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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.

whenitsdarklookforstars

Advanced 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey amazing human! Thanks for stopping by and reading my bio! 💜Note: Temporarily not taking chats with new members 💚 Thanks for understanding ❤️ 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. [she/her] You can call me Stars, Dark or Lu (or anything else, really 😆), I don't mind!  You can message me whenever you need, be it for a light chat or something more serious!💜 What my status indicates: 💜 ❤️ - I am offline now, but feel free to message me. I will reply in a maximum of 3 days.  🧡 - I am busy, probably talking to a member, but feel free to message me and I will reply as soon as possible (but probably not have that much time to talk! I'll reply in maximum 1 hour)💚 - I am online and happy to talk now, so feel free to message me and expect a response!Note: I am usually offline on weekends! If you need immediate support, check out the "Browse Listeners" Page💜 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 (EST + 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 roles here on 7Cups: 💜 • Verfied listener: this means I went through and passed a mock chat to verify my active listening skills!• Safety Patrol: this means I can flag inappropriate profiles! If you ever come across one, don't hesitate to message me!• Peer supporter: this means I can provide emotional support to fellow listeners after a tough chat. If that's you, feel free to send me a message!  • QLP graduate: this means I am went through and graduated the "Quality Leadership Program" with Honours here on 7Cups to develop my skills as a listener! • Forum Supporter: I am proud to be a forum supporter for the Healthy Living community here on 7Cups!• Project agent: I work closely with the "Support Room 24/7 Coverage" project as a project agent, with the aim of providing continuous support for everyone in need!• Chatroom Moderator: I'm  also a mod for the Disabilities , Eating Disorders  and Healthy Living sub-community chatrooms!• Care Team: We reach out to fellow listeners who may want some friendly support 💗 If you think you or someone else would benefit from having a care guide reach out, please fill in this form! ❤️• Doorkeeper: I can open and close rooms here on cups! If you need a room opened/closed, feel free to message me or fill out this form here 💗 If you want to know anything about any of these roles, don't hesitate to message me! 💟 😁💜 My discussions here on 7Cups: 💜• Support Room 24/7 Project: I host a supportive open chat on the "Support Room 24/7" every Tuesday and Friday from 5am-6am EST!• Listener Sharing Circle Host: I host a Sharing Circle for listeners every Friday from 8am-9am EST with the fabulous @mamtasha22 . 💕• Sharing Circle host: I wost a supportive "Sharing Circle" session at 5am-6am EST on Mondays! • Eating Disorders and Stigma: I host a discussion about stigma around Eating Disorders every Tuesday at 5pm-6pm EST! I would be so happy and honoured to see you pop in any of these some time! 💜💜 Some lovely people I have had the honour to come across: 💜 • @shiningSky3745 - my Hamilton buddy, welcomed me when I was a 7Cups foetus. Super supportive and caring!  • @kieran000 - my lovely verifier! Helped me grow and makes me smile whenever he's in a chatroom!  • @Bubbles2025 - I have no words to describe her. The loveliest most inspiring person someone could possibly talk to. I am eternally grateful to have had the honour of talking to her ❤️ •  @mamtasha22 - queenest of the queens! Your journey here is so inspiring and your energy is truly overflowing! You rock Mam! 💖 •  @Stran1316 - how can I begin to describe your incredibleness? I am so lucky to get the chance to chat with you, and you make me smile whenever we talk! Thank you for being awesome! 😎💕 •  @VicK5123 - I know that I can always count on you to make moi smilee! Your never-ending light shines brighter than the stars! •  @Emily328 - You are the loveliest person ever. Honestly, cups is brighter because you are in it. Keep shining, stunner!  There are obviously more! Feel free to PM me if you want to be added to my humble list of *amazing* people! 💜 Some random things about me: 💜• I am a vegetarian 🐮❤️• I love listening to music (pretty much any kind!) 🎶• I am in love with "Grey's Anatomy" and "Hamilton"! • I absolutely love reading (currently reading "The Priory of the Orange Tree! 🐉 🍊 ❤️) 📚 If you have any book, movie or song recommendations, feel free to pop me a message; we can talk for ages! 😝#HopeForHappyFeet ❣️Sidenote: Something that I came across with the profile of the amazing @Sunisshiningandsoareyou was the #ByeByeCliques program. With the few Group Chats that I've been in, I have always felt welcomed and included, so let's spread the word for this incredibly supportive program!  Thanks for being the person you are, I know that can be hard to do sometimes! And remember:when it rains, look for the rainbow,  and when it's dark, look for stars! 🌟 💕💜 *offers hugs* 💜
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Hong Kong

optimisticDay8079

Proficient 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*ON A SELF-CARE BREAK*
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834
Portugal

CompassionateDreamer8522

Specialist 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
Currently, I'm usually online during the evening hours in EST during the week. My weekends are reserved for self care. Feel free to reach out or book a time below!MY ROLES ON THE SITE ARE LISTED BELOW: Verified Listener - This Means that I have taken more training to be a better listener. Verifier Team - I help listeners get verified by walking them through a mock chat scenario. Peer Supporter - Trained in Supporting Fellow Team Mates who have went through a  triggering or stressful chat. Door Keeper - This means opening up pop-up rooms for sessions or open chats. Room Mod for MSC, Family & Caregivers, General Support Safety Patrol Team - Flagger Honored to be part of the "Cooldie" club!
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United States