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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.

urstrong

Advanced 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Here is a person who try his best to be there with you, listen to you.
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476
India

Thanhx4

Discoverer 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! My name is pronounced like John with a T. I am 20 years old and just graduated with a BS in biology and double minor in chemistry and psychology. That does not make me qualified as an actual therapist but I would still love to lend a listening ear. (:
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591
United States

Kara13V

Exemplar 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Happy Pride Month!! My name is Kara.  ∞♡ "Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter.  ⋆ ✧。 ⋆ "It is not your full story."  ~ S.C. Lourie ⠐✦ I am 15 years old and currently a verified listener and 7cups intern graduate here on 7cups. I love philosophy and psychology. Some hobbies I adore are painting, skateboarding, playing guitar and martial arts. I also enjoy trying new foods and browsing memes - along with talking to my friends :D I do not take chats on sexual health, ADHD, diabetes, chronic pain, disabilities, financial stress or exercise motivation. Please do not connect with me to discuss those topics as I don't feel I can best support you. ⁀➷ I am currently only taking scheduled 1 hr sessions. To schedule a time, please click here. I do not respond to non-scheduled chats as I am very busy at the moment. I will send you a message at the time of your booking.⊹ ੈ♡ — — — — — — — — — — — ₊˚ ‧₊ ๑ ˎˊ˗Roles on 7cups Sharing Circle Host: I host sharing circle on Wednesday at 2 pm EST and Friday at 4 pm EST.Safety Patrol Team: If you see an innapropriate bio or profile picture, send me a PM and I can flag it. Peer Support: I help listeners after difficult chats. If you are a listener looking for peer support, do not hesitate to PM.Discussion Leader: I host a Self-Care discussion on Saturday at 2 pm EST.Moderator: I am a moderator in the depression support room, trauma support room and newbie hub. "Let it hurt ・₊˚๑Then let it go." ~ r.h Sin Actively Supporting in Support Room 24/7 on Monday at 7:00 pm EST. I host a trauma discussion every Thursday at 7:00 pm EST. "We're all broken.・₊˚๑That's how the light gets in." ~ Ernest HemingwayAwesome Listener Twin & My Alien: enigmaticJet79 My bestie: Greenchoice1 My 7cups Brother: Nine83My Bootiful Butterfly: bubbles2025My Sharing Circle Friend: whenitsdarklookforstarsMy Self-Care Bath Buddy: Elleabelle *︶︶꒷︶︶︶︶꒷︶︶꒷︶︶︶꒦︶꒷︶︶꒷꒦ ₊˚ *︵︵  Thank you for reading my bio.   
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273
Canada

IcedEthan

Expert 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: Due to the high workload associated with my current roles, and my continued focus on self-care, I am unfortunately unable to take on any new Member chats. Please feel free to browse listeners here to find another Listener who will be able to support you.About Me Hi! My name is Ethan, I am 19 years old and I am an Adult-Teen Listener from the UK. I have struggled with my mental health for some years now, but I am on the road to recovery. Being able to support people in similar situations to myself is extremely fulfilling and is something I am very passionate about. My 7Cups Journey I started Listening on 7Cups in March 2018, and since then I have worked in various community roles. I went inactive from June 2020 due to personal reasons as the Covid-19 pandemic took a big hit on my mental health, but returned in May 2021. I have worked in the Teen Only Zone as a Forum Supporter, moving on to become a Forum Teen Star and then joining the Forum Leadership Team as a Project Agent. I am also a graduate from the 7Cups Internship, which I completed in November 2019. Following this, I began work as an Internship Teen Star and then Mentor, offering support to other Interns. Around this same time I began working as a Quality Teen Star and then Mentor, and joined the Listener Coaching team. Other roles I have worked in include Peer Supporter and Listener Verifier.Current Roles/Commitments I have been verified as an active and high-quality listener I am an Adult-Teen listener (I have been interviewed and had a background check to be able to work with the teen community)I am a Trainee on the Leadership Development Program (because of this I may not be able to respond to your messages even if I appear online)I am an Intern Mentor (I am currently on my trial period)I host a listener quiz/game night in the Friendship Room every Friday at 12pm ETAvailability (Compare to your local time here: https://time.is/compare)My timezone is GMT / BST (London, UK)Online: 1pm - 3pm (Weekdays)This is when I try to be online and active on 7Cups. If you send me a message between this time I will hopefully see it right away and respond quickly.Available: 11am - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm (Everyday)This is when I am free, but not necessarily online and active. I am happy to schedule chats at these times.Offline: 4pm - 7pm, 11pm - 11am (Everyday)I am either busy or alseep at these times and cannot respond to messages.Chat Topics I am comfortable talking about and povidng support on the following topics: Alchohol/drug use, anxiety, depression, family stress, general mental health, grief, LGBTQ+, loneliness, managing emotions, self-esteem, sexual health, sleeping well and student life. I am not comfortable discussing/unable to provide support for the following topics: Eating disorders, exercise motivation, parenting, self-harm, weight management. If you need support with any of these topics, you can browse for a different listener here.
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544
United Kingdom

