The Boundless Show with Lisa Anderson
June 28, 2018

The Reality of Mental Illness: Episode 543

53:57 – 

Real talk about mental illness, plus how to use your words for good, and a listener has a sticky friendlationship dilemma.

Music: Aaron Shust


Episode Segments

The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

When Mental Illness Hits Home

24:27 – 

Avicii. Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. Their stories were cut short when they took their own lives. All admitted to struggles with mental illness and/or suicidal thoughts. What about us? Do we recognize the signs of depression and other forms of mental illness in ourselves, our friends and our family members? What can we do to get help? Lisa sits down with Michele, who has bipolar disorder, Jake, who has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts, and licensed counselor Glenn Lutjens to talk frankly about the signs and stigma of mental illness, plus some strategies for moving forward.

Get help:

Focus on the Family’s Mental Health Resources

Focus on the Family’s Counseling Consultation Line (Free)

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

Keep Your Tongue from Evil (and Embarrassment)

Guests: Deborah Pegues,

21:20 – 

“Ha! My shirt is on backwards!” Not the best thing to shout when I’m standing in a large group of almost-strangers — then again, saying the right thing has never been my strong suit. You know how that feels? The amazing and sassy Deborah Pegues does. She joins Lisa to talk about lying, complaining, bragging, cutting others down — or just saying dumb stuff — and gives practical ways to use our words in more productive and life-giving ways.

Deborah’s book: “30 Days to Taming Your Tongue: What You Say (And Don’t Say) Will Improve Your Relationships

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

Wrong State, Wrong Girl, Wrong Time

5:28 – 

They’re friends. She likes him. A lot. He lives in another state. There’s another girl involved. But she wonders … could she still have a chance with him? Lisa Anderson, an expert on the common “friendlationship” issue, digs in and offers some hope and advice for this listener.

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