TELL: Mental Health Support in Japan

TELL: Mental Health Support in Japan

Project Report | Jun 28, 2023
Thank you from TELL: Mental Health in Japan

By Cole Garrett | Development Manager

Dear Friend,

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!

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information


Location: Minato-ku - Japan
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @telljapan
Project Leader:
Cole Garrett
Minato-ku , Japan

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.