I cannot stand small talk, because I feel like there’s an elephant standing in the room shitting all over everything and nobody is saying anything. I’m just dying to say, “Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?” or “Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?” But you can’t say that at a cocktail party.
—  Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour

The idea behind psychosurgery is that severe forms of mental illness (schizophrenia being the most common) can be treated by changing the way the brain works. Doctors believed that by severing the connections of the frontal lobes or prefrontal cortex, had to the rest of the brain, they could calm patients’ emotions and stabilize their personalities without doing away with their intelligence and motor functions. The lobotomy was granted the Nobel Prize and is still a controversial subject to this day!

Source: How Lobotomies Work, Shanna Freeman

hey guys, i get that our main goal here is to spread positivity but can we.. not degrade ppl who mainly feel negatively? like, telling ppl “being negative will only bring about bad results!!!” isn’t helpful or going to make ppl feel better. in fact, if anything, it’ll only make ppl go, “well then why bother, i’m always depressed and upset,” and that’s not what we want.

instead, we should push positive reinforcement. don’t shame ppl for feeling bad— tell them how to feel okay. show people the positivity we want to spread instead of telling them ‘it’s bad to feel bad’.

Psych Facts of the Day:

1. As teenagers we interpret things like non-verbal cues with our amygdala INSTEAD of our Prefontal Cortex, which is basically “under construction” during our teen years, which is why we often misread things as aggressive or threatening. 

2. Oxytocin could be considered the “cuddling hormone” and girls product a lot of this during their adolescence. So for all you fellow Asexuals out there, blame oxytocin for your frustrating need for physical contact ;)

FACT #98:

How many miles do you have on Empty?

Originally posted by smellof-rain

Some popular car models can make it between 30 and 50 miles after the fuel light goes on, according to a study by Pick Analysis. The average Chevrolet Silverado will continue for about 33 miles beyond empty. Smaller cars like the Volkswagen Jetta average about 43 miles and the Toyota Corolla tops the list at 47 miles.


You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
—  Psych Facts