As part of our month-long focus on suicide and mental illness in Japan, TELL has taken on the Global Giving Challenge to help prevent youth suicides in Japan.
Over the next three weeks, we hope to raise 5000 US dollars to train additional 40 crisis lifeline chat support workers in Japan, who will focus on youth suicide prevention.
The stigma surrounding mental illness is greater in Japan than in many other countries, which leads to a high number of suicides and the loss of 21, 140 lives last year. Suicide is the end result of a treatable mental illness, but for many young people in Japan they are not reaching out for help. Most hide their illness and feel ashamed to talk about it. They die alone, feeling like a failure and a burden.
Having a space to talk confidentially about their struggles can mean the difference between life and death. Your donation will help to reduce suicide by increasing the number of support workers trained to use TELL’s online chat service, thus enabling young lives to reach their full potential.
Together we can save lives. Will you join us in this challenge? Click here to donate.