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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.

DrakoAllEars

Novice 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am someone you can open up to any time. I won't be irritated by anything. I'm here for you. You can rely on me for all the listener skill you need. I love you, whoever you are. And I hope you trust me with everything. Because I love listening to you.
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United Kingdom

colorfulBubbles4449

Exemplar 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
🇲🇽🇩🇴I speak a lot of Spanish so hmu if u do tooI’m Leah I like helping people ❤️ I've been through so many struggles depression anxiety so I get how u feel it's ok. U are loved cared for. But things about me my favorite color is 🌸pink🌸 I like music I take casual chats to✨✨ love u hit me up💓💓
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1522
United States
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Evelyn Coker

EvelynJCokerLCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
I am down to earth and enjoy working with all clients. I have a special passion to support teen girls and women. My work is nonjudgmental and provides a safe space to grow.
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Chicago, IL
United States

zinglady

Proficient 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Would love to listen to you. Hope you can find some great things about yourself. Talks can change many things. You can message me anytime.
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1723
India
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Kajsa Futrell

KajsaFutrellRTC
Counselor, RTC
I specialise in respectfully helping people navigate their way through trauma and relationship issues. The adversities in our life can actually transform us.
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Vancouver
Canada

ArborealElf

Specialist 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Here for whatever you'd like to discuss ❤ I've been through a lot and learned a lot. I hope to save some people a few painful steps.But! I can't discuss most sexual topics. If you have a topic to discuss, please tell me honestly so we can decide whether we're mutually a good match. I do want to help if I can. I'm here for you.
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2359
United States

peacefulscorpion

Guru
Listens to Over 18
in last week
--NO SEXUAL TOPIC--🙅🏻
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1916
India

simplicityoflife

Veteran 6
Listens to Over 18
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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2275
Pakistan

beautifulStar1047

Explorer 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi! My name's Kristina, I'm here to listen to you and help you work through problems. 
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458
United States

goldenPassion8987

Veteran 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am here to listen and help you through. Talk about it, that's half the problem solved! :)
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2206
Nepal

MindChatter

Veteran 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Life is too deep for words. so don’t try to describe it - just live it.
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2499
Pakistan

ListeningWren012

Intermediate 6
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🍄*No longer taking new members at this time*🍄🌈*Please Read bio about topics I don't cover*🌈~All About Me~Hello my fellow friends, I'm Wren( Trying out Rhayne) My pronouns are they/them. I am currently in high school, with aspirations of being a pediatric nurse. I personally love to help others out, I'm here to listen, and to help out the best I can<3.Remember you are loved no matter what❤️My StatusIf the bubble is green, I'm active and can help and support.If the bubble is orange, I'm currently helping someone but I'm onlineIf the bubble is red, I'm offline and you are welcome to leave a message and I will get back to you when I can.Support I don't want to discuss- Addiction, Alcohol/drug abuse, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Men's Issues, Parenting, Work Stress, Relationships, sexual health.Please do not contact me with inappropriate chats, such Intimate and sexual topics.💜My Roles At 7Cups💜✨ Verified Listener✨🦋Room Supporter🦋🖤Group Support Moderator🖤🤍Care Team Member🤍~Quotes to live by~"There is no next time, its now or never"🌈"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud"🌈"Don't waste a good today, worrying about a bad yesterday"Some awesome people that have been with me through my listener journey@considerateParadise6717@CommunityModEden@Amy@ Zoup@theboymoana@dragonprince449@Swiftygirl13@TayTayy(this list in constantly getting updated!)If you have made it this far *claps* Here is some cookies 🍪🍪🍪 I hope you have an amazing day!Updated 6/24/2022
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United States