adoredHug70

Virtuoso 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
SELF-CARE BREAK    PMs OPEN!    Whoever needs a chat, please do not hesitate to send me a message!        ---------------------------------------------------------        -SCHEDULED CHATS ONLY-        Sorry I do not take general or personal 1-on-1 chat requests at the moment. If you are a new member and wish to chat, please kindly send me a message for introductory purposes and then you can schedule a chat with me below.        For live chats, usually available on:  8 am-12 pm EST and  10 pm-12 am EST        *To schedule an appointment pm me. Please leave your 7 Cups username or else I wouldn't be able to know who you are. Thank you <3        -----------        FORMER INTERN in 7cups        MY HONOURS PROJECT        Hello everyone, I am a passionate and an avid supporter of everything mental-health related. I believe that the mind is a big part of the soul and it is important to keep it clear, healthy and peaceful in order to go through the many challenging events of the day.        I am intuitive and understanding and would love to help by lending you a listening ear and provide support for you to get back up on your feet and rise to great heights. I am here for troubled and suffering souls only and would prefer to focus on that and will refer you to other listeners if you are here for random chat fillers in between mundane jobs or day-to-life.        - Verified Listener -        - Peer Support -        - Group Mod -        I have time limits for each of my chats and would prefer if you would sit down and engage in the chat as if you are sitting down for a drink with a close friend in real life. I am dedicating my time and compassion onto the people who seek help from 7 cups and my goal is to just make this world a happier place.        Thank you for reading.          ---------        
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2438
United Kingdom

specialIris3369

Supporter 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am cheerful, friendly, approachable and caring. I've dealt with depression and Anxiety. So I can effectively provide emotional support as I relate and understand. I would love to help you. Please feel free to talk to me.
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144
India

VibrantAlice3720

Intermediate 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, it is so nice to meet you! A little background on me: I am interested in art, traveling, and supporting my community. I enjoy getting to know anyone! I joined the 7 Cups community as someone who is inspired to pursue psychology throughout college and beyond. I am hoping to reach out and improve my own skills as a listener on this platform and in my own society. Please feel free to contact me, I will get back to you as soon as possible :) I hope you are having a great day, stay positive. You got this!  
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233
United States

jovialButterfly6752

Sage
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud 🌈 Listener Twins with:ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)🐬musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to providing chat support about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this),relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support PlusQuality MentorListener Coach TraineeProject Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate)Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups InternBuilding Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support PlusPeer supporterChat SupporterUsed to be a Social Soldier with Project LightshipRoom Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support 🦋Accessible Version of my profile: 🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud ​​​​<3ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to chatting about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this), relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support Plus Quality Mentor Listener Coach Trainee Project Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate) Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups Intern Building Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support Plus Peer supporter Chat SupporterUsed to be a  Social Soldier with Project Lightship Room Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support
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615
India

alphav7

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi There! Always remember - Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of the things and no good thing ever dies!
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337
India

FinleyTews

Specialist 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
ĐANG TRẢI QUA MẤT MÁT CÁ NHÂN, CHỈ NHẬN TRÒ CHUYỆN VỚI MEMBER CŨ. GOING THROUGH PERSONAL LOSS, ONLY AVAILABLE TO OLD MEMBERS. Hi, glad you've found me. I'm a verified listener and I'd like to support people struggling with, or helping their loved ones cope with the problems listed below, plus DID/OSDD and autism. I am queer and sex worker-friendly. I love listening to music, going on walks, reading true crime, learning about mental health and sign language. I use they/them pronouns. I appreciate what I've learnt from my hardships and I'd like to lend an ear as you face yours. My time zone is UTC+7. I'd really appreciate a rating or a review so I can improve my skills. Hope to chat with you soon! Pfp by Starry ✨
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916
Viet Nam

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada