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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

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

MENTAL IDEAS is a noisy, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform using the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in daring and ingenious ways. The platform … Continue Reading Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

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…

Mental Ideas Film Festival

The annual Mental Ideas Film Festival provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, filmmakers and film … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Film Festival

Art Saved My Life – Charlotte Farhan

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 – Charlotte Farhan

Mental Ideas Awards

The Mental Ideas Awards reward and recognize creative, innovative and inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues. Benefitting enormously from the generosity of our sponsors, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Awards

Animals & Nature Collection by Artist Jade Bryant

Jade Bryant is a talented young artist and Mental Ideas Ambassador from Devon, UK. She practices art as self-help therapy to alleviate the stress of her borderline personality disorder and … Continue Reading Animals & Nature Collection by Artist Jade Bryant

From the Heart by Composer Nick Samuel

The Score… There are so many love songs. So many artists, so many writers and so so many songs and poems about love. Few aren’t profoundly different from one another … Continue Reading From the Heart by Composer Nick Samuel

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

As Bad As It Gets – Coming Soon to RTHK!

The irreverent sequel to Sadie Kaye‘s 2015 documentary Bipolar Express will air on RTHK July 13, 2019. This time her focus is shining a spotlight on the lives of an eclectic … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets – Coming Soon to RTHK!

Raffaello DeGruttola Writes About The Making of his UN Award-Winning Short Film No Way Home

The night we filmed No Way Home – Stop the Traffick on the streets of London was a very interesting and illuminating one…

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

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!

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

Ambassador Mat Ricardo’s First Column!

Like many of us, I felt the bruises of my mental health issues before I could put a name to what was throwing the punches. Occasionally, when I was at … Continue Reading Ambassador Mat Ricardo’s First Column!