Mental Ideas provides access to arts, film and media opportunities for artists coping with “invisible” mental health issues, directly and indirectly.
Our projects enrich and assist recovery from mental illness by offering new ways of channeling energy, rebuilding shattered self-esteem, making sense of intense emotions that are hard to voice, coming to terms with the traumatic life events that may have triggered mental illness and exploring world perspectives.
Amongst the multitude of benefits our projects provide are enhanced creativity, self-esteem, self-knowledge, communication, leadership and collaborative skills. Mental Ideas consistently reinforces the truth that we all matter and can each make a profound contribution to shaping our communities and our world.
In creating all our projects, we pay special attention to the root causes of mental illness (e.g. loneliness due to a sudden job transfer, isolating disabilities, loss, family breakdown, etc.) in order to provide effective creative relief, humor, understanding and inspiration for our global community of artists, activists and innovators.