Hi gang! Just a heads up to say the next group meeting will take place on Monday Nov 26, 2018 7pm-9pm @ Starbucks Sai Kung. There will be NO GROUP MEETING IN DECEMBER due to the Christmas holiday. So the next group meeting after that will take place 7pm-9pm @ Starbucks Duddel Street Jan 26, … Continue reading Next Group Meeting Nov 26th
Thanks to Buzz for publishing this interview about Bipolar Hong Kong & MENTAL IDEAS! http://saikungbuzz.hk/2018/10/caffeine-buzz-with-sadie-kaye
Happy Mid Autumn Festival Bipolars! Recently moved to Hong Kong? Still searching for the sunset over Po Toi O? No clue what to do? Momentai! I've compiled a few helpful tips for expats in my Mid Autumn Festival Survival Guide... Things to do with a mooncake: Smash a window Cave in an intruder's skull Plug … Continue reading Happy Mid Autumn Festival!
REMINDER: BIPOLAR HONG KONG's monthly support group is BACK!!! TIME: 7pm - 9pm DATE: Mon Oct 29, 2018 PLACE: Starbucks, 1, Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong ATTIRE: Black Tie and Flippers (Optional) MOOD: TBA
SAVE THE DATE: To celebrate National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology, Bipolar Hong Kong and Mental Ideas will be co-hosting an event in Hong Kong on March 1st 2019 from sundown till midnight. The event highlights the value of disconnecting from our digital devices to connect with ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities … Continue reading Bipolar Hong Kong & Mental Ideas: Live & Unplugged in Hong Kong Park!
The Mental Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast in which Bipolar HK founder & RTHK presenter Sadie Kaye takes a humorous look at innovative approaches to tackling mental health, performing bold social experiments and discussing the results with an eclectic mix of guests from the worlds of film, politics, entertainment, the arts & charity. She'll be aided … Continue reading Mental Ideas Podcast
Bipolar Hong Kong has been featured in the French media by Psy Hope - a platform for people with bipolar disorder in France. Bipolar in Hong Kong? Join us! Bipolar outside of Hong Kong? Join our Global Community of Artists, Activists and Supporters! http://www.psy-hope.com/Bipolar-Hong-Kong http://www.psy-hope.com
After being invited to discuss suicide in response to the suicides of Anthony Bordain and Kate Spade on RTHK's Backchat, I penned this stream of consciousness article trying to rationalize the spike in suicide stats (according to the New York Times, it has leapt in popularity as a life-obliterating lifestyle choice by 25% since 1999). Reliving my … Continue reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – Sadie Kaye
MAT RICARDO - WOOF Humorist, juggler, table cloth lifter and writer-performer extraordinaire gives his spin on a meh week with bipolar disorder... MAT ON THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW BBC TELEVISION
MENTAL IDEAS is 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. The platform spotlights artists, writers, filmmakers and social entrepreneurs from around the world, exploring how they are using the arts, film and media to engage and explain mental health … Continue reading Call 4 Submissions: MENTAL IDEAS!
Interesting article! Do you agree? 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT SAY TO SOMEONE WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER!
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 lives makes no sense at all. And the other only occurs when I’m asleep. Frequently, my friends and perfect strangers have startled me with far-fetched … Continue reading My Life Asleep by Sadie Kaye
See you at the Starbucks on Duddel Street (just off Queens Road Central opposite the giant Gucci) this coming Monday! 7pm - 9pm
Following the unexpected & slightly derailing awards success of Bipolar Express, Bipolar Hong Kong founder Sadie Kaye has been commissioned by RTHK to produce & present another lively half-hour doc for the broadcaster, this time exploring the myths, truths, stigma & stereotypes of life with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). The doc, cheekily titled As Bad As It … Continue reading Shout out to all OCDs: RTHK Need YOU for a new documentary!
Bipolar Express has received an award from RTHK! Bipolar Express @ RTHK Awards
http://aib.org.uk/aib-announces-winners-of-the-aibs-international-broadcasting-awards/ The Association For International Broadcasting have announced their Winner's List and Bipolar HK founder Sadie Kaye's Bipolar Express for RTHK is among them! The doc has been Highly Commended in the 'Radio Creative Feature' category. WHOOP!
