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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.

LavenderFlower

Expert 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Currently UNAVAILABLE for member chats. Please check back later.💙About Me💙Hey there everyone! I am LavenderFlower, but you can call me Lavender or Lav  I like video games, writing, acting, music, and art. I’m super interested in Psychology and Forensics as well. I listen to those with Personality Disorders and Dissociative Disorders on top of the categories I have listed. I also take chats about attention seeking and lying. I am an empathetic listener who will do their best to support you.   💚Involvements💚Verified Listener Wiki Team Safety Patrol Adult-Teen Listener Intern Graduate with Honours Intern Mentor    
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634
Trinidad And Tobago

starryskies108

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side , I will sit with you in the dark ♥️ Hello! I'm glad you found me here. I study psychology and I'll be REALLY happy to help you. You don't have to go through this alone. I promise I will do everything I can to help you bring the change you want in your life :) Talk about whatever you want to , even if it's nothing at all .I'd love to get to know you more . Even if it's for a casual chat , I'm here for you Personal requests preferred,so don't hesitate to press the chat now button :D Let's talk .My roles here include being a/an : Intern Graduate (with honours) Adult-Teen Listener Peer Supporter   Community Mentor (Anxiety Support) Forum Supporter (Anxiety Support) Chatroom Moderator (Newbie Hub Community) Group Moderator Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team Member Sharing Circle (co) Host Healthy Habits Team (co) Host ​​​​Translation Team Member Anonymous Evaluations Member ​​​​
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2831
India

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

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

Harish

Maven 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
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1915
India

Izzy274

Pinnacle 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
You can book me for a chat here: https://izzy274.youcanbook.me/ or pm anytime and I'll reply when I'm online! I may not be able to reply to private messages on Sundays as this is when I host sharing circle and Support Room 24/7. If you have seen me in group rooms and I've not replied to a pm, please don't feel like I'm ignoring you! I love talking to everyone here, and will get around to my private messages when I'm not focused on hosting so my attention isn't split between different people <3 . My name is Izzy (she/her), as my username suggests, and I’m always happy to talk/ listen to you.   A little bit about me: I’m 17, female and from the UK. I have lots of hobbies, including music (I play piano and cello), art ( I like to draw and I’m also trying felting) and reading. I’m currently doing A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and maths, and I am an aspiring medic, so if you’re feeling stressed or worried about school or applications to uni/college feel free to message me ❤️ as I have lots of personal experience in this area. I love meeting new people and finding out about their interests and hobbies.   I became a listener in March 2020, because I wanted to pay forward the amazing support that had been given to me whilst I was struggling with anxiety and depression. It means a lot to have someone to talk to who will actually listen, and it can be so powerful sometimes. On 7 Cups, I want to be able to make even the smallest difference to your day, no matter if it's just a short check-in to see how you're doing. I love getting to know you all over time and growing together to enable you to achieve the things you want to.     I try to be active 7-10 pm British time daily ( I think that's 2-5 pm EST), and respond within 3 days maximum.  If my icon is green  I am currently available and accepting any chats! Feel free to make a personal request and I will be online to chat for at least 30 minutes.  If my icon is orange I am online but busy - feel free to message me however replies may be slow as I am probably already taking a chat, or hosting a support session. I will reply as soon as I am free to though. If my icon is red I am currently offline, so won't be taking any chats. Feel free to drop a message for when I get online though!   Some things I’m doing on 7 Cups:   - Verified Listener: I passed a mock chat to become verified in the community   - Sharing Circle host I host a weekly healthy habits session 3-4pm EST on a Sunday   - Intern I’m have completed a 15 week internship with 7 cups, so feel free to message me if you have any questions about internships!   Room Supporter: I am currently a room supporter for the newbie hub community and the anxiety support community, so feel free to message me if you'd like me to start a discussion in those rooms, and I hope to meet a lot of people there :)   Content development and leadership programme: I am currently undertaking the content development and leadership programme, so feel free to message me if you would like any content created or have any questions about the programme <3   My listening Style: As a listener, I tend to reflect a lot on what you say and use this to guide the conversation through empathising and validating your feelings. I ask open-ended questions to keep the conversation flowing, and always try to follow up after a chat to see how you're doing. I tend to send detailed, quite long messages, which I know can suit some people and not others, so If you would prefer shorter messages just let me know! I'm still learning as a listener, and continuously improve. Your feedback means the world to me as it allows me to tailor my listening style to you which can really help in a chat. Of course, sometimes listening styles just don't mix, and that's okay. - I would always be happy to refer you to another listener if you feel like the chat is not helpful for you (:.    In community rooms my listening style is a little different - I don't ask many questions as there may be things you don't feel comfortable speaking about it the group chats. I also tend to be quieter if a room starts to get busy.    Thank you for reading if you got this far, congratulations ahah (: Feel free to pm me for a chat so we can get to know each other!    
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820
United Kingdom

younity

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
currently an intern with 7cups.                step out of the shadows and walk into the light.              
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2858
Canada

