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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.

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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.

SentryTheDefiant

Paragon 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Talk about your sexual and kink/fetish issues, I'm here to offer support in those areas.I'm sorry, I'm not taking issues related to anything illegal.Please read my profile carefully before contacting me. I'm also not taking chats that mainly focus on physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, self harm, suicidal thoughts or non-consensual activities, please seek out another listener for these particular issues.About me: Hello! I'm a 40 year old heterosexual male from the UK, you can call me Sentry. You can talk to me about your sexual and fetish issues, how they make you feel in general and what issues you face related to them. I can offer you a judgment free platform to talk about these things. My style of thinking is in line with rationality and reason, I'm an introvert, an atheist and I follow the ideals of humanism. I have personal experience with BDSM dynamics and DDLG, I identify as a soft dom. I can also talk to you about porn/sex addiction too. I'm happy to have casual conversations, I'm interested in anything related to video games (mostly play league of legends), science, space, psychology, music, movies, tv shows and anime but always happy to learn about new things. Unfortunately I cannot guarantee that I'll be able to take your chat even if I click your personal chat request (depending on what you want to talk about) and I may not take or respond to new accounts or accounts with low activity. Also my online status does not personally indicate my availability to chat with you.  Feel free to check out this cool study on fetishes and their popularity among men and women in relation to how people feel about them! Lets all remember that fetishes and fantasies are not actions, our thoughts are our own, they cannot hurt anyone and do not deserve judgement. However if your fantasies are such that you believe that you may act on harmful or illegal acts then please, I encourage you to seek out professional help right away, I cannot help you.BDSM DDLG SEX KINK FETISH PORN
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7471
United Kingdom

hummingbirdheart2

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I deal with relationships/breakups only. All other categories should be referred to another listener. PLEASE NOTE: I do not do sex chats or chats of sexual nature. Such chats will be blocked and reported. I am a volunteer here. Please do not substitute this for therapy or counseling. Due to heavy personal request rates, I will not be able to take every personal request. If I cannot take your request, please choose another listener or you are free to request me again at a later time. I am open-minded but will not sugarcoat as I feel that will not help you. However, I'm also very understanding and empathetic. It will be my pleasure to help and listen however I can.
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26791
United States

Sealiously

Apprentice 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I will only be responding to chat requests when I can. Please reach out to another listener on our Browse Listeners page instead if you feel that you need to speak to someone more urgently. Thanks! ♡° ° ° Hiya! My name is Seal and I'm from Scotland. I'm a bereavements administrator in a large pensions and savings company and I specialise in helping vulnerable customers and quality assurance. In the future I would like to do further training in general mental health and become a team manager. Although it may sound like quite a dull job, I absolutely love it as I get to support grieving family members on a day to day basis and I have that chance to cheer them up even if it's just for the duration of that one phone call. I joined the 7Cups community in December 2018 and I currently hold a range of roles here on 7Cups which are listed below:• Verified Listener - I have proven my ability to excel at active listening. This role can be obtained by passing a pretend (or "mock") chat with another high-level listener in the community. The role can be seen as a verification of someone's dedication to helping other people, having good active listening skills, and quality chatting.• Safety Patrol - As a member of this team, I browse different areas of the website and look out for / flag any inappropriate profiles that I come across. This allows for appropriate action to be taken and ultimately keeps the 7Cups environment safe for everyone.  
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50
United Kingdom

AXFirefly

Virtuoso 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Writer and visual artist in the heart.
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3815
Guatemala
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Tracy-Kate Teleke

TracyKateTelekePsyD
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT
I assist adults and couples in CA experiencing relationship challenges and interpersonal struggles including anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other life challenges.
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Los Angeles, CA
United States

herealways27

Pinnacle 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there, I’m Herealways27! I’ve been a Listener on 7 Cups since October 2018, and I was or currently am having the following roles in the community: ·       Verified Listener: I have been Verified by the community based on my commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting. ·       Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats with Listeners who want to be verified. I can help prepare, offer resources and tips before the actual mock chat. ·       Safety Patrol: I can flag profiles with an inappropriate profile picture, username, or bio text. Please give me a message if you know one and need help reporting! ·       Quality Teen Star: I can mentor Listeners who have difficulties with any active listening skills on 1-on-1 chats with members. My goal is to improve listener quality and confidence. ·       Translation Project Proofreader: I’m helping to translate 7 Cups to Vietnamese! ·       Intern Graduate: I’ve graduated from 7 Cups Internship Community Track on June 2020 with Honors. ~ A little bit about me: ·       I’m currently 17 years old and a senior in high school in California, US. ·       I’m 150% fluent in Vietnamese!! 😊 I'm also self-learning Korean currently 😊 ·       I enjoy reading and writing about true crimes! I also write a blog about them! ·       I aim to be a future PA! <3 ·       My favorite singers and bands are Sunmi, Stray Kids, Blackpink, (G)I-DLE, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, The Neighbourhood and Don Toliver <3 <3 <3 Please reach out to me with any questions you might have and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible! 😊 Also, feel free to drop in to discuss any interest <3
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454
United States

