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Post  Nathanial Schram on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:55 pm


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    Resident Full Name: Nathanial Andrew Schram
    Resident Date of Birth: 1/25/1995
    Resident Age: 16
    Resident Gender: Male
    Current Address: 10 Bushvale
    City/Town: Dungannon
    County/State: Tyrone
    Country: Northern Ireland

    Resident Hair Colour: Black
    Resident Eye Colour: Blue
    Resident Height: 5 foot 9 inches
    Resident Weight: 185 lbs
    Distinguishing Marks: None.


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Spoken Interview With Highgrove Representative

Representative: Thank you for meeting with me today. We will now begin the recorded interview. I will ask you a series of standard questions. Please try to answer them to the best of your ability. So, firstly, how are you feeling today?

Resident: Fine.

Patient observation: Mr. Schram rolled his eyes as I read the first question. He is sitting hunched forward in his chair, forearms resting on his legs, head hung down as if ashamed.

Representative: And what circumstances have led you to apply for residency at the Highgrove Home for Children?

Resident: I wasn’t aware that I had applied. My parents likely did it for me. They’ve sent me to live with relatives, to boarding schools, anywhere they could that they thought might be able to deal with me, but I always end up back at home. My drawing is such a huge problem for them. They don’t understand why I have to do it, and I’m unable to explain it.

Patient Observation: Mr. Schram’s voice was dry and sarcastic, but slowly became more passionate. At the end of his answer he gave a shrug, as if there was simply no explaining it.

Representative: Do you have any medical conditions we should be aware of? If so, please explain.

Resident: No.

Representative: Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness? If yes, have you ever been hospitalised or sent to a special care facility for these illnesses?

Resident: Dr. Meadows diagnosed me about six months ago with OCD. I have violent thoughts about hurting people, and I find it very distressing. I’ve never actually hurt anyone, understand, I just think about it, and then I have to draw it,at first on paper, then on walls, and finally on skin. Anyone, any skintone. It has to be skin though. I love watching the skin dimple beneath the tip of my pencil or pen, and it’s the reason I won’t look up at you. I don't want to have to draw on you.

My parents sent me to live with my aunt, but she felt I was unstable and violent and sent me back after a month. The remainder of the school year I spent at a local boarding school, but I was asked politely to not return when they found the drawings I’d done on the floor under the bed. Last month they sent me to an abby to stay with the monks in the hopes that they would help me, but they sent me home after finding the pictures I had made in my own feces and scratched into my arms. I really had no choice, they wouldn't let me draw on anyone else. What else was I supposed to do?

I don’t self-harm. Keep that in mind. I only use my blood as ink when there is no other choice. This other doctor the monks took me to, Doctor Stevenson, he thought I lied about that, and was scratching myself on purpose to get attention. That’s stupid, I get more than enough attention. More than I want sometimes. The more people that look at me, the more people I look at, the more thoughts I get.

Representative: How does your current state of mind affect your day to day life? Are there any incidences of note which you feel are a direct result of your state of mind, such as suicide attempts, arrests, hospitalisations, et cetera?

Resident: You really just asked that? After everything I just said to you? Have you been paying any attention?

Patient Observation: Mr. Schram is visibly agitated at this point, flinging his hands up in the air and looking up for the first time since the interview began, but only briefly. A long silence followed his annoyed questions, and then a low sigh came from him and he spoke again.

I can barely look at people. I never know who is going to set off the thoughts, so I’m afraid to look at anyone. Just to make the thoughts go away I have to draw the aftereffects. Scars, wounds, bite marks. I think people hearing this interview are going to think I’m sadistic, but I’m not. I don’t like these thoughts, I certainly have no need, feel no need, to act on them. I’m scared of them I guess you could say.

Representative: have you ever harmed yourself, others, or animals? If yes, please explain.

Resident: No, none of those things. Dr. Stevenson is convinced I hurt myself, but I already explained that before. I will use my own body or others for ink and paper. It’s not harming, its practical and better than going bloody insane. I don't know what would happen if I couldn't draw. I've never not drawn on myself.

Representative: We understand you are having trouble at your current place of residence. Could you please describe the problems you are having, and the results or repercussions that have come about because of them?

