Brainstorm is proud to launch Mental Ideas: an irreverent, witty, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform promoting awareness of mental health issues, all forms of artistic expression, innovation and social enterprise. … Continue Reading Taking The World By Brainstorm!
Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters. Join us! @ Mental Ideas Hub
It’s not always easy to capture the seriousness of conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or depression in a simple way.
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? Showman Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!
Joshua Walters was born in Berkeley, California. In 2001, while attending the San Francisco School of Arts, Joshua was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after hallucinating he was Jesus (who hasn’t?!) … Continue Reading Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…
Ambassador and artist 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, understanding and … Continue Reading Jade Bryant on Art As Self-Therapy
After being invited to discuss suicide on RTHK‘s Backchat in response to the suicides of Anthony Bordain and Kate Spade, I penned this stream of consciousness article trying to rationalize the … Continue Reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – Sadie Kaye
Charlotte Farhan is an artist, illustrator, writer, activist and Brainstorm Ambassador. She’s the managing director of non-profit arts organization Art Saves Lives International and the editor of ASLI Magazine. Charlotte … Continue Reading Outsider Art – Mental Health Depicted Through Art by Charlotte Farhan
Owen Fitzpatrick is Mental Ideas’ globetrotting psychologist from Dublin. He has travelled to more than 92 countries and delivered talks and courses in more than 27 countries helping them to … Continue Reading The Art of Self-Belief by Owen Fitzpatrick
Ambassador and showman Mat Ricardo is guest speaking at an event at the National Gallery in Dublin tomorrow evening. Mat’s a busy boy, having only just finished his sell-out Big Mistake … Continue Reading Mat Ricardo on How To Find An Audience @ the National Gallery, Dublin
The annual Brainstorm Film Festival (BFF) provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, filmmakers & film fans. Along with … Continue Reading Brainstorm Film Festival
Calling All Moody Foodies! Brainstorm wants your original recipes, mental ideas, provocative theories and entertaining stories of bold culinary experimentation for publication in our magazine and charity cookbook: The Moody Foodie, … Continue Reading WANTED: Moody Foodies for Cookbook!
Art saved my life. Not figuratively, but literally. I was at the end of the road in 2010, after suffering my 4th severe breakdown. I was suicidal and told that … Continue Reading Art Saved My Life – Charlotte Farhan
Brainstorm‘s Mental Ideas platform places paramount importance on discovering, nurturing and championing new talent from around the world by brokering mutually beneficial relationships between emergent and established talent. In order to … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Films
Entrepreneur and restaurateur Ajay Relan is the LA-based brains behind #HashtagLunchbag, the initiative that encourages friends to get together to make and deliver lunch bags for those in need – … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Loves… Hashtag Lunchbag
SHUSH! We’ve compiled a library of noisy op-eds and controversial articles on mental health from the world’s media. To suggest articles for inclusion, email us the title, publication and date … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Library
Brainstorm‘s annual Mental Ideas Awards (MIA) recognize creative, innovative and inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues. Benefitting enormously from the generosity of sponsors, the key … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Awards