About TELL

TELL is here to help respond to the community’s increasing mental health needs

TELL was founded in 1973 to provide crisis and suicide prevention support for the international community in Japan, and in 1991 added face-to-face counseling and outreach services that bridge gaps in the Japanese language-focused health care system. TELL’s services include free phone counseling and information, professional face-to-face counseling, and educational workshops.

In 2015, TELL’s free and confidential Lifeline answered over 6,000 calls for help, TELL Counseling provided thousands of professional psychotherapy and counseling sessions, and TELL’s workshops and outreach programs provided training and support to hundreds of people in multiple settings, such as schools, businesses and NGOs.