Ep. 91: Vince Hafeli-Bravely speaking the word most only whisper

Every day in the construction industry in America, 5 times as many workers die by suicide than by job-related accidents. Vince Hafeli, President of AJAX Paving Industries in Florida, is doing something about it.

To look at his stellar career, you would think he’s always had his life together. But in 2007, struggling under the weight of personal losses and failures and never talking about it for 20 years, he almost took his life. Now, through his passion and communication skill, he helps industry leaders address mental health and prevent suicides in their companies.

You’ll hear:

  • How he worked his way up to being the President of Ajax
  • How he tragically lost his entire family in a very short period of time
  • Why construction workers are at high risk for suicide
  • What caused Vince to finally seek help and later become a prevention advocate
  • The #1 courageous thing he did that can also help you if you’re struggling

Learn more about Vince HERE
Watch his TEDx talk about mental health in construction HERE

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call 988 –Available 24/7

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