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Let's work to end the suffering together.

John Tessitore is the Founder of the JCK Foundation, a non-profit devoted to ending the stigma of mental illness.

S2E7 | Dominicc Delzompo

S2E7 | Dominicc Delzompo

Dominicc Delzompo is a recent UCLA grad from Murietta, California. The son of a Marine and a talented musician his entire life, he landed at UCLA to study under Julie Gondek in the Voice and Opera program. He’s got pipes for sure but he also produces music under the moniker intrnet boyfriend and formerly wrote and performed his own original music as one member of the musical duo RoboPope, which released a debut EP Nocturnes & Daydreams independently, last September.

Dom talks candidly about the early roots of his depression and how reflecting on that later in life has been comforting and even comical. John dives into how important the role of a ‘guardian’ is for someone who’s suffering. A ‘guardian’ being a permanent fixture in your life who has your best emotional interest in mind - in Dom’s case, the role was filled by his mother. For our host, it was always and is always, John Cleaver Kelly. They both reflect on what it’s like to be in a relationship while you’re going through tough times upstairs and how the post-college blues are a very real thing for most of us.

Music Credits:
Dominicc Delzompo - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (cover)
Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times
Lord Huron - world ender X meet me in the woods
RoboPope - Intro
Intrnet Boyfriend - who's that girl? // unfinished

S2E8 | John Tessitore

S2E8 | John Tessitore

S2E6 | Mary Torrance

S2E6 | Mary Torrance