St. Josephs Mental Hospital

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    Welcome to St. Joseph's Hospital!

    "Here at St. Joseph's, we pride ourselves on our healthcare, treating our patients with the best treatment available! At St. Josephs, you're a guest, you're our guest."

    St. Josephs started out as a typical mental hospital, joined to a research facility. The nurses were kind, the doctors were efficient. Everybody felt general safety. Hell, some people even felt like this was their true home.
    All changed when the research facility started a new project. Project J was a research on the rarer kind of illnesses. It started off as harmless observation. Then, nurses slowly lost their authority, patients were kept up at night, Doctors were getting fired.
    Then, it hit breaking point. The researchers had taken over the hospital. Patients were being injected, abused, tortured even. Nurses were forced into working, doing long hours and getting paid little.

    And some patients just had enough. But, can they escape?

    2015, Mental Hospital.


    All Iwaku Rules Apply.
    Please be sensitive. Do your research, understand what illness you're writing. Remember, your character isn't just their disorder!
    Chose somewhat rare, unique illnesses.
    This is a dark/mature themed RP, please be careful!
    Romance is possible, so keep it PG-13.
    Go ahead and be a dick in the IC, just be nice OOC.
    One or Two characters each please!
    Have fun!


    Name // Diagnosis // Player
    Cary Copeland // Giovannini Mirror Disorder // King
    Parker Troy // Drug Addiction + Facial/Vocal Spasms // King
    Carter Bernard Michaelson III // AIWs // nikki.13
    Evangeline Marie Smith // Aboulomania // nikki.13
    Phoebe Kairis // Cotards Delusion // Cwolf0615
    Trevor Scott Adams // Capgras Syndrome // ShatteredSecrets

    Character Sheet:

    Age: [16+]
    Appearance: [Descriptions/Real Images]

    Hospital Experience:
    Brief Bio:

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    Name: Cary Copeland
    Age: 30
    Sexuality: Demisexual
    Occupation: Journalist // Amateur Artist


    Diagnosis: Giovannini Mirror Syndrome
    Because of the accident, Cary experienced serve brain damage, which caused the lobe responsible for personality was damaged. This stopped his personality from developing. Further so, because he does not remember who he is as a person, Cary will reflect the personality and actions of the person who is talking to him.
    With medication, Cary can function fairly well and can develop his own personality. The meds aren't fully working however, and Cary must take them often.

    Cary has not been on his meds since the facility. He has been mirroring the same people for a while, but the facility have been forcing him into rooms with violent patients to record how quickly he can mirror them. However, one of the nurses has been sneaking his meds into his food, so he can be himself.

    || Playful || Lazy || Childish || Good-Listener || Creative ||
    Before the accident, Cary was always an extrovert. He loved to hear people's opinions on everything and was energized by them. He hates to be alone and it can make him quite down when left alone for a while.
    Cary is childish and and playful. He never really grew up from his teen stage, and many people find his natural personality annoying. Cary is also very lazy, at home, he's always in his sweatpants, his apartment is littered with cereal boxes.
    Cary makes a good friend, since he's a great listener. He loves to try to help people, even if he isn't exactly the best adviser.
    - Unfortunately, because of his disorder, many people don't see his personality often.

    Cary has divorced parents and two brothers. He grew up as a friendly kid in a comfy surrounding. It wasn't until he was 15 things changed. His father was drunk driving, his eldest son in the front and Cary and his brother in the back. Cary an his brother weren't strapped in properly when his father skidded off the road and into a tree, killing the eldest brother.
    His mother blamed his father. His brother was paralyzed from the waist down, and Cary had brain damage. At first, things seemed to be okay, Cary began to mirror his drunk father, and got progressively more violent. His father took him to the doctor's, who thought he had anger problems and sectioned him for a short while. This is where he began to mirror his therapist.
    At 19, he finally was diagnosed with the rare mirror syndrome, and began taking his meds.
    At 21, Cary finally got into Journalism school. He got a good degree and ended up writing for his local paper. He also took up painting, turning his apartment into a giant canvas.
    When he was 25, Cary didn't collect his meds and stopped taking them for a while. He began to mirror his boss, attempting to tell people what to do. When his boss found out about his syndrome, he attempted to get Cary into hospital, but Cary resisted, refusing to believe he had a problem. When he got there, Cary would continue to mimic other patients and doctors, getting himself into a lot of unnecessary fights.

    + Cary spends a lot of his time repainting his apartment. The entire floor, ceiling and walls are splattered with bright colours.
    + He's very close to his older brother. Since both his mother and father find it too hard to look after the both of them, he takes care of Cary during the holidays, and allows him to mimic him a lot, since the meds don't always do their job.