Blynng

Guru 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If for some reason my status is green but I am not responding: It has been determined that there is a current problem with my status in the search results; it shows me as always available. Please refer to the chat window for my current status and understand that I am unable to control the errors that occur on the website. Generally speaking, I do not provide support for relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, discussions of incest and/or other non-consensual sexual experiences. I do not provide detailed discussions of sexual desires, fetishes or sexual dysfunction in biological men; if you need help in these areas, I recommend working with a professional.I cannot discuss self-harm, suicidal ideation/events, or abuse events. Please seek support from another listener if you need this kind of help, or reach out to suicide.org My name is Lynn, and I'm glad you've found me! I'm a trained listener with a degree in English and psychology as well as professional training in peer counseling. I am NOT a professional psychologist, and I cannot provide therapy services. My primary study in the psychology field focused on abnormal psychology and human sexuality; I am current working on a book addressing human memory. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. My professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, anxiety management, and autism spectrum disorder. In my free time, I enjoy writing, movies, and MUSIC!!! Feel free to reach out to me anytime I'm online. If I'm not currently available, you are free to write a detailed message discussing your concerns after you've completely reviewed this profile. I generally do not reply to messages that provide no detail and/or indicate that they didn't review my profile. Please read previous member reviews before connecting with me. If you're a fellow listener, I appreciate your interest, but I will hold you accountable to the listener agreement and will not provide emotional wellness support outside the parameters of that agreement, no exceptions! I am, in general, an acute situation listener. I focus on accountability support. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" with you. I am an active and engaged listener who will reply and ask challenging questions; if you're looking for a place to simply vent to someone and are not interested in a discussion regarding active choice and personal responsibility for your outcomes, I recommend you work with another listener first.I do not have long-term relationship availability at this time.  I am also a person living with ASD. My vocabulary and style of speech has been labeled as mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. This is because I speak matter of factly, in detail. My messages will not have hidden meanings; I say what I mean. Sometimes this is difficult for members. However, I find that respectful communication can go a long way to resolving these difficulties. My style is to talk about progressive approaches and necessary steps, whether or not they "feel good"... I'm not one to try and package up harsh realities in fuzzy packages. I firmly believe that every adult has the ultimate responsibility for their feelings and their response to those feelings, so a discussion with me will be about accountability, self-honesty and can sometimes be a "rude" reality check. My expectation for members that talk to me is that they have read this description and accept that this is what they will get from me; that I expect them to be a grown adult, able to speak about issues with maturity and a desire for affirmation and change, and will understand that it is up to them and them alone where the power lies. I am simply a facilitator in your own conversation with yourself; if something I say is sharp, hits home, there is a reason. As any listener on here has the right to do, I reserve the right and ability to set conversational boundaries and protect myself as an emotional being. If at any time I feel that either involved party is at risk during our conversations, I will advise as much and do my best to direct the member to the best path. While I have professional training and education, I cannot provide therapy services or fill in as a replacement for your mental health professional. 
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1662
United States

Yazminnnn

Sage 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome, I'm Yazmin ✌︎︎☺︎︎☕︎︎ Feel free to open a chat, I'm here to listen.  💌 𓁹 Stay strong   | | | | | | | | | The heart breaks and breaks and lives by breaking. It is necessary to go through dark and deeper dark and not to turn. ♡︎ 🪄
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2270
United States

serenityking25

Explorer 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
"𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧." ✩✩✩« hey there! i'm serenity »It's really nice to meet you. I know how hard it is to tackle your problems alone but reaching out for help is a sign of strength. I'm proud of you for taking your first steps. You can stop by and send me a message anytime; I will reply as soon as I see it. I may not be online often but if you'd really like a chat, let me know and we can schedule some time out for a talk. 💞✨ ✩✩✩« some things about me »I'm 17 years old and I dont really have much to describe myself as. I try to be there for the people around me. I understand the struggles of coping with self esteem issues as well as just negative thoughts and perceptions about yourself so I can understand you if you struggle with the same thing.  I have a beautiful amazing girlfriend who makes me smile and loves me. 🏳️‍🌈 ✩✩✩« to wrap up »To reiterate, I'm always here. If you want to chat–about anything–feel free to send me a message and I'll reply as soon as I see your message. Have a great day!𝐫 𝐞 𝐦 𝐞 𝐦 𝐛 𝐞 𝐫: 𝐨 𝐧 𝐞  𝐝 𝐚 𝐲  𝐚 𝐭  𝐚  𝐭 𝐢 𝐦 𝐞.
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422
United States

