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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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Dominican Republic

competentParadise6344

Guru 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am Paradise.   Please note that I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I'm a Chatroom Mentor, Community Mentor, and Quality Mentor. I would love to help you throughout your listener journey by providing you with relevant resources and improving your active listening skills. I can answer any questions you have and offer guidance. We can work together to make 7 cups the best experience possible.  If you message me, let me know what you are interested in.I support the Leadership Development Program as an Academy Mentor Leader, responsible for overseeing the Leadership Development Mentor Team. I support the Quality Listening Program as an Academy Mentor Leader, responsible for overseeing the Quality Listening Mentor Team.I support the Building Community Program as an Academy Mentor, feel free to contact me if you have questions related to the program.I am an Active Listening 4 (AL4) Grader, you can check AL4 Updates to see when badges have been last updated.If you are interested in hosting session(s) for the Listener Sharing Circle or would like to know more about it, please check out the informative forum threads on it here: click me.  🌿About me🌿  I enjoy writing a lot. In my free time, I have a passion for taking pictures of nature.                                                                           🌿Some Quotes I like🌿   Believe you can and you're halfway there.🌿 My roles on 7 cups🌿  Academy Mentor Leader (Leadership Development Program & Quality Listening Program)  Academy Mentor (Building Community Program)  Adult-Teen Listener Outreach (Project Agent) Chat Support Chatroom Mentor Community Mentor Discussion Leader  Doorkeeper  Editorial Assistant  Global Mod Peer Support  Quality Mentor Safety Patrol Support Team Helper (Listener Sharing Circle) 
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223
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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2072
Argentina

SuryanshSingh

Epitome 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
I am presently not taking any new member chats. Feel free to search for other listeners from HERE. Thank You for understanding. Hello Hello! Welcome to my profile page, thanks for visiting. I am Suryansh or Surya, a teenage boy from Uttar Pradesh, India. My timezone is IST (Indian Standard Time). I am a schoolboy having Maths and Chemistry as my favorite subjects. I really enjoy drinking coffee, listening to music, watching series shows and tech movies, traveling, getting to know our world more and the history. I like writing and reading thoughts/quotes. After a few years, I aim to join Indian Administrative Service, serve the nation, and continue listening and supporting people.   I am a trained verified listener here on 7 Cups. I like listening to people and supporting them with whatever they are going, I believe that everyone deserves to be heard and understood. I cannot solve your problems, but I assure you that I will provide you with a safe listening ear and support you. Your feelings are absolutely valid and I vow you that I will never judge you. I would appreciate receiving ratings and reviews as it helps me to improve, learn and grow better. I greatly believe in respect, patience, and kindness which I will always embody in our conversation and I would greatly appreciate it if I receive the same attitude as mine back from the other person. I substantially care about you! I am available from Monday to Friday, weekends are days off from 7 Cups for me as I practice Self-Care on these days. We all deserve to have some time for ourselves (me-time) to care about ourselves. My general response time is within 2-3 days. If I am unavailable or offline, you are so welcome to leave me a message and I will try to respond as soon as possible. I have some triggers that make me feel uncomfortable in the chat. Please avoid sending one-word message involving 'okay', 'k', 'huh', 'heh', ok', 'oh', 'ah' and 'hmm'. I would appreciate your understanding nature towards me. My Involvement in 7 CupsChatroom Teen Star LeaderAs a Chatroom Teen Star/Mentor Leader, I lead Teen Chatrooms. My focus areas as Teen Star Leader, include Teen Chat Support Team Mentor Leader and Teen Chatroom Coordinator Mentor Leader. Apart from my focus areas, I also help with onboarding new Mentors and Teen Stars, host Chatroom Mentors/Teen Stars meetings, and manage Listener Learning and Journey Sub-community activities.Teen Community/Forum StarAs Global Teen Community/Forum Star, I moderate the forums and take steps towards building engagement in the sub-communities with various types of activities. I am a Teen Community Star for Listener Learning and Journey Sub-community & Mentor-Meet Up Sub-community. I can edit, delete or transfer any forum post/thread from any sub-community.Teen Quality StarAs Teen Quality Star, I aim on improving the quality of listeners and the whole community. My Quality Projects include Listener Coaching Team member, Care Team member, Safety Patrol Outreach Team member, and Active Listening 4 Tests Grader.Chat Support/Peer SupportAs a Chat Supporter, I provide support to our listeners with ongoing chat. As a Peer Supporter, I provide support to our listeners after a hard/difficult chat.Teen Sharing Circles Support Team LeaderI am a Support Team Leader for Teen Sharing Circles and Small Steps towards Healthy Habits. I manage the sessions, ensure the script is correct, onboard new hosts, reaching out to hosts and ensure the coverage of the project. Project Agent for Listener Verifiers TeamAs a Listener Verifier, I could conduct mock chats with listeners who need to be verified. As a Project Agent for the Listener Verifiers Team, I could conduct training for verified listeners who want to join the Listener Verifiers Team, check the VL Forums, and pairing new Listener Verifiers.Global ModeratorAs a Global Moderator, I moderate all the Member Group Support Rooms and ensure the chatroom's positive, welcoming, and supportive nature. I ensure the rooms are safe and friends for everyone.DoorkeeperAs a Doorkeeper, I can open or close any room on 7 Cups. You are always welcome to drop me a message if you would like to get any information, want any room to be closed or opened, or just a casual chat. You can book me for yourself from HERE. I reassure you that you will be provided a safe and non-judgmental environment to have a chat with me. Thank you for visiting my profile. Congratulations, you have reached the end. I have a cup of coffee for you below. Thank You :)
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494
India

