A Mental Health Break

Vincent A. Lanci

You are not alone. This show is here to help you on your journey. This is the Top Weekly Mental Health Show. This is the Official Podcast for Mental Health Advocates. We normalize the conversation together.

This Top 3% Podcast provides you with a platform where people offer advice and share their vulnerable moments, life experiences, and stories. The Advocates and Professionals who have joined the show each week since January 2020 are committed to letting you know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

After Host Vincent A. Lanci survived a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), he began to share his story and utilize his knowledge and experience to help others.


There are many areas that are discussed each week. These topics include trauma recovery, confidence improvement, coping, mindfulness techniques, emotional intelligence, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, family challenges, feeling like no one understands you, social media addiction, life after divorce, mental health in the workplace, grieving, grief, and so many more.

The show also has conversations on mental disorders, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder, Eating disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Borderline personality disorder, Social anxiety disorder, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Attention deficit disorder (ADD), Panic disorder, Generalized anxiety disorder, Seasonal affective disorder, suicidal ideations, Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), phobia, Schizophrenia, and countless more.


Do you want to learn from people who have been in your shoes? Each guest is open to sharing an honest testimonial combined with tools they have learned along the way.


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#227: Spent $100K to Heal Anxiety, Didn't Work, Created a Permanent Solution with Daniel Packard
5d ago
#227: Spent $100K to Heal Anxiety, Didn't Work, Created a Permanent Solution with Daniel Packard
Daniel is back, and he has a lot to share. Some discussion areas include:-how to take a break from our mental health-spent 100k trying to solve anxiety -how he started a research company to engineer a solution-Was his own test patient and felt calm; things usually sent him to terror. He thought it would wear off, but its been 10 yearsWelcome back to A Mental Health Break! Be sure to leave a review and subscribe if you enjoy the show. Link to his first episode: Live from Brazil: How to Cure Your Anxiety Meet Daniel: After staying in a very unhealthy relationship for too long, Daniel ended up with severe anxiety and C-PSTD. After spending 10 years and $100,000 trying to solve his anxiety, he learned that a trillion dollars is spent globally on mental health, but not getting people in pain permanent results. Remembering what his dad told him that 'results matter' and because he was trained in engineering school to know how to engineer and invent solutions to complex problems, Daniel took a stand against the mental health industry and started his company Permanent Anxiety Solutions with the goal to see if it was possible to invent and reverse engineer a process that could solve anxiety permanently.  And ideally in a short period of time with consistent, measurable results.Daniel Packard is a U.C. Berkeley Mechanical Engineer whose company, Permanent Anxiety Solutions, spent 8 years and $1.2 million to engineer and invent the world's only permanent anxiety solution program where you only pay at the end of the program once you have clear, measurable results.Have a question for a guest or host? Want to become a guest or show partner? Let's chat! Send an email to podcastsbylanci@gmail.com.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
#226: Why You Need a Personal Plan Too, Not Just a Business Plan with John St Pierre
Feb 11 2024
#226: Why You Need a Personal Plan Too, Not Just a Business Plan with John St Pierre
Click play to learn how a failure changed everything. A few other areas John St. Pierre discusses are:-how to program a subconscious mind -12 min visualization to start the day-how your personal plan and business plan should marry together-how taking care of yourself helps your career and other relationships -the power of routines Meet our guest: "Hi, I'm John St. Pierre, an entrepreneurial strategist, business growth advisor, and co-host of the Entrepreneurs United Podcast. I have over 25 years of experience in co-founding and growing successful businesses across various industries. I'm also the author of "The $100M Journey: Your Guide To Growing The Business Of Your Dreams Without Going Off The Cliff!", a book that shares my proven strategies and insights on how to scale your business while avoiding costly pitfalls.My passion is to help ambitious entrepreneurs like you achieve your dreams and create lasting value. Whether you need guidance on protecting and growing your equity, reinvesting strategically, fostering a culture of intrapreneurship, or moving from CEO to Chairperson, I'm here to support you. I also invite you to join me and my cohost, Rich Hoffmann, on the Entrepreneurs United Podcast, where we interview accomplished entrepreneurs and extract actionable advice and inspiration to fuel your journey. "Have a question for a guest or host? Want to become a guest or show partner? Let's chat! Send an email to podcastsbylanci@gmail.com.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
