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On September 10th, join TELL and others around the world in taking action to combat suicides in our communities.

Save the date!

2016 TELL Connoisseurs' Auction is set for Friday, November 11.

TELL Dinner & Auction, KOBE

The Kobe Club

Friday, October 14th, 7:00pm

Tickets now available!

TELL Lunch and Garden Tour, KYOTO

Taizo-in, Kyoto

Saturday, October 29th,12:00pm

Tickets now available!

Phone Counselor Training Program

TELL is now accepting applications for fall Phone Counselor training in Tokyo & Kansai.

Got Skillz? Volunteer with TELL!

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.


The TELL Wine Club launches

Published on December 1, 2015

Do Something Good, Get Something Good Read more »

The invisible expatriates: support for trailing spouses and children

Published on August 22, 2016

"Depression is a common problem for people battling cultural adjustment issues, and the difficulty of adapting to life in a new country can put relationships under stress, compounding any stresses that existed within the family prior to the move." Read more »

Summer Intern Maggie Jennings, In Her Own Words

Published on August 1, 2016

Hi, I'm Maggie Jennings and I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I'm a rising junior at Wellesley College, where I study Computer Science and Japanese, though I also have a strong interest in psychology. Read more »

TELL Expands Distance Counseling for Japan Residents Outside the Tokyo Area

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Your mental health is as important as your physical health, and we know how hard it can be to find a therapist outside the major cities in Japan. Read more »

Interested in Donating to the 2016 TELL Connoisseurs’ Auction?

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As announced in our last newsletter, TELL will host our 21st Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction at the Ark Hills Club on Friday, November 11. Read more »


TELL Charity Lunch & Garden Tour, KYOTO


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

TELL Charity Fundraiser Dinner & Auction, THE KOBE CLUB

The Kobe Club, Kobe
Friday, October 14th, 7:00pm

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Friday October 14th, 2016
43 days left
The Kobe Club
4 Chome-15-1 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0002

TELL Talkie Walkie for World Suicide Prevention Day

On September 10th, join TELL and others around the world in taking action to combat suicides in our communities and focus public attention on the unacceptable burden and costs of lives lost every day. This year, the 2016 theme of World Suicide Prevention Day is “Connect, Communicate, Care,” symbolized by the launch of the hand-holding awareness ribbon.

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Saturday September 10th, 2016
9 days left
Japan wide

Band Night for TELL Vol.19

Help support TELL’s counselling services and suicide prevention lifeline.

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Friday September 9th, 2016
8 days left
What the Dickens!
〒150-0021 Tokyo, Shibuya 恵比寿西1-13-3

Pub Quiz for TELL – Weds 3rd August @ Hobgoblin, Shibuya

Interested in showing off your big brain? Or just want to come and have some fun on a Wednesday night? Come down to Hobgoblin, test your knowledge over a drink and win some prizes!

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Wednesday August 3rd, 2016
Hobgoblin, Shibuya
3/F, Ichiban Building, 1-3-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043
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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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