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Is it ok to always depend on this site when you feel down?

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Last Updated: 09/28/2020 at 9:25pm
Is it ok to always depend on this site when you feel down?
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April 7th, 2017 10:47pm
It's actually ok to depend on this website when you feel down, but remember there is no one way to help so seek many things, but first look here and see how a member can help.
April 12th, 2017 11:10pm
This site is a great stepping stone to help you problem solve your feelings. The listeners are caring, the information on the worksheets and training manuals is vastly educational, but - resorting to the website all the time might not provide a full scope of necessary attention and care. 7 Cups is one resource, but it's important to explore additional resources that may offer you real contact with health care professionals and mentors. These are individuals near you, who can give you deeper understanding of how to put coping skills to use. People who you can visit with in person, face-to- face can give you more feedback on things like your affect, your body language and your overall energy levels. Support groups in your local area can offer friendships and a place to meet people who'll certainly understand what you are going through. They can also give you great information about events in your community that may further help you to grow.
April 13th, 2017 9:20am
I wouldn't say always, but a nice portion of the time this site is extremely helpful. Speaking from personal experience, I don't always find a listener whom I can connect with - even after searching several times. Though, from the ones that I have found, they've been super helpful!
April 14th, 2017 12:20am
Of course! There are so many different people here and each person tries to help each other. I've learned this thanks to someone kind and I'm trying to be kind on this website too. People really should visit us and text us. Because all of us have different stories in our lifes and maybe yours can be similar to ours. Don't hesitate to come here because there is always a solution here.
April 19th, 2017 10:33pm
This site is a great coping skill when you are feeling down, but to consistently depend on this site is probably not the best idea,
April 26th, 2017 3:08am
It is can be a very important tool in your toolbox! At the same time, it is important to learn multiple ways to cope. Maybe sometimes you can do something that makes you laugh, you could do something practical to take care of yourself (exercise, go for a walk, take a deep breath), and you could learn ways to be kind and compassionate to yourself. Don't feel bad for coming here, it is good to ask for help! At the same time, I encourage you to have lots of ways to take care of yourself. Much love.
April 29th, 2017 1:01pm
If that is what is currently in your basket of resources, that's perfectly fine. Maybe communicating to the loved ones around you isn't plausible or difficult. We all start out with zero, then one place to turn to. Other resources I eventually included was my mom, my suoervisor at work,,my team lead at work, two friends at work, a friend from university. They all learned about my thoughts and problem unintentionally through events. Reaching out to live people in your life can be scary, risky but rewarding. I try to spread out my discussion on anxieties over several people, so i don't burn them out.
May 4th, 2017 2:05am
Not completely. This site is to find friendly people who wants to listen to you compassionately and give you the help they can give. But when you are having serious problems, you should go with a specialist or a professional. Here, almost all listeners are volunteers with no real professionalism.
May 5th, 2017 6:46pm
No, there are referral partners who can help with specific issues, also consider talking to your GP as stress and anxiety need intervention before they worsen.
May 20th, 2017 10:08am
Absolutely! That's what we're all here for, and visiting is an act of self care. This is one of the ideal places to depend on when you're feeling down, and I hope when you've spent time here, you leave with some comfort, reassurance, and are able to see a little more sunshine. If you feel like you need more tailored support however, or want to try it, you can always look at the counselling option, either through 7 Cups, or through your GP. Hope today is a better one
May 31st, 2017 4:19pm
No. There's real life where we all have family or friends to support us. There might be someone who care for us. I'm not sure. I listen to people's worries and it has become addictive for me. It also causes headache physically but I don't mind it. I love to hear from you. I dislike the fact that some people come here trying to do cheap talks/sexting. That's one drawback we can never differentiate their bad intention. Other than that this app is doing great. It keeps us anonymous and helps us vent to another fellow human. That's great! 😊
June 7th, 2017 5:32pm
If you feel like you have nobody else to talk to, then sure. This site is dedicated to help people and be there for them.