Erica

Marvel 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
Welcome to my profile!✨A litte about my crazy journey ✨I joined 7 Cups at the end of 2015. I joined 7 Cups as a listener to help others struggling to find their purpose in our crazy world. However, 7 Cups became much more than just helping out amazing members. I decided to dedicate myself to helping listeners, as well. Since 2016 (on and off for breaks), I joined many leadership roles and projects. Currently, I am a Group Mod (for Depression Support, Teen Support and Self-Harm Recovery), Peer Supporter, Doorkeeper, Quality Mentor (Teens and Adults) and Chat Supporter. I am also proudly apart of these teams/projects: Active Listening 4 Grader, Listener Coach and the Anonymous Evaluations Team. I am an Adult-Teen Listener which means I can support both teens and adults! I am also a proud holder of the 2017 PB Award which means that I showed that I was a huge believer in the 7 Cups mission.✨ A little about me ✨I am 19 years old and currently reside in the sunny state of Florida! I am in college pursuing my degree in Social Work so I can become a therapist. I am a huge advocate for mental health as I personally struggle with Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Depression. I also have personal experience with Chronic Pain, Eating Disorders, Grief and Self-Harm. I am also a suicide attempt and ICU survivor (please note that although 7 cups is not a crisis resource, there is support out there. Click this for resources).I believe everything happens for a reason and that these battles we fight only make us stronger.✨ Topics I can best help with ✨I try to help with most topics but due to personal experiences, I can best help with Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bullying, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Loneliness and Self-Harm related chats.✨ Topics I do not take ✨I do not take any chats related to sexual manners or relationship chats.✨My Availability ✨I am in the EST timezone and I am usually the most active around 9AM-10PM EST. I will reply to messages as soon as I can! I am taking chats on a limited basis.✨ Resources ✨Crisis ResourcesLive Through ThisProject SemicolonRunaway Hotline✨ Quotes that inspire me ✨"Everybody wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can't make a rainbow without a little rain." "Even the darkest nights will end, and the sun will rise again." "When "i" is replaced with "we" even illness becomes wellness." "My purpose is greater than my pain." "Just ride the wave."✨Tribute ✨My new journey on here is in Amelia's honor. Rest in Peace, Amelia 💗 Gone but never forgotten. 
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1613
United States