TTR Turtle Power: Norikazu, Michael Andrew B, Emilio and YK. 4 Guys with Love for the Trails, and you don’t get trails without elevation. We’re pushing up the 600 steps of the Tokyo Tower not just to challenge ourselves, but also to raise awareness about suicide, and fundraiser for suicide prevention via TELL.
We’re fortunate enough to live in a country like Japan, where most ‘needs’ are ‘wants’ elsewhere. But even in Japan, more than 20,000 people die by suicide a year – an average of 54 a day and increasingly these are young people. Across the world, More than 800,000 people take their lives each year.
Reaching out to people who are going through a difficult time can be a game changer. People who are feeling low or suicidal often feel worthless and think that no-one cares. Small things like hearing from friends or family, feeling listened to or just being told that ‘it’s ok to talk’ can make a huge difference. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.
TELL, an accredited not-for-profit organization (NPO) with a 46‐year history to the international and Japanese community in Japan, operates a telephone Lifeline, as well as confidential mental health support and counseling services.
TELL are aiming to take their Lifeline service 24 hours 7 days a week and extend our hours of crisis chat support. Your fundraising support will be used to help train phone counsellors, launch and grow our online chat service and expand our volunteer base and support services to people all over Japan.
We thank you for your generosity in the fight against Suicide, from your contribution to the TELL Tokyo Tower Climb.
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