June 8th, 2017 12:34pm
Not at all, this site can help you when you most need it and you can get advice in any area which helps anyone struggling
June 14th, 2017 3:35am
it is always okay to depend on this website, your friends, and your family. listeners on this website help very much, and it feels nice to talk.
June 14th, 2017 8:41pm
I don't see why it wouldn't. Everyone needs someone to listen at times. If you don't know, or feel like you don't, anyone else you can turn to, it could better to visit 7cupsoftea. You can talk to us when you feel down, are anxious, are confused or have the need to talk to someone who doesn't know you in real life. However it's even better if you can depend on yourself at times. Find the courage to say 'you can do this' to yourself and believe what you say. Everyone is perfect in their own way. You too! Take care.
June 15th, 2017 9:08pm
Yes , its ok , why not , this site is made for it , so there're listeneres who're always able to help you in every situations.
June 23rd, 2017 6:21am
In my experience, yes it's perfectly fine to depend on this site when you're down. It's not an unhealthy coping mechanism to seek out help from others when you're not feeling your best and that's exactly what it seems like you are doing. I mean, others depend on other things to help them when they're down and it can be either healthy or unhealthy what they are depending on, but coming here for help from people who care and can empathise is perfectly OK.
June 24th, 2017 6:50am
no, not at all. sometimes it's really hard to dislose how we feel with the people we consider closest to us for a variety of different reasons, and sometimes what can provide the most comfort confiding in either a perfect stranger who can provide you an empathetic ear, or a group of people that are perhaps in the same or similar predicament as yourself who can understand what you're going through :)
July 7th, 2017 1:44am
It's entirely okay. There is never any shame in turning to positive support for anything. You're taking care of yourself in a way you have found to be effective.
July 9th, 2017 12:37pm
if you always come to this website it can be really helpful but sometimes you may need more help other this website like a counsellor or therapist, In the UK i use childline and they can do more if you are in more danger and require medical attention
July 12th, 2017 8:57am
Of course, you can always depend on this site. Everyone here is devoted to make you feel comfortable.
July 12th, 2017 1:06pm
Yes its okay because we are always here to listen and support you when you feel down. And our team will do their best to help you.
July 13th, 2017 5:43pm
It's completely okay. This site is specifically to help you through those feelings- sometimes the best coping strategy is just to talk! However, it is good to try to find ways to cope on your own; but we're here to help you find those ways, or to just be here to listen when you need it. Whatever strategies you use to cope are completely okay, and 7 cups is a safe space for whenever you need it.
July 14th, 2017 7:55pm
It is okay as a short term support and for when you feel down and just need someone.If you feel down more often id suggest looking for additional help
July 15th, 2017 7:13am
Yes it is. :) We are here for you. We are here to support you. You can reach out to us when you want us to be there for you. :)
July 22nd, 2017 11:58pm
Yes! That's what you're supposed to do and I totally recommend using this website as much as you need to when you can't get other forms of help that are more beneficial. This website was designed for people like you. There's no limit on when you're allowed to use it. People come on here for all sorts of reasons that aren't even related to being in mental distress. Some people come on here to tell me something good happened to them! You can use this website to talk about anything and everything at any time of day.
July 26th, 2017 7:02pm
It's nice to have this site when you want someone to listen to you but if you are always down, maybe you should see a counselor. They are better able to help but just having a listening ear can help too.
August 9th, 2017 1:37pm
Yeah, it totally fine. We're here to sort your problems out of good will. As listeners we do not get payed or credited, it comes from the heart. Eventually I hope you would be able to talk to others about these emotions.
August 11th, 2017 1:00am
It is a great resource to get your feelings out without being judged, If you feel overwhelmed you should seek professional help
August 11th, 2017 2:03am
No. If this site helps lift your spirits then, by all means, you can come here for support as often as you'd like.