Resident: I already did, but since you are now repeating yourself in the hopes of tripping me up or finding out if I’m lying, I’ll tell it all to you again. My parents either cannot or do not want to deal with me. They think I am a danger to my younger siblings, and even possibly to them, even though I’ve never harmed anyone. They don’t want me to stay at home, but they have no where else to send me. They’ve already sent me to my aunt, an abbey and a boarding school. Each place I saw a new doctor with the same diagnosis of OCD. Except Dr. Stevenson, who is an idiot, and tried to say that I was dangerous because of a few scratches on my arms. The only other place they might be able to send me is a certified nuthouse, but I don’t think they have tried that yet. Unless that’s what Highgrove is. Actually, that makes sense. More sense than a fancy boarding school. Is that it?

Representative: What five words would you use to best describe yourself?

Resident: Right now? Annoyed, Iritated, Bored.

Patient Observation: Mr. Schram smirked at this point.

Representative: Do you have many friends? Could you describe your relationships and where you met these friends?

Resident: I don’t have many friends anymore. I don’t like to hang out with people anymore. The thoughts just come around to often, and its to disturbing. I used to have some friends, but with all the recent moving, they’ve drifted away. The relationships were normal I suppose, just some guys I hung out with. I wasn’t really close to any of them. We met at school and just were a group together.

Representative: How would you describe your relationship with your biological family? Did you spend much time with them? Do you have any siblings?

Resident: The relationship with my parents is strained right now. They want me to be more ‘normal’. I know my thoughts and resulting drawings aren’t exactly logical, but its better than suffering and just keeping it all inside. My two younger brothers and I get along fine, they think my drawings are kind of cool. They are 10 and 8, so gore and blood is fascinating to them. I mostly keep to myself now, if only to avoid annoying my parents.

Representative: Are you sexually active? If yes, are you aware of any sexual preferences regarding gender or situation?

Resident: Yes, I am active. No, there’s no particular situation or gender. I am far more attracted to girls, although guys are nice at times. Mostly it just depends on my mood and if they set off the thoughts.

Patient Observation: Mr. Schram seems to be holding something back, he's fidgeting in his chair and exhibiting behavior consistent with holding back information. Prompting did not bring out anything more.

Representative: Where did you grow up, and what was it like there? How do you feel about where you grew up?

Resident: Oh hell. I grew up in my house, with my parents and eventually younger brothers. Nothing was remotely different until the thoughts began to manifest themselves, and I began to draw on myself, my brothers, and any one else I could get my hands on. My parents seem to think that because I draw it, I might act on it, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The drawing helps me to deal with…Oh, I’m sorry, you wanted to know how I felt about it. It was fine. The same as my friends.

Representative: How is school? What are your grades like, and do you enjoy it? Do you participate in any after-school activities?

Resident: School is fine. Grades aren’t the best because I’ve moved around so much and don’t feel like really trying. I am not fond of school, but I don’t hate it. I don’t have any after school activities, spending my time hiding as a hermit or attempting to not encouter people when I go to the library to study.

Representative: What do you hope to find at the Highgrove Home, and how do you feel about potentially becoming a resident there?

Resident: Peace. Somewhere that people understand that I’m not going to chop off their head just because I drew that. I’m fine with becoming a resident, although obviously this isn’t the high class boarding school my parents told me it was. It must be the mental institution. Congrats mom and dad.

Representative: Lastly, how do you feel about what you have done so far with you life, looking back on it. If you have done unacceptable things, how do you now feel about those?

Resident: I’m 16, not 50! I feel fine about what I’ve done. The most disgusting thing I’ve done is draw in my own feces, and that’s likely the only thing I wouldn’t do again, but you never know. If I don't have any skin left to draw on, maybe. I’ve scratched myself and whatnot to get ink, but I’ve never harmed anyone else. Everyone implies, or supposes, that I’m eventually going to hurt someone because the drawings are so vivid and graphic.

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Out Of Character Section

Is there anything your character isn't telling us? Do you have more information to add about your character that they would not tell the representative about? Please explain below:

Nate had an average childhood in an average family in an average neighborhood. About the time he hit puberty, his parents noticed that the drawings he’d always done were becoming violent and graphic. They asked him why and he explained that he was just drawing what he saw in his head. Immediately, he was taken to a psychatrist who simply thought that Nathanial was acting out for attention since his youngest brother was entering the terrible two stage. His drawings continued, and when he was 14 and still hadn’t grown out of it or stopped making the drawings, his parents took him to Dr. Meadows who diagnosed him with OCD.

His aunt sent him back because Nate had been forcing his cousin to stand still while he drew on him. At first, the cousin thought it was neat, but when the bruises began to show up after Nate held his wrist, he wanted to quit and Nate wouldn’t allow it. When the implement changed from a marker to a sharp tipped pencil, the cousin finally told his mother.

