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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.

jovialButterfly6752

Veteran 12
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. :)¬†ūü¶č¬†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¬†ūüĆą¬†Listener Twin with the super cool ouiCherie¬†<3 #neurodiversefam for the win! ADHDers = human beings with their Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension.We're innovative, inquisitive, energetic, empathetic, philomaths, resilient, explorers, and searching for meaning in everything we do‚Ā†‚ÄĒexcept when we're¬†on an¬†expedition in pursuit of shiny dopamine‚ÄĒamong other things!Also listener twins with the lovely richuyulin <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)ūüź¨I 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:Listener 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 ūü¶čAccessible Version of my profile: ūü¶č¬†Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a¬†member or listener. :)¬†ūü¶č¬†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¬†‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč<3 Listener Twin with the super cool ouiCherie¬†<3 #neurodiversefam for the win! ADHDers = human beings with their Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension.¬†We're innovative, inquisitive, energetic, empathetic, philomaths, resilient, explorers, and searching for meaning in everything we do‚Ā†‚ÄĒexcept when we're¬†on an¬†expedition in pursuit of shiny dopamine‚ÄĒamong other things! Also Listener Twins with the lovely richuyulin <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. ¬†Grateful for their support with everything I do :)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.¬†Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now: Listener 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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613
India

FinleyTews

Specialist 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
ńźANG TRŠļĘI QUA MŠļ§T M√ĀT C√Ā NH√āN, CHŠĽą NHŠļ¨N TR√í CHUYŠĽÜN VŠĽöI MEMBER CŇ®. GOING THROUGH PERSONAL LOSS, ONLY AVAILABLE TO OLD MEMBERS. (English, Fran√ßais, Tieng Viet) 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¬†‚ú®
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916
Viet Nam

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: 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

hopedreamlove

Epitome 7
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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1873
United States

SnailPurple

Specialist 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there! My name is Maddie. I am a bisexual teen with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, and a chronic illness. I also used to be addicted to self-harm. I'm sorry, but I am not taking chats right now because I am going on vacation. If you need to message me, feel free to do so! I just won't be able to respond right away <3Aside from the topics listed, I will also chat about the following: ~Antisocial Personality Disorder~ ~Autism Spectrum Disorders~ ~Chronic Illness~ ~Dissociative Identity Disorder~ ~Mental Health Stigma~ ~Miscarriages~ ~Phobias~ I will chat about sexuality and sexual health. I will not chat about sexual trauma. I will chat about Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Pica, and Rumination Disorder. I will not chat about Anorexia.Aside from being a listener, I also have many other responsibilities! They are: ~Forum Supporter (LGBTQ/MOGAII Support and Self-Harm Recovery)~ ~Listener Discussion Leader~ ~Listener Verifier~ ~Teen Community Star (General Support)~Looking forward to chatting with you <3*7 Cups is not a crisis line. If you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, please connect to a crisis line.*
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380
United States

WimbleWomble

Genius 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Ravioli Ravioli gimme the Formuioli Hai there c:, just message me directly if it doesn't get through my personal requests. Don't take a permanent solution to a temporary problem.¬†Song Quote for the Day 6/18: "I know you're built to love, but broken now, so just try" - Be Kind: Halsey, MarshmellowLimited Availability, I'm on here whenever I can. DM me if I can't get to the personal requests. I'll try to reply ASAP <3! Mainly 2:20 PST-3:30 PST on most weekdays c: Greetings! I'm Viet C:[17], and I'm currently completing my 4th year of high school in California. I enjoy listening to conversations about people with personal issues and providing my feedback to them. I plan to pursue a major in science/health-related fields with intentions to become either a nurse or a teacher. I also do gym as a sort of therapy for me, 18? ( Honestly, I forgot to count) months and still going strong! That's really it, I promise I'm not that boring once you get to know me and I get to know you :D. My favorite animals are elephant seals because they're cute, blubbery, and huggable.¬† Topics I'm not the best in relating to: ADHD, Drug Use, Bipolar, BPD, LGBTQ+, Sexual Assault, Depression.Here's a picture of an¬†Elephant Seal, they're adorable: Here are some of my taste in music:¬†‚āĶ‚Īß‚ā≥‚ā¶‚ā≤…Ü‚āī. Some doggos that ate bees :C. I named them "Lumpert" My favorite track right now c: Hate's a strong word, but I absolutely despise dry conversations/texting. [Insert more stuff here] ¬†
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4428
United States

