TELL Japan

The Tokyo TELL Hanami Party is back for it's second year!

Please join us in Yoyogi Park, Sunday 2nd April!

International Women’s Day #beboldforchange

As part of a series of events to recognise International Women’s Day, TELL is launching new pages on our website.

TELL Runathon is back!

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


TELL is dedicated to providing effective support and counseling services to Japan's international community and its increasing mental health needs.

How we help

TELL Lifeline

Free, anonymous, confidential telephone counseling, every day.

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TELL Counseling

Professional counseling and comprehensive psychological assessment.

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TELL Outreach

Public awareness of mental wellness issues with community-wide programs.

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Help make change happen: Your time and talent change lives.

Fight Stigma

By creating awareness you help us break down barriers.


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Support TELL by Joining the TELL Wine Club!

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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 »

What Is Distance Counseling?

Published on March 2, 2017

TELL was founded in 1973 to provide crisis and suicide prevention support for the international community in Japan, and in 1991 added face-to-face counseling and outreach services that bridge gaps in the Japanese language-focused health care system.  Read more »

International Women’s Day: Is Change Needed? Yes, It Is

Published on March 1, 2017

March 8th is International Women’s Day, the annual celebration of women’s social, cultural, political and economic achievements. This year, uncertainty has inspired many around the world to voice their opinions about injustice, which connects well with the theme of International Women’s Day 2017: “Be Bold for Change”. Read more »

TELL Runathon on May 27 in Partnership with Second Harvest Japan

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This year’s TELL Runathon has been reinvented as the Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk, a celebration of mental and physical good health organized in partnership with our good friends at Second Harvest Japan. The Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk will take place at the Tama River (Tamagawa) running course on Saturday, May 27th, and all proceeds from the event will support TELL and Second Harvest Japan, accredited not-for-profit organizations. 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
218 days left

Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk


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

TELL Hanami Party

The TELL Hanami Party will be on Sunday, April 2nd, hosted by Legendary Sunday Fundays. 

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Sunday April 2nd, 2017
9 days left
Yoyogi Park
Exact location to be announced on Facebook on the day.
Tuesday March 21st, 2017
-3 days left
Wesley Center 2F
6-10-11 Minami Aoyama

International Women’s Day Film Screening: I am a Girl

TELL presents a screening of the acclaimed documentary "I am a Girl", a movie that engages the viewer in the lives of six girls coming of age around the world, ready to become something extraordinary.

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Tuesday March 7th, 2017
-17 days left
Azabu Kumi Center, Roppongi
Kumin Hall, Azabu Kumin Center
5-16-45, Roppongi, Minato-ku
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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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