At the boarding school, he forced underclassman to do as he wished, using pens and pencils and threats to keep them quiet and malleable. The administration viewed this as harmless until a parent pulled their child from the school with a major infection. When other parents threatened to pull their boys as well, the administration asked Nathanial not to return, citing any reason but the actual one.

The abbey is entirely true. He would see the monks when they brought him food and forced him to attend mass, and due to his unhappiness and hatred of the place, he scratched himself until he could draw on himself.

He draws on his younger brothers, but they seem to enjoy it. For now. His parents haven’t figured out why the youngest continues to get continual infections, or why they can’t seem to fix it.

Nate was holding back the fact that his thoughts are beginning to be far more sexual in nature. He doesn't know quite what to think of it, or exactly how its going to affect his artwork on people's skins. At this point, the only canvas he uses is flesh, finding that paper and other materials didn't make it come alive enough.

Character Playby: Nicholas Hoult
Player Nickname: Kasumi
Chatango Username: Kasumic
Preferred Chore Assignment Group: Kitchen chores
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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Ghost on Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:21 am


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    Resident Full Name: Nathaniel Andrew Schram
    Resident Age: 16
    Resident Gender: Male
    Known Diagnoses: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Deliberate Self Harm

    Dormitory Number: 1
    Bunk Number: 03 Top
    Assigned Chores Group: Farm Allotment Chores
    Assigned Therapist: Dr. Gunner Bjorgen

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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Dr. Gunner Bjorgen on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:46 am



Therapy Report

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    Resident Name: Nathaniel Schram
    Therapist Name: Dr. Gunner Bjorgen
    Patient Observations: Evasive body language, showing disaffection and disrespect.
    Therapy Report: Answers through projection, claiming he is at Highgrove because other believe he has obsessive compulsive disorder and hurts other people. When prompted to answer in a more personal fashion he conceeds that he is at Highgrove due to his own obsession and compulsions with violence towards others, an obsession which he controls through the compulsion of drawing. Later in the session he pulled up a sleeve to flash a drawing on his arm to Ace Finn. He was asked to remain behind after the session, and following Mr. Masteron's recital of his deeds, produced a marker and began to draw on himself. The marker was confiscated and he was escorted to the showers by an orderly to scrub the marks off of himself, before being released to evening chores.
    Notes: Recommend close observation for further aberrant behaviour. Any future incidents of drawing on himself or others must be followed up with disciplinary actions and a seizure of personal belongings.


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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Dr. Nadiya Zvarich on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:52 pm



Therapist Change

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    Resident Name: Nathaniel Schram
    Reporting Staff Name: Dr. Nadiya Zvarich
    Notes: Patient's therapist has been changed from Dr. Gunner Bjorgen to Dr. Nadiya Zvarich.




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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Dr. Nadiya Zvarich on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:41 pm



Therapy Report

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    Resident Name: Nathaniel Schram
    Therapist Name: Dr. N. Zvarich
    Patient Observations: Mr. Scrham entered the room in a poor mood, showing his hands, which had the tips wrapped to prevent his self mutilation during the second night of the snowstorm. During the session he had an outburst and was sent to the wall to compose himself.
    Therapy Report: The topic was "why don't you belong here?" As many of the residents believe they have been wrongfully committed and desire to be released or to go home. The purpose of this topic was to gauge the level of self-awareness each student possess on their current mental state and to see if, during their stay at Highgrove, they have gathered any insight on their condition(s).

    Notes: Mr. Schram has taken to a defeatist perspective on his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; he seems to alternate between resistance and indulgence. Stating essentially that he cannot control the obsession with the violent images in his mind and the compulsion to draw them, Mr. Scrham has obviously given up all responsibility for his conduct. This learned helplessness is the first thing we will begin to address in subsequent sessions.
    For now, I will withhold medication, pending our first individual session and its outcome.






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    Resident Name: Nathaniel Schram
    Reporting Staff Name: Dr. N. Zvarich
    Assigned Chore Group: Farm Allotment Chores
    Additional Chores Group: Household Chores
    Reason For Assignment: Disrespect of Staff During Group session.
    Notes: The Additional chores will last for 4 weeks starting on 12th, Jan 2012.


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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Madeline Adele on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:24 pm



Therapy Report

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    Resident Name: Nathanial Schram
    Therapist Name: Solomon Halsley and Madeline Adele
    Patient Observations: Nathaniel was quiet and well behaved, attempting to keep Ellen from being ornery. He chose to quote from Pride and Predijuce. Also, when confronted with Keziah’s sad tale, he was terribly upset about it.
    Therapy Report: This was a group session aimed to discuss the children’s favorite books, and to discuss what made these books special to each child.
    Notes: Though Nathaniel seemed to be the main focus of Ellen’s attention, he repeatedly tried to get her to pay attention to the session.



