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Ian de Stains

Executive Director, TELL in Tokyo

TELL

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2014
IN TOKYO @ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB

Having good mental health, is just as important as having good physical health. Executive Director Ian de Stains goes into depth on the topic of mental health, and how the non-profit organization, TELL, helps with many people with mental illness, or just need a safe place to go and talk. 

 

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