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January 19, 2020

David passed away on 4 January 2020, shortly before the release of this video. David Schmidt cared deeply about mental health, and we now publish this video in memory of his kindness and his strength.


Jan 2020

In the first of a new video series from CandleX, Found...

December 16, 2019

Warning: This article contains frank discussion of suicide and mental illness which some readers may find disturbing.

Name: Hellen (we have changed the interviewee’s name for anonymity)

Country of Origin: Australia

Occupation: Education

Time in Beijing: 2016-now (2019)


December 1, 2019

10 September was World Suicide Prevention Day and CandleX marked this important day by running a Suicide Prevention Campaign since then until now. 

In September, CandleX and thebeijinger joined together to raise awareness on suicide prevention. CandleX was featured in a...

November 24, 2019

Throughout September and October, in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 and the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Day on October 10, CandleX focused on suicide prevention, a complex and serious issue. It is mind-boggling to think...

June 15, 2019

As part of our ongoing work with schools and colleges in Beijing, CandleX held a workshop on 29 May in collaboration with Elite Scholars of China. The workshop aimed to teach parents whose children were about to graduate high school and go abroad for college what they...

June 2, 2019





Just #BeYourself.

MoodlaB is the award-winning photo and story series from CandleX, Bearapy and Pere Ibañez featuring models living in Beijing whose lives have been touched by bipolar disorder. From 29 June at Camera Stylo, the photos...