If you feel stressed and overwhelmed after hearing news reports of violent incidents, our support line volunteers have gathered some useful links of how to manage your stress level and take care of your mental health.
Useful tips for coping with stress caused by news anxiety
- Minimize your exposure to news media.
- Focus on your daily routine and the things you have a control over
- Stay physically active and get enough rest
- Reach out to others for sharing your emotions
- Try out relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation
For more detailed information see the links below.
Here is a breathing exercises for stress relief.
Useful tips for coping with stress caused by news reports in Japanese
A video in Japanese explaining how to cope with stressful situations
Counseling services and hotlines
Here are some counseling services and hotlines for foreigners living in Japan.
You can contact trained volunteers by phone and chat to communicate anonymously about your current emotions and feelings.
Foreign Women’s Association Paruyon
You can send us a message through a chatbox on our website. https://paruyon.com/support/
Or call our support line by phone 080-4021-3005
or by Skype. ID: Peer Support Paruyon
or by LINE. You can connect by scanning the QR below.