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Jade Bryant Inktober Art Collection

In honor of #worldmentalhealthday, I wanted to share my completed illustrative series of paintings that represent some of my symptoms of #borderlinepersonalitydisorder with Mental Ideas! I have uploaded the writing components to … Continue Reading Jade Bryant Inktober Art Collection

Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

Meet our newest recruit and Resident Artist Param Vibe Mirpuri! Param Vibe is a dancer, writer, visual artist and spoken word poet. He fuses poetry, dance, character acting and abstract art to … Continue Reading Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

Mental Ideas Collaborates with Elementi Media on Twisted Adult Fairytale!

When filmmakers Ilze Millere and Carl Bradshaw of Elementi Media contacted us to see if we’d be interested in collaborating with them on a film project, Limerence, a twisted adult fairytale about obsessive love starring Roe Haven, Emilie … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Collaborates with Elementi Media on Twisted Adult Fairytale!

Lithium Hindsight 360: VR Dance Event Explodes Bipolar Disorder

Mental Ideas ambassador Eugenia Kim is holding an event in Hong Kong from Oct 3-6 to showcase her VR dance prototype Lithium Hindsight 360 and YOU’RE invited! If you live in … Continue Reading Lithium Hindsight 360: VR Dance Event Explodes Bipolar Disorder

Passion & Poison – Interview With Artist Shawn Coss

Transference: A Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades

An honor for Contro Vento Films, director Raffaello Degruttola and the cast & crew of Transference: A Bipolar Love Story to receive this recommendation by psychotherapist Nikolas Antoniades. The film, … Continue Reading Transference: A Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades

WTF Is Wrong With My Kid??! Patricia Bush Explodes Dyspraxia

Do you ever stare at your kid in disbelief and ask questions like: Why does he screw up school? Why can’t he be more like Jay or Jonah or Jade? … Continue Reading WTF Is Wrong With My Kid??! Patricia Bush Explodes Dyspraxia

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

Mental Ideas is proud to have co-produced Contro Vento Films‘ film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. Yesterday in London, director and male lead Raffaello Degruttola attended his first technical and story screening of … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

Clowns and Banana Skins – Mat Ricardo

That Mat Ricardo is a dark horse! As one of our ambassadors, we’re in touch with Mat on a pretty regular basis. An OCD, anxiety and depression veteran, Mat is Mental … Continue Reading Clowns and Banana Skins – Mat Ricardo

As Bad As It Gets Promo Trailer

As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

Our 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 the … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

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

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

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

A Bipolar Love Story: Short

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

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

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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, New York, Paris & London. We organize … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events

Too Much – Laura Konowal

Mental Ideas is excited to welcome artist, poet, musician and muse Laura Konowal as the platform’s Head of Mental Marketing! Here, she writes about her ongoing struggles with anxiety and bipolar … Continue Reading Too Much – Laura Konowal

A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas

The inaugural NIFA Awards (National Independent Film Association, USA) were hosted by Dan Davies at the Film Forte in Wisconsin this weekend, where recipients included Sean Connery (Lifetime Achievement) and Michael Blake (Legend Award). … Continue Reading A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas

Information Overload – Param Vibe Mirpuri

I created this piece to signify how technology creates information overload and thus placed the hand drawn artwork using the laptop as a frame for the piece. Information overload can … Continue Reading Information Overload – Param Vibe Mirpuri

Project Inktober

Mental Artists Charlotte Farhan, Jade Bryant and Shawn Coss have created their own Inktober prompts for themselves and anybody else who wants to use them. Every day we’ll be adding more … Continue Reading Project Inktober

Sneak Peak at Jade Bryant’s Inktober Art Collection!

Quadratura by Elementi Media

Quadratura is an experimental short film by Elementi Media about visiting your life’s memories and lessons before ending this life and starting another. Filled with riddles, metaphors, poetry, dance and … Continue Reading Quadratura by Elementi Media

Mental Ideas marks World Mental Health Day with HSBC & Mind HK

Mental Ideas creative director Sadie Kaye took part in a panel discussion to mark 2019 World Mental Health Day Oct 9 with the CEOs of HSBC and Mind HK, Edward Moncreiffe and Hannah Reidy, HSBC … Continue Reading Mental Ideas marks World Mental Health Day with HSBC & Mind HK

Awards Success for A Bipolar Love Story and No Way Home!

Congratulations to our ambassador & film director Raffaello DeGruttola! His experiMENTAL short film has reached semi-finalist status at the Best Short Film Festival. The non-verbal communication piece, an audio-visual treat featuring the incredible … Continue Reading Awards Success for A Bipolar Love Story and No Way Home!

Ricky Sadiosa Travels World in Footsteps of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal

Mental Ideas’ globetrotting Resident Photographer Enrique (‘Ricky’) Sadiosa has spent 5 years traveling the world in the footsteps of Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. He’s produced a documentary film … Continue Reading Ricky Sadiosa Travels World in Footsteps of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal

Healing Hong Kong 香港康復

Mental Ideas is curating a mental health arts festival inspired by the recent spike in stats of Hongkongers reporting mental illness. During this inaugural event Hongkongers will be able to … Continue Reading Healing Hong Kong 香港康復

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HK Protests in Pictures – Ricky Sadiosa