TELL Lifeline 03-5774-0992



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Established in 1973, TELL Lifeline offers free, anonymous telephone counseling and support across Japan from 9am to 11pm daily. Telephone counselors are trained to respond to emergency crisis calls, as well as offering emotional support for everyday problems, relationship issues and stress, for all ages and cultural backgrounds. Call now on 03-5774-0992.



Counseling & support

lifeline information • Free, anonymous and confidential
• Available everyday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Accessible anywhere in Japan
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Worried about something?

find help

Lifeline Counselors are trained in a wide range of issues, including relationships, depression, anxiety, HIV, cultural adjustment, pregnancy, sexuality, eating disorders, and substance abuse, as well as emergency situations, issues relevant to young people and suicide— no problem is too big, or small. Call now!
Call Now: 03-5774-0992


Share your story

share your story

Share your story and help others find the confidence to reach out. Have you ever called a Lifeline and found the experience helpful? Tell us (anonymously) and you could be making a difference in someone's life today!
Send your story to lifeline1@telljp.com Call Now: 03-5774-0992

Information & help

directory of English language services and help in Japan

• Links to English speaking services
• Doctors - lawyers - counselors.
• Travel - services - daily life
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Become a Lifeline counselor

lifeline training program

• Comprehensive training in client-centered counseling
• A great opportunity for learning and personal growth
• Give direct support to people in need in our community
• Join an international community of caring individuals
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TeenSPACE

Calling the TELL Lifeline can be a bit nerve wracking so we’ve set up this site for you! Find some answers and the courage to call. Click here for TeenSPACE


TELL Suicide Prevention Program


These workshops are designed to help you identify the risk factors and protective factors, to dispel the myths associated with suicide and to learn how to support someone you know who is feeling suicidal.
Saving lives is easy if you know what to look for and are willing to reach out to those in need.
Learn more

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  • 2013.10.17

    Suicide Prevention Needs Regional Touch, Experts Find

  • 2013.04.30

    Kobe Suicide Prevention Poster Paints Graphic Picture

  • 2013.03.07

    Suicide Prevention Documentary Goes Online

  • 2013.03.06

    Kyoto Establishes Suicide Prevention Cafes

  • 2013.01.18

    Number Of Suicides Falls Below 30,000 For 1st Time In 15 Years

  • 2013.01.09

    Osaka high school boy kills himself after physical punishment by teacher

  • 2012.12.10

    Number Of Suicides In Japan May Fall Below 30,000 This Year

  • 2012.11.20

    Study Reports 40% of University Students Have Considered Suicide

  • 2012.11.05

    Education Division Form Bullying Task Force After Student Suicide

  • 2012.09.13

    Japan Youth Suicide Hits 200

  • 2012.09.12

    Japan Moves To Prevent LGBT Youth Suicides

  • 2012.09.11

    Japan’s Finance Minister Commits Suicide

  • 2012.09.10

    TELL marks World Suicide Prevention Day 2012

  • 2012.08.28

    Japan submits suicide-prevention policy

  • 2012.08.15

    Relatives Seek Government Action on Death from Overwork and Work-Related Suicide

  • 2012.08.14

    Proposed revision to Suicide Prevention Policy

  • 2012.08.10

    Government Reassesses Suicide Prevention Policy

  • 2012.07.20

    Bullied Student’s Suicide Sparks Public Outcry Across Japan

  • 2012.07.10

    Suicide Rate Drops 11 percent in First Half of 2012

  • 2012.06.19

    Survey Suggests 1 in 7 Young People Depressed over Job Prospects

  • 2012.06.11

    Akita Suicide Rate Worst for 17th Year Straight (Yomiuri Shimbun)

  • 2012.05.31

    University president calls student suicide an epidemic

  • 2012.05.21

    City Introduces Internet Stress Check as Suicide Prevention Measure

  • 2012.05.18

    Universities Offer Email Counseling & Home Visits in Suicide Prevention Bid

  • 2012.05.17

    New Documentary Follows Suicide Prevention Efforts in Akita

  • 2012.05.16

    Government to study quake-related suicides

  • 2012.05.16

    Job-hunt stress ‘driving more to suicide’