Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola on producing a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in an arthouse style through a blend of contemporary … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story
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 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…
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
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 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
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 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
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!
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
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 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
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
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
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!
Sadie Kaye‘s piece on sleepwalking was published by The Mighty on New Year’s Day: The Aspect of Bipolar That Led to Being Wrongfully Arrested on a Plane…Twice!
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
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
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 early 2019.
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
This Year, Archaeologists Discovered How the Egyptians Built the Pyramids. Here Are 16 Other Amazing Discoveries of 2018: From tombs in ancient Egypt to the “holy grail” of sunken treasures, … Continue Reading Amazing Art Discoveries of 2018
One of the Most Enduring—and Misunderstood—Images of France’s Yellow Vest Protests Orchestrated by a Performance Artist
Day-glo yellow vests are an indelible symbol of the “gilets jaunes” protests that have gripped France for the past month. But one enduring image from the populist uprising has no … Continue Reading One of the Most Enduring—and Misunderstood—Images of France’s Yellow Vest Protests Orchestrated by a Performance Artist