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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.

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

Fraz

Guru 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
We all have a story within us. A story that makes us laugh and cry. One that has it all; romance, love, hatred, discord, tragedy, joy, plot twists, comedy, excitment, thrill, mystery, horror, poetry... Well, whatever genre you'd be able to think of! I, as a humble human being, simply wish to read from the certain pages of each book made available to me; and perhaps be remembered as a happy chapter in a few of them.
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1593
India

LittleBirdie30

Master 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am currently taking new chats and I would love to talk to you! Please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Have an amazing day!   
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1499
United States

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

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

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

Fristo

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi there, I am fristo, I prefer a long-term relation with you! I believe a long-term good relation can bring tremendous change to either lives. So, looking forward to form a healthy listener-member bond with you You can also get started with this growth path, which I made in hope to see you smile: https://www.7cups.com/path/playlist/smile/  
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5644
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

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

LetsCherishLife

Sage 13
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 pain, 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.​​​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, traumaJeg snakker litt norsk. (Bokmål) Emner: kroniske smerter, funksjonshemming, selvskading, panikkanfall, dissosiativ lidelser, traumerHablo un poco de español.  Temas: dolor crónico, discapacidad, autolesiones, ataques de pánico, trastorno y fenómenos disociativo, trauma                            
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2420
Germany

uniqueOcean72

Explorer 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey there! I'm a listener here on 7cups. I'm a full-blown nerd, I love learning and experiencing new things, but I always make time for exercise. I'm open to chatting about most issues, including sexual, paraphilic and kink-related issues. I've also studied religion in an academic context and I'm open to talk about spirituality if that's an important part of your life. So that's me! Feel free to start a chat, especially when I'm online!
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341
Singapore

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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3900
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

friendlytalk

Sage
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey. My name is Mayank & I am a Verified Listner. . Would love to hear from you incase you need to share your story, I don't judge and I respect people from all walks of life. . All emotions are valid, what you are feeling is never wrong. Feel free to contact me. When I am online, i will try to respond you As soon as i can but if i am offline, just leave a message and will revert back to you. .The only advice i give is to Live the Life to the Fullest, it happens only once
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2685
India