Mental Health

A number of Filipinos in Japan suffer from mental health problems caused by severe stress. Some can also be due to bullying, domestic violence, genetic predisposition, and possibly even drug addiction.

For these cases, the Embassy can:

  • assist family members in identifying institutions, local government agency and support for medical consultation; and
  • coordinate with Japanese police for possible hospitalization of patients who are violent to themselves and others.

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please consider reaching out to:

  • Yorisoi Hotline
    The caller can request for advice on the issues affecting his/her mental health. Available in English and Tagalog.
    Website | 0120-279-338
  • Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) Counseling
    Available in English
    03-5774-0992 (Daily 9:00am-11:00pm)
  • Kokoro no mimi
    Supports telephone consultation that supports workers, their families, and designated HR personnel in charge of labor at their companies. They may be contacted about any mental health problems due to overwork, and to take advantage of their “stress check” program. Available in Japanese only.
    Website | 0120-565-455 (Mondays & Tuesdays 5:00-10:00pm; Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-4:00pm Saturdays & Sundays, except holidays)
  • National Center for Mental Health
    Out-Patient Section – DOH, Philippines
    Available in English and Tagalog