form--------> Help! I need you and you're not online!🌱 I aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours, response time may be longer on weekends 🌱What I can offer support with best:Self worthMindsetAnxietyLGBTQ+/MOGII issuesDepressionSelf harmStudent lifeEating disorder recoveryLonelinessBoundariesSeggsual healthOverwhelmBody imagePanic attacksFinding resources~~My listening styleI believe that the problem isn't your ability to process, it's that you need to be outside the noise to hear yourself think.I will ask questions to encourage you to explore the root of what you're feeling. I'll stay calm and we can take breaks between heavy subjects to help you feel calm too.I will not offer advice or opinons, because I trust your lived experience. While solutions aren't always necessary, solutions developed by you are most effective. I will offer resources and options to empower you, and if you're interested we can create a support plan for you moving forward.I fully support:*Neurodivergent members*Immigrant members*Queer members*Trans/nb members*Bipoc members*Mentally ill members*Disabled members*Impoverished members*Refugee members*Aro and ace members*Fat members*YouYou will one day experience joy that matches this pain. Sending love, awesome dance moves, hugs (if you'd like), spaghetti, and hope for the future 💜 
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147
United States

cristlecares

Master 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
When you can't look at the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark💜..........{Mr. Goblin, you're amazing!! Don't be hard on yourself :)Mr. Indian monk, I miss you🌸}  Listener Best Friend : @hopefulFaith33 ( He is one of the kind and compassionate listeners on 7 cups!! My very good friend!! You can go to him if you don't find me here😇)  
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1221
Cyprus

catlover58

Connoisseur 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please don't hesitate to message me if you're lonely, have problems with a friend, struggle with self harm, an eating disorder, your sexual orientation, or handling student life <3
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1629
Germany

lilyflowerrr

Master 12
Listens to To Teens
in last week
*not taking new chats right now, if we have a chat already then i will still reply but i'm not taking any new ones for a while! im very sorry*  About me! Hello, I’m Lily and I’m a 16-year-old girl from England! I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community {unlabelled} and my pronouns are she/her! I like to do photography and painting; I also like going on walks. I joined this site first as a member so i know how it feels to be the other side, but you do not have to afraid to open up to me! There is no judgement coming from me so i promise I’m here to talk to you and listen. If you would like to check below to see what im comfortable talking about then check below.  Availability I’m based in the UK and my times are:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  5pm to 8pmFriday: 2pm to 11pmSaturday and Sunday: 11am to 9pm If i’m busy between them times then i will tell you!The coloured dots on my profile mean:Red: Offline or not taking requestsOrange: Not taking requests and replying to the chats i already have, i’ll try and take your request if possibleGreen: Online and happy to take requests.   If you would like to speak and I’m not online, then just send a message and ill get back to you as soon as I’m available again! I do not mind booking dates and times to chat, but you can just send a message again and ill reply to you!  
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1940
United Kingdom

hopedreamlove

Epitome 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
☕️ Thank you to Tazzie, the incredible human who coded this bio and helped me become the listener and leader I am today. Thank you so much for everything. Rest In Peace.🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1887
United States

FritzFurr

Specialist 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am kind, caring and very easy-going. I have lived a life full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. If you have a problem...no matter what it is...I will listen and help the best I can.
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1386
United Kingdom

BlackJack911

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello world, I am here for you. I love this planet and I love everyone out there.  
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23218
India

