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Check Out Vincent Lanci’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vincent Lanci. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Vincent A. Lanci is a Tampa, Florida-based entrepreneur dedicated to shattering mental health stigma. Through speaking engagements, books, and podcasts, he works relentlessly to normalize the conversation on mental health. After being the victim of a near-death hit-and-run accident while on foot, Lanci learned to prioritize his mental health.

At first, there was speculation if he would make it through the initial night, but as he remained alive, the doubts switched over to that he may need 24/7 aide for the rest of his life, never go to the bathroom on his own, walk, or talk properly again. As he started to recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), he began speaking in TBI support groups. He wanted to do more to give back.

He launched the podcast, A Mental Health Break, to help others through shared stories. He incorporates the tools he has learned from over two years of weekly shows into his engagements. Lanci is a 4x Published Author who has also penned two books on the topic, Mr. Lanci Talks Mental Health and Mental Health Week, with a third on the way.

Although he does not hold a medical designation, he works with Doctors, Physiatrists, and other mental health experts in his books and shows.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was very challenging to deal with. It took me about 6 years to notice a significant change in my memory.

Relearning to walk after breaking my tib/fib.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a mental health author and speaker focusing on students. I am most proud of the work I complete with elementary school students. What sets me apart is the passion I have for what I do.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
My interviews on my podcasts (That Entrepreneur Show, A Mental Health Break, and Writing with Authors) provide me with the motivation and tools I need to continue to grow. I am honored to interview such amazing individuals.

Other resources that have helped me along the way are the books, Start with Why, Simon Sinek, Crushing it, and Gary Vee.

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Vincent A. Lanci, Fox News, and Gorrie Elementary School

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