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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.

Dajia215

Pinnacle 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
You matter! If you need a friend text me! #Readytohelp:)✨💕  #Teen quality star! #Teen listener coach! # Academy mentor!  #Teen community star!  Listener twins! @Enchantedlove  @Bubbles2025
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457
United States

daysoftheweek

Sage 9
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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3046
United States

blissart

Exemplar 11
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Personal request - i dont take  LGBTQ issues .I will only chat for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you . I dont take requests for personal chats on other social media platforms. Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment. Pls dont substitute this with therapy or counselling
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Heard And Mc Donald Islands

urstrong

Advanced
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Here is a person who try his best to be there with you, listen to you.
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463
India

UnderrratedEccentric

Guru 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my profile! I'm an empathetic listener who has lead an intrepid and impactful life. I would love to connect to understand some of your challenges, and perhaps even share some of my own personal learnings. I'm of South Asian descent, but have lived in half a dozen countries, so I have a lot of experience dealing with issues around culture and assimilation. My multicultural background makes me feel quite at home in Toronto, where I am currently based. Aside from that, I also have a keen interest in social issues, financial planning and questions of identity and existentialism. If you feel like I may be able to be of assistance to you, please feel free to send me a message. I promise I won't bite =)
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2180
Canada

AriTheFaerie

Beginner 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! My name is Ari. I am at the beginning of my med school journey. After med school, my dream is to pursue psychiatry. I'm here to listen and provide comfort in whatever small way I can. I'm open to discussing quite a wide range of topics. I will do my best to understand and sympathise in every situation. My passions include books (psychology, magical realism, fantasy, historical fiction, classics), running, music, podcasts and travel. 
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India

BlindFaith

Guru 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm Lin! I have gone through many chapters in my journey and still going through them now. I see each chapter as a lesson (opportunity) for me, whether positive or negative as they open and close. I learn to be more empathetic, positive, active and great listener/life coach. My goal is to help you visualize and feel into what you are going through, then we can figure out what you want to do from there.  I love people, running, singing, dancing, tai chi, cooking, creating new recipes, meditation, reading, talking and listening to people. So how about working together: multiculture/multilevel relationships, struggles, health and wellness and etc.   Thanks for viewing my profile.              
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2537
United States

KatRebane

Sage 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please note that I am unable to help those with self-esteem and related problems (i.e. negative body image, shame, feelings of worthlessness and social anxiety) and those who are struggling with self-harm. Due to a busy schedule, I am also unable to perform recurring chats at the moment. My proficiency is my knowledge of psychiatry, and lack of judgment or prejudice. My name's Katariina, I'm very easy-going and open-minded. The way I say things sometimes can be blunt, so if I'm coming across as insensitive, you're uncomfortable for any reason or starting to feel overwhelmed, please remember that it is helpful to tell me these things, and what you expect from our chat (it doesn't make you annoying). This is your space: you don't need to talk about anything you're not ready to; if you want to suddenly change the topic, that's okay, or if I'm not focusing on the parts that are most significant to you, don't let me lead you off-track! Getting everything off your chest is what's most important, we can always circle back to anything after. I might not be the best listener for the following topics:  Breakups (those looking to move on) and infatuations (e.g. crushes and love-triangles); bullying; eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem issues; envy (or jealousy); financial and work stress; self-control (including anger management); social anxiety; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy. I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better complement your needs.Topics I am comfortable talking about, but can help best with:  Mental illness (disorders) (such as but not limited to, anxiety; behavioural and social deficits, like those present in autism spectrum disorders/Asperger's syndrome (ASD) and other developmental disorders (please keeping in mind that I am not comfortable discussing self-esteem); bipolar disorder and mania; delirium and other psychogenic illnesses (neurosis); dissociative (and conversion) disorders, including dissociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder (DID/MPD); antisocial/dissocial (ASPD), avoidant, dependent (DPD), sadistic, schizoid (SzPD) personality disorders; and psychosis-related disorders, including schizophrenia); sexual health and sex-related issues (such as but not limited to, sexual dysfunction (including lack of, and excess of, sexual desire, and premature ejaculation (PE)); sexual preference (including fetishes/paraphilia) and sexual orientation; and healthy (and satisfactory) sexual relationships); and trauma. I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as busy. If you're wondering if I am the right listener for you and have any other questions, you're welcome to request me or leave me a message. If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request! If I'm offline, my inbox is always open and I will respond ASAP. :)Post-Scripts  - I accept casual/loneliness chats, but I'm not skilled at leading conversations.  - Those interested to know more about me: my Myers-Briggs personality type is ENTJ, I am a Buddhist (although not a very good one, as I'm always putting off practicing) and I believe that everything comes down to philosophy (so it's something I'm happy to talk about, whether it's making sense of a messy situation or questioning the meaning of life).
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2728
Canada

