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The Living Undeterred Tour: Changing the narrative on mental health, substance use and addiction

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for The Living Undeterred Tour!
Jeff Johnston lost his son to an overdose in 2016. Five years later, he lost his wife to alcoholism. Now, he’s dedicated his life to making a difference, helping families and communities change the narrative on mental health, substance use and addiction. Join us Thursday, June 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the St. Joe County Library to hear Jeff’s story as part of The Living Undeterred Tour, a 95-day trip he’s taking across the U.S. engaging these important issues. You’ll also hear from Leslie Weirich, suicide prevention specialist at Oaklawn and a national advocate, and panelists bringing professional expertise and lived experience.

Thursday, June 16, 4-6 p.m.
St. Joe County Public Library Main Branch
Community Learning Center
305 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
FREE; registration requested – https://sjcpl.libnet.info/event/6529754

Meet the panelists joining Jeff:

Leslie Weirich, suicide prevention specialist for Oaklawn, national advocate and founder of Leslie’s Hope. Leslie lost her 20-year-old son Austin to suicide in 2016.

John Horsley, Vice President of adult and addiction services for Oaklawn. John has worked with organizations across the community to expand treatment.

Alicia Wells, co-founder of Recover Michiana Fest and director of PR for Allendale Treatment and Fort Wayne Recovery. Alicia is in recovery from incarceration and substance use.


June 16
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Main Library- Community Learning Center
305 South Michigan St
South Bend, IN 46601 United States
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