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Blue Monday

On Monday, January 24, 2005, a press release was issued stating that a formula had been developed that could identify the most depressing day of the year. The formula takes into account a variety of factors including weather, financial debt, the time since Christmas, the time since New Year’s Resolutions were broken, and motivation. The […]

Welcome Royanne Doi to TELL

Tokyo English Lifeline (TELL) announced today the appointment of Royanne Doi as Executive Director, effective immediately. Having volunteered her time and expertise as a strategic advisor to the Board and Management team of TELL since August 2022, the Board approved Ms. Doi’s appointment to officially lead the organization to its next stage of development and […]

An Anchor For The Community: Our Lifeline Volunteers

To mark this year’s International Volunteer Day, we reached out to our lifeline support workers and asked them to share a little bit of their experience. The people we spoke to come from different countries, have different educational backgrounds and occupations and are at different stages in their lives, yet at times it felt like […]

Spring 2023 Lifeline Support Worker Training

The end of the year is approaching and you might be thinking about goals you want to set for 2023, skills you want to develop, or ways you can give back to the community. If so, the Spring Lifeline Support Worker Training might be a good fit for you! Do you want to work on your […]

November 19th is Child Abuse Prevention Day

The more awareness we have as a society and as individuals, the more we can each do to prevent ongoing and future child abuse.  There are different types of child abuse, some of which are listed below: Physical abuse – this includes intentionally physically harming a child or using excessive force when physically disciplining. (Though […]

Self Harm

Self-harm is an act of intentionally harming oneself. For some, it is a way to cope with difficult situations or intense emotions, such as sadness, anger, fear, and anxiety, while for others, it can be a form of self-punishment or a way to seek help from others.  Self-harming can take many different forms, including cutting, […]

Myths About Bullying

Myths About Bullying by A. Arao As young people all over Japan head back to school, many are worried about being bullied and ostracized. Bullying is a horrible experience regardless of who is involved or where it occurs. Numerous longitudinal studies have shown how bullying leads to lower academic achievement, anxiety, depression, and too often suicide. In […]

Creating Hope Through Action

Creating Hope Through Action From September 10th through October 10th, TELL will hold a series of events to mark World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and World Mental Health Day (WMHD). Our focus this September is on youths and the challenges of the last few years. Around the globe, the number of young people feeling overwhelmed by the […]

From music industry leader to director of TELL

From music industry leader to director of TELL “Giles Duke’s first experience with the music industry of Japan occurred when he was a teenager living in Tokyo, back in 1972. His father was cultural attache at the British Embassy and made the controversial decision to deny the visas of a certain U.K. rock band. Giles […]