TELL Japan


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 »

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

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 »

Nippon Renewable Energy Donates ¥5 Million to Support TELL’s Provision of Mental Health Services in Japan

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Funds Will Support Expanded Lifeline Services, Provision of Subsidized Counseling Read more »

Unsurprisingly, your job can affect your health

Published on September 22, 2016

A significant portion of U.S. working adults say that their current job impacts their health, saying they believe their current job affects their overall health, family life, social life, stress level, weight, eating habits, and sleeping habits. Almost half of all working adults give their workplace only fair or poor ratings in its efforts to reduce their stress. Read more »

EnAble Japan comes to TELL

Published on September 14, 2016

A few weeks ago the guys at EnAble Japan came to TELL to interview our Lifeline Director, Vickie Skorji.   Read more »

Crowdfunding a Children’s Book about Alcoholism

Published on September 9, 2016

TELL mental health counselor Machi Taniguchi is working with a publisher to translate “When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much” into Japanese, and she has set up a crowdfunding website to help cover costs. Read more »

TELL Welcomes Yoon Ki Chai to the Counseling Team

Published on September 1, 2016

Yoon Ki was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and studied psychology at Harvard University. Read more »

Introducing TELL in Kobe and Kyoto this Autumn

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Although TELL has been serving the international community for 43 years, until three years ago we were known as Tokyo English Life Line, with an emphasis on Tokyo. Then last year, when we opened a phone room in Kobe, those of us who live in the Tokyo area were surprised to learn that few people in Kansai had heard of TELL. Uh-oh. Read more »

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