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
SAVE THE DATE: To celebrate International 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 Unplugged!
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 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
Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters.
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
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
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!
Mental Ideas produces and delivers many different kinds of workshops and events, including exhibitions for our most promising artists. We collaborate with galleries in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, New York, Paris … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events
Submerge your senses in Transference: a short film by filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello Degruttola. As well as directing, Raff acts in the film with Emilie Sofie Johannsesen. The short is set … Continue Reading Transmitting Transference
Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola on a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions, starting with Transference: a bipolar love story about control. The film … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story
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TV presenter and author James McIntosh combats his depression by knitting and nibbling his way to good mental health. His cookbook, Knit & Nibble, has already won an award from … Continue Reading James McIntosh Knits & Nibbles His Way Back From Depression
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 Author William Pullen
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
I doubt that in the final hours of their lives Anthony Bordain and Kate Spade were thinking about their celebrity, their achievements, their accolades, or wondering how their fans would … Continue Reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – Sadie Kaye
One of the highlights of the Brainstorm Film Festival promises to be filmmaker, actor & Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola‘s hilarious portrayal of Ravi, a simple man with some… not so simple mental … Continue Reading FLIM – From BIFA to BFF!
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