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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.

tranquilbear14

Sage 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently not taking personal requests#HopeForHappyFeet Hello! I'm a caribbean bear willing to hear and be here for you when you need it. Don't be afraid to reach out. Feel free to check out the topics I am comfortable listening to! Thanks for coming here and giving yourself the opportunity to be heard. 🌿Listeners🌿As a quality mentor and forum mentor (for Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey) I am able to guide you throughout your listener journey, do practice mock chats with you and offer relevant resources for you to learn about the site! I can also help you with any concerns you may have regarding the forums, specifically in the subcommunities mentioned above.    🌿About me🌿 I enjoy tacos, watching movies and writing.  I also enjoy interacting with nature and I have a passion for helping people.  My favorite color is turquoise and I like sunflowers!                                                                            Please note I don't take chats about: Sexual health, financial stress, depression, self harm, addiction ,parenting, eating disorders, domestic violence, self-esteem🌿Some Quotes I like🌿What's broken can be mended, what's hurt can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun's gonna rise again -Meredith GreyNot all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien 🌿 My roles in 7 cups🌿Listener sharing circle leaderListener sharing circle recruitment team leaderChatroom mentorSafety patrol member Quality mentorForum mentor/Community mentor (Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey)Translating team (Spanish) Group Moderator (Member Hangout room) Chat supporter/ Peer supporter AL1 and AL4 grader: You can check AL1 updates here and AL4 updates here DoorkeeperAdult teen listenerListener twinsCompetentparadise6344   
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409
Dominican Republic

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
*Please read my bio before proceeding to message me*I can support you on the following topics: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Forgiveness, Grief, PTSD/Trauma, Self-harm, and Sexual Assault. All of my chats are 1 hour long and my availability depends on my days off from work. I require scheduling so we can meet on the days I am free.I’m Jenna and I am in my late 20s. I have 4 dogs and 5 cats which basically means I own a zoo! I've been here for 7 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. I enjoy piano and violin music, tacos, Netflix, being outside in nice weather, sleeping, and drawing. I would say my conversational language is assertive and logical in a confident aspect, but I'm still compassionate and empathetic.
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5091
United States

Mel

Exemplar
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Forum Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Forum Mentor, Forum Mentor Leader and Forum Key applications, Forum Meetings, Flag queue and overseeing modified Forum content. Would you like to be involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter! Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Forum Mentor/Forum Star/Forum Member Leader! - Chatroom Ambassador: Chatroom Mentor, Teen Chatroom Mentor and Teen Chatroom Star applications, Chat Support training, Listener Learning team (Listener Discussions), Listener Room Review form. Find out more about our Chatroom Leadership Opportunities.- Community Mentor Leader for Teen Only Zone subcommunity. We're always looking for new teens to take part of your subcommunity! Come join in! - Active Listening (AL) 2, 3 & 4. Badges (please ask other graders for feedback). We try to get your requests graded as soon as possible (and we have a great team for that!) but please be mindful that we grade these manually and we have a great amount of requests sent in daily. You can check the updates threads of each test here AL2 Updates, AL3 Updates, AL4 Updates to know when badges have been last updated.I'm a doorkeeper so I can open/close rooms per request. Feel free to message me at any time. ---------------------------------------------Thanks for stumbling into my profile :) It's very nice to see you! I'm Mel and I'm a young girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a college student majoring in physics. I work as a support teacher for young kids mostly. I love teaching and explaining things - I think everybody deserves their chance at understanding a difficult matter, even if they need more time for it than someone else would.  I'm not much of a talker as a listener. I feel like it's very important that every single person out there has someone to rely on and be there for them. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged. That's what I aim for. I know I can't change your life nor magically solve your problems (Although I would really like to be able to do that) but I do can promise to be here, as much as possible and as much as you need. I'm your friend and I'll always care about you. I deal my own battles every day and I know that talking helps. You are never alone here. I would like to be a writer someday, because books mean a lot to me. Everything I want is what I write to be special for someone, if I could make at least one (only one) person feel something by something I wrote, I would already feel realized. Writing has always come naturally to me. It's who I am. As a kid, I would always grab a pencil and write, instead of drawing. I would always make stories up in my mind to tell other people. I would always write too much, speak too much, and take too long to tell an anecdote. I was born a storyteller. At the moment, I just do it for fun and for myself or my close ones.Anything else you would like to know about me, feel free to message me and ask, I'm pretty much an open book! and will love to get to know eachother more. If you are around here and have any question or need someone to chat or you are a new listener and want a long term mentor to cheer on you and be happy for all your success - I'm your gal. Much love, Mel. 
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2070
Argentina

blissart

Exemplar 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Personal request - i dont take  LGBTQ issues .I will only chat for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you . I dont take requests for personal chats on other social media platforms. Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment. Pls dont substitute this with therapy or counselling
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3889
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

