What is considered a crisis?
A crisis is considered when you feel you may be a harm to yourself or others.
If you are thinking about or planning to harm yourself you may be in crisis.
7 Cups is not equipped to support crisis situations.
We are so thankful you’ve found 7 Cups and the free volunteer Listener program. Our goal is to help support people by offering an open ear and heart for non-emergency situations. In contrast, crisis counselors receive 200+ hours of training and continuing education specific to crisis situations. There are several existing crisis organizations who offer this level of training and support, which is why we choose to stay focused on non-crisis topics and training.
If you are in crisis please reach out to a crisis line for appropriate support. This is not a comprehensive list but some community sourced crisis lines and resources to help you:
- (U.S.) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line
- (U.S.) Text HOME to 741741
- (Canada) Text HOME to 686868
- International Association for Suicide Prevention
Wikipedia has an excellent list of international suicide crisis lines, which can be found here.
Per our Community Guidelines we will refer any crisis talk to this page, even if it is what is considered passive thoughts. Read more about passive suicidal thoughts below.
This policy encompasses our entire site, including but not limited to 1:1 chats with Listeners, chat rooms, and forums.