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Gogatsubyou (五月病): Understanding Post-Golden Week “May Disease”

Feeling down, stressed, or demotivated after Golden Week? You are not alone. Also known as “May disease” or the “May Blues,” gogatsubyou (五月病) describes a common phenomenon in Japan where feelings of fatigue, demotivation, and anxiety increase following the Golden Week period in May. Although gogatsubyou is not an official medical term, it describes a […]

Tokyo Mental Health 2021 Client Feedback Survey

Overview of the Client Feedback Survey As one pillar of Tokyo Mental Health’s clinical governance approach, we started to send out client feedback surveys back in May 2020. Our initial aims were a desire to get a general understanding of the client experience at TMH, so we kept the questionnaire simple and short. Here are […]

TRICARE Prime Client Feedback Survey

At Tokyo Mental Health we take feedback about our services seriously. We want to know what we are doing well and what areas we can improve on. Our clients’ voices are integral to the process of making changes to the services that we provide. We see a range of different clients but a large portion […]

Shintomi Office Golden Week 2022 Hours

Happy Golden Week! Tokyo Mental Health Shintomi Therapy Office will be open as usual, except for April 29th (9 AM to 5 PM) and May 1st (12 PM and 8 PM). Please feel free to contact us if you would like to make an appointment or have any questions. You can also check our frequently asked […]

TMH Welcomes Shahroze Suzuki

Tokyo Mental Health is delighted to welcome Shahroze Suzuki, a new addition to our growing international team of therapists.Shahroze received his M.Phil. in professional psychology from Bahria University, Karachi Campus. Shahroze has extensive experience working in psychiatric and psychological therapeutic setups. He also has worked in rehabilitation centres employing a variety of psychological assessment tools […]

Tips to Help You Adapt to Change

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been manifold, but among the most pervasive is the amount of personal and societal change it has caused many people to go through. From major changes in employment and living situations to shifts in Japanese immigration regulations and restrictions regarding travel, many of us have had to adapt […]

Suicide Data and Trends in Japan

Concerned about someone with suicidal thoughts or having suicidal thoughts yourself? If someone you know is exhibiting warning signs for suicide, don’t be afraid to ask if he or she is depressed or thinking about suicide. Listen without judging and if possible, encourage them to seek professional help. If you have suicidal thoughts, know that […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Rubendev Singh Dhillon

We are delighted to welcome our new counselor, Rubendev Singh Dhillon, to Tokyo Mental Health’s growing team of mental health providers!Ruben is a Level 2 Member and Registered Counselor with the Australian Counseling Association (ACA) and a Licensed Registered Counselor with the Board of Counselors, Malaysia. He completed his BA in Psychology at Nottingham University […]

10 Powerful Quotes Against Mental Health Stigma

Do you feel comfortable talking about your mental health? Have you ever stopped yourself from sharing your mental struggles with your friends and family? Despite some recent efforts, mental health stigma still very much exists in our society. Let’s take a look at some quotes about mental health stigma. Through them, we might be able […]

How to Write a Diary: There Are More Ways Than One!

When life gets overwhelmingly busy and stressful, it can be difficult to find the time and the emotional capacity to check in with yourself and how you have been feeling. For many, writing in a diary or journal at the end of a difficult day may bring relief and clarity. For others, the prospect of […]