churchofthesurvivor:

Schrodinger’s Cat walks into a bar…. and doesn’t

rhode island more like south massachusetts amirite

cigaretteslyricsmademe:

Mayhem Fest 2014- Miss May I. Mansfield Massachusetts Xfinity Center

I was asked to post some of my pictures.
not going to lie, it feels good that someone likes my concert pictures.

thegreatworldadventure:

I miss this view :( 
Boston, MA

thegreatworldadventure:

I miss this view :(
Boston, MA

thepreppyyogini:

Boston by night.

thepreppyyogini:

Boston by night.

diegueno:


Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is putting her money where her mouth is when it comes to her decision to terminate the city’s contract with Gordon College.

They handle witch hunts differently in Salem in the 21st Century.

diegueno:

Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is putting her money where her mouth is when it comes to her decision to terminate the city’s contract with Gordon College.

They handle witch hunts differently in Salem in the 21st Century.

cyborgkoala:

sixpenceee:

problemedic:

plightofthevalkyries:

sixpenceee:

deucelooselyproductions:

sixpenceee:

The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that psychiatrists cannot reliably tell the difference between people who are mentally stable and those who are mentally unstable.

8 mentally stable people were granted admission into 12 different hospitals. They all told the same story of how they would hear a voice inside their head, it was unclear but often said “empty”, “hollow” and “thud”. 

Right after they were admitted, the patients stopped showing any signs of abnormality. They took part in activities and talked to faculty and other patients as they would normally. 

None of the psychiatrists ever stopped to say “I think they are getting better” or “they seem absolutely fine now” In fact, nurses and psychiatrists took normal activity such as walking or writing and attempted to represent it as a form of pathological behavior. 

For example, staff would point to patients waiting outside the lunchroom as a form of oral-acquisitive syndrome, when really they were just bored and were anticipating their meal. 

It’s interesting to note that even though staff didn’t recognize that these people were completely fine, patients recognized that they didn’t seem to have any problems.

This study highlights how powerful labels can be.

SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION

EVIL EXPERIMENT

Wow…this also potentially bespeaks how the people who are charged with making these patients better are only trying to create terminology and atmosphere that keep them institutionalized.
That’s pretty disturbing.

To anyone saying “well they said they heard voices obviously the doctors are going to look at them with a weary eye”

You missed the point.

They were supposed to detect the patients getting better and instead of being able to tell that, they took any action that the patients performed and totally distorted it and blew it to epic proportions to make them seem completely and utterly abnormal to a point where the patients were institutionalized for months. 

Also, sixpenceee, you missed the second part to this experiment - equally chilling, in my opinion. One hospital’s administration was angered by Rosenhan’s experiment, and challenged him to send impostor patients - mentally stable people masquerading as mentally unstable people - to their facilities. Their staff would then turn those pseudopatients away. Long story short, Rosenhan OK’d this part of the experiment. 193 people went to that hospital in that experiment period looking for help. They flagged 41 people as impostors and had doubts about another 42.

Rosenhan sent no one.

The staff of this hospital flagged impostor patients where none had existed.

That’s really worrying…

This is terrifying 

Every profession has it’s share of amazings people, and dismal people who would be canned the second someone better at the job saw how they were- and a far larger pool of mediocre people who are neither good, nor amazing.

Add to that- psychology has to be one of the most difficult fields to be ‘correct’ in. Every person is different- and the closest thing they have to a manual is constantly changing and tends to be a bit vague- Look for four out of these eight symptoms, and you might have X. or maybe it’s really Y, and you just have an additional two traits

And of course, there’s a lot of room for personal interpretation and bias. Some professionals might hedge and call every over energetic child ADD. Others may contest that ADD is even a thing, and write it off as ‘your kid has a lot of energy’.

This is rambly and i’m not sure if there’s a point. Other than, that it’s hardly surprising you could find mistakes made in the mental health field, as you could in any field, and it’s only worse when you are dealing with something that really is more of an art than a science.

But there are still a lot of good people in the field, and even the less than amazing ones may still be doing a lot to help people. It’s horrible that problems do crop up- but i can’t imagine any sort of training/testing to thoroughly weed out the kinks.

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satanic-cactus:

freakingkeeper:

earthquackandbcm:

bluebellgirl:

 

I couldn’t scroll past this.

"rock is evil"

People are fucking idiots

Every single person I’ve met in a punk or rock band have been the nicest people I’ve met in my life.

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automatonic-absinthe:

isaia:

rosswoodpark:

time-for-maps:

this changes everything oh my god

do you understand why it trips me out that people can drive 45 minutes and be in aNOTHER COUNTRY?I drive for 45 minutes and im like
a city over 

I live in “Italy” and took a day trip to go to “Austria” and “Germany”

 #it is literally impossible to leave texas #you will be in texas #FOREVER

automatonic-absinthe:

isaia:

rosswoodpark:

time-for-maps:

this changes everything oh my god

do you understand why it trips me out that people can drive 45 minutes and be in aNOTHER COUNTRY?

I drive for 45 minutes and im like

a city over 

I live in “Italy” and took a day trip to go to “Austria” and “Germany”

 

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frosty-viking:

halleluyall:

thesoulofadragon:

hiccupatheart:

thesquirrelisonfire:

frosted-filly:

we-have—dragons:

endeavoir:

*whispers* berk

This is berk. It’s twelve days north of  hopeless and a few degrees south of freezing to death. 


It’s located solidly in the meridian of misery

My village. In a word, sturdy. And it’s been here for seven generations, but every single building is new.

We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems… are the pests,

You see, most places have mice or mosquitos. We have…

frosty-viking:

halleluyall:

thesoulofadragon:

hiccupatheart:

thesquirrelisonfire:

frosted-filly:

we-have—dragons:

endeavoir:

*whispers* berk

This is berk. It’s twelve days north of  hopeless and a few degrees south of freezing to death. 

It’s located solidly in the meridian of misery

My village. In a word, sturdy. And it’s been here for seven generations, but every single building is new.

We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems… are the pests,

You see, most places have mice or mosquitos. We have…

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the-fault-in-our-wifi:

silentstep:

Boromir cuddling Hobbits because why not.

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boromir’s character makes me so sad, because honestly, he was one of the most caring in the fellowship. he understood their mission and wanted to get it done as successfully as possible, but he wanted what was best for everyone with them as well. he felt the need to care for all the hobbits, not just frodo. and when he made a mistake, it destroyed him. he saw that he was weak and that he nearly ruined everything. and he died trying to make that right. boromir is the best.

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