Satomi Takahashi obtained her doctorate from the Tohoku University School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in Medicine.
After working with nurses in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, she spent two years in Sweden conducting research on medical welfare and education systems. After returning to Japan, she has been involved in grief counseling for bereaved families and orphans of suicide, illnesses, and natural disasters, and has provided care for children who were orphaned by natural disasters. While conducting suicide prevention activities such as providing support for surviving family members, she has been providing suicide prevention education for elementary, middle, and high schools across the country since 2006, as well as teaching courses for teachers and parents on how to receive SOS messages. Her goal is to reduce the number of suicides among children to a quarter of today's numbers by the time the children of today reach the age of their parents.
She has taught mental health nursing science at Tsukuba International University since 2012.
She has worked as a professor at the National Defense Medical College's School of Medicine of since 2014, and as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Cultural Sciences, Chuo University since April 2020.
Recent publications include Kyoshi ni Dekiru Jisatsu Yobo (Suicide Prevention that Teachers Can Engage In) (Kyoikukaihatsu Kenkyusho)