Geoff Morris holds his month-old baby girl in one arm, while keeping a watchful eye on a herd of toddlers romping around on a rubber mat. In the corner of this same room, several young mothers huddle together on the floor. It looks like an ordinary classroom, outfitted with a few desks, computers and teaching toys.

What happens next, though, is practically taboo in Japanese society: A discussion about mental health.

“How are you doing?” Morris asks the women, opening the floor to conversation.