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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!

A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is producing a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in a minimalist arthouse style through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

MENTAL IDEAS is an irreverent, noisy, unashamedly provocative film and media platform utilizing the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in daring and ingenious ways. The platform … Continue Reading Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

Mental Ideas Library

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

Mental Ideas Awards

The Mental Ideas Awards reward & 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

Mental Ideas Gallery

Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters.

Featured Artist: Mat Ricardo

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

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

‘Woof’ by Mat Ricardo

This week I’ve been mostly feeling empty. All my energy bars depleted. Desperately in need of a powerup. Veering wildly between panicky and desperate, and “oh, what’s the point of … Continue Reading ‘Woof’ by Mat Ricardo

HK Girl Gets Fit 4 Mental Ideas!

Sometimes getting started is the hardest thing… Living in the suburb of Clearwater Bay, I see my neighbours pounding the streets every day, dressed in lurid lycra and glow-in-the-dark trainers. … Continue Reading HK Girl Gets Fit 4 Mental Ideas!

Submissions

There are a number of ways you can be featured on Mental Ideas: as a featured artist/ writer/ author/ poet/ comic/ filmmaker/ social entrepreneur, as a Regular Columnist/ Resident Artist, … Continue Reading Submissions

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!