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 short article in thebeijinger published on 10 September about mental health options in Beijing. An anonymous member of the CandleX support group discussed their experiences and shared their own advice for talking to people who are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts:
“Listen and don’t panic. My ability to talk about my experience, and the fact I consider myself someone who is successfully managing mental illness, stems from a support network, with who I can talk freely about my feelings without judgment.”
Peer support group participant in thebeijinger on 10 September
A full list of crisis support services is available on our website: www.candlex.cn. To sign up to our peer support group, which is now running weekly on Tuesdays, follow our public account and sign up using the regularly posted update.
Click “Read more” to read the interview published on The Beijinger.
Do you have ideas for events, videos or initiatives from CandleX or you want to volunteer with us? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2019/09/10/suicide-awareness-week-know-your-options-mental-well-being-beijing to read the full article in Thebeijinger.