0SnowSound0

Master 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Last Time Updated:11TH/JUN/2021.آخِر تَعْدِيل:2021/6(يونيو / حُزيران)/11Activity Statues: Active. Currently taking chats. Make sure of the light beside the Profile-Picture first to know if I can take your request fast or not. حَالَة النَّشَاط: نَشِط. أخدُ طلبات لمحادثات حالياً. تأكَّد من لونِ الضوء بجانبِ الصورة الحساب أوَّلاً. لمعرفة إن كان بإستطاعتي أخدُ طلبك سريعاً أم لا. The Link to find other Listners: الرابِط لإِيجاد مُسْتَمِعونَ آخَرونَ: www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ .Known here as: Snow.معروفٌ هُنا بلقبِ: Snow.First things first; greetings and Intro:- Hello, Hi. Salut, Bonjour, Bonsior. Hola. Óla. Ciao. Guten Tag, Hallo. مرحباً، أهلاً. Merhaba. Salam. नमस्ते, हलो. ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ. שלום. 你好. 안녕하세요, 안녕. こんにちわ. Ê, Nầy. Halo. Hai ada. Здравствуйте, Привет. Здрастуйте. Добры дзень. Salve, Ave. Përshëndetje, Tungjatjeta, Alo. Χαίρετε, Ακούσατε. Բարեւ Ձեզ, Ողջույն. გამარჯობა. Zdravo, Bok. Bonghjornu. Dzień dobry, Cześć. Dia dhuit. Helo, Hylo. #HopeForHappyFeet.(For a wondrous Listener.) Hoping for the best in the future. After every misery there's salvation.❄ (Eng. / EN. / الإِنْجِليزيَّة) нєℓℓσ яєα∂єя(ѕ). Here to help / support when needed / wanted. Sometimes all we need is to be listened to.. and it is not really a shameful thing to ask for it. It is saddening that this is not available to everyone in Real-Life.. this why this Place is made for.. whenever you need someone to listen. I am glad if you're willing to speak out your struggles / problems and getting help for them.^^ (AR. / العَرَبيَّة.) أَهْلاً بِالْقارِئ / بِالْقُراء. هُنا لِلْمُساعَدةِ / لِلْدَعْمِ إِِذا إِحْتَجْتَ / أَرَدْتَ. أَحْيَاناً كُلُّ ما نَحْتَاجُ إِليهِ هُوَ أَنْ يُسْتَمَعَ إِلَيْنا.. وَ لَيْسَ مِنَّ الْمُخْزي أَنْ تَطْلُبَ ذَلِكَ. مِنَ المُحْزِن إِنَّ ذَلِكَ لِيْسَ مُتَاحاً لِلْجَمِيع في حَياتِهِم.. وَ ذَلِكَ ما قيمَ هَذا المَكان مِنْ اجْلِهِ.. كُلَما أَحْتَجْتَ لِمَن يَسْتَمَعْ إِلَيْكَ. أَنا مَسْرورٌ إِذا كُنْتَ راغِبٌ بِالْتَحَدِثِ عَنْ مَشَاكِلِكَ / تَحَدِياتِكَ وَ الْحُصُولِ عَلى الْمُساعَدةِ لَها.^^☆I don't really have standards at categories here.. I try to be open to all.. though we all have some strong points in some topics and weak points in some others as it seems. ☆لَيْسَ لَدي مِعْيار مُحَدَّد لِلأَصْناف المَواضيع هُنا.. أَحاوِل أَنْ أَكُونَ مُنْفَتِحاً لِكُلِها.. إِلاَ إِنَنا كُلُنا لَدَيْنا نِقاطِ قُوة لِبَعْضِ المَواضيع و نِقاط ضِعِف في اخْرى عَلَى ما يَبْدو.-Topics that I may not be the best to speak to about[Though you can still bring it up if you want.]: Alc*hol / Dr*g Ab*se, Br*ak-ups, LGBTQ+, Men's and Women's Issues, Realationships Stress, S*xual Health and s*xual related topics, DID / MPD, OSDD.(Due to stigma.) Schizophrenia and Parenting. I still try to progress in understanding these Topics.. along with other ones by reading.-المَواضيع التي قَد أَكُون لَيسَ مِنْ الأَفْضَل التَكَلُمُ عَنْها[لاَ يَزال مَسْموحاً إِذا أَرَدْتَ.] Alcohol and Dr*g Ab*se (إِسْتِهْلاَكُ الخَمْرِ و المُخَدِرات.) Break-ups(إِنْهاء أو نِهاية  العِلاقات الرومَنْسية.) +LGBTQ(المِثْلية.)Men's and Women's Issues(قَضايا الرِجال و النِساء.) Realtionship Stress(التَوَتُرات في العِلاقات الرومَنْسية.) S*xual    Health and s*xual related topics.(الصِحة الجِ*سية و ما يَتَعَلْق بِالمَواضيع الجِ*سية.) DID / MPD (إِضْطِراب الهُوِّية التفارُقي.)  Schizophrenia(الفِصام أَو الشِيزوفِرينِيا.) Parenting(الأَبُوَّة.)  ما زِلت أُحْرُزُ تَقَدُماً لِهَذِهِ المِواضيع و آخْرَيات عَن طَريقِ القِراءة.-Some topics I have Real-Life experience with: General Mental Health, Student Life, Spirituality, Work Stress, Financial Stress, Self-Esteem, Parenting and Sleeping Well. -بَعْضُ المَواضيع التي لَديَّ مِنْها تَجْرُبة حَياتِية: General Mental Health(الصِحة النَفْسِية العامة.) Student Life(الحَياة المَدْرَسية.) Spirituality(الروحانِية.) Work Stress (تَوَتُرات أَو ضَغْطُ العمل.) Financial Stress (التَوَتُر أَو الضَغْطُ المالي.) Self-Esteem(الثِّقة بِالنَفْس.) Parenting(الأَبُّوة.) Sleeping Well(النَومُ الحَسَن.).☆Casual Chats, Religion and political talks are allowed.. just try to avoid unnecessary conflicts when it comes to religion or politics.☆الدَرْدَشة و المُحادَثات المُتَعَلِقة بِالدِّين و السِياسة مَسْموحة.. فَقَط حاوِل تَجَنُّب المُنازَعات التي لاَ ضَرورة لَها في الدِّينِ أَو السِياسَةِ.☆Time-Line / Time-Zone: Eastern European Time. GMT+1(Winter.) GMT+2(Summer.)☆مَنْطِقَةِ-التَوْقيت: تَوْقيت شَرْق أُوروبا. مَتَقَدِمة بِساعة من خَط غرينتش(في الشِتاءِ.). بِساعَتَيْنِ(في الصَيْفِ.)☆The Internet that I use is quite unstable.. so I may leave suddengly or reply slower sometimes.☆خِدْمة الإِنْتِرْنِت التي أَسْتَخْدِمْها غِير مُسْتَقِرة.. لِذَلِكِ قَد أغادِرُ فِجْأَةً أَو أَرِدُّ بِسُرْعَةٍ أَبْطَأْ أَحْياناً.------(What you have read so far is enough.. the rest is optional.)------- Oh wait.. in 'Normal' inroductions you should say names and all that right..? My mistake."😂" [First things first; Greeting and i̸n̸t̸r̸o̸ essential listener info*.]Second things secound; Introduction(?):- Alright then. I am usually known around here as Snow[That's obviously from the User-Name.].. the English name I have given to myself for this place is Logan if you prefer.. you can call me something else if you want to. As it seems.. I am not considered quite an open person nor have a good sense of humour I guess. I still try my best to support / help."