Jeff is presenting a slide show:
Jeff's interests include computers, video games, etc. Jeff has been received treatment for depression and chizo-effective disorder. He was the first person with MI to use self-determination under a pilot program using his PCP.
He talked to people he trusted, and found them to be very supportive of SD. He pulled his circle and an independent facilitator. It was a powerful experience. A core was the understanding of how much money was being spent, and the possibilities if those funds were re-directed.
Jeff's goals: move out on his own and get a job. He has done both of them. He hired a staff person to support his goals, especially menu planning, food shopping and cooking. He is very proud of himself.
Jeff has learned that networking is a useful tool, and spoke about his desire for a job during a presentation. He got two job offers on the same day and accepted both! He has met lots of people through his work.
His shyness has dropped away, opening up other doors. He believes that taking risk is necessary to truly experience life.
Jeff believes that SD means focusing on what you like to do and what you want to do.
Jeff is a leader in Michigan Partners for Freedom.