Joshua Walters was born in Berkeley, California. In 2001, while attending the San Francisco School of Arts, Joshua was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after hallucinating he was Jesus (who hasn’t?!) … Continue Reading Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…
Brainstorm is proud to launch Mental Ideas: an irreverent, witty, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform promoting awareness of mental health issues, all forms of artistic expression, innovation and social enterprise. … Continue Reading Taking The World By Brainstorm!
After being invited to discuss suicide on RTHK‘s Backchat in response to the suicides of Anthony Bordain and Kate Spade, I penned this stream of consciousness article trying to rationalize the … Continue Reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – Sadie Kaye
Owen Fitzpatrick is Mental Ideas’ globetrotting psychologist from Dublin. He has travelled to more than 92 countries and delivered talks and courses in more than 27 countries helping them to … Continue Reading The Art of Self-Belief by Owen Fitzpatrick
The annual Brainstorm Film Festival (BFF) provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, filmmakers & film fans. Along with … Continue Reading Brainstorm Film Festival
SHUSH! We’ve compiled a library of noisy op-eds and controversial articles on mental health from the world’s media. To suggest articles for inclusion, email us the title, publication and date … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Library
Brainstorm‘s annual Mental Ideas Awards (MIA) recognize creative, innovative and inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues. Benefitting enormously from the generosity of sponsors, the key … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Awards
Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters. Join us! @ Mental Ideas Hub
In this age of propaganda, we find ourselves influenced not only by the voices of traditional and social media, but by our own inner voices. In this unique piece blending … Continue Reading Owen Fitzpatrick on How to Win the War in Your Head
Sadie Kaye‘s irreverent sequel to her documentary The Bipolar Express is in the final stages of post-production. 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
Meet Mat Ricardo: Mental Ideas Ambassador & Showman Extraordinaire! Fast Hands. Smart Mouth. Nice Suit. The Gentleman Juggler, leading speciality act of the British Cabaret Revival and the UK’s most … Continue Reading Featured Artist: Mat Ricardo
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
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? Showman 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