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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.

empatheticLavender2924

Master 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
On my Weekend Break- I'll still answer all PMs (within 24h) but I am unavailable for regular chatting. I take these breaks on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for self-care. I hope you understand!Hey there! I've dealt with a lot, and I want to let you know that if you are dealing with a lot too, you are not alone..It helps to just talk about stuff!!! Feel free to reach out and talk to someone-it helps. Let's make it a happier place for everyone!!My offline life has been a mess and exams are going on so I won't be taking chats as regularly as I used to. I will reply to PMs in 24h, and I will do hosting and other roles, and maybe do member chats when possible. I hope you understand...feel free to reach out to another awesome listener by clicking here. Please go through the first part of my profile before sending me a request!(I've indicated till where) I am usually online and available for chatting 3pm to 4pm ET on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. That is the time in my schedule that I have dedicated to 1-to-1 member chats. New members are requested to send me personal requests or PM me for emotional support only when I am online or I may not be able to reply in time. I chat for not more than 45 minutes at a time...(or I get really tired and unable to provide support) I am here to listen compassionately and without judgement. The chat will be confidential. A few things I am uncomfortable chatting about- abusive parents and self harm(due to personal reasons) If you want to talk about these topics please contact another listener and my sincerest apologies for not being able to help you here I am uncomfortable talking to members who are under the influence (of alcohol or any other narcotic substance) I do however take chats about sexual assault, and LGBTQ+ issues. I do take chats on sexual health (but I am very selective when it comes to that topic). Please don't ask me to control your urges or for any inappropriate "help". Please keep in mind that this website is for emotional support, and I would appreciate if you can be respectful and considerate. I support neurodiverse members and I am comfortable chatting with them. I may be unfamiliar with some of the topics you may want to talk, but I can read up on them during the chat or in-between chat sessions...since I am a human too I can't know everything(though I wish I did). My triggers- Self-harm (and related descriptions), hugs For new members- before sending a personal chat request, please check my status- Red(offline)- I am offline and not accepting chats. Alternatively I am participating/hosting an event or in the chatroom, or busy so I will not be able to reply to your messages during this interval. However you can still drop messages and I will get back to you later. Green(online)- I am online, free and open to your chat requests... Orange(Busy)- I am online but will not accept your request since I already am talking to too many member chats so I may take a lot of time to respond to your messages and not be able to give you the attention you deserve so I recommend you to look for another listener by clicking here...there a lot of great people here who want to help you Note for all members and listeners- I may reply to PMs when I am 'offline' but at that time I am unavailable to chat. I am available to chat when I appear 'busy' but chances are I am already handling multiple chats so the response time will be slow. My apologies for the same. You can also send me messages when I am offilne, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. However kindly note that when I appear offline I am unavailable for chatting.Also please note that if I am in the chatrooms and my status is offline, that means I am not available for chatting in the PMs. In that case you can send me a PM and I'll get back to you in 24h.I do care about you a lot because you are an awesome person, and I am here to listen to you...I'll do my best to support you!! If I am unable to do so for any reason, please feel free to reach out to another amazing listener here Please go through the part of my profile above this before sending me a request!  If you have lots of extra time, then maybe you may want to read my full profile-Full profile- You can call me Lavender. Some people here like to call me Lav (nommer lav, or Little lav) or Lave, Lavey or even Lab (short for laboratory- I love lab)- so if you are too lazy to type Lavender then please feel freeI collaborated with my awesome almost triplet @Hope2103 to make a thread about 'Myths and Misconceptions related to Asexuality'- feel free to check it out here! Thank you so much Hope for working on this!! A few friends here made a noni quiz (I helped a bit) - check it out here!! I love it- thank you @ShiningStars1 @VicK5123 @KindNutella926 for the idea and working on this!!!! I am an agender (basically that means I have no gender). I am lazy to think about pronouns so I don't mind if you use any pronouns- whatever you like) But I'd prefer they/them. And I am an ace(asexual).   