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February 24, 2020

This week, we are reposting a blog from Joel Lewin, a journalist turned counselor and recovering addict. This piece was originally posted on when the author was in recovery for heroin addiction. To rea...

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...

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.


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