TELL Japan

Phone Counselor Training

TELL Is Now Accepting Applications for Spring Phone Counselor Training in Tokyo & Kansai

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TELL relies on community support not only in our fundraising, but also in our organization of a wide range of events. Want to help? Get in touch!


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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How you can help


Your donation helps us save lives: Please give generously.


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

Fight Stigma

By creating awareness you help us break down barriers.


Your support of our events and programs makes a difference.


Support TELL by Joining the TELL Wine Club!

Published on December 1, 2015

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TELL Welcomes Michael Nevans as Director of Clinical Services

Published on December 7, 2016

TELL has appointed Michael Nevans Director of Clinical Services. Read more »

New Faces on TELL’s Board of Directors

Published on November 30, 2016

Last month, TELL’s board of directors elected three new board members: Timothy Langley, Maurice Rabb and Barbara Hancock. Read more »

Connoisseurs Auction Provides Great Support for TELL’s Lifeline

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On November 11, TELL held our Connoisseurs’ Auction – our major annual fundraiser – at the Ark Hills Club in Akasaka. Despite an annoying problem with a new sound system on which the club’s staff had not been trained as well as they might have been, the event was a success. Read more »

The TELL Mountain Challenge Is Back!

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On February 17-19, 2017, TELL will organize its first Mountain Challenge in Shiga Kogen, site of the 1998 Nagano Olympic downhill ski and snowboard events. Read more »


Film Screening: The Hunting Ground

TELL and IamJane  are partnering together to host a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary The Hunting Ground.  This powerful film documents the personal stories of students, who have been sexually assaulted on American university campuses, and follows survivors who attempt to pursue both their education and justice in face of institutional failures to respond effectively and appropriately to their reports.

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Monday November 21st, 2016
-21 days left
Azabu Kumin Center
5-16-45, Roppongi, Minato-Ku

The 21st Annual TELL Connoisseurs’ Auction

This year marks the 21st edition of TELL’s Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction.

The live auction will feature over 25 lots of premium wine, luxurious accommodation and exceptional goods and services from a wide range of generous donors, and there will also be a silent auction and raffle.

At the event, guests will enjoy free-flow Champagne, extensive tastings of fine wines from some of Tokyo’s top wine distributors, and a delicious meal. Please join us and support TELL!

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Friday November 11th, 2016
-31 days left
The Ark Hills Club
Ark Hills Mori Tower, Akasaka

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Exceptional Parenting Program: Stressed…or Depressed?

This workshop will help parents and educators understand the risk factors, symptoms, and ways to address depression and comorbid disorders (e.g., anxiety, eating disorders) in adolescents. The goal of the workshop is to create awareness regarding adolescent depression and discuss ways to help a depressed adolescent.

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Tuesday November 1st, 2016
10:00 – 12:00
Wesley Center, 2F
Wesley Center 2F
6-10-11 Minami-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062


TELL Charity Lunch & Garden Tour, KYOTO


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Saturday October 29th, 2016
-44 days left
〒616-8035 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Ukyo Ward, Hanazonomyoshinjicho, 35

TELL at Yokohama Diversity Parade

Calling all volunteers to walk in the Yokohama Diversity Parade with TELL. TELL is happy to walk with our LGBT friends and allies to show our support for diversity in the city of Yokohama. Yokohama has a rich history of openness as one of the first international trading ports in Japan to welcome those from abroad. This is sure to be a fun-filled day that is open to everyone.

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Saturday October 15th, 2016
-58 days left
meet outside Scandia Restaurant
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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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