Mental (w)illness | Christian Wehbe | TEDxZurich

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Mental illness. A taboo topic, loaded with stigma and often misunderstood. What if instead of seeing it as an illness, it could actually be viewed as a gift? How does it feel to be mentally ill? These are some of the questions Christian Wehbe had to ask himself when he was first diagnosed with a hereditary mental illness at the age of 28. Two paths lay in front of him, one of doubt and self-pity and the other of self-discovery.

Christian is an entrepreneur and speaker who works with companies to overcome the fear of failure by sharing a philosophy he likes to call Too Crazy To Fail. Prior to this, Christian’s career started in the hedge fund industry. After which at the age of 28, he set up pmtrading, trading over 0M in physical gold selling it in 2013. He then went on to set up a technology company that developed a social network with award winning artists and also a social mobile app – KUMPL, in partnership with the Kempinski Hotels.

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