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Tokyo Tower Climb and Step Up Challenge 2023

Save the date for TELL’s Step Up Challenge! September 10 – October 10, 2023, and Tokyo Tower Climb October 14. With COVID restrictions finally behind us and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your walking boots ready and start planning for this year’s Step Up challenge and Tokyo Tower Climb.  The themes for […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness 2023

Written by the Lifeline’s Yui. S. What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common mental health condition that will likely appear after exposure to any traumatic event, it could co-exist with other mental disorders and substance use disorders. The symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, avoidance behavior, heightened anxiety, […]

Anti-Bullying Day 2023

Anyone can fall victim to bullying, that’s why it is so meaningful for us to celebrate May 4th, international Anti-Bullying Day! A Canadian student, Travis Price witnessed a fellow student getting bullied for wearing a pink shirt. He and his classmate bought and gave out pink shirts to everyone as a way to show solidarity […]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2023

By Urara Nagashima, TELL intern May 11th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (CMHAD). CMHAD is an annual event that occurs on the Thursday of the first full week of May. CMHAD seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s […]

TELL 50 Years With You

On the weekend, over 240 guests and supporters joined TELL at the Italian Embassy as we kicked off our year long 50th anniversary celebration of supporting the community’s mental health needs and saving lives.   We would like to thank His Excellency Gianluigi Benedetti, the Ambassador of Italy, and Her Imperial Highness, The Crown Princess Akishino, […]

TELL at Tokyo Rainbow Pride April 22-23

At TELL, we are dedicated to promoting inclusivity and support for the LGBTQIA+ community in Japan, and this year, TELL will again be at Tokyo Rainbow Pride. Our booth will be a safe and opening space for members of the community to learn about mental health resources, connect with other mental health advocates, and have […]

Summer 2023 Lifeline Support Worker Training

Our second ever summer training course is fast approaching!  Do you want to work on your communication skills and become a better listener? Do you want to support people, whatever they may be going through? If so, this training might be a good fit for you! As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we want […]

World Autism Awareness Day

By Urara Nagashima  April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). WAAD was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. Throughout the month, WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. […]

Gaming to Raise Awareness about Mental Health

How one retro gamer used his Twitch channel to support TELL “I love to sail… oh my god King Merman!” Sea monsters appear on the screen and are quickly defeated by Alex Fraioli on Dragon Quest III. Alex is streaming his video game adventure on Twitch, a live streaming platform where users can stream content […]