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How can I help people online in need?

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Last Updated: 09/07/2019 at 9:40am
How can I help people online in need?
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Zeina Ghoul, LLPC

Pre-Licensed Professional

I help guide clients to create positive change in a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere.

Top Rated Answers
sunbird9
January 21st, 2016 6:01pm
Be compationate, kind give a listening ear don't judge. Put yourself in their shoes and be the friend they need.
RootsGuru
January 21st, 2016 8:17pm
Simply listening to another person online is enough to allow them to release some tension and emotion and to move some energy positively. So not much need be done, simply listening well as per the 7cups professional instruction is enough truly to make a difference, albeit sometimes an unnoticeable one! :)
Anonymous
January 22nd, 2016 5:30am
You can help them by joining this site! or if you know people in need just be there and message them.
devilsOrchestra
January 22nd, 2016 2:52pm
the best thing you can do is listen to their issues and showing them their not going to be judged and they can always come back and talk to you whenever things are getting on top of them.
Anonymous
January 23rd, 2016 7:15am
There are many online counselling portals through which you can help people online. 7 Cups of Tea is one of the popular & free site.
Anonymous
January 25th, 2016 10:51pm
Well, the question you posted is here. Here you can help by becoming a listener and listening...so..
sweetpillow73
January 27th, 2016 10:00am
I try to be as empathetic as I can and treat them like they are the most important person in the World.
dancingLion66
January 27th, 2016 10:17am
listen to them carefully, try to identify there problem and how severe their problem is . Incase of very severe level give them the help line numbers
TheSupport
January 27th, 2016 4:13pm
You can listen to their problems and be their mental support and helper. Being an online helper is hard because it needs very much multitasking and going through alot of things in life, but I highly recommend you to do it.
NamelessKnight
January 28th, 2016 9:21am
You can help them by being there for them. Being a friend and listener at the same time. There is not much we can do directly, but we can always be there for them with open arms.
Anonymous
January 28th, 2016 6:13pm
Well there are many ways. The simplest way is to become a listener here on 7 cups. People will appreciate you listening to their stories and helping them through tough times. All you need to do is complete some quick tests to better your communication skills.
Anonymous
January 28th, 2016 6:55pm
Well for starters you can sign up for 7 cups! We're always happy to have new listeners :) You can also look up some ways to online.
Carleen00
January 29th, 2016 4:31pm
In a world filled with people it's astonishing that so many feel alone. Social media is a great way to reach others and make a difference. From listening to validating ones feelings, it is possible to make a difference. I am personally here to provide empathy and support any way I can.
Shikamaru42
January 30th, 2016 1:02pm
I've tried to do this for years, on random chat sites, on social media, all of it. I really have to say that the most efficient way is to become a listener on 7cups. Plus, this is also where my efforts have shown the best results. Thanks for caring. You're awesome.
temporarycarla
January 30th, 2016 11:54pm
Be empathic and try to understand them. Ask them questions in a friendly way and show interest, that will help.
Anonymous
January 31st, 2016 2:27pm
When you're 16 or older you can sign up here to become a listener. If you become a listener you will be helping people who come to this site for help, it's always great to get a new listener
Anonymous
February 3rd, 2016 11:04am
This site is a great forum to do exactly that! You can become a listener, if you are not one already.
Anonymous
February 4th, 2016 5:31am
Show empathy and be willing to be by their side, show that you care. And, try to relate if you can.
Tahsin
February 5th, 2016 8:25am
You can try offering them advice and letting them know that you, yourself are offering an open heart and an open ear. Try to show empathy and compassion as well.
shesays11
February 5th, 2016 3:38pm
I can help people online by listening to them, trying to understand them and taking the time to listen and empathise with their situation. I can help someone work out what they feel they need and work with them so they get where they want to be. I can help people by just being their support.
Anonymous
February 5th, 2016 9:28pm
Try to understand their situation and be kind, always be open minded no matter what the situation is.
Maheen
February 11th, 2016 6:47pm
Hey...we can help people online by telling them their importance.. By showing them new brighter ways to cope their problems. By listen them by motivate them and changing their negative views into optimistic approach­čśâ
Arakhthanda
February 12th, 2016 4:48am
The best way, which is one of the few ways a counselor or a psychotherapist would do in their own training, is to actively listen and embody what the other person needs.
LaraS
February 12th, 2016 9:29am
The most important thing is to show them that you are there to listen to what they have to say. Maybe they're in a situation there is nothing you or they can do about, but the support you're giving them is always helpful.
Anonymous
March 11th, 2016 7:12am
You can help people by just being there. It may not sound like a lot but to that person it may mean the world.
InvisibleMonster
April 25th, 2016 10:24pm
There are many ways you can help, you can for instance become a listener on 7cups and be there for people and listen to them, you can read through forums and give your opinion on the matter :)
peacefulWinter66
June 7th, 2016 11:15pm
There are lots of ways to help people online in need. Firstly you'd have to figure out who they are and secondly what they need help with. This is why I use 7cups. It's a convenient and wonderful site where you can help people online through a secure platform. The most important thing to consider when dealing online is, after all, security.
ladycat946
July 5th, 2016 9:35am
You could just be there for them by listening to them, talk to them... Sometimes, feeling that someone cares about you is what makes you continue in life.
freefromworries
November 7th, 2016 3:41pm
There is only so much that you can do when it's someone online. If they are in immediate danger, ask them to call 911 (or their country's emergency number). Besides that, you can recommend that they talk to a listener, refer them to a suicide hotline, crisis hotline, etc., and give them other resources. There's not much more that you can do though, sadly.
Anonymous
March 27th, 2017 11:04pm
It is best to let the person know that you are there, and are willing to listen to them. Here on 7 cups, we do not have much power to help them fully but by just listening, you are helping in a big way.