TELL Japan


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 »

Happy Holidays from TELL!

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The holiday season is a time of joy for many, but for some it is the most difficult time of year. As a friend of TELL, you know TELL provides vital services to the international community in Japan. Read more »

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

Published on November 29, 2016

Training dates: KANSAI & TOKYO February 25th - May 20th Read more »

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

Published on October 31, 2016

A survey conducted by TELL has found that few English-speaking Japan-based workers believe their employers provide them with adequate mental health care support; over 50 percent of respondents said their employers do not offer mental health care services at all. The majority of respondents to the survey, conducted online in English, also said they feel uncomfortable discussing mental health concerns in the workplace, and noted that even when mental health care services are offered, confidentiality is a concern.  Read more »

Meet Our New Administration Manager, Rieko Kieffer

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TELL’s new Administration Manager, Rieko Kieffer, is a Kyushu native and grew up in Nagasaki and Saga. 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 »

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