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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)


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