Power

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"Time is the most valuable commodityI contribute to these Quality Projects★ Peer Support Project / Training★ Welcoming Team: I have personally provided resources and welcomed 6,680 New Listeners to the 7 Cups Community★ 7 Cups Ambassador ★ 7 Cups Internship Program★ Community Mentor Leader ★ Chatroom Mentor ★ Quality Mentor ★ Forum Mentor ★ Doorkeeper.
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6718
United States

RideaRainbow

Pinnacle 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
There's nothing more beautiful than a rainbow...But it takes both rain and sunshine to make one...If life is to be rounded and many colored like rainbow....Both joy and sorrow must come to it...Have a Great Day....!!!     I am ' Country Leader India ' !!!   India has its own sub-community.... #NamasteIndia, I am its leader. Click on the link given below & get on board !!!  https://www.7cups.com/home/IndianSupport/   Colors of India !!!    Quote of Acceptance :When we don't accept an undesired event, it becomes Anger,when we accept it, it becomes tolerance.When we don't accept uncertainty, it becomes fear, When we accept it, it becomes an adventure, When we don't accept other's bad behavior towards us, it becomes hatred, When we accept it, it becomes forgiveness.When we don't accept other's success, its becomes jealousy, When we accept it, it becomes an inspiration.Acceptance is the key to handling life well !!   Roles I have on 7 cups :@ Quality Mentor, @ Forum Mentor, @Group Moderator,  Community Mentor Leader & Leader of India Sub Community #NamasteIndia @Leader of Student Support Room, @ Member VL Team, @Verified Adult & Teen Listener , @Peer Support., @Social Soldier.My Twins are : @CalmSea76, @PacificSunrise, @dancingRainbow45   Have over 516 Ratings out of which 200 are with 4+ stars. Big thank u to all for their lovely heart touching words !   " Surrender doesn’t mean the absence of action. Be active; be dynamic, but not obsessed withthe feverishness about fulfilling the desires "Why I Chose to be a Listener !!!I love to make a meaning of my life ....am growing inwards with every experience and day. I am been through rough patches in life and came out of them...WISER....HAPPIER.... AND AT PEACE WITH MYSELF. Would be my pleasure to be there for you !!! Life has a special meaning since I became a Listener on this forum...each review about me propels me to be a better person and be there for each one of u beyond 100%...I am here bcoz life is all about CARING....SHARING.....GIVING and above all LISTENING !!!!!! So plz come talk your heart out to me, I promise to listen to u from my heart! " Making one person smile :) can change the world--- Maybe not the entire world, but their world !!! "That's why am here.......FOR U !!!  "The Happiness Of Your Life Depends On The Quality Of Your Thoughts"  * Words which symbolize my profile pix :" O silent lover, seeker of the highest plains,may the Beloved always be with you "~Rumi  *Self-Help Guides           *Support Forums         *Mindfulness Exercises         * Questions & Answers        *Browse Listeners                        
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5413
India

