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"Purpose Becomes Passion When
It Gets Personal"

On October 4, 2016 things got personal for me. At 50 years old, I was living the "American Dream." I was a husband, father, and successful entrepreneur. And then I got the call that is every parent's worst nightmare. Our oldest son, Seth Carnicle, had died of fentanyl poisoning. I soon realized I had two options. I could go down a road of anger and despair and become bitter, or I could use this as motivation to become better. I chose the road of better. On June 29, 2021 I lost my wife, Prudence, to alcoholism. This only further fueled my fire to make a difference and change the way we approach mental health and substance use disorders. While it isn't always an easy journey, I wake up every day and choose, despite the challenges, to LIVE UNDETERRED.  

- Living Undeterred Founder, Jeff Johnston

The Living Undeterred Podcast

The Living Undeterred Podcast is a weekly exploration into the world of mental health, substance use, recovery, and resiliency. Our guests are experts in their field, either through education or lived experience and share their unique take on the topic. The goal of our show is to create connection, explore new ideas, and remind people that they are not alone.

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The Living Undeterred Project

The Living Undeterred Project is our non-profit arm of Living Undeterred. Started in 2020 as Choices Network, Ltd., our non-profit's mission is to spread awareness, provide support & education, and end the stigma around mental health and substance use disorders. 

Brightn Mental Wellness App

Empowering young adults by building their own one-page mental wellness plan. Brightn is focused on working with Gen Z and experts to create the best resources to conquer whatever comes your way.

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