❤" Okay that was the worst introduction ever to exist.. I need to think this over for some more time.~(Few weeks later...)~.[Actually.. that's true. I left this section for weeks."😂"] Hello again.. strangely you're still reading this but okay.. there we go..~!Greetings to everyone reading this. I am a Listener in this place.. and I dictate some time to listen to others stories or shares when they need / want. Usually people tend to refer me here as Snow.. also can be refered as Logan; which is an English name I choosed for myself to make it more comfortable for most people here when speaking to me. I am 17-Years-Old currently and a High-School Senior(12TH-Grade.) I always try to be courteous, apporiate and improve my listening. Probably now as you can see.. I am terrible at introducing myself.. so now you know one thing about this being right here."😂" "What do you like to do..?"[Questions seems to be really help regarding this issue.] Some Hobbies I think. "Which are..?" Reading for one.. Music is great too.. except for the fact that I don't have earphones or headphones but it still counts. :') other things as well. "Favourite Colour / Color..?" All colours sound fine.. every single one of them can give some beauty to an object. What about a Rainbow..?(*Possible Trigger for people with an ED{Eating Disorder} ahead.) "Favorite food..?" I am not really a big fan of food.. I don't really favourite one.. every type has it's specialty and it is considered  important for your health Of-Course. I guess I am going to go for Macaroni as I was told before that I really used to like.. and yes it's good I thank. "Which time of the day is your favourite..?" Why is it hard to favourite things..?:')[At least that's for me.]I notice that I wake up at dawn a lot if I get to sleep. So I guess Dawn.. and Evenfall seems awesome too. "Favourite Music..?" All types are good.. it depends in it's lyrics in it and the meaning for me if it's not instrumental. "What made you volunteer as a Listener..?" I was asked a similar question to this in one of my Listener tests.. but it doesn't seem my answer is considered as 'Right' though I was told to be honest.. so I guess I am never passing this.[Or probably there's some sort of a glitch.] A little of what I said is that I was I wanted to be helpful.. also as a former Member here I wanted to see how's this in a Listener's perspective.. and it's great to be part of this community.. even though I wasn't helped myself but it's not thier fault.. you made a really great place for people here to connect with each other and it's a pleasure to allow me to have the chance to be part of this so Thank-You.^ "How would you describe yourself in a sentence..?" Erm.. An indecisive being who is trying to be more social.(?):'). I guess this is all for now.. sorry for any disappointments. ------------------------------Third things third; Additional information:-☆About Categories: I don't really have specific.. even if I had Life-Experience with some of them.. I don't think that really makes me a master in those topics. All of them are welcome in my PMs space.☆ About schedule / times when I am active: I don't really have a specific time.. often it's somewhere between 2:00A.M and 8:00A.M(GMT.).. I may come here at random times too.☆About Reviews and Ratings: They're not forced upon you to do.. you can leave one if you want. You can point out things that are fixable or can be improved. All types are welcome.. I am still learning."❤"☆About weekends: In Home-Town the weekend is Friday and Saturday..[In some Work-Places and Schools.. Saturday may be cancelled.] unlike many other countries which has it Saturday and Sunday. Nevertheless / Though that doesn't necessarily mean that I'll be active at these days.☆About Listener's spoken Languages:The languages that I speak is English and Arabic.. my typing speed is faster in English actually. I still learn other languages.. though I don't think I am fluent enough in them yet. -I know the Official / Standard Arabic well.. but I have troubles with understanding the Arabian-Dialects.☆About the usage of Caps / Capitalised Letters: I understand that some use as an outlet for thier frustrations or to express excitement or astonishment. I allow them in my PMs space.[Do Not use in the Group-Rooms though.]☆About Crises: I can't really help from here if you're planning to and attentionally putting yourself in crisis.. sorry. Here is a link for Crisis-Resources in countries who officially has them:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines . Hope your country is listed. If not.. try to call someone you trust if possible.. keep yourself safe and distract by putting your attention in something else.Texting Service if it works: Imalive.org . Many here found this helpful and I hope does for you too."