empatheticLavender2924

Proficient 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey there! I've dealt with a lot, and I want to let you know that if you are dealing with a lot too, you are not alone. It helps to just talk about stuff!!! Feel free to reach out and talk to someone-it helps. 💜💜Let's make it a happier place for everyone!!💜💜Please check my bio if I am on a break (since exam time is here I take frequent breaks). I update it right here.On my Weekend Break- I'll still answer all PMs (within 24h) but I am unavailable for regular chatting. I take these breaks on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for self-care. I hope you understand!Please go through the first part of my bio before sending me a message/request (I've indicated till where)I am usually online and available for chatting 3pm to 4pm ET on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. That is the time in my schedule that I have dedicated to 1-to-1 member chats.💜💜If you want to catch me online, I'm generally here at 2-4pm et. And I do come time to time to reply to PMs.💜💜   For all members old and new- If I am not online and you want to chat, you can schedule a chat with me by clicking here or going to https://empatheticlavender2924.youcanbook.me/Due to my inconsistent schedules, I am currently not taking long term members. Members I've spoken to are more than welcome to drop me a PM or book a chat, but please note that I won't be able to reconnect with you as regularly as I used to. I hope you understand.I chat for not more than 45 minutes at a time. I am here to listen compassionately and without judgement. The chat will be confidential.💜💜I am uncomfortable chatting about self harm(due to personal reasons) If you want to talk about it please contact another listenerMy sincerest apologies for not being able to help you here. Also if you are thinking about doing sh now then please contact a crisis resource 7cups.com/crisisI am uncomfortable talking to members who are under the influence (of alcohol or any other narcotic substance)I do take chats about sexual assault, PTSD and LGBTQ+ issues💜💜I do take chats on sexual health (but I am very selective when it comes to that topic). Please don't ask me to control your urges or for any inappropriate "help". Please keep in mind that this website is for emotional support, and I would appreciate it if you can be respectful and considerate.I support neurodiverse members and I am comfortable chatting with them💜💜I may be unfamiliar with some of the topics you may want to talk about, but I can read up on them during the chat or in-between chat sessions...since I am a human too I can't know everything(though I wish I did). However if I didn't mention a topic in my bio, it means I am comfortable talking about it.My triggers- Self-harm (and related descriptions), hugsFor members- before reaching out to chat, please check my status-Red(offline)- I am offline and not accepting chats. Alternatively I am participating/hosting an event or in the chatroom, or busy so I will not be able to reply to your messages during this interval. However you can still drop messages and I will get back to you later. Response time 24 hoursGreen(online)- I am online, free and open to your chat requests...Orange(Busy)- I am here but I already am talking to too many member chats so I will take time to respond and not be able to give you the attention you deserve. I recommend you to look for another listener by clicking here...there a lot of great people here who want to help you. Response time 5-20 minutesNote for all membersPlease note that if I am in the chatrooms and my status is offline, that means I am not currently available for chatting in the PMs.(Usually it means I am about to log out soon and therefore can't chat). In that case you can send me a PM and I'll get back to you in 24h.I do care about you a lot because you are an awesome person, and I am here to listen to you...I'll do my best to support you!! If I am unable to do so for any reason, please feel free to reach out to another amazing listener here. You may not be comfortable with me, and I totally respect that and want you to get the best help possible. I care for you all💜💜I have been facing memory difficulties lately, so I may not always remember details about what you tell me in chats, or sometimes I might lose track of what you are talking about. Please bear with me on that, and remember that I am here for you, and I am trying my best. My sincerest apologies for these messes *💜sends lots of love and apology cookies💜* If you want to talk to me, poke my PMs anytime and I'll surely get back to you!! *💜sending comfy vibes💜*If you are willing to live chat with me, but can't spot me online (because sadly I don't appear online a lot), you can schedule a chat with me by clicking here or going to https://empatheticlavender2924.youcanbook.me/ Looking forward to speaking to you!Please go through the part of my profile above this before sending me a request! A little bit about me ;)If you have lots of extra time, then maybe you may want to read my full bio-You could call me Lavender but everyone just calls me Lav. Some people here like to call me cool nicknames like nommer lav, Little Lav or Lave, Lava, Lavy, Lavie, Lavey, Empa, or even Lab (short for laboratory- I love lab)- so if you are too lazy to type Lavender or are bored of Lav then you can call me that.  Some of my friends were kind enough to give me personal hashtags- @emotionaltalker2260- #lavenderilyawesome@MimiMoon- #ihavecreatedsomanysectionsthatidontrememberthem (I have created so many sections that I don't remember them)I collaborated with my awesome almost triplet @Hope2103 to make a thread about ’Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Asexuality’- feel free to check it out here! Thank you so much Hope for working on this!!A few friends here made a Noni Quiz (I helped a bit) - check it out here!! I love it- thank you @ShiningStars1 @VicK5123 @KindNutella926 for the idea and working on this!!!! I am an agender (basically that means I have no gender). I don't get the concept of gender so I don't identify with any one of them. 💜💜You can use pronouns they/them for me💜💜I am an ace (asexual) and an ally for the LGBTQ+/MOGII community.Languages- I speak english, french (well I don't "speak" french well- bad pronunciation but I can write and chat in french) and I am trying to learn basic Korean. I also speak (but won't be writing in) HindiI am an introvert/ambivert so I won't talk a lot here, but I'm here to listen to you (that's why I am a listener- sorry bad pun)💜💜My triggers- self harm, hugsI said a lot already so I would prefer it if you don't come up with very personal questions (and please don't ask any personal questions for a second time). Please understand that is because I love my privacy and you should love your privacy too! If you see me in the chat rooms you'll know that I nom everything *wink*My favorite place on 7Cups is the PMland- so feel free to text me anytime and I'll surely get back to you within 24h. And my PMs are a spam-friendly space for all ;) 💜💜My roles here-💜First and foremost- I am a verified listener which means I am a high-quality listener who will try their best to listen to you. Members if you want to connect with a verified listener you can click here💜I am a Care team Guide here!! (We reach out to listeners and we are basically like a buddy you can talk to- a friendly face in the PMs.) We are like PM buddies that can provide support and help you navigate the site. So if you want us to reach out to a listener (yes that can be you too) please click here-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpDGFX-JBDLBAyVgxT3hoerLcOtm9yQALsuUzE3S2UiCDJTQ/viewform💜I am a listener verifier, which means I can help other listeners here to get verified. So if you want to get verified, or have any queries about being verified, you can always PM me and I'll be more than willing to assist you!