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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.

TaranWanderer

Sage 13
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: ūüĆí 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. ūüĆď 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. ūüĆĒ 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. ūüĆē LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

LateNightWolf

Proficient
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people struggling with depression and relationship problems. I enjoy music, traveling, hiking, camping, reading and making new friends. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!
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1902
Egypt

Mel

Exemplar 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Subcommunity Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Community Mentor, Community Member Leader and Forum Key applications, Flag Queue and overseeing Modified Forum Content. Do you like subcommunities and want to be more involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter!Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Community Mentor!- Chatroom Ambassador: Listener Chatroom Supporter, 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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2121
Argentina

RhinocerosWings

Apprentice 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Two ex-husbands, two kids being raised by my parents because of my health, lots of anxiety, a mood disorder, money woes, 25 years of chronic pain, 26 years in and out of therapy, and 30 years of mental health issues, and I'm overcoming every bit of it. 
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85
United States

HopieRemi

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
  I have been honored to be a listener since June 2016. If I have the chance to support you in a chat, I try to establish time boundaries and personal boundaries. Our chats will always be based on what you want to talk about, excluding topics of sex, active suicidal ideation, or homicidal ideas. If you feel like you're in crisis (Suicidal, homicidal, self-harming), please check out this helpful resource. Since the chat is for your support, I would prefer not to talk about myself. I am in my late 20s. I work long 12-hour shifts and do school full time so my availability can be limited at times. Due to this, I prefer to take general requests. If you need immediate support, I recommend you browse for a listener who is online or if you’re capable of waiting for a response, we can chat in an offline approach. If you have been specifically sent to me, feel free to PM me.Community Centered Moderator for Newbie Area, Healthy Living, and LGBTQListening Share Circle HostQuality Mentor Safety Flag Team MemberAL 2 Grader -  please do not message me asking me about your test.Chat Support + Peer Support + Listener Room Supporter + Listener Coach By the way, my favorite color is Blue. What's yours?Art by Robyn  
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4669
Puerto Rico

lyricalAngel70

Guru 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ON A SELF-CARE BREAK~ Sorry, Not Taking Any New Chat Request Currently. Kindly Browse Listeners Here, Thank you! Please read my bio before contacting me. ‚̧A Lil bit about me: Hi, this is Angel & I am delighted that you have come across my profile on 7 Cups' of Tea. I am an active, trained, verified listener here. Besides, I have completed 7 Cups' Internships (June 2019), LDP - Leadership Development Program (January 2021) & CDM - Content Development and Marketing Program (September 2021) successfully. Currently, enrolled in QLP Quality Listening Program (to further improve my listening skills) at 7 Cups Academy. I am comfortable talking about all the issues mentioned in the list below: ADHD Alcohol/Drug Use Anxiety *** Bipolar Borderline (BPD) Breakups *** Bullying *** Cancer Chronic Pain¬† Depression *** Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise Motivation *** Family Stress *** Financial Stress *** Forgiveness *** General Mental Health *** Getting Unstuck *** Grief *** LGBTQ+ Loneliness *** Managing Emotions *** Men's & Women's Issues *** Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Attacks *** Parenting Perinatal Mood Disorder PTSD/Trauma Racial & Cultural Discrimination *** Recovery *** Relationship Stress *** Schizophrenia Self-Esteem *** Self-Harm Sexual Health Sleeping Well *** Social Anxiety *** Spirituality *** Student Life *** Weight Management *** Work Stress *** N.B: Topics with asterisks denotes my live experience (I have lived it, gone through it) in that specific area & can assist you better with it.I would love to connect with you and assist you in the best way possible. I congratulate you on reaching out to seek help because it is not an easy job. It may be difficult to share your problems but I assure you that you won't regret trusting me with them. Your secrets are mine after you choose to share them with me. ūüėäI am currently studying masters in Clinical Psychology.¬† -Bookworm. -Loves traveling, sketching & shopping. -Cleanliness & fitness freak. -An optimist & an ambivert. -Down to earth. -Great singer. ‚Äč‚Äč-On my way to be the best version of myself. Proudly a member of these amazing communities : -¬†Safety Patrol Team - ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčTeam Lightship -¬†7 Cups Hindi & Urdu Translation Team -¬†Q&A Approval Team -Content Volunteering Team - Lightship Outreach Assistant Teamhttps://www.7cups.com/forum/GroupModZone_168/CommunityManagersOffice_2008/WarmWelcomeEveryoneByeByeCliqueChallenge_238987/#ByeByeCliques Eating disorders support and awareness hashtag - #EdGangTwin Listener: @WatchingOverYou - A brilliant listener & my favorite person. You can find them here -¬†https://www.7cups.com/@WatchingOverYou ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč P.S. Please refrain from connecting with me if you are here for casual/sex chat/online dating/seeking a relationship/marriage/wanting to have my social media, number, etc. And if I get such chats, I would be blocking them without any warnings (since I have already mentioned what I am uncomfortable with). You have many great apps for such purposes out there. 7 Cups' of Tea is an anonymous, secure, on-demand emotional health service and online therapy providing platform where real people connect to real listeners in one-on-one chat. If this is your sole purpose and you want to talk to someone? Hello and welcome. ‚̧ Thank You, Kind Regards, lyricalAngel70.
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1502
India

