Glen Moriarty is the founder and CEO of 7 Cups, an online support network for people in need of emotional or mental health support. Launched in 2013, 7 Cups now draws millions of monthly visitors and utilizes the services of 320,000 trained “listeners” in 189 countries and 140 languages. Listeners engage one-on-one with visitors in free, anonymous online chats. Many of the listeners are peers who struggle with their own emotional and mental health issues. They do not provide medical advice, but are trained to refer people in need of more intensive services to professional therapists. The 7 Cups platform is also used by organizations to extend support to their members. For example, colleges use 7 Cups to provide student-to-student support, NAMI uses 7 Cups to extend support to caregivers, and Northwell uses 7 Cups to conduct research on how to better support new mothers and patients struggling with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
Glen is a licensed psychologist who is passionate about the Internet’s power to help people lead healthier lives. His first startup focused on scaling up online learning and free access to education. 7 Cups is his most recent endeavor, marrying his background in psychology with his love of technology. He lives with his wife and four children in Southern California.