1AmTheHelp3r Visit - July 8, 2013

On July 8, 2013, 1AmTheHelp3r entered the chat and revealed his diagnosis for butterfly Allyni, who has been suffering odd dreams and visions since her light was sacrificed. He postulates that the mental strain of the event has rendered her mentally ill and that she requires the support of her friends more than a supernatural cure.

Butterfly names will be substituted for usernames; and logs have been edited for the sake of clarity. Personal information has been redacted.

July 8, 2013

Guest enters the chat
Allyni: I see blood, on everything. It feels wet but then it disappears.
Chat: It's not real, maybe it has something to do with the death of your light?
Allyni: I'll be back in a minute, I need some air.
Laparus: Maybe the symptoms Allyni is feeling are from something like paranoid schizophrenia, rather than dark place interference?
Urbanus: okay, fact of the matter is, we don't know what this is. Let's not make assumptions.
Samuelis: I just want her to be okay :(
Denitza: We all do, frond.
Guest: Assumptions are sometimes correct. Unfortunately so.
"Guest" changes name to "1AmTheHelp3r".
Chat: Hello, Help3r.
Samuelis: So, what do you make of this?
Urbanus: So it is a mental lapse?
1AmTheHelp3r: I have been studying this case, closely.
Chat: Allyni, you ok?
Allyni: I fucking suck at crutches. Oh, Hello help3r.
1AmTheHelp3r: Hello, I am going to have to ask you to excuse us for the moment.
Urbanus: Okay, oh wait.
Hellion: I think he's referring to Allyni.
Allyni: huh?
1AmTheHelp3r: Yes.
Allyni: Oh, ok. Bye then.
Laparus: So what's your diagnosis?
1AmTheHelp3r: There is no evidence of this being "supernatural". In any way.
Laparus: Agreed.
1AmTheHelp3r: It does seem to be paranoid schizophrenia brought on by PTSD.
Laparus: So all we can do is support her.
Loxura: The whole thing? Dreams, and seeing herself, all of it?
1AmTheHelp3r: All of it, the dreams, the visions, they are all symptoms to that diagnosis.
Loxura: Especially when the damage was done by what it was…
9802: Does this mean we should find her a psych?
Loxura: No point really…
Urbanus: I'm not sure that's practical.
Laparus: Like I said, there's no what that wouldn't do psychological damage.
Loxura: She wouldn't be able to tell the truth.
Croesus: Yeah, remember what happened with Loxura. A professional is not a good idea.
Samuelis: We don't want her committed or something.
9802: Sit her down with someone like unknown?
Laparus: They thought Loxura was a danger to himself, he had injuries.
Loxura: Yeah, we're all probably a bit screwed in the head, some more than others but…yeah…..
Laparus: Help won't necessarily have her committed. And Unknown is not a psychologist.
Loxura: It will if she tells them the whole truth though…
9802: But she has been through a lot of this stuff before.
Loxura: Which I thought you sort of had to do to get past things?
Croesus: That feels like a big maybe Laparus.
Samuelis: But some of her hallucinations could be interpreted in a very, very bad way.
Urbanus: Help3r, what do you think? Is there something we can do to help her?
Loxura: Honestly, I'm thinking our best option is to do some reading up on how to help her cope with it.
Hellion: Yeah, is there something we can do?
1AmTheHelp3r: I do not know yet, supporting her delusions could cause her to retreat into them.
Hellion: What about our plans, would they help?
Urbanus: If she keeps hallucinating though, she won't get any better. She's already freaking out.
1AmTheHelp3r: My plans are a safety net to a worse possibility.
Samuelis: things as simple as music can trigger her.
Loxura: A question is, do we try to tell her it's what it is…or let her keep thinking it's supernatural related?
Laparus: I say we tell her.
Chat: yeah.
Loxura: As long as you don't foresee massive repercussions of that Help3r?
Croesus: We should try to talk her through this. Be there for her.
Samuelis: Yes. I only hope it doesn't cause her to withdraw from us.
Hellion: I'm with Loxura, on that question.
1AmTheHelp3r: This is not my field, honestly I do not know.
Laparus: That's fair, you're not an oracle.
Croesus: It's a bad day when the supernatural is easier to deal with, eh?
Laparus: You don't know everything.
Loxura: We're grateful for you input anyway.
Chat: Thanks Help3r.
Samuelis: Someone should tell her mother as well. Just in case something happens and Allyni doesn't tell her.
Croesus: Thanks for the input sir.
1AmTheHelp3r: Understand, if her condition gets worse there is a possibility to fix it, to a point.
Hellion: Whatever it takes.
1AmTheHelp3r: Regardless of that possibility, it is likely she will be living with this for the rest of her life.
Laparus: Then we will help her deal with it for the rest of her life.
Hellion: Right.
Croesus: True. It's not as if it's going to go away. But we have to be there to support her. Make it as bearable as possible.
Loxura: We'll always be here. Stubbornly caring. Heh.
Croesus: It's what we do best.
Polyommatus: Well, we've gotten something of a straightforward answer to work with. Thank you, Help3r.
Loxura: I suppose we just keep an eye on things, in case something else tries to use the dreams she's already having as a way in or something.
Croesus: I can't say it's the answer we wanted, but at least we have an idea of what to do next. I think a one on one with someone she trusts would be best to let her know what's going on, at least in order to give her some time and space to deal.
Hellion: I'll give her the news.
Croesus: Well we all have a part to play though guys. We have to be there for her. We have to remind her if things get tough that we're here for her.
Loxura: Maybe we should let them have the chat room for a moment or something? So it really does feel one on one. there's that, but…I don't know, I guess I just figured it would seem more real and personal if it was in here and we all left for the purpose of her getting told.
Croesus: Hellion how would you rather do this?
Hellion: The chat is a constant in "this world" so maybe it would be right to do it here.
Loxura: It would feel less like "The others told me to tell you…" and more like "Okay. This is what's going on."
Hellion: Do you have anymore to say Help3r?
1AmTheHelp3r: I am sorry for your loss.
"1AmTheHelp3r" leaves the chat.

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