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Tickets now available for the 2016 TELL Connoisseurs' Auction

The 2016 TELL Connoisseurs' Auction will be held on Friday, November 11. Tickets are available now!

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.

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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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Support TELL by Joining the TELL Wine Club!

Published on December 1, 2015

Do Something Good, Get Something Good Read more »

Survey: Employers Fail to Provide Adequate Mental Health Care in Japan

Published on October 19, 2016

Asked what mental health issues concerned them most, respondents to TELL's survey reported being interested in support for depression, stress management, anxiety, suicide awareness and prevention, helping kids cope with stress, and school bullying. Read more »

World Mental Health Day: Focus on Psychological First Aid

Published on October 4, 2016

About 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes and 80 percent of the world’s largest earthquakes occur along the “Ring of Fire” that surrounds the Pacific Ocean, and Japan has a front row seat. Read more »

Toward a 24/7 Lifeline

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For several years, one of TELL’s most important goals has been taking our Lifeline service 24/7. As you may have observed, we’re not there yet. So what’s the hold-up? Simply, we don’t have enough volunteer telephone counselors yet to bridge the nighttime hours consistently (we won’t move to 24-hour operation until we can consistently cover the overnight shifts). Read more »

Body image and the foreign female in Japan: survey shows frustration with one-size-fits-all thinking | The Japan Times

Published on September 26, 2016

TELL offers counseling and support for those in the international community who are struggling with body image issues. Read more »


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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
7 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
-7 days left
meet outside Scandia Restaurant

Exceptional Parenting Program: Helping Young People to Manage Anger

About the topic: Anger is an emotion with a bad press - and that’s because very few people manage it effectively. Sara Hitchens will discuss the psychology and physiology of anger and how parents can actively teach their children to express this healthy emotion in a way that works for, not against them.

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Tuesday October 11th, 2016
-11 days left
Wesley Center 2F

TELL at Kansai Rainbow Parade

Come and walk with us at this years' Kansai Rainbow Parade! Bring yourself, your friends and your family, everyone is welcome!

The festa starts at 11am and the parade at 1:30pm.

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Saturday October 8th, 2016
-14 days left
Osaka Ogimachi Park
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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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