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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.

Shaw123kad

Discoverer 5
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey guys Need any help message me!! Free to help you!!
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388
India

DoctorofSoul

Apprentice 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I’m here to share your pain😊..So, feel free to share anything with me..i'll understand..
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86
Pakistan

InspireCanada

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Heya friends :) My name is Colton and im hear to listen and to help you the best I can! Ive been a life coach for 3 years now and been doing 7Cups volunteer work on an off for 6 years now. I love talking with people! My experties and life coaching skills are PTSD, Trauma, Panic Attacks and Anxiety based. Have a lot of experience and knowledge in these 4 topics, especially Trauma & PTSD. If your struggling and need to chat my line is always open :) And I'm always open for feedback and Reviews :)Sorry but i do not take relationship, LGBTQ, or family stress, getting unstuck chats due to the lack of experience in them. I hope you understand :)
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799
Canada

LoneWolf1010

Exemplar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi!!!  ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ నమస్కారం नमस्ते You can call me wolf!! and I don't bite😅  A teacher, engineer, animal behaviorist, travel enthusiast and a big fat foodie✌🏻😅Do you Feel like talking about anything or just wanna vent off? You know where to tap... What are you waiting for? Grab a steaming chai.. maybe a kettle too for refills.. Let's talk!!! *currently  accepting  personal  requests   only*welcome aboard Feel free to leave feedbacks    
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6631
India

dancingEagle56

Pinnacle 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Calm & patient. I want to listen and help any way I can. Whether it's a big problem or a small problem, it's a problem. Let's work on it together. In the end I just want you to be happy.
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8871
United States

SnowSia984

Supporter 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
♥Hello♥Welcome to my profile  ᴀ ᴄᴀɴᴅʟᴇ ʟᴏsᴇs ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʙʏ ʟɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴄᴀɴᴅʟᴇ Hola all! I am Sia Thank you for clicking on my profile! It's deeply appreciated.✦Aზσυƚ ɱҽ✦You can call me Sia! I am a student. I am an avid reader and I also love to write! And I fancy sci-fi movies. I am also an ambivert.ωнαт'ѕ ѕια ∂σιиg нєяє? уσυ мαу αѕк-  Well, first, I love helping people. I know, they are so many people, who are in emotional, and physical distress, and as we can see in our current situation. It's a really rough time for all, and it's important, we have someone (at least someone ) to listen to our troubles, worries, anxiety, problems, etc...; You've come here! And to seek help- I'm extremely proud of you! Listening is something, that may seem easy, but is a challenging task. But, I'm here to take up the challenge, and make a difference in someone's life! I am not perfect, but I try to learn and growMy availabilityGreen: Online: I am available to listen to you, and I might approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to chat with you.Red: Offline: I can listen to you, but my schedule is unpredictable; and I might disappear/leave the chat.Orange: Busy: I am busy, and I cannot take more chats, and chat with you, at that time.Please note that if I am offline, you can leave me a message. I am usually available from 11 PM ESTᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ɪ ᴏғғᴇʀ?When you are conversing with me, please do know that you're entering a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space. I will be here to support you throughout the chat. I'm here for you. I cannot solve your problems, but I can help you through it. Do you know, that your worthy, and valuable part of this world! Your feelings are valid, here.In case you are not okay with my chat; you can find more awesome listeners -here- If you need to join the chatrooms maybe : use "this"   Topics I can take and I am well experienced: ▶General Mental Health & Self Esteem ( Anytime! )▶Self-harm ( Please do not be graphic ) ▶Panic Attacks & Anxiety ( Experienced )▶Trauma/PSTD (No issues with this topic )▶Depression ( I can support you )▶Breakups  ( I can support you )▶LGBTQ+( I can support you )▶Bullying ( I can support you & experienced )▶Grief ( I can support you & experienced) Topics I can not take and unexperienced- ▶Eating disorders ( I can do just a bit )▶Drug use & any kind of Abuse▶Sexual Health  ▶Schizophrenia ▶Family Stress ▶Student LifePlease do note that I will not entertain any kind of profanity and inappropriate chats. Thanks for understanding. Please try not to use caps. Also, that I am not taking casual chats.My listener buddies:( still making friends :o )My member buddies:@intuitiveBlackberry8515 ~She's just an amazing person to be with, and talk to. We have so much in common! :D  @BrokenTearss ~She's my best friend and cares a lot about as much as I care for her! Stay strong gurl!! :)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -🇫‌🇷‌🇮‌🇪‌🇳‌🇩‌🇸‌ 🇹‌🇦‌🇱‌🇰‌ 🇹‌🇴‌ 🇪‌🇦‌🇨‌🇭‌ 🇴‌🇹‌🇭‌🇪‌🇷‌ 🇧‌🇺‌🇹‌ 🇷‌🇪‌🇦‌🇱‌ 🇫‌🇷‌🇮‌🇪‌🇳‌🇩‌🇸‌ 🇱‌🇮‌🇸‌🇹‌🇪‌🇳‌ -🇹‌🇭‌🇪‌ 🇲‌🇴‌🇸‌🇹‌ 🇮‌🇲‌🇵‌🇴‌🇷‌🇹‌🇦‌🇳‌🇹‌ 🇹‌🇭‌🇮‌🇳‌🇬‌ 🇮‌🇳‌ 🇨‌🇴‌🇲‌🇲‌🇺‌🇳‌🇮‌🇨‌🇦‌🇹‌🇮‌🇴‌🇳‌ 🇮‌🇸‌ 🇭‌🇪‌🇦‌🇷‌🇮‌🇳‌🇬‌ 🇼‌🇭‌🇦‌🇹‌ 🇮‌🇸‌🇳‌'🇹‌ 🇸‌🇦‌🇮‌🇩‌I am here for youThank you for reaching the end and reading! Have a good day 💖
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146
India

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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7481
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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26894
United States

urstrong

Advanced 1
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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476
India

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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2729
Canada

DrumDude

Genius 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome to 7 Cups of Tea. I am a certified peer/family support specialist in the state of California, as well as a certified life coach. I'm an experienced mentor, and a long time Buddhist practitioner. These diverse models have all contributed to my growth, and I believe have made me a better Active Listener. We are living through very difficult and challenging times. Some of us were struggling with life before, some of us are finding the world harder than ever. Whatever you are dealing with, I hope we can make a connection, and I hope you feel better after we chat.
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3158
United States

AlexFireflyZhou

Apprentice 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Writer & visual artist.Graduated with a degree in psychology since 2010. (Even when I hated it, I wanted art school).  
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150
El Salvador