August 23, 2022
St Vincent’s Church
1375 Spring Ln
Holladay, UT 84117
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.
About Continue Mission
Continue Mission serves Veterans and Service Members with service connected injuries; and their family/support members through:
Recreational and Educational Events
No Cost: Events are held at no cost to our Registered Veterans or their family/support members.
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness
Continue Mission Veterans participate in an annual survey and the results for the past several years have shown that participation in CM events has had a positive impact on their mental health and resulted in a decrease in suicidal ideation.
We take an active role in suicide prevention and mental health awareness by taking part in training courses and through our involvement in the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition and Davis HELPS Suicide Coalition.