| Jun 28, 2023
Thank you from TELL: Mental Health in Japan
Prioritizing and maintaining mental health can be challenging. Many potential barriers exist such as cost, language, stigma, and even our own beliefs about how we should cope.
Mental health challenges can lead to loneliness and isolation, which can lead to depression, which can lead to suicide.
Suicide is one of the most preventable causes of death in the world. According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, 21,881 lives were lost to suicide in 2022. That accounts for roughly 60 deaths per day, with an estimated 1,500 attempts made daily. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people ages 15-39 in Japan.
TELL is here for the community. Whether that be an anonymous conversation on the Lifeline, ongoing support through the clinic, or outreach events and workshops, we want to be here, as we have been for the past 50 years.
And we want to be able to offer more! Increased hours of lifeline service, increased accessibility of counseling, and outreach programs that can truly reach all of Japan.
By supporting TELL, you have supported our vision.
To date this year, we have delivered:
- 3,954 connections on the Lifeline
- 6,934 sessions in TELL Counseling
- 60 community workshops, events, and trainings attended by 4,000 people
We couldn't do this without you and your support. Your donation has truly made a difference as we continue our work in the community.
From all of us at TELL. Thank you for joining in our mission to provide mental health support and prevent suicides in Japan.
The TELL Team
P.S. We have a big and exciting Mental Health campaign coming this Fall. More to come soon!