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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 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!

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

Mental Health Depicted Through Art – Charlotte Farhan

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

Mat Ricardo on How To Find An Audience @ the National Gallery

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

Mind Boosting Benefits of Dog Therapy – Will Tottle

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

My Life Asleep – Sadie Kaye

Ever since I was a teenager, for periods of months at a time, I have led an exhausting double life: My Life Awake and My Life Asleep. One of my … Continue Reading My Life Asleep – Sadie Kaye

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!