❤"☆About Listener's Origins: Okay.. now I just want to say that if you con hatred for that and something like Islamophobia.. or some sort an embranchment of xenophobia like 'Arabiophobia'[I actually made this up.. it seems this sort of thing exist honestly.:')] or 'Libyophobia'.. okay I am taking this too far.:') The main concept of this is I want to say if you feel any inconvenience or uncomfortablity because of this.. You can go to Browse Listeners page (www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ .) use the filters if you want.. and I hope the next Listener would be better for you.^ No need to create unnecessary conflicts or critisiments. Problem solved..![*Case Closed*."😂"]---------------------Fourth things fourth; Listener usual style of Listening, Colours of Activity / Availability, Roles & Relations:-Listening Style:- 1-I usually take General-Requests(To Member: It's when you press 'Connect Now'.. Listeners call that a 'General Request'.) when I assure I would have Internet on and no work to do for at least an 30mins to an hour and change my activity to 'Busy'. If there was no response for about 5-10mins.. I make sure if the Member is still there and if there's no response I tell that they can always respond later. May then take another Request. 2-I don't take more then one request.. if I do it's like you're speaking to multiple people in Real-Life talking about thier problems in the same time and it sounds uncaring and limits concentration. 3-Know that I am here to listen.. but I wouldn't really know how to solve your problems.. even if I had experience; yours may differ.. so you knowledge your situation much better then myself. You're the one who can change your future.. I wouldn't force you to make specific choices. I can't make a miracle happen and make all these problems / struggles dissipate. Think them over and you may find the answer."❤" 4-I do Check-Ins after about a week to a fortnight after the last chat with Members. Sometimes after few days.. it can depend. If I am not around here for long..[Ex. For weeks.] I won't.. maybe after I come back if requested.Colours of Activity / Availability:- (That alighted circle beside the Profile-Picture.) 1-Green('On-Line'): I am taking new Chats / Personal-Requests. Would usually respond instantly or in a few minutes as a max. 2-Orange('Busy'): I am now busy with another chat or something else in Real-Life or somewhere around the Site / App. Probably would respond after 10-30mins if I am still in here. 3-Red('Off-Line'): I am not in the Site / App currently.. I usually wouldn't set it if I am still around here. I'll respond as soon as possible when I come back.Roles:- I don't have any roles here nor planning to take ones so far.Relations:- I don't have Listener Twins, Mentors or Besties.. I would probably do Shout-outs for some here but I think that would take permission and would be creepy.:')Shout-out for all Listeners! Welcome to 7-Cups if you're new. Thank-You for joining and lending an ear for others and your efforts and dictation. Don't forget to take breaks when needed.^^Shout-out to all Members! Welcome to 7-Cups if you're new. It can hard to request for help[At least for many people.] I am glad you're considering it.. I hope you find a Listener that is fit for you.^^Fifth things fifth; Other~!:------------------------------------------Some Tips for other Listeners:- 1-Many might worry when they find that thier Members were gone suddengly. It's okay.. it happens. If you want to check if they're still there.. type down 'www.7cups.com/@' and type down your Member's User-Name(Including the numbers if there was any.) ahead of the '@'. Actually.. this way can also be used by Members too to check thier Listeners. 2-If you're having your first chats.. it may be hard at first but you'll sure going to handle it eventually.. try to read some information in the topic before taking a request regarding it if possible.. it is helpful especially when you don't have experience. 3-I suggest to search and read more about Listening. 4-You don't have to be.. as it is said; 'Robotic' add some of your speaking style too.^ 5-If needed; Here's the Link with the Trainings and Certifications: https://www.7cups.com/listener/training.php . And the Link for the Self-Help Guides which is also accessible by Members: https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php .------------------------ Abbreviations & Lines meanings:- 1-7C: 7 Cups of Tea. 2-TL: Teen Listeners.. also referring to Teen Listeners Group-Room. 3-ATL: Adult-Teen Listener 4-SR: Group support Chat Room. 5-TCR: Teen Community Room. 6-CES: Current Events Support Group-Room. 7-SC: Sharing Circle. 8- PM / DM: Private / Personal Message. Direct Message. The private space between a Listener and another or a Member with a Listener. 9-'Spill the Tea!': Vent; Talk it out. 10-'Teen Side': Teen Age Group. 11-'Adult Sude': Adult Age Group. 12-TOZ: Teen-Only Zone.(Forum.) 13-SH / S-H: Self-H*rm. 14-LGBTQ+: Lesbian, Genderfluid, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer.(Community.) 15-ED: Eating Disorder. 16-AS: Anxiety Support.(Forum or Pop-up Room.) 17-DS: Depression Support.(Forum or Pop-up Room.) 18-TS: Teen Support.(Forum or Pop-up Room.)--------------------Song of the Week:- Here are some songs I'll put here weekly if I am still active at these times: 20TH/DEC/2020. Week 1: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=flm7Jrr_xe0 . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WSpdCzCtsys .(With Lyrics.) "Hold on" by Extreme Music.(English.) 28TH/DEC/2020. Week 2: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWX04UCC3g . "Va, Va, Vie" / "Go, Go, Live" by Florina.(French / Françias.) 8TH/JAN/2021. Week 3: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WSTu9AMLvTw . "Regenbogenfarben" / "Colours of the Rainbow" by Kersten Ott.(German / Deutsch.) I didn't find a video with the English translation.. but you can find a translation when you use Google search. 19TH/JAN/2021. Week 4: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Ol3eprKiw&list=PLbqvdDpiH7wXGnEl4iDUtb1_sgsblU7AQ&index=6 . "Never Give Up" by Sia. (English.[American.])  18TH/FEB/2021. Week 5: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VqDquXWX4Hg . "Katyusha" / "Катюша" Mikhail Isavosky / Михаи́л Исако́вский(Songwriter) Matvey Blanter / Матве́й Бла́нтер.(Composer) (Russain / Русский.) I've noticed there's many versions of it. As well other translations if you search about it. Week 6: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e7GvXNOxhng . "Snow Sound" by Alexandros.(Japanese / 日本語 & English.) There's a translation when you search in the Internet. Week 7: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kfnMvo87fQU .(Original Broadcast.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PqwYH7f9g_I .(Lyrics) "Waving Through A Window" by the Dear Evan Hansen.(English.) Week 8: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iLBBRuVDOo4 . "Astronomia" by Vicetone & Tony Igy.(Instrumental.) 27TH/FEB/2021. Week 9: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=phBThlPTBEg . "Waltz"(No. 2) by Dmitri Shostakovich / Дми́трий Шостако́вич. (Instrumental.) 5TH/MAR/2021. Week 10: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qnqWINaH8Nc . "To My Youth" / "나의 사춘기에게" by Bolbbalgan4 / 볼빨간 사춘기.(Korean / 한국어 / 조선말.) 12TH/MAR/2021. Week 11:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-ztlu3Bm6b8 . "Fight Song" by Rachael Platten.(English.) 19TH/MAR/2021. Week 12: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hBojCz0k0aU . "Courage to Change" by Sia.(English.) 26TH/MAR/2021. Week 13:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B5JBNxt995Y . "Live It Up" by Maher Zain / ماهِر زَيْن & Lenny Martinez.(English & Spanish / Español.) 3RD/MAY/2021. Week 14: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xg-WtmW4ns . "Light Up the Sky" by Rodge & Joe Kellington.(English.) 10TH/MAY/2021. Week 15: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p6NNI4PhESY . "Your Answer" / "你的答案" by A Rong / 阿冗.(Chinese / 汉语 / 漢語.) 17TH/MAY/2021. Week 16: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C6iWE_nGk1Y . "Walk With Me" by Bella Thorne.(English.) 24TH/MAY/2021. Week 17: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ7grem-aZE . "We Go Where No-One Goes" by Jónsi & John Powell.(English.) 1ST/JUN/2021. Week 18: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HyXs-BjKocs . "Wandern" / "Walk" by Nena.(German / Deutsch.) 8TH/JUN/2021. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x1jSxtcDhL4 . "For a Better Day" by Avicii & Alex Ebert.(English.) 16TH/JUN/2021. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=58JwtIOyq1Y . "I Autumans" / "In Autuman" by Evard Grieg.(Instrumental.) --------------------- Inspiring / Humorous Qoutes, Proverbs & Lines:- 1-"Yell, shout, scream..~ just don't be silent forever." -7-Cupser. 2-"Catch not at the shadow and lose the substance." -Unknown(1579-1855.) 3-"Better a devil you know then s devil you don't know." -Unknown(1576-1857.) 4-"A little learning / knowledge is a dangerous thing." -From 'Essay on Criticism' by Alexander Pope. 5-"Very few of us are what we seem" -Agatha Christie.(British novelist.) 6-"The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes." '😂'-Agatha Christie. 7-"The young people think the old people are fools, but the old people know the young people are fools." '😂'-Agatha Christie. 8-"The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive; but in finding something to live for." -Fyodor Dostoevsky / Фёдор Достоевский.(Russian novelist.) 9-"You are free, and that is why you are lost." -Franz Kafka.(Austrian novelist and Short-Stories writer.) 10-"Don't ask what can your country do for you; ask what you can do for your country." -Gibran Khalil Gibran / جَبْران خَليل جَبْران.(Lebanese-American writer.) 11-"Peril is a harsh but a great teacher." -Unknown. 12-"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill.(British Prime-Minister, army officer and writer.) 13-"Who am I in the eyes of most people? A nobody.. a non entity.. an unpleasant person. Someone who has not, and never will have a position in society. In short, the lowest of the low. Well then even if that was absolutely true, then one day I will have to show by my work what this nobody; this non entity has in his heart." -From a letter written by Vincent van Gogh(Dutch artist.) 14-"When you hear a voice within you say 'You can't paint', then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent van Gogh. 15-“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.