DanaMH

Paragon 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Sorry not accepting member chats at this time other than regular members that I listen to. Please see here for a listener:  https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/I like to help others and like to be helped also. Created the following to help everyone please let me know if there is a web site that I should add as a resource:        ACT resources   -  An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  CBT resources -  How CBT can help-  Anxiety Worksheets-  Cognitive distortions -  Health anxiety -  psychologytools.com/download-therapy-worksheets.html  DBT resources -  psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/ -  lmgroeszpsychotherapy.com -  Coping with Flashbacks -  Feelings wheel -  Turning the mind Activity Scheduling Activities can be connected to the way you feel. If you track feelings of depression, you may discover that when you are depressed you are more passive and less active. Following the observation that depressed people tend to stop doing pleasurable activities, depression treatments often emphasize increasing the weekly number of pleasurable activities. Additional ways to improve mood: Surround yourself with people who have a positive impact on you Invest in friendships and have a “go to” person that you can trustBecome more forgiving - forgive yourself and forgive others Build on areas of strength and note evidence for new beliefs that replace old negative beliefs (praise yourself for things you accomplish)Keep a gratitude journal  Coping skills -  Alphabet of Stress Management and Coping Skills -  Adult Pleasant Activities -  Adult Pleasant Events -  99 Coping Skills  Books -  5 love languages and then discuss it-  Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder  Contacts -  Cancer-  Cahoots-  Doctor Reviews-  Doctor Specialists-  Acupuncture-  Chiropractor-  Dermatologists-  ENT – Ear, Nose, Throat-  Find A Hospital-  Find A Physician-  Find top rated doctor in my area-  GI - gastroenterology-  Gynecologists-  Doctor search-  What to expect from visit-  Hospital Reviews-  How To Find A Doctor That Accepts My Insurance-  How To Search For Doctors That Accept Medicaid-  Massage-  OBGYNs-  Ophthalmologist and Optometrists: Similarities and Differences-  Types of Doctors-  Urgent Care-  Find a Trusted Mental Health Treatment Center for You-  Hourglass-  Mission-  NAMI-  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255/Text 741741 (Text Start)-  Pleasant activities list-  Couples-  Find a therapist-  Open Source Counseling-  Optometrist-  Psychologytoday-  Types of Therapists-  List of suicide crisis lines-  befrienders.org - helps you find helplines by country-  imalive.org - an online crisis chat service, for anyone anywhere in the world.-  Psych Central Common Hotline Phone Numbers-  suicide.org - List of suicide helplines-  suicidestop.com - helps you find online chat, emergency numbers and crisis hotlines for many different countries in the world-  Warmline-  White Bird-  WomanSpace  Self-help guides -  7cups  Other Links -  Abortion-  Advice for Teens-  Alcohol-  Anger and Aggression-  Anxiety-  Bible Study-  Breathing Exercises And Techniques -  Detox Local-  Exercises for Relaxation-  Problems-  Problems: Causes, Tests, and Treatments-  Coping with Depression-  Crisis hotlines the recovery group-  Depression - A majority of people experience depression at least once during their lifetime, but they may or may not be aware of it. Understanding what depression is begins the journey toward recovering from depression. You may not realize that depression symptoms are not just emotional. Depression is much more than a low mood, feeling sad, and being irritable. There are cognitive (e.g., self-criticism and hopeless thoughts), behavioral (e.g., isolating from others and having difficulty ’getting started’ with activities), and physical (e.g., sleep problems and change in appetite) symptoms as well. The mind and body are very much connected, and the way that depression affects someone demonstrates that strong connection. Learn more about what depression is by reading the Depression Guide on 7 Cups of Tea’s website. You can also talk to someone about your experience of depression by requesting to chat with one of our listeners.Millions of people suffer from depression everyday? How do I know if I'm depressed or if I'm just sad?-  Forgiveness -  How to Get Help-  Key To a Happier Future-  Letting go of grudges and bitterness-  Minors Legal Questions and Answers  Panic Attacks -  10 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack-  Psychology and its practice-  Psychologytoday-  What Does the Bible Say-  Guide to Women's Self Defense and Self Protection-  Healing Self-Hate-  Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability-  Help with your sex life-  How to help a friend who is being abused-  Instant Self-Denfense-  Self Help Resources-  Womens Health-  MentalHelp - Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.-  Mindfulness meditation-  A Bad Dream Is More Than Just A Dream: The Science Of Nightmares-  Adult nightmares-  Causes and facts-  How can you interpret dreams-  Research and Treatments-  Prevent nightmares-  Psychologytoday-  Sleep Disorders-  Sleep Education-  Parents & Teachers: Tips & Advice for Talking to Teens About Sex-  PTSD: National Center for PTSD-  Women and PTSD-  Child sexual abuse-  Dealing with Rape-  How to Prevent a Potential Rape-  Help after rape and sexual assault-  If your child is raped-  http://www.sarsas.org.uk/self-help-guides/-  https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/recovering-from-rape-and-sexual-trauma.htm-  Medical Examination of the Rape Victim-  Raiin-  Rape Victims Prone to Suicide-  Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Disorders-  Sexual Assault Survivor's Guide-  Sexual Misconduct Law and Legal Definition-  Statutory Rape: A guide to state laws and reporting requirements-  Survivors Chat-  Things Not to Say to a Survivor of a Sexual Crime-  What is Sexual Violence-  Recovering Your Mental Health-  How Can I Satisfy My Sexual Desire If I’m Destined For Singleness Read the book5 love languagesand then discuss it-  Setting boundaries-  Understanding Ourselves and Our Relationships-  https://www.rainn.org/articles/self-care-after-trauma-  Self Growth-  Self Injury outreach and support-  Self-Soothing Techniques: Distraction-  Sex Addicts Anonymous-  Sex Therapy-  Social Anxiety-  Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers-  Teaching kids consent ages 1-21-  Teen Health-  Therapy Worksheets and Handouts-  Trauma Self-Help Books & Workbooks-  Why do men rape women-  Women self defense
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3686
United States

HeatherBug

Exemplar 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello there! Im Heather and Im 32 years old. I'm a mom and a wife.                                                                              
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2553
United States

LivIsHereToHelp

Supporter 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! Liv here I am a compassionate and sympathetic listener. When you start talking to me you enter a non-judgement zone. The most important thing right now is you. I want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout this interaction. I hope I can help you work through what you need help with. I am here for you.
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192
South Africa