Sandra Strnadt the Kansai Coordinator of TELL, the Tokyo Emergency Life Line, visited our campus earlier this week. The main service of TELL is a free, anonymous, confidential English-language telephone (03-5774-0992) and chat service (telljp.com)offered throughout Japan, every day of the year. Highly-trained volunteers and experts receive over 7,000 calls per year. Almost half are from foreign nationals and the other half are from Japanese speakers of English. The staff provides emotional support for people in crisis, whether it be depression, anxiety, substance abuse, neglect mental illness, etc. They may have saved hundreds of lives since the service began in 1973.
TELL also offers confidential, face-to-face counseling to adults, couples, families, children and adolescents. They also provide psychological testing and assessments. The TELL Outreach wing offers workshops, resources, awareness raising campaigns, etc. on a variety of topics ranging from LGBTQIA, cyber-bullying, stress, suicide prevention, eating disorders, mental health first aid, etc.
TELL is always looking for donations as they receive no government support. They are also seeking volunteers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for interest.
We are scheduling several events with TELL in the 2018-2019 school year. We are pleased they are expanding their reach to the Kansai region.