July 6, 2022
Brandywine Counseling and Community Services, Inc.
Milford Treatment Center
769 Masten Circle, Suite 113
Milford, DE 19963
The Living Undeterred Tour is a nationwide exploration aimed at bring attention to the mental health and substance use epidemics in our nation.
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Johnston
Better, Not Bitter: The Living Undeterred Mindset
On October 4, 2016, the trajectory of Jeff’s life changed with one phone call. Prior to that day, Jeff was living the American Dream. He had a great family, was a successful entrepreneur running a financial services firm in Iowa, and was seemingly coasting through life. The morning of October 4, 2016 Jeff received the phone call that is every parent’s worst nightmare. His oldest son, Seth, had died from fentanyl poisoning. He was 23 years old.
Jeff soon realized that he had two options. He could go down a road of anger and despair and become bitter, or he could use his situation as motivation to become better. And while it was not an easy journey, Jeff chose the road of better. Jeff's resiliency would again be tested in June 2021, when he lost his wife, Prudence, to alcoholism.
Jeff shares his experience through grief, addiction, and battling with his own mental health and the coping mechanisms he has developed to remain, undeterred.
Our State Partner
Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) is a welcoming and innovative organization that contributes to stronger communities and enhances the quality of life of our clients. With integrity, they promote hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by substance use, mental health concerns, co-occurring diagnoses, HIV/AIDS, and their related challenges.
For 35 years, BCCS has been a trusted provider of outstanding substance use and behavioral health treatment, prevention, early intervention, and education initiatives, and mental health services. Their core program offerings fall under one of our critical areas of care: Education, Prevention, Early Intervention, and Treatment. More recently, they have added Justice-Involved (Criminal Justice) services as an extension of their areas of care. They pride ourselves on helping members of the community recover with dignity, while also focusing on improving their physical health. They make good things possible.