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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.

Kindhumanity

Intermediate 10
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Hello, I really enjoy listening to people and helping them through things, I'm usually online mainly later in the day, so feel free to message me, I'll be happy to listen, :)
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Deschain

Genius 3
Listens to Over 18
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Hello everyone! Hit me up with a message if you need me. If I'm online but I don't answer, it means I fell asleep. Hola a todos! Tirenme un mensaje si me necesitan. Si estoy online pero no responodo, significa que estoy durmiendo. And no, I'm not a girl.
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simplicityoflife

Veteran 6
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in last week
The journey of life is often ruthless. Think of this as your personal space where you can open up about anything at all.
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Sarah Robb

SarahRobbLISWS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S (Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supervisor Designation) and LICDC (Licenced Chemical Dependency Counselor)
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Life poses many challenges. Learning to face, cope with, and resolve these challenges can increase our resilience.
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Wooster, OH
United States

Antonlistens93

Virtuoso
Listens to Over 18
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kindNova143

Sage 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please note: I'm only accepting casual chats at the moment.  
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Matthew2414

Proficient 8
Listens to Over 18
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I do not handle dating or relationship breakup issues. I can help with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD, family communication skills, and personal growth.Send me a message if I'm not online and we can set up a time to chat. Click here for Bible-related articles about emotional health Contact me if you have questions on the above articles.Recommended exercises: Expressive Writing - Every day take a piece of paper and for 15 minutes write all the feelings, words, thoughts you hear inside your head.  After you are done, you can throw it away if you want, because the good comes from letting your mind sort out all the confusing things going on.  A lot of people who do this see a gradual clearing after a a few months.https://positivepsychology.com/benefits-of-journaling/Radical Acceptance of Feelings - We waste a lot of energy struggling and fighting with our feelings.  "I feel so sad... why am I feeling so sad, snap out of it.  Am I some kind of loser? blah blah blah" Instead we can accept our feelings as reality, even if we don't agree with them.  The "whole you", the bigger "you" can be with that part of you that has that overwhelming feeling.  You can say to yourself "You are feeling so sad, so alone, so isolated from everyone.  It's ok.  You can be the way you are for as long as you need to be."  Then take a deep breath and let that thought sink in for a minute. You are showing compassion for the feeling, letting it be, giving it space and that allows it to gradually change.  You then have more energy to move on. (This is from DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and the work of Ann Weiser Cornell.)Clearing a Space - Imagine you walk into a basement or garage and it's a total mess, junk all over the place.  Where to begin?  So you start by just taking one thing at a time and putting it in a box, and when it's full set the box aside and start with a new empty box.  You don't have to sort the stuff, you just put it all in boxes and stack the boxes against the wall.  When you're done you have a nice clear space in the middle and you feel better. Our minds are like that. Inside there's all this stuff, so we feel distracted and anxious.  So take the first thing you find inside, look at it, and set it aside.  Like maybe it's that remark your partner made yesterday that really hurt your feelings - what should you do with it?  For now just set it aside.  Then go to the next one, look at it, set it aside.  Keep going until there's nothing left.  You have a nice clear space inside your mind.  Sure, all the stuff is still there, but it's there on the sides.  So now at least for a few minutes you can take a deep breath and enjoy the peace. (From the work of Gene Gendlin, Focusing)Self-Compassion Exerciseshttps://self-compassion.org/category/exercisesResources for Survivors of Childhood Abuse Self-help booksisurvive.org/helpful-resources/books-you-may-find-helpful/ Anonymous text chat supportonline.rainn.org  International directoryhttps://nomoredirectory.org/International Crisis Supporthttps://www.befrienders.org/International Directory of Hotline Supporthttps://findahelpline.com/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
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Jennifer Fritz

jenfritz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Day to day life can be stressful and overwhelming and my strength is assisting my clients in a supportive, empowering and practical manner.
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Huntington Woods, MI
United States

shminkie

Sage 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
𝕀 𝕎𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕃𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕟 𝕋𝕠 𝕐𝕠𝕦
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2258
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Anna Pavia

annapaviacounselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, psicologa psicoterapeuta psychotherapist psychologist counselor
I feel my work as my personal mission and I love it. My work with clients is nonjudgmental, supportive. I am a very good listener. I use several approaches. Amo il mio lavoro.
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Italy

Mercutio7

Apprentice 3
Listens to Over 18
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Hello, I’m Mauricio! I’m a scared college freshman trying to navigate my way around the world. I’m majoring in Psychology because eventually I’d like to be a therapist to effectively and frequently have a helpful impact in peoples’ lives. In my free time I like to game, play piano, read, or binge a billion shows on netflix. I really hope that by being here, that I can at least help one person.
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jack6

Supporter 5
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Hello I'm jack. I am slightly burned out. I will be happy to listen and help, I only ask that you choose a different listener for relationship and breakup problems! thanks  
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United States

AlyssaF16

Beginner 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello I am Alyssa! I have been a 7 cups listener for a few months now, I enjoy helping as many people as I can!I aspire to be a cardiothoracic neonatal surgeon and I will be starting my senior year of high school this fall. I enjoy spending time with loved ones, animals, volunteering, teaching, learning, baking, gardening, and doing art. I have worked as an orthodontic and surgical chairside assistant for 2 years and I recently started working as a CNA.
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HaydenFleming954

Beginner 8
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in last week
I am a college student attending FSU who majors in clinical professions. I'm originally from Davie, Florida and I lived there my entire life up until I started college. I like helping people through their problems because I know I would want someone to help me through mine.
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MuzamilYaseen

Discoverer 4
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Hi!!! My Name Is Muzamil.And am a Student & an Entrepreneur and I believe in Always giving your 100 percent… unless you’re donating blood.This community changed my life. Still the first day I joined this community I was naive and a little immature when for the first time I listened to someone and he said I helped him with his problem that moment was life-changing for me I never felt so happy before that in my whole life that happiness was something and till that day I learned a lot got more mature and thought-full 😊 and I will keep on doing that. And After all that nice to meet you😊 If you are reading this, send me a hi! 👍I probably won't answer quickly, yet I make an honest effort to answer in a hurry (can in some cases require a few days)
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