Leebas2019

Sage 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Am great at listening, motivational speaker.. talk to me about anything... Whatever is in ur mind.. u would find me helpful.. try me 😇 Languages Known : English, Tamil, Hindi :D
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2282
India

fairyava

Master 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Welcome to my profile. (ஐ╹◡╹)ノI'm so glad you found me! If you are reaching out for support, please read through my bio before sending me a message. ♡ Check out the bottom of my bio for more resources and distraction links!➝ About me:- My name is Ava, I'm 17 years old. - I am non-binary and use any pronouns (she/he/they). - My personality type is INFJ-T and I am a Virgo! ♍️ - I will be starting college this year with a major in psychology! In my free time, I also love playing video games, writing, and discovering new movies. - I've dealt with many of my own issues like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, an eating disorder along with other things.➝ For members:♡ My listening style: My goal is to create a supportive and welcoming space for you to talk about your struggles. Everyone has a different idea of support! I'm here to listen to you vent, help you set goals, ask you questions, anything you need! I'm very open-minded and will never judge you. I am open for casual conversations too, I understand that sometimes you just need a friend. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly space! 🏳️‍🌈♡ My availability: My live chats typically last around 45-60 minutes. I am also available for offline messaging, where I reply as I am available every few hours throughout the day.♡ My triggers: Excessive use of "...", sentences in all caps, chats on sexual abuse.➝ My roles on 7cups:(Anything in blue is a clickable link!)♡ Verified Teen Listener: I passed a mock chat and have been verified.♡ Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats to help verify listeners. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to be verified.♡ Care Team: I check in on listeners after they've talked with a peer/chat supporter and on new listeners beginning their listener journey!♡ Peer Supporter:  I help support other listeners after tough chats and in the listener chatroom.♡ Project Agent:  I am a project agent for the Self-harm subcommunity.♡ Safety Patrol:  I help scan the site for innapropriate profiles that need to be flagged. Feel free to PM me if you see an innapropriate profile!♡ Forum Supporter:  I help support the Anxiety, Trauma & Depression subcommunities!♡ Room Supporter:  I help support the Depression, Teen Only Zone and LGBTQ+/MOGII group support rooms! They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.♡ Listener Discussion Host: I host discussions to help improve overall listener quality.➝ I host discussions at these times (the rooms will open at the times of the discussions):♡ Healthy Habits, Sundays, 11pm-12am EST (In: Sharing Circle) *On self care break from leading my other 3 discussions at the moment. Will resume in a couple of weeks.* You are more than welcome to join! Join group support rooms here.♡ My Status: ♡Green: I am online and ready to take live chats!Orange: I am online, either in a chat, in a group support room, doing training or going through the forums! My response time may be a bit delayed.Red: I am not active, and will get back to you within 24 hours.☀️ Suicide hotlines ☀️☀️ Abuse chatline ☀️☀️ Self-harm distraction techniques ☀️☀️ Take some deep breaths ☀️☀️ Calming music from my favorite video game ☀️
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609
United States

hopefulSnow8833

Helper 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi there, I am someone who's happy to help!
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57
United States

starryskies108

Marvel 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side , I will sit with you in the dark ♥️ Hello! I'm glad you found me here. I study psychology and I'll be REALLY happy to help you. You don't have to go through this alone. I promise I will do everything I can to help you bring the change you want in your life :) Talk about whatever you want to , even if it's nothing at all .I'd love to get to know you more . Even if it's for a casual chat , I'm here for you Personal requests preferred,so don't hesitate to press the chat now button :D Let's talk .My roles here include being a: Intern Graduate (with honours) Adult-Teen Listener Peer Supporter   Community Mentor (Anxiety Support) Forum Supporter (Anxiety Support) Chatroom Moderator (Newbie Hub Community) Group Moderator Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team Member Sharing Circle (co) Host Healthy Habits Team (co) Host ​​​​Translation Team Member Anonymous Evaluations Member ​​​​
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2758
India
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Hannah Caradonna

HannahCaradonnnaMSW
Social Worker, MSW, RCSW (RCC #11330)
I offer a warm and non-judgmental space for you to work through your problems. I can help you with anxiety, disordered eating, depression, relationship problems and more.
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Victoria
Canada