    Name: Parker Troy
    Age: 23
    Sexuality: Bisexual
    Occupation: Gym assistant


    Diagnosis: Myoclonus (hemifacial spasm) || Spasmodic Dysphonia || Drug Addiction ||
    Parker struggles with facial and vocal twitches. His face twitches and spasms often, which he can't control. It's mainly his nose and upper lip. He also struggles with Spasmodic dysphonia, which stops him from being able to talk without sounding breathless. His vocal chords tighten at random moments, making his voice go higher pitch, or making certain words sound quiet. To try to make himself sound better, he usually tries to whisper.
    He also struggles with addiction to cocaine. He doesn't feel right without sniffing some coke, and usually tries to get himself clean, but it never works.

    Parker has been inside the hospital for a couple of months, joining when the Facility was just taking over. Most of his pain came from the 'doctors' taking him on and off drugs, forcing him to inject, snort and smoke his drug to record his reactions and withdrawals.

    || Friendly || Insecure || Paranoid || Emotional || Affectionate ||
    Generally, Parker tries his best to be affectionate and friendly to the people he meets. He tries his best to keep himself as approachable, but many people find it hard to look past his facial and vocal spasms.
    Often, Parker is very insecure. He worries about his voice and talks in whispers. He worries that nobody will ever find him attractive because of his twitches, and it scares him to think he'll end up alone. This also makes him very paranoid. Everytime he meets somebody new, he gets nervous they don't like him.
    When he takes coke, it depends on his earlier mood to how he'd react. If he was in a better mood, the coke elevates his mood to extremes, making him erratic and giving a feeling of invincibility. However, it can also make him very paranoid and borderline delusional.

    Parker was born to two wealthy parents. He was an only child, and grew up in wealth. He was a talented sportsman, and it looked likely for him to go into a career in athletics. His facial twitches developed when he was 10, and then his vocal twitches. His parents first thought it was puberty, but it continued into his teens.
    Around 13, Parker began to get bullied for his twitches, which increased his anxiety, making his twitches worse. Soon, he stopped going to sports practice and become more and more isolated.
    At 17, Parker got involved with some stoners, who introduced him to weed. It proved to make his twitches slightly less noticeable, and certainly calmed his nerves. His parents were strongly against drugs, and attempted to keep him in the house.
    He began to become rebellious, and started to see his druggie friends for the harder stuff. He went to parties, drank and smoked. His parents had given up at 18. They decided to kick him out. Parker stayed at friends house as he slowly got hooked on the coke.
    He lost his chance to go to sports college, and worked in several gyms. He started off as a parkour coach, but failed to get sober, and ended up loosing his job.

    + Parker doesn't like to listen to much music, unless he's high. He likes to listen to to upbeat techno.
    + He used to be a Christian, but slowly moved away from believing.

  3. Bluh

    Everyone please refrain from using a diassociative disorder that causes personality splintering, I'll have that ingrained in my character~

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    Name: Samuel Maria
    Age: 16
    Sexuality: Homosexual
    Occupation: Student

    Diagnosis: Dissociative Identity Disorder
    More commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Those with this illness develop a separate or multiple personalities that their mind will retreat into to escape reality when something seems to threaten them. These other personalities can have their own memories, age, race, etc. Sometimes said personalities will believe they are someone or something that has existed already. Some patients will believe they are possessed by multiple demons.

    Hospital Experience:


    Brief Bio:

    *Name: Pride
    Age: 19

    *Name: Greed
    Age: 17

    *Name: Lust
    Age: 18

    *Name: Gluttony
    Age: 10

    *Name: Wrath
    Age: 21

    *Name: Sloth
    Age: 16

    *Name: Envy
    Age: 13
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  4. Damn it, Magus, you beat me to it ;P I'll post my character (s) soon-ish~
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  5. I will have my two chars up later tonight. This is going to be fun...gotta research some crazy mental disorders lol.
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  6. It'll take me a week to write this shit up I bet xD
  7. There are so many interesting mental illnesses, it amazes me. I had no idea people struggle with certain types of them. This will be a truly awesome badass RP indeed.
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  8. Mhm. Cept you guys haven't seen how dark I can get with my characters ;w;

    Wait till pasts in timestamp come out xD
  9. So many disorders to choose from. Like these

    Capgras Syndrome
    Capgras syndrome, named after a French psychiatrist who described the illusion of doubles, is a delusion of misidentification. It is characterized by a person's delusional belief that an acquaintance, usually a spouse or other close family member, has been replaced by an identical looking impostor or several doubles.

