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Hi [ ], On [DATE] I will be organizing an [EVENT] to fundraise for TELL Japan. TELL Japan is a registered NPO providing Lifeline and Counseling services in English that are vital to support members of the international community in Japan. TELL Japan relies on our donations to keep these resources open. Find out more […]

Where will your fundraised money go?

The money you raise will be used to help a variety of mental health needs. TELL operates a telephone and chat Lifeline, a clinic with professional face-to-face counseling, and an outreach program that engages with the community through events and workshops. Last year, TELL handled over 26,000 cases of mental health support in the community. […]

Handy Fundraising Captions and Hashtags

Social media is a powerful tool that gives us the opportunity to connect with millions of people and organizations. As we continue to raise awareness, improve education, and inspire action for mental health and suicide prevention, social media helps carry our message.  HASHTAGS  #MoveforMentalHealth #ShatterStigma #StepUpChallenge #TokyoTowerClimb #TELLJapan  CAPTIONS Suicide remains the leading cause of […]

2024 TELL Legend Awards: Charles Bentley

2024 TELL Legend Awards Last year, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, TELL launched the TELL Legends Award. This award recognises present and past individuals who have shown excellence in their work, inspired others, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the organisation’s vision of zero suicides. This month’s Legend is Charles Bentley who trained […]

Growing Old in Japan: the Shadows of Elder Abuse

Growing Old in Japan: the Shadows of Elder Abuse by the TELL Lifeline As we come up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, we would like to take a closer look at elder abuse and raise awareness of an issue that has, does and will affect our community. Since the implementation of […]

Military Families and Mental Health

Military Families and Mental Health The country of Japan hosts just under 54,000 U.S. military troops at bases and facilities throughout mainland Japan, Kyushu, and Okinawa and approximately 40,000 military dependents (spouses and families). TELL receives many referrals for the spouses and children of the active duty troops and, on occasion, for active duty members […]

May 9 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness

May 9 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in the USA by Yiyan Zhang and Selena Hoy In Japan, the US, and beyond, we face a growing youth mental health crisis. This crisis came into sharp relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the well-being of children came under scrutiny amid questions about remote schooling, […]

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

When someone tells you they are a victim-survivor of rape, sexual violence, or childhood sexual abuse, it can be hard to know what to say and do. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all way to support someone, no phrasebook or guide to navigate these conversations, no magical words you can say to change […]

2024 TELL Legend Awards Kathy Burton Lewis

2024 TELL Legend Awards Last year, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, TELL launched the TELL Legends Award. This award recognises present and past individuals who have shown excellence in their work, inspired others, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the organisation’s vision of zero suicides. This month, we honor Kathy Burton Lewis’s 28 […]

2024 TELL Legend Awards

2024 TELL Legend Awards Last year, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, TELL launched the TELL Legends Award. This award recognises individuals present and past who have shown excellence in their work, inspired others, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the organisation’s vision of zero suicides. Over our 51 years of service, thousands of […]

Raising Awareness about Cyberbullying at Tohoku International School

Students in Grades 5 and 6 at Tohoku International School recently participated in the IB PYP exhibition (PYPx). Students extensively researched a real-life issue and presented their findings to K-12 students, teachers, and parents. Throughout the exhibition, students demonstrated their ability to take responsibility for their learning and their capacity to take action. Towa Nogaki […]

Grassroot Fundraiser Spotlight: Nati Ishigaki

Nati Ishigaki is from Poland and lives in Okinawa with her family of six on a turmeric farm. Nati is an Instagram creator, introducing her daily life in Okinawa. She has also published a cookbook in Polish about Japanese winter home cooking. To find more of Nati’s recent activities, check out their Instagram here. TELL: […]