Millions of work days per year are lost to mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, and the cost to labor productivity in Japan of mental health issues is estimated in the trillions of yen. Staying healthy means taking care of not only your body but also your mind, and that means taking care of your family’s mental health as well. 

A non-profit organization that has served the international community in Japan since 1973, TELL provides mental health counseling and outreach services to the international community (foreign and English-speaking Japanese), and we want to hear what you think about attitudes toward mental health issues and the availability of mental health services in the corporate environment in Japan.
If you can find a moment, we’d very much appreciate your responses to this anonymous survey. Thank you for your support!


* 1. Do you know where to find information on mental health care in Japan?

* 2. Does your employer provide enough information about mental health care in Japan to employees and their families?

* 3. Does your employer provide enough mental health care support to employees' families (i.e. spouses and children)?

* 4. Do you feel comfortable discussing mental health concerns at your workplace?

* 5. If your employer does offer mental health services (e.g. counseling), are those services confidential (i.e. are your conversations reported to human resources or management)?

* 6. Have you ever been unable to find or obtain satisfactory mental health care in Japan for yourself or a family member in need?

* 7. If your employer offered them, would you or your family members be interested in workshops/seminars on mental health issues?

* 8. If yes, what issues would be of greatest interest to you [Please rank in order of importance from 1 (most important) to 5 (least important).]

  1 (most important) 2 3 4 5 (least important)
Crisis intervention for personal problems
Eating disorders
School bullying
Family counseling
Counseling after a natural disaster or other emergency or crisis situation
Stress management
Suicide awareness and prevention
Alcohol and drug use counseling
Helping kids cope with stress

* 9. What is your age?

* 10. What is your gender?

* 11. Where in Japan do you live?

* 12. What part of the world are you from?

Thanks very much for your feedback. The individual results of this survey will be kept 100 percent confidential, and used only to help us to better understand attitudes toward mental health issues and the availability of mental health services in the corporate environment in Japan.

If you would like to talk about how TELL can support your organization’s mental health services for international employees and their families, please contact TELL Executive Director Roberto De Vido via the TELL website at