    Capgras syndrome occurs most often in patients with schizophrenia, although it has also been reported in patients with dementia or epilepsy and after traumatic brain injury. The management does not differ from the treatment of the underlying disorders, and usually involves antipsychotic medications, although in dementia patients, cognitive enhancing treatments and nonpharmacologic strategies that diminish disorganization should be used.

    Cotard Delusion
    Cotard syndrome is a specific nihilistic delusion named after Jules Cotard, a French neurologist, who first described the condition, which he called le délire de négation (negation delirium), in 1880. The affected person holds the delusional belief that he or she is already dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost his or her blood or internal organs.

    It is most frequently observed in patients with psychotic depression or schizophrenias and is managed by focusing on the treatment of the underlying disorder.

    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Alien Hand Syndrome[/BCOLOR]

    Alien hand syndrome is the misattribution and belief that one's hand does not belong to oneself, but that it has its own life. The afflicted person has normal sensation but believes that the hand, while still being a part of their body, is acting autonomously, having "a will of its own." In effect, afflicted people lost the "sense of agency" associated with the purposeful movement of the limb while retaining a sense of "ownership" of the limb. Sufferers will often personify the alien limb, believing it to be "possessed" by some spirit or an entity that they may name or identify. There is a clear distinction between the behaviors of the 2 hands in which the affected hand is viewed as "wayward" while the unaffected hand is under normal volitional control. At times, particularly in patients who have sustained damage to the corpus callosum that connects the 2 cerebral hemispheres, the hands appear to be acting in opposition to each other, which has been termed "intermanual conflict" or "ideomotor apraxia." Alien hand syndrome is usually caused by stroke or other brain damage, particularly in the areas of the corpus callosum, or frontal or parietal lobes.

    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Alice in Wonderland Syndrome or Todd Syndrome [/BCOLOR]
    Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) or Todd syndrome is a neurologic condition in which a patient's sense of body image, space, and/or time are distorted. Sufferers may experience micropsia or Lilliputian hallucinations, macropsia, or other sensorial distortions, including altered sense of velocity. AIWS is a result of change in perception as opposed to the eyes themselves malfunctioning. The most prominent and often most disturbing symptom is that of altered body image: the sufferer will find that he is confused as to the size and shape of parts of (or all of) his/her body. These symptoms can be alarming, causing fear, even panic. Distortions can recur several times a day and may take some time to abate. AIWS is often associated with migraines, brain tumors, or the use of psychoactive drugs, and can also present as the initial sign of the Epstein-Barr virus or other infection. Rest is the best treatment. If associated with migraines, treatment is the same as that for other migraine prophylaxis, including anticonvulsants, antidepressants, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers, together with strict adherence to the migraine diet.

    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]4. Erotomania[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Sure, we’ve all gone through that narcissistic phase, thinking a person is madly in love us when it just isn’t so, but sufferers of Erotomania take infatuation to the next level. Those who suffer from this mental disorder hold a delusional belief that a person generally from a high social status, like a celebrity, is madly in love with them and making advances toward them through special glances, signals, telepathy or messages through the media. The patient then returns the alleged affection by letters or attempting to visit the unsuspecting recipient. The scary part of this disorder is that the patient’s feeling is so overwhelming that even when the perceived lover directly denies any sentiment of affection or the advances are clearly unwanted, the person remains unconvinced. Thus, the delusion is difficult to break. The condition is often confused with “obsessive love," unrequited love or hypersexuality, but according to Princeton University these conditions do not constitute erotomania by definition.[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Ever identify as a sloth or dog on those lazy summer days where all you want to do is sleep in? Sufferers of the psychopathological phenomenonLycanthropy actually believe they are a literal animal or at least being transformed into one. The condition is often classified as a self-identity disorder subdivided into various types. Boanthropy is the mental condition in which a person believes himself to be a cow or an ox and may very well be seen down on all fours chewing grass. Scientists believe the disorder can originate in a dream before enveloping the entire awakened mind of the individual. [/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Foreign Accent Syndrome[/BCOLOR]
    The foreign accent syndrome is a rare condition whereby someone speaks their native language as if they had a foreign accent. This syndrome usually follows a head injury, trauma, or stroke affecting the speech center of the brain.

    Stendhal Syndrome
    Stendhal syndrome is characterized by physical and emotional anxiety up to the level of a panic attack, dissociative experiences, confusion, and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art. The syndrome is usually triggered by art that is perceived as particularly beautiful or when the individual is exposed to large quantities of art that are concentrated in a single place. The term can also be applied to a similar reaction to an overwhelming experience, for example when confronted with immense beauty in the natural world.