KristinHelps

Virtuoso 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Not currently taking personal requests due to the roles I have taken on! Please review the topics I am comfortable providing support on: Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Panic Attacks, Self-Harm, & Social Anxiety.     Hello everyone! Welcome to my profile - I am a trained verified listener for 7 Cups. I love talking to people and helping those who need an ear to vent to. I'm open and quite honest, but I am known to be friendly and kind. A little bit about me is that I have been on 7 Cups since 2014, I love listening to music, drawing, playing video games, and watching movies or TV shows. I work full time and do this on the side. My husband and I are a little family so far!      If you're on my profile after a chat, please feel free to review any of my badges, ratings/reviews, etc. I really appreciate getting ratings and feedback as it allows me to grow and learn - also I thank everyone who has given me lots of positivity, I am forever grateful! I am available from Monday - Friday, the weekends I keep myself unavailable as I ensure that I am getting self-care for those days. If I am busy or offline, please browse our listeners: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/        Please also note that there are topics that I do not want to discuss, I tend to stick to certain topics as I do not want to push my boundaries. Also, I will let you know in a chat if any questions asked towards me make me feel uncomfortable to answer and I hope you understand. Please do not send me sexual messages or make advances towards me, I am here as a listener and I am married. Please do not ask me for pictures or my social media. I want to be a support system to many people and give you a smile!     If you smile in the morning for 60 seconds - it can put you in a good mood, try it out! Interested in reading an article that I wrote for 7 Cups? How to Boost Your Self-EsteemRoles on 7 Cups:-Chat Support/Peer Support As a Chat Supporter, I provide support for ongoing chats if you're feeling stuck or unsure how to continue the conversation. As a Peer Supporter, I can provide you support after a difficult or triggering chat as a listener.-Chatroom Mentor As a Chatroom Mentor, I moderate the listener chatrooms to provide a safe and friendly environment. I ensure that everyone is being fair and given chances, but I also ensure that the rules and guidelines are being followed.-Flagger for Safety Patrol TeamAs a member of the Safety Patrol team, I am actively reviewing profiles and providing safety across the site. Being a flagger, I am able to flag profiles if they are going against the guidelines of 7 Cups.-Quality Mentor LeaderAs a Quality Mentor, I am focusing on improving the quality of the listeners. I am able to provide mock chats, help with improving as a listener, providing resources on active listening, and answer any questions listeners may have about their role.-DoorkeeperAs a Doorkeeper, I am able to open and close any of the rooms. Feel free to reach out if you need a room open for a discussion or a session.-Support Team Leader for Listener Sharing CircleI am a Support Team Leader for the Adult Listener Sharing Circle and for the Teen Listener Sharing Circle. I ensure that the script is correct, the shares are within the guidelines, the team is ready, and that we have hosts for the sessions.-Adult-Teen ListenerAs an Adult-Teen Listener, I am able to support the teen side of 7 Cups. I have been interviewed and have been background checked to ensure that I am able to be an ATL.  
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277
United States

RebekahRoyal

Virtuoso 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
*please call me "Rebekah". Thank you!* 🐣 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. I can't wait to chat with you!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.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 help to train listeners for the Verifiers team! 🌻o Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here! 🌻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. 🌻o Community Mentor Leading: I'm the leader of the Anxiety sub-community. Would you like to get involved in the anxiety community? Introduce yourself here!  🌻 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 and listener chatrooms! 🌻o Teen Chatroom Mentor: I moderate in the listener chatrooms (the teen ones, specifically) 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 // The White Stripes // Green Day // Billie Eilish //  ✨ 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!"  🏁 Triggers 🏁 🏁 Please don't use all caps (for emphasis or roles is fine). 🏁 Please do not use excessive ellipsis ("..." a lot, or "............................"). 🏁 Please don't use "mhm" in PMs with me. 🏁 Please try to use "could" instead of "can" when in PMs with me. 
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900
United Kingdom