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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Dr. Nadiya Zvarich on Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:21 pm



Therapy Report

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    Resident Name: Nathanial Schram
    Therapist Name:Dr. N. Zvarich
    Patient Observations: Arrived with hands tucked into pockets and head down, attempted to withhold information about his friends via lying. Generally clam and in good spirits, had a birthday on 25th January (17), spoke of Mr. A. Finn helping him with a fear of horses. States the violent visions persist when he is with Ace but resists drawing them, seemed uncomfortable once the questions became less abstract and more direct about his Obsession. States obsessions and compulsions are growing, expanding from violent images and drawing to order and cleanliness. Had a vision in session, was allowed to draw it out before leaving, considerably tense.

    Therapy Report:Although this was the first session with Mr. Scrham, the intake session format was no used as Nathanial has been a resident of Highgrove long enough that questions of adjustment and orientation are irrelevant. Nathanial arrived on time and in a low mood, and spent the majority of the session looking down, something that will not be allowed in future sessions but was permitted this once. He complied with the request to show his hands and forearms, where the self abuse witnessed during the snowstorm occurred. The scratches on his arms were old, because Nathanial had not put up any further resistance the session moved forward, when asked if he understood why his fingers were wrapped and nails kept short, his reply was insincere, more trying to craft an acceptable response than his true opinion, which has been poor.
    Nathanial enjoyed his birthday and claimed to have spoken with Remi (Mr. Durand) stating he was "good people." he had to be reminded that he had been asked about two specific residents, he seemed uncomfortable and stated that Ellen was 'clingy' but he had grown used to her clinginess, and that he and Ace were sitting together at mealtime,he also noted his obsessions are becoming more broad. We moved on to what he saw when he looked at Ace, naturally the vision was violent of his friend being trampled to death violently, it made him visibly upset when asked to elaborate asked Nathanial responded;
    "The more time I spend with him, the less I see it and the more I see him. I also don't want to draw it as much, but I am more obsessive in other areas. I'm really picky about my chores and making sure my bed is made perfectly."

    He looked up for the first time during the session and became distressed, He initially resisted disclosing what the visions he draw consisted of, but when pressed stated he saw
    "You dying, it wasn't pretty.".... "You're strung up in a tree, clawing at the thick rope around your neck. Your toes are mere inches from the ground and you keep trying to stretch to reach the dirt but you can't...."
    when allowed the draw the picture was more graphic then previously described. A copy has been attached to the back of this report. The session as ended soon after to give Mr. Scrham a break.

    Notes:Mr. Schram is still
    The double chores will end on 14th February, and pending further misbehaviour, his fingers will no longer be wrapped daily. His forearms will be inspected regularly by staff to ensure no further self mutilation. Contact with Ace Finn and Ellen Taylor will be quietly monitored. I do believe that Mr. Scrham is developing either a strong friendship or romantic feelings for Mr. Finn the latter being against regulations. I am hesitant to call this session anything close to him improving or a having a breakthrough because Nathanial is still concealing and resisting the process.

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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Dr. Nadiya Zvarich on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:08 pm

Mr. Schram wrote the following letter:

Nathanial Schram wrote:Dear Doctor

I wanted to let you know that I've noticed the the visions I have of my roommates seem to be fading as well. Except for the new kids, their visions are just as vivid as before. Some of the staff members are fading too. People I see a lot mostly, that's what I'm noticing.

Does that mean it'll stop soon?

-Nate

A Therapy session will be scheduled this weekend to discuss the revelation, my reply to the letter follows,

Dr. Nadiya Zvarich wrote:Nathanial,

I appreciate that you have taken the time to write me about this change in your condition, I do have a few questions you can think on ahead of our next session and answer either this weekend or here on paper;

You've noticed this lack and fading of violent images/visions has happened with the people you see frequently, had this ever occurred before? What about past friends, siblings, your parents or extended family?

Whether or not the visions will cease completely we will have to discuss in session.

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Re: Nathanial Schram

Post  Dr. Nadiya Zvarich on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:26 am

This note was found in the stables by another member of staff and bought to my attention, copies of this note has been made and placed into Ace Finn and Nathanial Schram's Files for review by their Individual Therapists.

Nathanial Schram wrote:

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