    Stendhal syndrome is named after the famous 19th century French author Stendhal who described his experience with the phenomenon during his visit to Florence, Italy, in 1817, when he was 34 years old. It has also been called hyperculturemia or Florence syndrome. Usually, Stendhal syndrome is self-limited and not followed by lasting or severe mental sequelae, and no interventions beyond supportive measures are needed.

    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Apotemnophilia and Acrotomophilia[/BCOLOR]

    Apotemnophilia, also known as body integrity identity disorder or amputee identity disorder, is most likely a neurologic disorder in which a person has the overwhelming desire to amputate healthy parts of their body. In extreme cases, sufferers amputate their own limbs or ask others to do this for them. Because few surgeons are willing to amputate healthy limbs, patients often attempt to irrevocably damage the limb in question themselves, necessitating formal amputation. After amputation, most report to being happy with their decision. Apotemnophilia is thought to be related to right parietal lobe damage, as the disorder has features in common with somatoparaphrenia, a type of monothematic delusion secondary to parietal lobe injury where the afflicted person denies ownership of a limb or an entire side of one's body. The major problem in providing treatment is that most people with apotemnophilia do not seek professional treatment for their condition. Cognitive behavioral and aversion therapies have been tried. A related disorder is acrotomophilia, a form of sexual fetishism whereby the person without amputation has a strong erotic interest in people who are missing limbs.

    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]11. The Jumping Frenchmen of Maine[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Yes, this really is the name of thisbizarre disorder which occurs when a person becomes extremely startled by an unexpected noise or sight and begins exhibiting an unusual response such as involuntarily flailing his arms, crying out or repeating words. Theexact cause of Jumping Frenchmen is unknown, but was first identified in 1878 in some of Maine’s lumberjacks of French-Canadian descent and is thought to belong to other culturally specific disorders such as startle-matching syndromes. This odd reflex has also been identified in other parts of the world and has been linked to the neurological disorder, Coprolalia, a form of Tourette’s characterized by involuntary outbursts of obscene language.[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]12. Pica[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=#ffffff]Pica is a disorder in which people have a compulsion to eat things that have no nutritional value, or non-food substances such as wood or paint, that continues for more than one month. The disorder is characterized into subtypes includingCoprophagy, consumption of feces; Geophagy, the consumption of soil, clay or dirt; Hyalophagia, the consumption of glass; Tricophagia, consumption of hair or wool; or Urophagia, consumption of urine. Pica can be particularly dangerous because it can cause lead poisoning, gastrointestinal blockages or stomach lining tears when a person ingests harmful substances or sharp metal objects. It has been linked to iron or mineral deficiencies or chemical imbalance, but experts haven’t conclusively determined its cause or a cure. It is often seen in pregnant women, small children and those with learning difficulties like autism. Between 4 and 6 percent of institutionalized populations are thought to suffer from Pica, according to The Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology, WebMD reports.[/BCOLOR]

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    Green means maybe.

    Which ones do you guys think are the craziet...I just want two of the wildest ones everyone else see lol.

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  11. Sorry, lol I love bright colors lol. Anyway I am thinking about the first two. Thinking everyone around you is fake and thinking your dead lol.
  12. Ooh, should throw this in now, I was very strongly thinking about using Cotard Delusion.
    I see you are thinking about using it as well.
    This would, of course be okay, since I didn't say anything ahead of time.
    But if you decide to use anything else, I'd love to reserve that.

    So... pretty much, I'm second reserving that.
    Which just means... should they not use that, I want it.
    So... no one else besides them use it, if that's okay. xD
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  13. Go for Alien Hand .w.

    Have it give handjobs

    Oh wait we can't do that here
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  14. OKAY so I exaggerated a bit with AIWS because the illness is rather uncommon and, because it's mostly diagnosed in children, has little information on it with adults. I can change it if you want, but it seems like a cool/interesting thing to write about.

    Carter Bernard Michaelson III
    Age: 25
    Sexuality: bisexual
    Occupation: former Yale student
    Appearance: He has a rather disturbing, convoluted black and white interpretation of the Alice in Wonderland tale tattooed on his entire back.