#225: Transforming Through Life with Dr. Tori Ellis
Feb 5 2024
#225: Transforming Through Life with Dr. Tori Ellis
Are you ready to become empowered? You came to the right place. A few areas Dr. Tori Ellis discusses are:-how to cope with not over-excelling anymore-going from  an A student to Cs: Leading to depression and anxiety -being away from family for the first time-doctors couldn't diagnose what she was feeling and said it was all in her head-feeling sluggish from pills- took off- detox - wanted to find a holistic way -mental health challenges of having a baby during CovidDr. Tori Ellis, a Transformational Life and Business Coach and Best-Selling Author, is a native of New York with a lifelong aspiration to lead and guide others in education and the workplace. Inspired by her family's commitment to empowering youth, Tori pursued undergraduate studies in Psychology and Criminal Justice, followed by a Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a PsyD. in Human and Organizational Psychology. As a "millennial," she is dedicated to providing her peers and future generations with tools for exemplary societal contributions, emphasizing wellness, positive psychology, and entrepreneurship. Her Best-Selling book, "The Sound of Business: Seeing Entrepreneurship through Hip Hop," introduces these concepts. Tori, now a new mom, passionately shares impactful stories to inspire children worldwide, encouraging them to pursue their passions and excel in various aspects of life, including business, education, the arts, sports, and everyday living.Learn more about our guest here!Have a question for a guest or host? Want to become a guest or show partner? Let's chat! Send an email to podcastsbylanci@gmail.com.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
Near Suicide to a Mental Health Community of 100,000 with Nigel Thomas
Jan 28 2024
Near Suicide to a Mental Health Community of 100,000 with Nigel Thomas
The relentless bullying at school. The battle with my own demons. A loss that nearly cost me my life. Striving through constant setbacks to command my own destiny. Have all led to this. Areas discussed with Nigel Thomas include:How to cope with losing someone who believed in you mostHow to build self-beliefThe importance of finding your communityFocus on inputs and tracking your progressFREE Weekly newsletter that takes 50 hours to complete to make an impact for youGoing with the flowMore on our guest: In September 2023, I surpassed a promise I made two years ago to take a company to $100,000/month in revenue. The key? Dreaming like a giant but fighting like an underdog. Guided by the gift of self-belief that one woman gave me. The same woman who cut me off overnight and left me contemplating suicide. But the self-belief she instilled remains a guiding force. It’s the very gift that led David to defeat the mighty Goliath with just a slingshot and a few pebbles.The greatest underdog story of all time. Through the David to Goliath newsletter, I’m here to rally individuals rejected by society who know deep down they’re destined for greatness. Giving up a 6-figure salary, I’m laying bare my soul and putting everything on the line, to help entrepreneurs tear down the walls of rejection, smash through their personal barriers, and claim their place at the top of the mountain. The newsletter unravels the raw, uncut life of an entrepreneur, as well as stories of triumph from the greatest leaders of our generation.Have a question for a guest or host? Want to become a guest or show partner? Let's chat! Send an email to podcastsbylanci@gmail.com.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
When Life Does the Unexpected, Keep Going with Renzo Del Castillo
Dec 16 2023
When Life Does the Unexpected, Keep Going with Renzo Del Castillo
2023 is nearing its end but our episodes are not. Take a deep breath, it's time for A Mental Health Break with Renzo Del Castillo. Areas discussed include:-overcoming loss and change in relationships-competing with yourself-mental health benefits from traveling -creating a legacy for his family-the mindset needed to transform from childhood obesity to excellent health-being consistent in lifeRenzo Del Castillo was born in Lima, Peru, in 1983, and was educated at the University of Florida, leaving with a B.A. in English, specializing in Victorian Literature, and an M.A. in Mass Communications, specializing in Intercultural Communications. Renzo currently resides in Miami, but he prioritizes traveling to experience and be exposed to the tenets of other cultures. He strongly believes