1. Give up your need for control. Be willing to give up your need to try to control everything that happens to you. We often don't realize that getting caught up in trying to stick to schedules, trying to modify the behavior of others, or trying to create predictability in our surroundings, only creates anxiety … Continue reading 10 Things We Should Give Up To Be Happy 🙂
Check out the amazing artwork by Bipolar HK's Resident Artist Charlotte Farhan! Charlotte and Bipolar HK founder Sadie Kaye co-founded non-profit Art Saves Lives International in 2016. They have since worked together as author-illustrator on children's book The Wishing Machine and are working together on two new book projects. Charlotte will also appear as a … Continue reading Charlotte Farhan ‘The Outsider’ Collection
Stephen Fry is a British actor, writer, comedian, TV presenter, narrator, raconteur, poet and philosopher. He also famously has bipolar disorder. Through his work he weaves humor, razor sharp intellect, and a refreshingly open attitude about his own life. The result is a tapestry of eminently quotable wit and wisdom. Below, his engaging and illuminating … Continue reading A Bit Of Stephen Fry
Bipolar Hong Kong founder Sadie Kaye was invited to a lively Q&A session at HKU (University of Hong Kong) last night. HKU students studying for degrees in social sciences were keen to discuss the relationship between bipolar disorder and creativity. Hugs to Anna Glazkova who arranged the event...
Interesting article by Vox with ideas on how to keep healthy in a high stress job if you have bipolar disorder! KEEPING HEALTHY IN A HIGH STRESS JOB WITH BIPOLAR - VOX
Interesting article in Huff Post! Share your thoughts: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/06/09/bipolar-and-what-its-really-like-to-have-it
Respect to you! It can be a nightmare caring for a bipolar loved one. Trust me, I’m bipolar... During the extremes of our bipolarity, we are incapable of seeing things from your perspective. We are relentlessly inconsiderate of your feelings. It’s always ten steps up, twenty steps down with us. We’re exhausting. And the worst … Continue reading Helping A Bipolar Loved One
This month, to raise awareness of mental health, Sadie gave an interview to ASLI Magazine. http://artsaveslivesintmagazine.com/2015/04/26/sadie-kaye-to-me-asli-is-a-call-to-action-for-artists-to-value-themselves-as-instruments-of-social-change/ To be part of the conversation, check out ASLI's work here: artsaveslivesinternational.com Sadie Kaye
As if we didn't know it in our hearts already, chef Jamie Oliver has successfully sued Mikkey D's by proving that a McDonalds' burger meat is unfit for human consumption! Apparently their burgers consist of dog meat that has been painted to look like food with colorants. If this don't give you indigestion, nothing will.... … Continue reading Jamie Oliver Proves McDonalds Unfit For Human Consumption
Yep, it's legal. Want to know ways you can help yourself? Follow our easy guide! https://bipolarhk.com/articles/bipolar-self-help/
Bipolar Hong Kong wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy 2018! Don't Forget Your Mental Elf!
It's that much celebrated public holiday Bipolar Awareness Day! Ok, it's not a public holiday.... But it IS bipolar awareness day! Happy thoughts and well wishes! Only a couple more weeks to Halloween! The next bipolar support group takes place at Ocean Park! Details to follow.....
Bipolar Hong Kong Founder Sadie Kaye in the South China Morning Post
Inspirational article by Artist Charlotte Farhan on rejecting reality through art - the struggle of the unseen... https://artistcharlottefarhan.com/the-struggle-with-the-unseen/
Here's a very VERY interesting article by John Hopkins called "The Truth About Cancer." Cancer affects one in three of us. Please take the time to read this and forward it to your friends and family members!
If you're not too sick of Star Wars, this one made me chuckle...
All together now: OMMMMMMMMM! http://www.bbc.com/news/disability-34833015
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Interesting article in the Guardian... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/08/mentally-ill-need-help-not-bullying-by-the-state
Sadie Kaye's documentary, Bipolar Express, aired on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK Radio 3) for the first time on May 24th. For those who missed it, there's still the opportunity to listen live on Radio 3 when it rides again next year! rthk.org.hk/bipolarexpress/sadiekaye
Bipolar HK founder Sadie Kaye's documentary Bipolar Express for RTHK has been shortlisted for an Association for International Broadcasting Award in the Creative Feature category. The awards take place in London this November!
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/queen-offers-to-restore-british-rule-over-united-states Wonder if she'll attempt to take back Hong Kong too?
Interesting article in the Telegraph! Do you agree? Dealing With The BLACK DOG - The Telegraph
“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There's almost no such thing as ready. There's only now. And you may as well do it now. I do think that, generally speaking, now is as … Continue reading Wise Words from Mr. Laurie