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TELL @ Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017

TELL is delighted to participate in the Tokyo Pride Parade and Festival again this year.

EPP Workshop: Helping Your Teen To Develop A Healthy Body Image

Presented by Kaori Ogiwara, MA. TELL Eating Disorders Treatment Program Coordinator and Psychotherapist.

TELL Film Screening: All of Me

A documentary film on eating disorders at the Azabu Kumin Hall in Roppongi on Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

TELL Runathon is back!

The TELL Runathon is back in partnership with Second Harvest Japan to present the Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk.


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TELL Eating Disorder Program Events Update

Published on April 3, 2017

While all of us require food in order to live, and eating can be one of the most pleasurably human activities, eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect people’s emotional and physical health. When eating is used to control body weight and shape and/or as a coping mechanism to manage difficult emotions and situations, eating can become dangerous. The TELL Eating Disorder Program, sponsored by Ichigo and headed up by Kaori Ogiwara, has upcoming events looking at a variety of different topics. Read more »

Japanese Edition of “When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much” Now Available

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Last autumn we told you about TELL mental health counselor Machi Taniguchi's work with a publisher to translate “When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much” into Japanese, for which she set up a crowdfunding website to help cover costs. Read more »

Tokyo’s Rainbow Week and LGBTI-supportive Legislation

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As we head into April, this year's Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival is just around the corner, marking one of the most influential LGBTI events in Japan. This year’s Pride Festival will start on April 29th with a week-long list of around 60 activities, including exhibitions, lectures, workshops and parties, finishing with the Pride March on May 7th. Read more »

International Women’s Day #beboldforchange

Published on March 8, 2017

March 8th marks International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the social, political, cultural and economic achievements women have made around the world. Since the first recorded International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1909, many positive changes have been seen, such as women’s right to work; to vote; to property; to control over their bodies and reproductive rights. However, while we recognise how far we have come, gender equality is still a distant ideal. Read more »


“Eating Disorder Prevention: From Efficacy to Implementation” by Dr. Eric Stice


A special lecture by Dr. Eric Stice on eating disorders prevention (with consecutive translation)

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Saturday October 28th, 2017
181 days left
Azabu Hall Student Lounge, Temple University, Japan Campus

Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk


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Saturday May 27th, 2017
27 days left
Furuichiba Athletic Ground

EPP Workshop – How to Empower and Encourage an Adolescent During Exam Time Stress

As exam season approaches, are you and your teen prepared? As we know, stress comes in waves, and exam season is usually a time for the big one to come crashing down. Instead of drowning in a sea of stress and confusion, come to join us at TELL for a workshop on stress management. Learn ways to help your teen cope with stress before, during, and after exam time stress. Discover how you can help them through the challenge of ending the year and set them up for success in the future.

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Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
23 days left
Wesley Center
6-10-11 Minami Aoyama

TELL Movie Screening: All of Me

Bess O’Brien directs All of Me, a feature length documentary film focused on the lives of women, girls and some boys who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing. The film will focus on body image, a lack of connection with one’s physical and emotional being and the need to delve deep within one’s self to find the systemic reasons that triggered this disease.

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Thursday May 11th, 2017
11 days left
Azabu Kumin Center, Roppongi

TELL at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017

TELL is delighted to participate in the Tokyo Pride Parade and Festival again this year.
For the past few years TELL has made a noise about mental health issues that LGBTQ people face, particularly young people, including higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance, being the victim of bullying and attempted suicide. By participating in various Pride activities we at TELL aim to be a catalyst for change in the manner in which mental health issues are recognized, talked about and treated. And we welcome our friends in the international community to join us!  

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Saturday May 6th, 2017
6 days left
Yoyogi Park
Festival area
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TELL resources in Japan

Emergency numbers

Emergency Services

Police: 110
Fire: 119
Ambulance: 119

Emergency Medical Interpretation Service

Monday to Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9am – 10pm

Tokyo English-Speaking Police

Telephone: 03-3501-0110
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:30am - 5:15pm

Drug Overdose & Poison Control Centers

U.S. Air Force Hospital, Yokota: 0425-52-2511, ext. 57740
Honolulu Poison Control Center: 1-808-941-4411
Osaka Toxicity: 0990-50-2499, 06-871-9999

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