Psyche Pow! has been curated by Benjamin R Sewell to inform, inspire and improve the lives of people that suffer from mental health illnesses.
I aspire to add new thinking to the mental health debate amongst patients, medical professionals, academics and mental health practitioners by bringing a comprehensive view of mental health; from medication to meditation, nutrition, yoga, exercise, lifestyle and interpersonal relationships.
Ben was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder in 2013. He has experienced the rollercoaster of living with a complex set of mental health illnesses and believes that to live successfully with BD and BPD, one must take complete ownership and practice the art of remaining learnable through self awareness and self compassion. He has spent most of his career in public relations working for multinational technology companies in London and recently decided to take up researching and writing about mental health full time. Since Ben’s diagnosis, he has taken a keen interest in understanding manic depressive illness and continues to explore psychological and physiological techniques to sustain a good quality of life and hopes he can share some his experiences with our readers whilst challenging what he describes as a lackadaisical status quo.