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National Information Center for Disaster Mental Health

Japan has experienced a number of natural disasters historically and the awareness of the importance of post-disaster mental health support and countermeasures has been increased in past two decades, namely since the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in 1995, till the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. To organize effective mental health support, our center was created in 2011, to help the activity of mental health care centers established in the affected prefectures,

Center for Disaster Mental Health
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Position Name
Director Yoshiharu Kim
Section Chief Yuriko SUZUKI
Fellow Atsushi SEKIGUCHI
Fellow Yasuko SHINOZAKI


National Information Center for Suicide Prevention,
National Institute of Mental Health,
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry.

4-1-1 Ogawahigashi, Kodaira,
Tokyo 187-8553, Japan