[M] - For well everything-- Just in case
For all of you that donít know, I go by Cry, or Alpha Female of this thread. You donít have to join if you donít like it. So, Lemme lay down the rules. I think youíre going to want to read them all.
Iím fairly sure that should be it for the rules, and if you donít read them all, itíll nip ya later. On with the story, you say? Oh rightÖ Well hereís information first. Much of this information comes from Wikipedia and here. Credit of all this goes to them.
Athens Lunatic Asylum.
Athens Lunatic Asylum is considered one of the most haunted insane asylums in history. It is located in Athens, Ohio and is best known as a site of the infamous lobotomy procedure, as well as various supposed paranormal sightings. Athens opened in January 9, 1874. Being only 2 years old, it got renamed to ĎThe Athens Hospital for the Insaneí. Many people started called it many different names such as: the Athens Asylum for the Insane, the Athens State Hospital, the Southeastern Ohio Mental Health Center, the Athens Mental Health Center, the Athens Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, the Athens Mental Health and Developmental Center.
The first patient at the Ridges is believed to have been Thomas Armstrong from Belmont County, followed by Daniel Fremau. Fremau apparently thought he was the second coming of Jesus Christ. The Athens building had 544 patient rooms. When it opened it housed around 200 patients. The more sedate among them participated in recreational activities like boating, painting, dances, and picnics. They were offered church services and plays, and were often free to roam the grounds. Some patients tended the farms and orchards.
This leaves out any extra cruelties which might have been given without the justification of therapy. Patients were often restrained and were forced to sleep in group bunks in rooms intended for one person. One nurse was sometimes responsible for as many as fifty patients. In these conditions some restricted patients would carve messages on the sandstone windowsills of their rooms, reaching through the ornate bars to leave an anonymous word or sentence. One poignant carving still reads, "I was never crazy."
On with the setting and what-not? Alright!
Itís 2012 and Athens is reopened due to the growing population of what society believes to be Ďinsaneí people. Although, many of them are. The wards are divided in to different sections and by the amount of nurses caring for them.
Each Ward is with 2 nurses to them. Those nurses are specialized for the patients in their ward. Each chose their own wards to work in and they have been trained.
There are 4 hours in the day where all the patients can be together in one area, for social purposes. Patients can go out to court yard. There are game rooms with paddle ball, and other small games. There is a library, filled with limited books donated by the community.
Treatments will still be active, but small ones at tiny proportions for the mass murders and sexual molesters/rapists, such as small doses of shock therapy. Other patients will go through recovery stages and therapy to see if they can rejoin society at some point.
Nurses will be lodged in a separate part of the facility away from the asylum, but close enough for the nurses to access the patients in an emergency. Ward nurses will stay with their assigned partner, everything with be easy access and organized.
An anti-suicide blanket is a tear-resistant blanket that is used to prevent a hospitalized, incarcerated or otherwise detained individual from forming a noose to commit suicide. The blanket is typically made of simple and sturdily quilted nylon or similarly reinforced material. The stiffness of the blanket makes it impossible to roll or fold without continuously applied pressure. The same material is used for the anti-suicide smock.
All patients will only have one blanket.
An anti-suicide smock, or turtle suit, is a tear-resistant single piece outer garment that is generally used to prevent a hospitalized, incarcerated, or otherwise detained individual from forming a noose with the garment to commit suicide. The smock is typically a simple, sturdily quilted, collarless, sleeveless, gown with adjustable openings at the shoulders and down the front that are closed with nylon hook-and-loop or similar fasteners. The stiffness of the garment makes it impossible to roll or fold the garment without continuously applied pressure while not impeding the mobility of the wearer. The same material is used for the anti-suicide blanket.
Patients that are suicidal will wear this.
All patients will wear medical scrubs. Safe and tear proof.
Transport belts are for added security with higher-risk prisoners are made of leather, chain, nylon and steel components. All patients moving from place to place, Must have one on. No matter what Ward.