Ken Capobianco Tells His Story about Recovering from Anorexia

NOTE: This episode includes frank discussion of eating disorder symptoms, weight, body image, depression, and related struggles.

Music critic and award-winning writer, Ken Capobianco, shares his story about recovering from anorexia nervosa after 30 years. We talked about the ways that dieting in his teen years escalated into an eating disorder and the painful effects it had on his life. Ken shared how his book, Call Me Anorexic: Ballad of a Thin Man, was written to reduce stigma and help men with eating disorders understand that they’re not alone. Therapy, humor, and social connections were crucial to Ken’s recovery. We discussed, in depth, the parts of therapy and relationships he found helpful (and the ones that he didn’t). Ultimately, Ken’s story is one of hope and a passion for helping others.

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Links

Follow Ken Capobianco on Twitter, read his book, watch him in this video, and read his excellent interview with musician and writer, Dessa.

For more eating disorder information and resources, click here.

Episode 115 – Talking Therapy in Tom King’s Heroes in Crisis

Hey Jedi Counsel fans! This week we had the great opportunity to stop over and chat with our friends at Paradox Comics-N-Cards! They invited us on to talk a bit about Tom King’s recent comic book series called “Heroes in Crisis“. Listen in as we chat with the comic professionals about some of the themes in the series including what kind of psychological symptoms the heroes might be experiencing, what therapy looks like in real life compared to the comic, and what predictions we have about what’ll happen next. 

It is a fantastic and meaningful discussion! We hope you enjoy it. What are your thoughts about the series so far? You can let us know by messaging us on Facebook, Twitter, or emailing us at jedicounselblog (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Rickistential Podcast 8 – Total Rickall, Get Schwifty, The Ricks Must Be Crazy, Big Trouble in Little Sanchez

Hi Rick and Morty/mental health fans! We discussed 4 Rick and Morty episodes from Season 2: Total Rickall, Get Schwifty, The Ricks Must Be Crazy, and Big Trouble in Little Sanchez. Listen in to find out whether we agree with Rick that earth therapy is like asking a horse to fix a merry-go-round (we don’t), how spirituality is/is not included in therapy, how accurate the couples therapy depiction is in the show, and the true meaning of Ice-T’s quote, “You do your thing, but I can’t afford to get my pride wrapped up in your shame.” Thanks so much for listening!

Links to topics mentioned in the show:

Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler’s CXMH Podcast on Faith & Mental Health

Run the Jewels’ Rick and Morty Song “Oh Mama”

Elliott Smith’s Behind the Bars and Miss Misery