Welcome to the Marylyn Castas Memorial Hospital Plot Discussion and Sign up thread This is a realistic RP based in the setting of a modern day mental hospital. Anyone can join, but due to the sensitive nature of mental disorders, if you choose to take on a character who has a mental disorder/ disorders, it is absolutely crucial that you be well researched on the diseases that you are choosing to portray. Please read through the rules completely before posting. Rules This is an Open RP. Players are free to come and go as they please. Please be aware, however, that once a patient is admitted to a mental hospital, there is a minimum staying period of 24 hours. Again, it's very important that you be well researched in the conditions you have chosen to give your characters. These are disorders that real people are affected by in real life. Maybe even some of the people who you are playing with. Lack of research can be offensive and sometimes triggering to readers. You're not going to be perfect. But please try your best. This is not intended to be a long term hospital. On average a patient will stay from 5 days to two weeks, sometimes up to a month, depending on the severity of their condition. Therefore, the types of patients that would be seen in this hospital would typically have these types of disorders: Depression Anxiety Eating disorders Phobias Substance abuse Mild to Moderate Schizophrenia Bipolar disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder This is not a hospital for psychopaths, serial killers,axe murderers, etc. Restraints are used in only the rarest conditions and there are no straightjackets or padded rooms here. VERY IMPORTANT: As this is a mental health facility, it is possible that your characters may have been through some traumatic events. If there is anything that may be considered triggering, such as self-harm, or sexual traumas, etc. please put these things under a spoiler tag Please no magical/ supernatural characters. Humans only. You are expected to portray your character's doctor, since you are the expert on your character's conditions, unless someone specifically asks to play a doctor for your character. This is then up to your personal discretion. Posting Expectations:Try to write at least 6-7 sentences per post. Obviously, it's not always possible. But try to give the other players something to play off of. Quality over quantity is most important and make sure to proofread your posts. Please tag any users you are interacting with in each post. Things to keep in mind: Patients are not allowed to have sharp objects, including pens and pencils Food intake is monitored and is especially notable for any patient with an eating disorder There is a minimum stay period of 24 hours Patients are allowed to bring their own clothes, but nothing with drawstrings or shoelaces. They can bring some things from home like books or a deck of cards. Patient's are allowed to bring cigarettes but not lighters. No cellphones or computers. Lastly, this is meant to be fun, but we also need to remain respectful to each other. If you have a problem with a user or their portrayal of a disorder, please try to resolve conflicts privately. Contact me or a staff member or admin if there are any problems as per Iwaku rules. Post your characters and plot ideas below.