that it is through art that we find the divinity of truth, the pathway of communication with others; and that through this connection we are made whole. About his book Still: Still is a collection of poems that focuses on the immigrant experience: a family's journey from Lima, Peru to Miami, Florida as political refugees and asylum seekers and the impact that had on the life of a boy as he grew into a man. Renzo Del Castillo’s poems often reveal larger moral concerns, touching in their language the world of politics and betrayal that cannot help but impose upon the world of private language. There is a lovely and intimate tone, used to remind the reader that imagination triumphs over, or sometimes through, adversity.Have a question for a guest or host? Want to become a guest or show partner? Let's chat! Send an email to podcastsbylanci@gmail.com.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
Moving Past Depression to Become Uniquely Normal with Matt Lesser
Nov 10 2023
Moving Past Depression to Become Uniquely Normal with Matt Lesser
"Within months, the business failed and I went through a dark, suicidal depression..." Matt Lesser has a story to share: "I grew up in a small, lake community in northeast Indiana. We moved there because my dad had an opportunity to buy into a wholesale oil distributorship.Growing up in a town of 700, living with a family business, and attending a small, Christian school (my graduating class had 7) gave me a very narrow, sheltered view of life. I quickly realized how sheltered my life had been!..."Additional areas discussed include:-regular retreats for him and his employees with no technology -powers of solitude and silence-getting reflective and planning inward-having a support circle-recognizing when you are getting drained -how journaling can change your lifeAfter college, I moved to Florida for a short while. Realizing that was not what I wanted, I moved back to Indiana, proposed to my elementary school sweetheart (we met in 3rd grade and dated from our Junior year of high school on), and were married in 1996. Thinking I would pursue a Master's, my career took an unexpected turn. Instead of resigning, which I attempted, my dad left...and turned the business over to me. Thinking I could do anything because I was 25, arrogant, and prideful, I was about to experience reality. Within months, the business failed and I went through a dark, suicidal depression. Nearly a year later, a new business was born from the ashes, and nearly 12 years later that business was sold. In 2021, I finally jumped "all in" into my own business, after being told by many whom I had worked with over the years that I needed to do this."Link to his episode on Writing with Authors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5pBn7-N8aM&t=3sHave a question for a guest or host? Want to become a guest or show partner? Let's chat! Send an email to podcastsbylanci@gmail.com.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
From Grieving Her Daughter's Death to Sharing Solace with Crystal Webster
Nov 2 2023
From Grieving Her Daughter's Death to Sharing Solace with Crystal Webster
When Crystal Webster's daughter, Madelyn Elizabeth, was born May 19th, 2010, and then died in my arms just a few hours later I KNEW that this angel was special {I’m a little biased, I know}. She touched so many lives during her very brief one…I just didn’t know the right outlet to carry on her life, love, and legacy......I spent the next 5 years grieving her death, healing my heart, and working to bring my Madelyn the siblings she deserved. To this day, Madelyn remains an only child.In 2015, during an uncommon moment of enlightenment, the concept of Sharing Solace hit me like a bolt of lightning. The only way to describe it is that Madelyn knew I was ready to begin to heal - and help others do the same - so she sent the idea to me herself.I realized the gifts I received when Maddie was born - the gifts that once brought me so much comfort - were now bringing back the pain of losing her. I couldn’t keep seeing them every day and have a healthy mind {that realization in and of itself provided its own source of grief and guilt}. These gifts were not given to me to be put in a box in the back of a closet - but that’s where they sat.Sharing Solace officially launched on May 19, 2018 - Madelyn Elizabeth’s would-be 8th birthday. I hope we’ve made Miss Maddie proud!Link to her episode on That Entrepreneur Show: https://thatentrepreneurshow.buzzsprout.com/737252/13767936-make-your-journey-less-rocky-with-crystal-websterMusic Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenHappy | https://soundcloud.com/morning-kuliBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
From Burnout to Connecting with her Inner Truth with Jennifer Gellock
Oct 13 2023
From Burnout to Connecting with her Inner Truth with Jennifer Gellock
