Management of Chronic Pain Pt. 1: A Physiotherapist’s Perspective

  Today we are happy to have a contribution by Mari Gish PT, Founder of Tokyo Physical Therapy, Minato City, Tokyo. She kicks off a two part series exploring management of chronic pain, from both the physiological and psychological perspectives.  Thank you Mari Gish for your contribution and insight! Chronic pain is defined as pain […]

Have you taken time to recharge lately?

Remember, just as a phone cannot run on low or empty battery, neither can you! Schedule consistent time for yourself into your week, and pay attention to your mental, physical, and emotional health. When you find yourself feeling depleted, take time to recharge! To learn more about recharging and taking care of your mental health, […]

TMH Welcomes Mari Iwamoto M.A., Counselor

The Tokyo Mental Health team of providers continues to expand to fit your needs! Today we welcome Mari Iwamoto M.A. Mari completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in Japan and is licensed as a clinical psychotherapist by the Japanese Society of Certified Clinical Psychologist. She has experience working with children in infancy and school-age […]

When You Suspect That a Loved One is Suicidal: Indicators and Actions to take

Angelica Gomez In 2017 suicide rates in Japan were at about 21,000 deaths per year. Wataru Nishida, a psychologist at Tokyo’s Temple University claims that “Japan has no history of Christianity, so here suicide is not a sin. In fact, some look at it as a way of taking responsibility”. In 2014 on average 70 […]

Japanese Cultural Influence on LGBT Mental health

Kisumi Kan Last June was Pride Month, and people celebrated with events like Tokyo Rainbow Parade in April. In the most updated survey of the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, published on April 25 2019, 8.2% of Japan’s population (1 in 12 people) identifies as LGBTA or are uncertain about their sexual […]

TMH Staff Video Series: What is Mike Passionate About?

Today, in our staff video series, we’ll learn about a topic, within mental health, that Michael Nevans is passionate about! Check it out, and be on the lookout for our next video, an introduction to Therapist and Communications Coordinator, Nicole Gordon!