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
*Please read my bio before proceeding to message me*I can support you on the following topics: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Forgiveness, Grief, PTSD/Trauma, Self-harm, and Sexual Assault. All of my chats are 1 hour long and my availability depends on my days off from work. I require scheduling so we can meet on the days I am free.I’m Jenna and I am in my late 20s. I have 4 dogs and 5 cats which basically means I own a zoo! I've been here for 7 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. I enjoy piano and violin music, tacos, Netflix, being outside in nice weather, sleeping, and drawing. I would say my conversational language is assertive and logical in a confident aspect, but I'm still compassionate and empathetic.
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5091
United States

Probius

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! My name is Probius and I am glad you found me on Seven Cups of Tea. I'm a Verified Listener, and I can help with LGBTQ+ issues or anything else you need help with. I have dealt with LGBTQ+ issues myself, so I would love to help you. If I'm not immediately available, send me a message and we can work out a time that will work for you.   My Past Involvement:  LGBTQ+ Support Team Co-Leader  Internship Mentor  Quality Mentor  Peer Supporter  Group Moderator  Verified Listener Team  7 Cups Intern Graduate  Welcoming Committee  Adult/Teen Listener       
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10847
United States

anotherfrenchtoastclub

Guru 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Click here for a welcome message! Hello everyone, I'm Toast! I'm an Academy Ambassador here at 7 Cups, along with many other roles. I try my best to contribute positively to the community. Unfortunately, at this time, I do not have the time to take up regular member chats. I do have some occasional times that I might be able to, but my status will be green at that time. But otherwise, my other life commitments restrict me from responding in a timely manner.  That being said, my PMs are always open! I will get back to you as soon as I can, please do bear with me on my response time.Things that you can PM me about but are not limited to: - 7 Cups Academy Programs - Becoming an Adult-Teen Listener - Listener Coaching and Quality Mentoring - Peer & Chat Support (Although I am not frequently able to be in this role, I will try my best!) - Safety Patrol - Opening/Closing chat rooms _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________{the undercurrent pullsmy body it sweepspulling my outits anger it keepsthe undercurrent drawsa turbulent temptit tumbles my heartwith vehement intentthe undercurrent ragesBut I'm sturdy and strongadept in the waterfor that's where I belongthe undercurrent subsidesI'm floating serenemy eyes see the sunI still live, I still dream-Eileen Manassian, "The deleted poems". }Aspiring psychologist, avid movie watcher, devoted foodie, an ardent feminist, and a chain-reader! You can call me Toast! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and the most beautiful part of us."-David Richo ^ Words to live by.
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983
United States

RideaRainbow

Pinnacle 3
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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5187
India

aeris156

Expert 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi! Unfortunately, I am not accepting new member requests at this time. If you are currently one of my long-term members nothing will change, but otherwise I encourage you to find another equally qualified listener HERE  --- Hi!! My name is Angie! (she/her) I know what it's like to feel unheard, so I'm always happy to be an ear to listen :) Feel free to message me even if I'm offline, and I'll try to get back to you within 48 hours.  I have struggled with depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. To anyone who feels like it: you're not alone. If I can help support you, then I absolutely will.  In case nobody has told you today: You are enough. You are valid, you are worth it, and you deserve support. I'm sending love and good vibes your way <3 Community Roles Adult-Teen Listener- I can listen to both teens and adults! Note: I am still quite young, so while you are free to message me if you'd like, I might not be as effectively able to provide support to all you lovely people age 25 and older, and you might want to find another listener HERE Verified Listener- I have been verified as a high-quality listener Forum Supporter for Teen Only Zone and YPOC- come say hi and join the fun in one of our icebreakers or more serious discussions! If you're involved with the Teen community, swing by for one of our weekly ice cream socials! Teen Zone Support team- come say hi to me in the chatrooms when I pop in! Verifier's Team- if you want to be verified, I can help you on that path! Q&A Approval Team- I help approve the questions you all submit, which helps bring people to 7Cups! (if you read this far, go do something nice for yourself!!)
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584
United States

calmSpace19

Novice 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If you want to talk send me a message and I'll respond as soon as possible. You can message me even if it says I'm busy; I'm probably just checking messages anyway. I have experience with mental illnesses, from eating disorders to bipolar disorder. The only topic I am NOT comfortable with is sex-related issues, so please don't message me about those topics.  If you send me inappropriate messages I WILL REPORT AND BLOCK you. 
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3
United States