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Collateral Damage – Ania Epul

Ania Epul is an 18-year-old writer studying at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her short story, Collateral Damage, published for the first time by Mental Ideas, draws on her own internal … Continue Reading Collateral Damage – Ania Epul

Price’s Price – Chris Maden

Price’s Price is set in a time and place – Hong Kong in the 1960s to 80s – where mental health issues were more often dismissed than discussed.  The main … Continue Reading Price’s Price – Chris Maden

Larry Feign: From The Depressed Comedian to As Happy As Larry

Larry Feign, guest in The Depressed Comedian episode of our Mental Ideas Podcast (clip of Larry and chatting to host Sadie Kaye @ The AIBs below) has a new book out! 🙌 You … Continue Reading Larry Feign: From The Depressed Comedian to As Happy As Larry

How Muay Thai Helped Me Fight My PTSD – Veteran Adam House

Adam House, a US combat veteran with PTSD moved to Thailand to train as a Muay Thai instructor that helped him fight his PTSD. He’s since written a book about his … Continue Reading How Muay Thai Helped Me Fight My PTSD – Veteran Adam House

Four Months – Mat Ricardo

Trigger warning – Mental health, depression, talk of the outside world. Seriously – you don’t need to read this! It’s all changed, hasn’t it? Right from the basics, on up. … Continue Reading Four Months – Mat Ricardo

Dressing Rooms by Mat Ricardo

I’ve talked before about how comforting I find certain places. How when I’m on stage, performing, I often feel like the optimum version of myself – a relaxed and confident … Continue Reading Dressing Rooms by Mat Ricardo

Too Much – Laura Konowal

American poet, artist, musician and mental health campaigner Laura Konowal writes about her ongoing struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder in her own lyrical style… Two themes clearly stand out in … Continue Reading Too Much – Laura Konowal

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

The Awakening – Sam Brennan

A time comes in your life when you finally get it… When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the … Continue Reading The Awakening – Sam Brennan

As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

Our second doc for RTHK broadcasted SAT JULY 13, 2019 at 8.30 HKT! For those of you who missed it live, you can listen HERE! As Bad As It Gets explores OCD through the … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

Award-Winning Cartoonist Larry Feign signs up to Mental Ideas Podcast!

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!

The Aspect of Bipolar That Led to Being (Wrongfully) Arrested on a Plane… Twice!

The Aspect of Bipolar That Led to Being Wrongfully Arrested on a Plane…Twice!  A turbulent true story…

Mat Ricardo: Embracing Madness

A chance to view Mental Ideas Ambassador Mat Ricardo‘s insightful and entertaining TEDX podcast, ‘Embracing Madness’. Catch up with Mat on the Mental Ideas Podcast, launching on RTHK April 2020.

James McIntosh Knits & Nibbles His Way Back From Depression

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