Documenting Society's Response to Mental Health

Collected Layers is an effort by John Tessitore and Mike Esposito to document society's response to mental health. We started recording interviews a few years ago under the moniker "Doming Out." A term Tessitore and his mentor, John Kelly, used when describing their intrusive thoughts. John Kelly succumbed to his OCD and depression in 2011, but we never forgot the passion he had for improving the lives of those around him. We started the JCK Foundation in his honor, where we help create positive mental health cultures on high school and college campuses. We hope Collected Layers is an extension of that - a forum to share stories around the Mental Health Movement to ensure we can be our own advocates and advocates for those around us.

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