Dean Spade :: An Excerpt from Poly Essay Take 2 (via heavymuffintop)
Saw Dean give a talk on trans* politics and got his book NORMAL LIFE but this is the best of his work I’ve read thus far!
Metropolitan populations are significantly more likely than rural ones to suffer from mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia.
Among urban dwellers, social stress leads to hyperactivity in the amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex, brain regions that play an important role in equilibrating our emotions.
The pressures of city life can change brain physiology, thereby increasing the risk of emotional disorders."
Researchers explore the risks urban living raises for developing emotional disorders.
Also see the science of “social jet lag.”
This resonates with me.
(Source: , via explore-blog)
from Leo Buscaglia’s “Born for Love” (via poonchka)