💜Peer Supporter- Dear listeners, if after a tough chat you need a safe space to talk, vent and process your emotions(related to the chat), please feel free to PM a peer supporter (me or anyone else here)💜QLP Graduate- I have completed the Quality Listening Program with Honours- A 7cups academy program which focusses on listening skills.💜For each of these roles, I have attached hyperlinks so you can find out more about each of these. Feel free to check those out💜Here are some projects where I host:I host sharing circles, teen discussions, listener sharing circles and listener discussions. And occasionally I host popup discussions in the TCR. If you're interested in hosting any of these, check out the hyperlinked forums (I have hyperlinked all the relevant forums for the hosting.) And of course you can PM me if you want to ask anything💜 Shout-outs:💜💜Some awesome listeners here!!!💜💜So a shoutout to some very special listeners I look up to-@sia1325 @fristo @VicK5123 @Izzy274 @Mango3 💜💜Meet my awesome lovely almost triplets!!💜💜@Rose644 - An awesome angel- You are so kind and considerate. Also I love to smell your pfp lol. *hands Rose my fav book* @Hope2103 - Just like your name, you are full of hope!! You were a cheerful presence on 7Cups! I miss you so much!Rose, Hope- I am so happy to know you and meet you here!! My listener buddies- I love to see you around here @Iamsidhere @Nerdtastic01 @imlistening01 @PatientMate  @mamtasha22 @considerateOrange2567 @listeningsarinn @HealingBrokenWIngs My oldie buddies- Some oldie friends of mine- @Amy (with her special cookies) @CommunityModEden  @CommunityModLucy (CommunityStylishModAstrolucy) @DreamTouch @ColorfuldogsofParadise @CommunityModAnne (granny anny) @Minervaaa (who is teenier than the teenie town)(Please ignore the order...also sadly I can name only a few people here- though I have met many many listeners here and they are awesome too- so proud of them all💜)Hope and Music ZoneQuoting some of my favourite lyrics-🎵"Whatever hurts you is gonna pass and you'll have learn from it when it comes back...You'll be doing better, doing better"- (Louis Tomlinson)🎵"They say home is where the heart is, but my heart is wild and free"-(Passenger)🎵"When I get older, I will be stronger, they'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag," (K'naan)🎵"Let your heart sweet heart be the compass of your soul and you should follow it wherever it may go! When it's all said and done you can walk instead of run 'cause no matter what you'll never be alone."- (Lady A)🎵"If, all the time, it feels like only a deep darkness lies ahead...And even the moonlight has fallen asleep, Believe my friend That the sunshine, your smile is hidden somewhere in plain sight. Somewhere away from this chaos There's a fresh start." (Translated from Hindi, Aaftaab, The Local Train)🎵"The sun goes down and it comes back up, the world has turned no matter what. Oh if it all goes wrong, darling just hold on" (Louis Tomlinson)💜💜Some more comfort songs💜💜Comethru (Jeremy Zucker)Sword from the Stone (Passenger)Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)See you again (Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa)Hello World (Lady A)And for my online friends here (that means all of you who are reading this hehe)- this song is a sweet message that I am here for you and you're never alone. You can listen to it if you'd like.💜💜Friends don't let Friends (Lady A)💜💜 A gentle reminderFor any online friends of mine who are struggling with PTSD (or trying to heal and get better from stuff like depression) and hiding in my bio- I have a sweet analogy for you. Sometimes the weather is not good- sometimes it is sunny and sometimes cloudy and rainy. Sometimes the rain is a storm that destroys everything. The storm felt never-ending and overwhelming. However the storm has calmed down, and is not scary and risky anymore. The sunlight comes back, but all you can see is the damage from the storm (post-trauma effects). The damage looks terrible but you can't look away from it. Here- I'll remind you- look how far you've come- you've survived the scary storm. That's amazing. There will be damage and that's totally ok. Remember you can make it through- since you survived the storms you are strong enough to slowly clean the mess and heal. That is sad as it will remind you of the storm, and the mess is huge. It takes time to clean up, but you can do this. I know you can.And to those friends of mine whose storms aren't over yet- I see you, I hear you. I know you too are doing your very best and did nothing to deserve this. It might feel like the storm will never end- it will be here forever. But the storm will be over. One day things will get better. And after that you might have to do the post-storm cleaning (or post-traumatic healing) and that is hard, but you got this. One day you'll look back on everything and be really proud of yourself- how hard you tried and how far you've come.If you feel like you are trying but tired, and scared and worried, I hear you. It is tiring to manage everything, and sometimes it is hard to talk about it. But if you want someone to be there for you- I am just one PM away. Come talk to me about it (or any other listener here). We are all here for you, and you can do it because you are amazing and brave. The end of my bio;)This bio is so long it looks like a newspaper smh smh so I'll stop here. Sending lots of healing beams for you, yes you amazing fairy!! You deserve love and support💜💜Please see- I am sorry if I am unavailable while you are reading this, so please talk to another listener if you want support now. Or if you want you can drop me messages and I'll reply within 24 hours. I am here for you!! My PMs are open at all times for both members and listeners! As you might have guessed, everything in blue is hyperlinked.Also random people lurking in my bio- you're welcome here (I spotted you hehe) *💜sends cookies💜*You can book a chat with me here- https://empatheticlavender2924.youcanbook.me/Also before I forget-💜💜Congratulations on reaching the end of my bio!!!💜💜*💜special cookies for you💜*
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1286
India