(French writer.) 16-"Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day and here's why: because today at least you're you, and that's enough." -From 'Final' from the 'Dear Evan Hansen'. 17-"From error to error one discovers the entire truth." -Sigmund Freud.(Austrian neurologist.) 18-"A great wind is blowing and that either gives you imagination... or a headache." '😂' -Catherine II / The Great.(Empress of Russia.) 19-"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree." -Albert Einstein.(German physician.) 20-"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." -Helen Keller.(American Author.) 21-"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." -Mark Twain.(British novelist.) 22-"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop." -Confucius / 孔夫子.(Chinese Philosopher.) 23-"Life is not fair, Get used to it!" '😂' -Bill Gates.(American business magnate.) 24-"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."(Mother/-) Mary Teresa / Anjezë Bojaxhiu.(Albanian saint.) 25-"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises." -Pericles /  Περικλῆς .(Greek statesman.) 26-"We think we need words because it is in our nature to define, to decode, to try to understand by piecing things apart and labeling them, like specimens in a museum." -Frances de Pontes.(Brazilian novelist.) 27-"Education is a right as water and air." -Taha Hussein / طَهَ حَسين.(Egyptian writer.) 28-"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." J. K. Rowling.(British Author.) ----------------------------Celebrations & Events:- ---------------------------In the memory of:- 1-Amelia. 2-MusicalMagic. 3-SiennaMae.(#UnicornsforSienna."🦄")~And all who was gone but not listed. It sure is hard to for you all to go.. but you had to and it's No-one's fault. Thank-You for joining everyone here and your gracing presence.. you may be gone now but now free and we all glad if you found your happiness in the other side. You'll always be remembered."❤"-------------------Possible Questions / Enquiries & thier Answers:- Q1-"Why you're not verified even though you have the requirement?" A1-I don't think I am ready yet..:') along with other reasons relating with the network. Q2-"Wait.. weren't you From the UK as the flag indicated before?" A2-Well.. About that.:') I am not really British nor living there currently.. I just used that to avoid conflicts I had with the people here related to Home-Town. -"Okay.. why you choosed the UK?" -Because it's close to Home-Town's Time-Line and in the same time England is where I was born. Q3-"Why you use the " "(Quotation-Mark.)?" A3-I put to indicate that there's an Emoji in the space in between in case in it glitches. Probably it grew as habit more like.:') Q4-"Why you don't take some roles?" A4-I don't think I can take the responsibility.:') Q5-"Would you become an ATL(Adult-Teen Listener.) next year?" A5-I don't think so.. but that's a thing to decide in the future and my future self may have another opinion. Q6-"Isn't 2 A.M in GMT night for you?*You got caught*'😈'." A6-"😂".. well that's actually Dawn and I am what you say in idiomatic English.. an Early Bird.[Kind-of a Night Owl too.] Q7-"What do you do around here aside of Listening?" A7-I may welcome new members when free or respond to forums that needs a response. Q8-"What's your personality type?" A8-You mean as in the famous On-Line test..? I guess though On-Line tests aren't really accurate about who you are exactly.. and even until today, there's a lot of mysteries that are still not unravel in this topic and the human mind and mentality in general. Alright just going to take and let's see what will it be. *Takes the Test*. The result was: INFJ. "An Advocate (INFJ) is someone with the Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging personality traits. They tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. Their inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide them in all things. Advocates are the rarest personality types of all. Still, Advocates leave their mark on the world. They have a deep sense of idealism and integrity, but they aren’t idle dreamers – they take concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting impact. Advocates’ unique combination of personality traits makes them complex and quite versatile. For example, Advocates can speak with great passion and conviction, especially when standing up for their ideals. At other times, however, they may choose to be soft-spoken and understated, preferring to keep the peace rather than challenge others." Okay.."😅" I am not sure about the usage of the word Advocate here.. it is used for referring to the people who support a cause or those who help people to voice thier thoughts or an intercessor. I guess I happen to be imaginative, creative and uh.. sensitive so yay.(?)[Okay it's an On-Line test afterall so it doesn't necessary comply to everything.:')] ----(Thank-You for checking the profile. Try to Take-Care and Stay-Safe.^)---- Main Profile-Descriptions and structures posted in: 24TH/DEC/2020.
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CiaoMyBella

