My second character here is Diana. This was the one I said in my last post was diagnosed with PTSD and is Schizophrenic. She is one of the few who can manage her episodes unless an overwhelming memory is triggered and she can no longer keep her mind in contact with her body. The voices she hears after having been through a tramatic childhood, are what try to help keep her safe from returning to those deadly memories. They are not malicious in anyway she tells the thearpists and are there to help her not go back to that awful place. Unfortunately because of her condition Diana has little to no friends in the hospital….except one. Leona met Diana through a program the hosptial wanted to try with the psych patients and those who are terminal patients in the hosptial. Leona was to be the person Diana could talk to, at first in a controlled environment. Thats when Leona told her she would be her friend and Diana was extremely surprised. They have been inseparable since and have regularly sceduled visits. Diana had started to recover from her reserved and depressed state and was learning to function with normal people, even with her condition.
Diana was first brought to the hospital after a suicide attempt on her life. She was the daughter of a serial killer who had at some point turned to her to use as his victim to use for torture methods. It was around when she turned 19 that he started to notice her as a new fleshy body to work on. Diana had lived with the man who was suppose to be her father but then went on a killing rampage after killing her mother in front of her and enjoyed it. Since then Diana had been present at every killing at the house and her memories of it were what she was chained to. The voices started after that and when she became the victim, she had to fight every night to stay away from him. She had been afraid to run away because she didn’t know what was out there in the world. She feared the world outside and thought that she would find someone just like him or worse. When the police finally caught up to him, they found her trying to attack them, bloody and in very poor health. They brought her to the hospital in such a savage state they thought there was no hope in saving her. Then a doctor had her committed to the psych ward of the hospital and put a determined therapist in charge of her care. As hard as it was intentionally Diana slowly came out and was able to speak of what happened. The voices were strong at first but then died down as she realized she was safe and that he wouldn’t come back again. It didn’t stop the nightmares she had though. She then had to sleep during the day, and stayed awake at night because of this ordeal. Nights were when they scheduled the visits with Leona, and also because most of the trauma happened at night. Diana is slowly recovering now with the help of her best friend, who she believes saved her soul from destruction.