DiscoverThe Greatness Machine281 | Drew Petersen | Professional Skiing and Overcoming Suicide to Live Your Best Life
281 | Drew Petersen | Professional Skiing and Overcoming Suicide to Live Your Best Life

281 | Drew Petersen | Professional Skiing and Overcoming Suicide to Live Your Best Life

Update: 2024-06-05
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How do you navigate the steepest slopes of mental health challenge and merge stronger than ever?


Just like traversing a mountain, overcoming mental health obstacles requires preparation, resilience, and a solid support system. 


Drew Petersen, a professional skier and mental health advocate, has faced some of the most treacherous terrains, but his toughest battles were fought within his own mind. His journey is a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit and the importance of addressing mental health with the same dedication and care as any physical challenge.


In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Drew to open up about his struggles with mental health, his near-suicidal experiences, and the pivotal moments that led him to seek help and ultimately, find a path to recovery. Drew will also talk about his newest film, “Feel It All,” which documents his successful ultramarathon attempt. 


Topics include:


  • Drew talks about his professional journey and becoming a skier at 15

  • Breaking the stigma around mental health and suicide through films

  • Raising awareness and promoting mental health within the outdoor sports community

  • Drew shares how his passion for storytelling started

  • The importance of teamwork in creative endeavors

  • Drew discusses his short film “Ups & Downs” and the message it aims to convey

  • The importance of embracing the continuous cycle of ups and downs in life

  • Drew gives a sneak peek into his newest film “Feel It All”

  • And other topics…


Connect with Drew:

Website: https://drew-petersen.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drewpeterski/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drewpeterski/

Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1786995813/feel-it-all/ 


Connect with Darius:

Website: https://therealdarius.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imthedarius/

YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube

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281 | Drew Petersen | Professional Skiing and Overcoming Suicide to Live Your Best Life

281 | Drew Petersen | Professional Skiing and Overcoming Suicide to Live Your Best Life

Darius Mirshahzadeh