Millions of people suffer from depression and similar mental health problems all over the world. In both China and in the USA this causes not only feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, but the way in which the community reacts to such illnesses can also be a way of glimpsing into differing cultures. While some reactions from friends, families, and medical professionals are nearly universal, others can be very different in a new cultural context.
Join Qin Xiaojie and Marco Brun del Re for a discussion on depression, hope, and some of the different ways that Americans and Chinese tend to view mental wellness and illness.
Date: November 13th, 2016
Location: CourtyardInstitute，No.28 Zhonglao Hutong
To register: Please click the bottem at left which will direct you to “yoopay” page to register, or you can contact the organizer by mobile 13701213852
Qin Xiaojie has been working in the non-profit sector since 2008 with international NGOs. Outside of her work, in April 2015 she started CandleX, which provides psychosocial support, raises awareness about depression and bipolar disorder in Beijing’s international community.
Marco Brun del Re is a graduate from the Berklee College of Music in the US, and a long-term resident of Beijing. An active member of the Beijing music scene, Marco is best known for his role as the drummer for Tavey Lean and the Solid Gold Dream Machine. A science and philosophy enthusiast, he has written about his own struggles with bipolar conditioning as well as other mental challenges. Marco generally spends most of his energy thinking about stars and the mind-blowing immensity of our universe, meditating, and traveling the oft explored paths of Catholic mysticism and the Buddhist Dharma/Dhamma.