SynSavory

Specialist 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*ON A BREAK - I AM NOT TAKING NEW CHATS AT THIS TIME* Hello! My name is Syn and I'm an aspiring therapist in Canada. I am a volunteer active listener, safety patroller, forum supporter, and peer supporter. Non-Profit/Government-Vetted Emergency Crisis LinesCrisis Text Line (USA): Text HOME to 741741Crisis Text Line/SHOUT (UK): Text 85258Crisis Text Line/Kids Help Phone (CAN): Text CONNECT to 686868 Government of Canada (CAN): Mental Health Repository Non-Profit/Government-Vetted Mental Health Apps MindshiftCBT - Anxiety/rumination managementClear Fear - Anxiety management SuperBetterApp - General self-care managementCalm Harm - Self-harm managementPixel Thoughts - Stress Management & mindfulnessDaylio - Journal management Worksheet Resources/Tools for Aspiring Counsellors & Curious MindsThe Counselling Teacher Therapist Aid Positive Psychology Psychology Tools Get Self Help
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1141
Canada

Asher

Proficient 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am a fifth-year college student studying Public Health and Psychology. I also volunteer with another Peer Support Company with 600 hours logged with them. I do take all issues and will support you on them to the best of my ability (except issues of suicide or active self-harm)Roles in 7 Cups Community Ambassador  Project Assistant for Group Support, Community Engagement Academy Mentor Leader of Group Development Leadership  Community Mentor Leader of Group Development Leadership  Quality Mentor of Safety Patrol Outreach Team  Global Community Mentor for Need Replies  Chatroom Support/ Teen Chatroom Support Peer Support / Teen Peer Support Safety Patrol Outreach Team "Cause I'll be there when you can finally make it home"                                                                 Missing Piece, Vance Joy                                                                        
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827
United States

Chetan1408

Explorer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hiii... I am Chetan... I am a software engineer... I'm happy to listen to you as I'm also filled with problems sometimes and find it very relaxing to discuss my issues with another person. I'm always their when you need me. Feel free to message. :)
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78
India

bouncyFaith2988

Master 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Heyy!! A little about me ahh.! I'm Nithin. I love talking and listening. So hit me up when you're feeling down I'm here for you :)
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1534
Hungary