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September 19, 2019

You are in China. You have depression. You feel all alone. You want to check out. I don’t know who you are. But I know what you are going through, because I have been there. You may think nobody cares, but I do.

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On this year’s World Suicide Prevention day (9/10), I wro...

March 5, 2018

“I can save the world! No, I am a coward.” |What is it like to experience bipolar disorder?

The majority of people have not experienced bipolar disorder before and we want to share some real life experiences of what living with bipolar disorder is like. All of the follo...

December 19, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well it certainly did on December 2 when CandleX hosted its inaugural 'Carols by Candlelight'. More than 70 people gathered at Portal Cafe to sing along to Christmas carols led by singers from acapella group Jing Sing. 

With so...

October 11, 2017

As a celebration of World Mental Health Day on October 10, CandleX’s World Mental Health Week took place during the second week of October with the goal to promote mental health among Beijing communities. We collaborated with an old friend of ours: Moishe House. Togeth...

October 4, 2017

Since CandleX started, we have been invited to provide mental health workshops and presentations in and out of school for teenagers. Given the concerning prevalence and severity of mental health issues amongst teenagers, we are now offering more support to this age gro...

June 8, 2017

There’s a seed living in the heart of a jungle. When the seed meets water, sunshine, air and it grows into a tree;

I often say that my own experience with mental health is that seed. When I see the darkness in other people’s heart, it echoes and turns into tears of wate...