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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.

Jiminycricket91

Exemplar 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a shoulder to lean on and and ear to speak into. I love theater art and creativity :-)
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5557
United States

Harry53

Paragon 8
Listens to Teens & 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 relationship issues, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief over the loss of a loved-one, and managing emotions. During the past thirty five years I have been employed in various capacities in the social services field. 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, send me a message so that we can set up a time to connect. I'm glad you are here!
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4850
United States

Soul2soul

Exemplar 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I have been a listener here since March 31st 2014 and I am here just to listen and help you in the best way I can. It takes a lot of guts to even turn up at this site and it is definitely not easy to open up to a complete stranger. All I have are my experiences. I'm here because I know what it feels like to be alone or don't have anyone to talk to or people just don't understand you. I 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! “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening And live like it's heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey  
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5647
Malaysia

ThisTooShallPass80

Veteran 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a woman in my 30s living in the United States and can offer a mature, compassionate and neutral perspective.
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2529
United States

daysoftheweek

Sage 13
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I'm here to listen and hopefully help you feel a tad bit better :)
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3239
United States

dreamLove60

Epitome 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
i am a normal guy who talks a lot and love life
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10877
India

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & 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

castleofglass13

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am honored to be a listener here at 7 cups of tea. I'm born and raised in So Cal. In the past, I have struggled with depression and went through many not so good things, and other various issues. However, I'm fortunate enough that I have been able to come to terms with most of it and embrace it, and in turn, I'm healing and learning to live, and I want you to start living, because you are that important. Life is short. I am blunt and honest by nature, so if I come off as offensive or hurtful, that is not my intent, and I hope you will forgive me. I'll be on here as often as I can, so please do not hesitate to shoot me a message at any time. I cannot promise you that everything will be fine and dandy (I myself don't know), but please know that I am not going anywhere and always up to talk, about anything and everything.   Also. "Love what you have before life teaches you to love what you've lost".  Note: I also happen to be a guy. Please Read: This is a place where to have a conversation, polite and respectful, and respect goes both ways. Think of it you're at a party with a friend, you talk, you go back and forth with the conversation. At the party with this friend, you do NOT pull out a 24 pages printout with what you have to say, do you?  So, DO NOT do that to me. It shows that you're not respectful and you're just jumping from listener to listener searching for someone who validates what's already in your mind, or you're looking to cause trouble. Either way, you and I are not a good match, please move onto a new different listener. (Shout out to CreativeLife for this, as it sometimes is an issue for me and other listeners as well).  Also, one last thing. Please note, I do not take personal requests. If you'd like to chat with me please feel free to message me directly and I'll respond as soon as I can :). 
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21964
United States

oel

Epitome 15
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin. Older, retired, student (life long learner). Reader, gardener, communicator, community volunteer. Technology, cabinetmaking, building, counselling.
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13457
Australia

LetsCherishLife

Virtuoso
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I only take chats within my topics. If possible please check my profile before requesting a chat with me.   (Not necessary if I took your general request.)If you're in a too bad condition just make sure you want to talk about something within my areas of expertise.Sensory overload warning: If you're sensitive to flashing colors you don't need to read the rest of my profile as it may be triggering. In that case, just drop me a message including the topic you want to chat about. ​Urgency first: If you are facing an acute situation like a panic attack, flare-up, or urgent urge you don't need to read the rest of the text and can just drop me a request. I'll take care of you as soon as possible. If you're not in a situation like that please read on to see if I am the right Listener for you. If yes you're very welcome to contact me but you may have to wait a bit in case I am occupied with an urgent case, especially if my status is set to busy (orange).Hello and welcome to 7cups. I'm a 24 years old female from Germany and glad you're reading this. I had and still have to struggle with some of the things I offer support with and that's why I think I can help you with it. I understand you well and maybe I have suggestions, techniques, or skills to help you. I'm familiar with living with chronic pain, self-harm, and panic attacks. I also have non-epileptic (dissociative/conversion) seizures and I'd like to exchange experience about this anytime to possibly learn from each other when it comes to managing or getting them under control better.In the following, I will describe myself as a Listener and explain in what case I am the right one for you. If you select me as your Listener and I think there is a chance that I might be able to help, I will surely try my best to do so. If I was to describe myself as a listener I would say I'm mostly supportive, reassuring, and encouraging. But despite all my empathy and understanding I still tend to be somewhat challenging. I can assure you that you have my greatest support if you are willing to work with me and I will be here to guide you through whatever struggle you may face. My favorite saying that I took from the saw movies which I enjoy (don't worry, I'm not a creep) is  "CHERISH YOUR LIFE" and I hope I can help you do that too along the way.Send me a personal request by chatting to me or leaving me a message if: - you want to learn to live better with chronic (physical) pain/ disease, especially such that gets worse in flare-ups or you want to know how to best deal with/ support a person close to you that suffers from this  (1) - you want to manage daily life better with a disability that affects you or a person close to you (autism and ad(h)d included) (2) - you want to stop self-harm (3) - you want to cope better with panic attacks and possibly get rid of them (4)- you want to talk about non-epileptic (dissociative/conversion) seizures (PNES) and possibly gain better control of them or talk about any other kind of dissociation or dissociative/conversion or psychosomatic disorder (5) - you want to chat about (C)PTSD and how it affects your life and find coping strategies that work for you (6)- Parenting: I don't have any own kids and not so much practical experience with education yet but I'll probably be doing counseling for parents, especially for children with disabilities in my future job so I would like to test my skills on this here and gain first experiences (7)​If you send a personal request please start the chat with a code number from 1 to 7 (that you see on the list next to the thing you want to talk about) to show you have read this. I do provide long-term support as well! Let me know straight away if you wish that.Please note: Whilst I do have my own as well as professional experiences with some of these topics I am not a fully trained professional. I am in education for a job where I work with people and help them for example through counseling but on here I am only a Listener and not a Therapist. This means I can't give you advice as to having the ultimate right solution for you. Yet I am glad to provide you with suggestions where I feel it's appropriate and to consider your options together if you want to. If I am offline (red) you can still drop me a message and I will get in touch when I see it.If I don't take your request still feel free to leave me a message because I might have forgotten to log out but will get back to you when I see it.YESTERDAY is HISTORY,TOMORROW is a MYSTERY,TODAY is a GIFT,that's why we call it the PRESENT.​​​If you read everything: Thanks for your patience and attention, you're extra special :-pIch spreche auch Deutsch. Themen: chronische Schmerzen oder Behinderung bei Betroffenen und Angehörigen, selbstverletzendes Verhalten, Panikattacken, dissoziative Identitätsstörung und dissoziative Zustände/ Anfälle oder Konversionsstörung, Trauma, Genesung/Erholung/Rehablilitation von einer Verletzung oder körperlichen oder psychischen Erkrankung, Erziehung/ Elternberatung z. B. für Eltern von Kindern mit Beeinträchtigung, andere Themen auf Anfrage, wenn sonst niemand für einen Chat auf Deutsch verfügbar ist.Ik  spreek  ook  nederlands. Thema's: chronische pijn, handicap, zelf pijniging, paniekaanvallen, dissociatieve stoornissen, trauma                            
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2449
Germany

heavenMist9607

Marvel 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Tyvärr har jag mer skärsår än vänner ~ M I'm here whenever you need to talk to someone and will support you no matter what. 
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4626
Sweden

bluelotus99

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I like traveling, drawing, cooking, gaming, listening to music and snorkeling. This is an open doors policy account. You can always message me, about anything, whenever you like.
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15930
Turkey