TELL Japan

TELL Chat Launches Saturday, September 9th

TELL Chat launches this Saturday at 10:30pm, please click for more information!

TELL Tokyo Tower Climb

Raise money to help us take the TELL Lifeline 24/7. Every step changes lives.

TELL Talkie Walkie

TELL is organizing suicide prevention and awareness walks all across Japan to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Fall Lifeline Support Worker Training

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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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TELL Lifeline Director speaks to Brand2020 about Suicide in Japan and the recent Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade.

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Support TELL by Joining the TELL Wine Club!

Published on December 1, 2015

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TELL Connoisseurs’ Auction Donation Appeal

Published on September 4, 2017

The Connoisseurs’ Auction is our major fundraiser, and attracts 150 distinguished guests who bid on 25 lots of premium wine, luxurious accommodation, and exceptional goods and services in both live and silent auction settings. The event also features fine wine from some of Japan’s top distributors and free-flow Champagne. Without the support of people like […] Read more »

TELL Eating Disorder Program: Body Project by Dr. Eric Stice

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In 2010, the TELL Eating Disorder Program was founded with the mission of making the treatment of eating disorders more accessible to the international community. Over the last 7 years, TELL has become one of the leading eating disorder outpatient programs in Japan. By utilizing evidence-based treatments for individuals and families struggling with this serious […] Read more »

TELL Update from the Board Chair

Published on June 21, 2017

In April 2016 I was elected Chair of the TELL Board of Directors, and published a note in this forum to thank our outgoing Chair, Craig Saphin, and to outline objectives for my own tenure. Just over a year later, it seems a good time for an update about TELL. First of all, we are in transition. […] Read more »

June 2nd is World Eating Disorders Action Day 

Published on May 31, 2017

There is general consensus among Japanese experts that the prevalence of eating disorders in Japan is comparable to those reported in western countries. Unfortunately, the number of those affected who present for treatment in Japan remains very low compared to the amount who seek treatment in western countries. The results from the most recent large-scale government survey revealed that there were approximately 26,000 patients who presented to medical services with eating disorders between 2014 and 2015, but the actual number of affected individuals who are in need of care is estimated to be at least several fold of this number. 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
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Azabu Hall Student Lounge, Temple University, Japan Campus

TELL Tokyo Tower Climb

TELL has partnered with one of Tokyo’s most iconic structures to offer an exciting challenge on 10 September that ranks with endurance events at some of the world’s most famous buildings and towers (e.g. Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Sears Tower).

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Sunday September 10th, 2017
Tokyo Tower

TELL Movie Screening: Voiceless

TELL is proud to host a screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary The Voiceless by Vanessa McNeal at the Azabu Kumin Center on June 1st at 7.30pm. This is our second screening raising awareness of the issues of sexual violence globally and in particular in Japan.

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Thursday June 1st, 2017
Azabu - Kumin Center

Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk


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Saturday May 27th, 2017
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
Wesley Center
6-10-11 Minami Aoyama
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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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