At the age of thirty-one, she burned out her nervous system after living most of her life with unmanaged chronic stress and anxiety. For too many years, she fought against herself and became emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted from trudging through the resistance of modern life. Then in 2020, she awakened to a higher knowing and surrendered to a path of doing years of inner work that transformed her from the inside out. Her own story has led her down a path to help others connect back to their own inner truth. Her work empowers people to become the fullest expression of themselves in this lifetime. This week, Jennifer Gellock shares his inspiring journey! A few areas of discussion with Jennifer include:-Job burnout-Strategies to deal with panic attacks -How she moved past imposter syndrome-How to move past that identity you knew your whole life into forming a new identity -Working in an aligned space-Sports = support system-What to do when you feel something may be offMeet our guest: Dr. Jennifer Gellock is a poet, transformational guide for heart-led leaders, and the founder of Inward Athlete. She left her job as a full-time professor in May of 2023 to step fully into her role as an entrepreneur and continue on her mission to shift others back home to their hearts. In her work today, with personal clients and at her workshops, she uses a range of conscious awareness and mindfulness tools that include: subconscious reprogramming/mindset work, breathwork, journaling/poetry exercises, visualization techniques, energetic hygiene, and clearing practices, prayers of surrender and self-love, and her intuitive leadership guidance to shift others back home to their own inner knowing and take action from that place. She has completed coursework and certifications to become a trauma-informed practitioner, mental health first aid responder, and experiential teaching and inclusive educator.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenHappy | https://soundcloud.com/morning-kuliBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
Prioritizing Our Own Happiness with Erica Holland
Oct 6 2023
Prioritizing Our Own Happiness with Erica Holland
Her company was born out of her mental health journey! An incredible testimonial from Erica Holland on how leaving her corporate job changed everything, including a mental health boost. A few areas of discussion with Erica Holland include:-How her mental health journey brought her to create her flower company-How to recognize anxiety attacks are coming-Taking a step back to focus on ourselves-Finding ways to leave stress behind-How to realign your whole body-Sound healingMeet our guest: Erica Holland, a former graphic designer from New Jersey discovered her passion for flowers while on a journey to Bali to prioritize her mental health and healthy living. Faced with anxiety and stress from her advertising career, she discovered solace in working and playing with flowers. Leaving behind her corporate job, Erica delved into the world of floristry.  She began teaching flower arranging classes, using vibrant colors and fragrant blooms to bring joy and peace to others. Through flower arranging and flower meditations, she helps people harness the calming influence of nature to relax, ground, and recenter. She is now the owner and founder of The Roaming Petal based in Saint Petersburg FL where she brings flower arranging classes to private, public, and corporate events. In her downtime, you can catch her enjoying the sunshine, attending yoga, or spending quality time with friends and family.Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenHappy | https://soundcloud.com/morning-kuliBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
Single Mom + Full Time Career Can't Slow Her Down with Mary Lou Ortiz
Sep 28 2023
Single Mom + Full Time Career Can't Slow Her Down with Mary Lou Ortiz
Attention! If you are a single mom or have been having trouble making "me time", this is the show for you. A few areas of discussion with Mary Lou Ortiz include:-Are you pouring out too much to others and now are drained?-Why we can't ignore ourselves-How to avoid the stage of worry-Balancing our day-to-day: Single mom life and full-time career-Finding your balance between personal health and mental health -If you have been there, you can get back again-"Purging" Meet our guest: A New Jersey native, Mary Lou Ortiz’s love of fashion began nearby in New York. The city, known as the world’s fashion capital, inspired Ms. Ortiz, from Fashion Week to simply strolling down 5th Avenue in Manhattan, the fashion world was ingrained early on. She began her career in retail fashion, which enabled her to support her young family while satisfying her need to be in the fashion industry.  She created a comfortable and private shopping experience for women in 2 appointment-only Salon Suite locations in the Bay area and personally shopped for over 2,000 clients that still follow her today in her new venture as GM for Heads and Tails in Tampa. Music Credits: Adventure by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenHappy | https://soundcloud.com/morning-kuliBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807