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As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK Sat July 13, 2019 at 8.30!

Sadie Kaye‘s latest doc for RTHK broadcasts SAT JULY 13, 2019 at 8.30! For those of you who miss it live, you’ll still be able to download the show as a podcast on … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK Sat July 13, 2019 at 8.30!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and Mental Ideas ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff co-stars in the film alongside Emilie … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is producing a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in a minimalist arthouse style through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas Podcast

The Mental Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast in which filmmaker and RTHK presenter Sadie Kaye takes a humorous look at innovative approaches to tackling mental health, performing bold social experiments and discussing … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast

Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…

Joshua Walters was born in Berkeley, California. In 2001, while attending the San Francisco School of Arts, Josh was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after hallucinating he was Jesus (who hasn’t?!) … Continue Reading Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…

Jade Bryant on Art as Self-Therapy

Mental Ideas Ambassador and artist-activist Jade Bryant uses art as self-therapy and inspires others to do the same. By challenging the public’s perception of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), she spreads awareness, … Continue Reading Jade Bryant on Art as Self-Therapy

ExperiMENTAL Films

ExperiMENTAL Films discovers, nurtures and champions film talent from around the world. In order to provide filmmakers with the best platform to attract film buyers and broadcasters, we host an … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Films

Mental Ideas Gallery

Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters.

Mental Disorders Depicted With Minimalist Posters by Graphic Designer Patrick Smith

It’s not always easy to capture the seriousness of conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or depression in a simple way. Graphic designer Patrick Smith took on the challenge. … Continue Reading Mental Disorders Depicted With Minimalist Posters by Graphic Designer Patrick Smith

No Way Home – Stop the Traffick by Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola

Congratulations to filmmaker Raffaello DeGruttola for directing and delivering an understated acting masterclass in this powerful short film on human trafficking: No Way Home – Stop the Traffick. The film was shown at the … Continue Reading No Way Home – Stop the Traffick by Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola

Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!

I’m a believer that anything can be funny. There’s nothing that you can’t make a joke about. But here’s the thing – the tougher the subject, the smarter and funnier … Continue Reading Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!

Exhibitions & Events

Mental Ideas produces and delivers many different kinds of events, including exhibitions for our most promising artists. We collaborate with galleries in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, New York, Paris & London. We … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events

As Bad As It Gets Promo Trailer!

Sadie Kaye’s doc As Bad As It Gets airs on RTHK Radio 3 this coming Saturday (July 13, 2019) at 8.30! Check out the promo teaser produced by EP Steve James on SoundCloud below! HUGE thanks to … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Promo Trailer!

Stigma Shatters (But Mental Health Matters) by Filmmaker Allison Comba

After eight months of working on the production of this film, I am proud to share it with Mental Ideas’ creative community! The film was inspired by my belief that … Continue Reading Stigma Shatters (But Mental Health Matters) by Filmmaker Allison Comba

ExperiMENTAL Exhibition

ExperiMENTAL is our bold new art project and photography exhibition. We’ve commissioned 10 pro photographers to capture the complexities of 10 mental heath conditions in a single shot. The results will … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Exhibition

Award-Winning Cartoonist Larry Feign signs up to Mental Ideas Podcast!

American-born cartoonist and author Larry Feign is an award-winning cartoonist, artist and writer, best known as the creator of the ‘Lily Wong’ series of cartoons and books. His work has appeared in … Continue Reading Award-Winning Cartoonist Larry Feign signs up to Mental Ideas Podcast!

Ambassador Raff Gets Hustled by Two Unknown Actresses

Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola gets hustled by Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson on a train in this trailer for movie The Hustle, which hits cinemas May 10, 2019. We … Continue Reading Ambassador Raff Gets Hustled by Two Unknown Actresses

Can Robots Solve the Mental Health Crisis?

Digital healthcare is emerging as an attractive alternative to mental health treatment, with an increasing number of therapy apps leveraging advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide … Continue Reading Can Robots Solve the Mental Health Crisis?

Eugenia Kim Creates Virtual Reality Dances To Express Her Bipolar Disorder

Eugenia Kim is a PhD student, originally from the USA, who’s been living in Hong Kong and studying at City University since 2015. She creates dance narratives for virtual reality environments … Continue Reading Eugenia Kim Creates Virtual Reality Dances To Express Her Bipolar Disorder

Bansky Inspires Art Dealer to Open Street Art Centre in Industrial Welsh Town

The Welsh industrial town of Port Talbot, famed for its steelworks, could become a destination for fans of Banksy’s work. The town that woke up to a brand-new mural by … Continue Reading Bansky Inspires Art Dealer to Open Street Art Centre in Industrial Welsh Town

The Brains Behind Disruption

Disruptive Innovation is everywhere. From healthcare to social media, education to music, change-makers from across the board explore the importance of disruption in every corner of business, tech and life. … Continue Reading The Brains Behind Disruption

Last Chance to see Shaun Tan’s Exhibition!

The Arrival is the first exhibition in Asia of Australian illustrator, author, and filmmaker Shaun Tan, exhibiting a selection of more than 30 works of original drawings and digital prints … Continue Reading Last Chance to see Shaun Tan’s Exhibition!

The Aspect of Bipolar That Led to Being (Wrongfully) Arrested on a Plane… Twice!

Sadie Kaye‘s piece on sleepwalking was published by The Mighty (Jan 2019):  The Aspect of Bipolar That Led to Being Wrongfully Arrested on a Plane…Twice! 

6 Simple Tips to Up Your Photography Game

The photographer and RISD professor Henry Horenstein’s new book ‘Make Better Pictures’ offers everyday tips for improving your photo skills. 1. Get High The most obvious situations for getting a … Continue Reading 6 Simple Tips to Up Your Photography Game

Mat Ricardo: Embracing Madness

A chance to view Mental Ideas Ambassador Mat Ricardo‘s insightful TEDX podcast, ‘Embracing Madness’. Catch up with Mat on the Mental Ideas Podcast, launching on RTHK in 2019.

9 Shocking Times People Destroyed Art While Taking Selfies

A look back at some of the most catastrophic selfie fails in modern memory… As we take a moment to look back on the past year, we couldn’t help but … Continue Reading 9 Shocking Times People Destroyed Art While Taking Selfies