Hope

Epitome 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Laiba, also known as Hope! I am a Community Manager at 7 Cups. I oversee 7 Cups academy. I believe education should be practical and available to all. I have the honor of contributing to just that through 7 Cups academy. We offer the following programs!7 Cups Internship ‚Äč| Leadership Development Program ‚Äč|¬† Building Community Program ‚Äč| Content Development and Marketing ‚Äč|¬†Group Leadership & Dynamics Development¬†|¬†Quality Leadership Program¬†All the above names are hyperlinked. You can click through and find more information. All our programs are free and we provide a certificate and a badge upon completion.¬†Please read before PMing! ‚ú¶ My response time is within 3 days. Your patience is appreciated.¬† ‚ú¶ 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 have created a few growth paths (some in collaboration with the community) that I would love for you to explore! ‚ú¶¬†Preventing Burnout at 7 Cups ‚ú¶¬†Managing Anxiety ‚ú¶¬†Leadership Basics ‚ú¶ Watering Hope ‚ú¶ Study MotivationAre you new to 7 Cups?¬†Welcome to 7 Cups!¬†(Click for a message from me)
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4585
United Arab Emirates

Tazzie

Pinnacle 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am the Subcommunity Coordinator on 7 Cups! Please feel free to reach out for support connected to the site and Subcommunities! I would be honored to help out.  I am unable to take on chat requests. Please connect to our listeners here! 
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888
United States

FinleyTews

Expert 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
TŠļ†M THŠĽúI¬†CHŠĽą TR√í CHUYŠĽÜN VŠĽöI MEMBER CŇ®. TEMPORARILY¬†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. Systems and sex workers welcome. I¬†love listening to music, going on walks,¬†learning about mental health and sign language. I'm queer and 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 love a rating or a review so I can improve my skills. Hope to chat with you soon!
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1147
Viet Nam

hopedreamlove

Epitome 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
ūüĆļ I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ‚ėēÔłŹ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. ūüĆļ Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ‚ėēÔłŹ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. ūüĆļ Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ‚ėēÔłŹ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1880
United States

ASilentObserver

Epitome 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
"You are always one decision away from a totally different life."Hello everyone, I'm known as Obs and I'm one of the members of the Community Management Team. Here are some resources in case you need them -  If you are unable to see any group support rooms, probably you would need to meet some requirements. Check them here!  Join us in various group discussions? check the community calendar for the schedule and details. Group Support Frequently Asked QuestionsWeekly Communi. a listener If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resource Please feel free to PM me with any questions or doubts regarding our community and roles. I am here with you to help with the best of my efforts while we keep building our community better each day with team efforts. I am unable to take chat requests right now as I am unable to respond timely. I request you to connect with other available listeners here-  Browse Listeners. We all are here with you to listen and support. Do not say, "I am having a bad day." Say, "I am having a character-building day." - Les BrownHave a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!
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3009
India

jovialButterfly6752

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
ūü¶č¬†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.¬†‚ėļūü¶č¬† ¬†All credits to the creator of my profile pic (Titled 'Fatal Attraction', created by SmoreKr, posted on Deviant Art, Edited by AriadneLove). I don't own the image.¬†"We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." ‚ÄĒ Plato¬†¬†ūü¶č¬†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. ¬†Neurodivergent and proud ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčūüĖ§¬†#EdGang #Edgangforlife (spreading awareness and support for eating disorders) ¬†Read about DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)¬†here¬†and¬†here. A big thank you to HealTheHealer and TheWonderlandSystem for explaining this!¬†I am open to chatting about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this), relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management.Listener TwinsouiCherie, 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 to all things adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for all your wisdom <3 ¬†AriadneLove,¬†another amazing neurodiverse friend who gets my ADHD brain! I love your energy and enthusiasm <3 Don‚Äôt stop being you! ¬†Star996,¬†a genuine "star" as I've been trying to learn and grow on my journey here. Thank you for seeing so much good within me. \  ē‚ÄĘŠī•‚ÄĘ Ē \ ¬†kindLemonade,¬†lovely self-care buddy + ADHD advocate :D¬†¬†Appreciate your drive and thoughtfulness! You always look out for everyone!¬†¬†¬†Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Listener Discussion HostGlobal Community MentorCommunity Mentor for Support PlusProject Agent Support Plus¬†Quality MentorListener CoachGlobal ModeratorContent Volunteer Team¬†Editorial Assistant: Therapy Focus¬†Safety PatrolPeer Supporter¬†(Adult and Teen)¬†Chat Supporter (Adult and Teen)DoorkeeperUsed to be / Have Become aSocial Soldier with Project LightshipRoom Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General SupportQuality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups Internship GraduateLeadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program¬†Graduate¬†Group Leadership & Dynamics Development GraduateBuilding Community GraduateForum Supporter Support PlusForum Supporter Needs ReplyChatroom Moderator for Disability Support,¬†Newbie Support, and¬†Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle Host
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848
India