MENTAL IDEAS is 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. The platform spotlights … Continue Reading Brainstorm Launches MENTAL IDEAS!
SAVE THE DATE: To celebrate National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology, Mental Ideas will be hosting an event in Hong Kong on March 1st 2019 from sundown till … Continue Reading Mental Ideas: Live & Unplugged in HK Park!
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…
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 by Mental Ideas Ambassador Charlotte Farhan
Mental Ideas 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 provide our … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Movies
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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!
Mental Ideas’ Fitness Ambassador William Pullen was raised in Hong Kong, before moving to London. He’s now a fully qualified BACP psychotherapist specializing in helping adults and young people with … Continue Reading Movement Is Medicine by Ambassador, Author & Innovator William Pullen
The Mental Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast in which 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
Mat Ricardo hits back at the Peep Show star’s attack on street performers. David Mitchell, in his groundbreaking ‘rich white guy finds things to whinge about to a deadline’ column … Continue Reading Hey, David Mitchell, Only An Idiot Judges A Show By Its Venue – Mat Ricardo
The choreographer and artist Alexandra Pirici likens her work to a transmission whose precise message may or may not be received. Trained as a dancer, she often works with groups … Continue Reading How Alexandra Pirici Telegraphs Big Ideas Through Small Gestures
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
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
Charlotte Farhan is an artist, illustrator, writer, activist and Mental Ideas Ambassador. She’s co-founder and managing director of arts organization Art Saves Lives International. She campaigns against inequality, stigma, rape … Continue Reading Mental Health Depicted Through Art – 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 – 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
95% of us view our dogs like family and it’s not hard to see why. For thousands of years, we have lived side by side with them, and they have … Continue Reading Mind Boosting Benefits of Dog Therapy – Will Tottle