August 16, 2022
National Automobile Museum
1 Museum Dr.
Reno, NV 89501
The Living Undeterred Tour is a nationwide exploration aimed at bringing 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.
About Crisis Support Services of Nevada
Crisis Support Services of Nevada's mission is to provide 24/7, free, confidential and caring support to people in crisis. They work every day to be a beacon of hope in the darkest moments and empower people to see a better tomorrow. For more than 50 years, they have provided an empathetic ear, a caring heart and a helping hand to anyone in need.
About Karma Box
Karma Box is a community initiative that allows people to give non-perishable food, hygiene products, toiletries, and other useful items to those in need. Karma boxes are filled up with goods by anyone who wants to lend a helping hand to those in need. If you want to lend a helping hand, find a Karma Box location near you and donate anything you can spare.