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Unpacking Perfect: DJ Ktone

DJ Ktone recently sat down with 9NEWS and Unpacking Perfect to share their story of mental wellness and how he has pushed beyond the idea of perfection.

COLORADO, USA — After growing up without his father, Kamau Martinez (DJ Ktone) opens up about his struggle with abandonment and his passion for breaking down the stigmas surrounding mental health in his community.

DJ Ktone recently sat down with 9NEWS and Unpacking Perfect to share his story of mental wellness and why therapy helped him through some of the hardest times. He sought out therapy to help deal with depression stemming from his abandonment issues. He now strives to learn from his past and be a better father for his kids.

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Unpacking Perfect is a sponsored series about the human chase for perfection being produced by 9NEWS in partnership with Aurora Mental Health Center. The series is about self-worth, and both the comforts and perils of comparison. 

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. This series looks at people coming to terms with the idea of perfection, the realities of imperfection, and learning to find strength from it all.

Knowing the stigma surrounding mental health in his community, DJ Ktone established a foundation to give back to and start conversations around mental wellness.


Aurora Mental Health Center offers services to address a wide range of mental health conditions. Individuals and families rely on us to help them cope with a variety of challenges. Our staff of physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and peers works with all age groups, from children to seniors.

The staff starts by getting to know you so they can accurately assess your needs. From there they connect you with counseling, classes, and other services that can help you achieve optimal mental health. When you’re looking for assistance in managing a mental illness, reaching out is typically the hardest step. 

Get started today by calling 303-617-2300 or visit AUMHC.org.

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