I speak english, french (well I don't "speak" french well- bad pronunciation lol but I can write and chat in french) and I am trying to learn basic Korean. I also speak (but won't be writing in) Hindi   I am an introvert or maybe an ambivert so I won't talk a lot here, but I'm here to listen to you (that's why I am a listener- sorry bad pun)I think I have mentioned a lot of personal details here so I would prefer if you don't come up with very personal questions(and please don't ask any personal questions for a second time). Please understand that is because I love my privacy and you should love your privacy too!  If you see me in the chatrooms you'll know that I nom everything *wink* My PMs are open for listeners at all times- and I reply within 24 hours- so if you want to ask me something please feel free!My favorite place on 7Cups is the PMland- so feel free to text me anytime and I'll surely get back to you within 24h😊And my PMs are a spam-friendly space for all ;)My roles here- First and foremost- I am a Verified Listener which means I am a high-quality listener who will try their best to listen to youI am a Care team Guide here!! (We reach out to listeners and we are basically like a buddy you can talk to- a friendly face in the PMs.) We are like PM buddies that can provide support and help you navigate the site.So if you want us to reach out to a listener please click here-  https://forms.gle/AtkLgegwvAE55idL7 I also host sharing circles on Thursday and Sunday at 2pm ET so hope to see you there!!!I am a Listener Verifier, which means I can help other listeners here to get verified. So if you want to get verified, or have any queries about being verified, you can always PM me and I'll assist you!I am also in the Group Support Outreach Team, where we reach out to new members and listeners, and invite them to the group support here to be a part of the communityI also host discussions on Tuesday 2pm ET as a part of the Teen Discussions Project on the topic LGBTQ+/MOGII so I hope to see you there!QLP Graduate- I have completed the Quality Listening Program with Honours- A 7cups academy program which focusses on listening skills. Some awesome listeners here!!! So a shoutout to some very special listeners I look up to- @sia1325 @fristo @VicK5123 @Izzy274(sadly I can name only a few people here- though I have met many many listeners here and they are awesome too- so proud of them all)Meet my awesome lovely almost triplets!! Rose644 - An awesome angel- You are so kind and considerate. Also I love to smell your pfp lol. *hands Rose my fav book* Hope2103 - Just like your name, you are full of hope!! A cheerful presence! Please enjoy your break but don't forget us. My twinnie!!- Meet my lovely twinnie MJ @HealingBrokenWIngs ...an awesome listener and a very sweet person. I am so happy to know you here!!!Thank you for reading all the way till here!! *hands over comfort cookies to all*   Quoting some of my favourite lyrics- 🎵"Whatever hurts you is gonna pass and you'll have learn from it when it comes back...You'll be doing better, doing better"- (Louis Tomlinson) 🎵"They say home is where the heart is, but my heart is wild and free"-(Passenger) 🎵"When I get older, I will be stronger, they'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag," (K'naan) 🎵"Let your heart sweet heart be the compass of your soul and you should follow it wherever it may go! When it's all said and done you can walk instead of run 'cause no matter what you'll never be alone."- (Lady A) 🎵"Tell me do you...tell me do you still remember feeling young? Strong enough, to get it wrong in front of all these people. Just for tonight, look inside and bring that memory of you strong enough to get it wrong in front of all these people... fearless!" (Louis Tomlinson)     This bio is so long it looks like a newspaper smh smh so I'll stop here. Sending lots of healing beams for you, yes you amazing fairy!! You deserve love and support. PS- I am sorry if I am unavailable while you are reading this, so please talk to another listener if you want support now. Or if you want you can drop me messages and I'll reply within 24 hours. I am here for you!! My PMs are open at all times for both members and listeners!
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1009
India

courageousheart96

Epitome 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone!  I am courageousheart96. I am a verified listener on this site. Feel free to contact me whenever you want. My response time may vary. Thank you for understanding!Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.   I don't feel comfortable with Sexual TopicsI am part of the Care team and AL4 graders team. I am also a Peer supporter and an adult Newbie hub (support room 24/7, sharing circle, member community room) and healthy living Room supporter.My Twinnee @Rosshini ❤️🐧🐼
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8341
Ireland

GoldenRuleJG

Genius 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
FEMALE LISTENER  Please read below about what I try  to be as a listener: Although i am not a professional therapist I try to apply my knowledge of psychology on stuff (p.s. - Undergraduate Bachelors Degree in Psychology completed. YAY 🧡🤩). I aim to be unbiased yet compassionate. Not a fairy godmother.  If all the above sounds good let me know if you want a chat.  *Not available on weekends*  When the circle near my profile pic is green that means I’m available to talk to you now. If you leave me a message and I don't respond this can because im busy (orange circle) or because im offline (red circle) *1 hr duration chats *
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4024
United Kingdom