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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.

MaplePenguin

Advanced 1
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[Watch this.] Heya, I really enjoy listening to people and their stories. I'm a university student and former cook at a children's hospice. I have experience with a lot of heavy issues, and have a lot of knowledge about perseverance and overcoming things that seem impossible. Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime, and I promise I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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happypuppy22

Novice 2
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I am an individual with multiple disabilities. I live in a toxic family environment. I am used to being left, my biological dad left me after complications with my mom when I was five. Through my experiences I want to provide a safe environment. Listening without judgment is my first priority.
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United States

bestPresence62

Scholar 8
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in last week
Hi Glad you are here to discuss what's on your mind. I'll do my best to make your day brighter.
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884
United States

hopefulsnowflake

Scholar 8
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in last week
seeing is believing but is it truth ???INTERN  
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Egypt
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Rory Boutilier

RoryBoutilierRPC
Counselor, Registered Professional Counsellor
I use a human-centered approach to help you reach your goals. You are the expert on you! Particular areas: life changes, decision-making, men's issues.
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Bedford
Canada

fullofnicesurprises22

Helper 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I do not accept any talk on sex or sexual matters. For anything else, I will listen, understand, and help.
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Egypt

zouci50

Explorer 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
you will never be alone , when darkness comes i will light the night with stars , just come and i will make you smile
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Egypt

Cinephile90

Proficient 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
30 years old. Bangladeshi, currently living in Canada and lived in the Philippines previously. As the profile name suggests, I am into movies - have seen some 2.5k+ movies in 8 languages. Working as a manager, have 3 degrees (so far), all in management, and like to sleep/surf on the internet on my off-days. I don't take abuse, taboo, lack of attention - as in, nobody cares for me - (either in family or in a certain community), sex related requests. I am sure those are some genunine concerns, it's just I am not equipped to help one out on those topics. There are listeners who are way better than me to listen to those issues. And finally, I hope I could help.
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1571
Canada

OasisRedbeard

Advanced 6
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I take chats about existential crises (quarter-life/mid-life), work burnout, moving, financial stress, COVID stress, social anxiety, college student anxiety, bullying and body image. NOTHING marriage/relationship or breakup/divorce-related: these requests - and others - would best be handled by either another Listener or 7Cups Therapist. I talk to other Listeners about Listener-related matters; for personal topics, you should be logged in with your Member account. Providing a short summary of your chat inquiry (more than "hi" or "hello") will greatly increase chances of response and a potential time for discussion. If I don't respond immediately, leave a detailed note, and I'll follow up with you if it meets the criteria above. I prefer chatting via ONE message at a time as it's difficult to communicate with back-to-back missives. If you're feeling overwhelmed or having racing thoughts, I recommend a deep breathing exercise before we talk (inhale/exhale 3x, and hold each breath for eight seconds). If you have a long-term personality disorder (treated or untreated) that causes attention-seeking behavior, fear of being alone, or an impulse to lash out at others, I'm not the Listener for you. My focus is individuals who are needing clarity and consolation on a compatible topic (above) that's both recent and impacting your quality of life. Although I'm not a therapist or clinician and cannot give medical advice, I can Listen to you without judgment and provide constructive feedback if appropriate/requested.   My availability for 30-45 minute live discussions is Weekdays (and some Weekends) between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, U.S. Mountain Time. While I'm open to International requests, please understand that my perspectives, values and schedule are centric to the Western Hemisphere (U.S.A.) and I can't make accomodations if we have time zone differences. In that instance, direct messages would be an acceptable alternative. Thank you.
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United States
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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

colourfulWaterfall57

Specialist 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
**READ MY PROFILE BEFORE REQUESTING A CHAT** Hello welcome to 7 cups 😊 I hope you are having a good day, please when sending a personal request address what you would like to talk about, so I can make sure I am the right listener for you. ✨The issues I can discuss are listed down below on my profile. Please also be aware there could be delayes in chat. Hope to talk soon    
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637
United States

CyrusD

Explorer 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Just a friendly listener here who has been through some tough times and know how much talking can help.  
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369
United States

OpenAndHonestGuy7

Specialist 7
Listens to Over 18
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HELLO! THANKS FOR REACHING OUT! FOR THE TIME BEING, I AM ONLY TAKING PERSONAL CHATS ON THESE ISSUES1) Your contemplating a change of religion or thinking about becoming an atheist 2) Your not sure if you should support gay rights or gay marriage 3) Your a tobacco smoker who does not want to quit  
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791
United States

velovelo

Expert 3
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1029
Netherlands
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Lindsay Scheinerman

lindsayscheinermanLPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
My work with clients is to help them recognize and build on their strengths to find solutions for the conflicts presented in their lives.
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St. Louis, MO
United States