    Diagnosis: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS)
    AIWS is a neurological condition that affects perception; large objects are perceived to be much smaller while small objects are perceived to be much larger. People will see objects as the incorrect size, shape, and angles, thus causing them to contort their realities. There's a fine line between what their brains tell them is true and what actually is; this can quickly become dangerous. Perhaps the most jarring symptom is experiencing altered body image.
    Hospital Experience: Most people diagnosed with AIWS are children, and they grow out of it. Carter, in this sense, is an anomaly and the researchers never let him forget it. At first, it was simple tests: does this cat look big or small, is this tree shaped like a tree or a a bush; his brain was able to handle that. But then the tests became more intense, and suddenly he was tricked into standing in front of a car that he perceived to be the size of a quarter. They forced him to stand there until the car hit him; every instinct in his body told him to run, but his mind wouldn't let him- after all, the car was the size of a coin, so what was the harm? He ended up waking with a broken leg and bruised ribs, and that was the day he decided enough was enough.
    Personality: Carter always puts on a tough face, though sometimes his illness can be crippling. Not many people understand the grueling effect AIWS can have on a person, but he never seeks anyone's pity. He can be really fun and loving once people get to know him, but he usually doesn't let anyone in.


    Brief Bio: Carter grew up the son of a billionaire, and it was his destiny to inherit the family company. He was privileged though never spoiled, and his parents only expected his best. When he was 22 and had just graduated from Yale, he experienced severe, sharp migraines that no doctors could find a suitable medication for. The migraines grew to be so intense that they ultimately affected every other of his senses, thus culminating in AIWS. His parents abandoned him at the hospital, ashamed that their only son had succumbed to "a headache." Carter has been on his own in the hospital ever since.
    Other: His decision to get his tattoo was not only an ironic way to say a big "fuck you" to the scientists prodding at him, but also a way to show them that he isn't ashamed of his illness.


    Evangeline Marie Smith
    Age: 27
    Sexuality: Straight
    Occupation: She had to be pulled from school at a young age. She's always wanted to be an artist.
    Appearance: She tends to dye her hair a lot, and she has a small nose piercing.

    Diagnosis: Aboulomania
    Aboulomania is a mental disorder characterized by pathological indecisiveness. Not only does an aboulomaniac obsess over what decision to make, but they also obsess over why they are making that decision. They feel compelled to explain every choice and movement they make (if they ever get to making it) not only to themselves but also to those around them. This is especially seen in their everyday lives; whether to eat pancakes or waffles for breakfast can result in a severe mental breakdown. The only known "cure" is years and years of therapy as well as medication for anxiety, though neither can diminish the illness completely.


    Hospital Experience: At first, they gave her anxiety medication that helped calm her down. Her decision-making took one hour instead of four, and she felt calmer and more at ease with her choices. But then they only gave it to her at night so she could sleep and watched her obsess and break down during the day. Now they've stopped altogether, and instead of watching her fight through the normal days (which is excruciatingly difficult itself), they've intentionally presented her with more obstacles and decisions. She would have killed herself by now if she could only make a decision as to how.

    Personality: Evangeline is usually quiet, though not because she is an introvert; her thoughts run at a million miles an hour, and she has a hard time expressing them let alone repressing them. When someone manages to get her to speak, she can be quite pleasant- until they ask her a question. Then there's no telling whether she'll go off the deep end and cause a scene and how bad it'll be.
    Brief Bio: Evangeline was diagnosed when she was five years old. She was in kindergarten and a fellow student asked her if she wanted the purple crayon or the orange one. Evangeline took too long to decide, so the student chose for her and handed her the purple one. Obsessed, confused, upset, and frustrated, Evageline attacked the student for not giving her enough time. She makes it through the days counting every second and trying to avoid any and all decisions.
    Other: She enjoys painting more than anything else because there are no rules or consequences or explanations to her art. She doesn't have to decide which is the right color or why the sky is blue; she just paints, and most of the time her creations make no sense to anyone but herself. She prefers it that way anyway.
  16. Oh my god, this is not Liberteen or Libertine sir rofl.

    @Cwolf0615 You can use it, since you probably have a better idea for it. BUT I AM DEFINITELY USING CAPGRAS SYNDROME AND MAYBE ONE.MORE THING...I HAVE AN AMAZING IDEA ROR CAPGRAS, a crazy dude on the way lol.
  17. Lol No neither one I really wanted as long as no one takes Capgras lol.
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  18. Oh okay cool :B
  19. Can we talk about how I have 8 characters in one? Pray for my sanity.
  20. Okay, cool! Thank you!
    I was between Capgras and the other myself (though I had decided to almost definitely use Cotard). And so then when I saw you were most strongly thinking about my favorites it was an "OH SHIT BETTER SPEAK UP" moment. xD

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