LetsCherishLife

Virtuoso 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I only take chats within my topics. (Deutsch: Siehe unten)(Unless I took your general request.) 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, etc., just drop me a message. There's no need to read the rest of the profile. Hello and welcome to 7cups. I'm Nadine, a 25 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 based on my own experience plus some professional knowledge from university and over 6 years of experience as a Listener on here, I think I might be able to help you with them. I understand you well, and maybe I have suggestions, techniques, or skills to help you. For example, I'm familiar with living with chronic pain, self-harm (stopped a few years ago), and panic attacks. I also have non-epileptic (dissociative/conversion) seizures, and I'd like to exchange experiences 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 had 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 choose to work with me, and I will be here for 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 (physical) pain/ disease, especially such that gets worse in flare-ups, or you want to know how to best 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 quit 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)- you want to chat about parenting: I don't have any own kids and not so much practical experience 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 some first experience. (7)    - you want to chat about guilt or forgiveness. I don't have experience in supporting people with these topics but I am curious about what they might involve and I'd be interested in having discussions about them. Depending on the situation though, I might decide that I am not the right Listener for you at some point. (8)  - you want to chat about a personality disorder (any kind). I just recently got potentially diagnosed with one myself, and I am curious to learn more about it, how it affects people's lives and how they manage life with it. Maybe we can think of ways to cope together. Yet, I am not very experienced with this topic so it would be more active listening rather than suggestions. (9)- you want to learn to manage, accept and understand your thoughts and emotions better. (I might decide that I am not the right person depending on what they are related to, and the chat would be more focused on the thoughts and emotions themselves and identifying them rather than what causes them.) (10)- you want to chat about faith, religion, spirituality, etc. I might share my beliefs if you wish so, but I will not force them upon you. We can try to find out what you believe or how you could solve a conflict that for example, makes you question your faith. (11)- you have general questions about mental health, want to figure out what's going on for you, what the next steps could be, what you could do to improve your allover well-being, or if you want to find out which topic(s) the right Listener(s) for you should cover (12)- you want to chat about something related to communication, especially verbal communication (written or spoken) or violence/abuse (any form, active and passive position) to reflect on yourself generally or regarding certain situations or you want to discuss something regarding the relation between communication and violence. Depending on the exact issue, I might decide that I am not the right Listener for you. (13)- you want to ethically or morally reflect on or position yourself either in general or regarding a particular situation. (14)- you want to change a certain generally controllable (own) behavior by analyzing causing and motivational factors and looking for different ways to manage these. I have the most experience with this method regarding self-harming behavior but I want to see if I can apply it to other topics and behaviors as well (15)If you send a personal request, please start the chat with (a) code number(s) from 1 to 15 (which you see on the list, next to the thing(s) you want to chat about) to show you have read this. I do provide long-term support as well! Let me know straight away if you wish that, so I can see what I can offer at the moment.Please note: While I 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 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 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, feel free to leave me a message because I might have forgotten to log out, but I will get back to you when I see it.​​​If you read everything: Thanks for your patience, you're extra special :-pIch spreche auch Deutsch. Themen: chronische Schmerzen oder Beeinträchtigung bei Betroffenen und Angehörigen, selbstverletzendes Verhalten, Panikattacken, dissoziative Identitätsstörung und dissoziative Zustände/ Anfälle oder andere dissoziative Störung, Trauma (PTBS), Genesung/Erholung/Rehabililitation von einer Verletzung oder körperlichen oder psychischen Erkrankung, Erziehung/Elternberatung, Schuld und Vergebung, Persönlichkeitsstörungen, Umgang mit Gedanken und Gefühlen, Glaube und Religion, allgemeine mentale Gesundheit, Kommunikation und Gewalt, ethisch-moralische Selbstreflexion und Positionierung, Verhaltensanalyse und -änderung (eigenes Verhalten), andere Themen auf Anfrage, wenn sonst niemand für einen Chat auf Deutsch verfügbar ist.
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2709
Germany
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Paola Giordani

PaolaGiordaniMA
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Psychoanalyst
I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Depression is also a major issue that comes up.
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mexico
Mexico

shminkie

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