33: Lindsey Vonn on Depression, Ski Culture, and Injury

Welcome to Episode 33 of The Madhappy Podcast. This week, we are excited to welcome Lindsey Vonn onto the show to hear about how her experiences in the ski racing community affected her mental health throughout her career. We kick off the episode with a discussion about competition and how Lindsey used adrenaline and her love for speed to advance in the ski world (10:04). Lindsey shares more about her childhood and how her family’s move from Minnesota to Colorado caused internal pressure (18:39) and affected the relationships with her siblings (20:51). Lindsey opens up about her first, conscious experiences with depression and the reasons behind keeping it a secret from her family and friends (23:26) before sharing the inspiration behind her newly released book, Rise: My Story (29:18). The group discusses how Lindsey’s first major injury (33:59) coupled with the fame that followed from winning her first gold medal (36:05) changed the trajectory of her career and life after retirement before we wrap up the episode hearing the story and emotions behind Lindsey’s last Olympic run (45:49). Check out Rise: My Story now.  We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com


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