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HELLO!I'm Bella, a mom of three and a trained & verified listener here on 7Cups since 2018.  While I do accept chats, I do not accept all chats and chat topics.  My choice to not accept certain chat topics in no way reflects my personal opinions on them.  I also do not take chats from 'Listener' accounts.  As a Listener, I reserve the right to decide I am not a good fit for our conversation regardless of topic and will let you know I feel this way and that I will be ending our chat.   Please be respectful when speaking with Listeners as we are volunteering our time.  MY STATUS:Online/Green:  I am online and accepting member requests but please keep in mind I am a volunteer and may have stepped away to take care of personal and/or family obligations so will be unable to answer all requests or messages right away.  Busy/Orange:  I am busy chatting with a member, away from the screen or am taking a self-care break.  Please leave a message and I will respond as soon as I am free.Offline/Red: I am not online.  You may leave me a message, however, if you are in need of immediate help or you are in danger please reach out to other listeners.  Click here to browse listeners. Please don't forget to smile today! :)Important Links to consider:7 Cups Getting Started Guide (for new members)7 Cups Mindfulness Exercises  (when you need a moment to breathe)7 Cups Self-Help Guides  (information on many topics)7 Cups Online Therapy Dept (to speak w/ a trained professional)  
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Smita Joshi

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Counselor, BA Psychology / MA / Advanced EFT Practitioner
I am empathetic with my Clients going through emotional overwhelm and passionate in helping them. I am supportive, openminded & interactive in helping my clients.
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TameHry

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I just want to make sure everyone is happy!  Join date: August 2nd  2019 CURRENT STATUS: CLOSED My timezone is E.S.T or Eastern Standard Time. Note: If you chose to message me while closed my time of responding can vary greatly.  I have some issues I prefer to not talk about, such as Parenting or  Financial Stress. I mean if you want you can PM me about it, but I won't be much help. Ill try my best.
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Mesa9o9

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Hi,,Leave a message if i donot accept your request*donot message if you are bored*  
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