Alaska St. George | 15 years old | Anorexia, Perfectionism | Face Claim: Chloe Moretz | TAKEN
Alaska was born and raised in New York City, New York. Her parents knew from the beginning that Alaska was different. From the way she held herself to the way she talked. Alaska was a very formal child, always speaking in the correct way. When her parents encouraged her to go out and play with the neighborhood children she insisted she couldn’t because needed to organize her closet. Her mother was a professional Broadway dancer and her father was a casting agent. Show business was in her blood and she was born to dance, as her mother put it. When she turned two her mother submitted her to New York City’s finest dance school. She would spend her days in dancewear and ballet shoes while all of the other children were out eating ice cream and playing with their friends. Her mother controlled every aspect of her life, down to what she wore and who she hung out with. This is why she decided she would take control over the only thing she knew she could, eating. It started out small, missing a few meals here…skipping a few there. But it quickly turned into something much worse. Her parents began to take note and try to make her eat more. Alaska soon became the top dancer in her class, getting all of the solo’s and private lessons her school provided. She hated that her parents wanted to change her back to what she used to be. So she refused to eat and her parents sent her to St.Brittens for what they call ‘recovery’.
Nathaniel (Natt) Cooper | 17 years old | Schizophrenia/Hallucinations, Suicidal, PTSD, Depression | Face Claim: Dylan O’Brien | TAKEN
When describing Nathaniel Cooper’s (or as everyone calls him, Natt’s) life, one could say he had the perfect life. And he did. His family was the most loving family anyone could have ever gotten to know. He grew up in an extended family home, mother, father, sister and grandparents in Binghamton, New York. Unlike most siblings in the world, Natt and his 6 year old sister, Mary-Ann, always got along and never fought. They just grew up in a household where fighting with one another wasn’t something you did, but loving one another more than your life was. At school, everybody loved him and knew who he was. He had great grades and was friendly to everyone. He grew up playing baseball, just like his father, and even though it wasn’t his choice to start playing, he loved it. When he wasn’t in school or playing baseball or out with friends, he’s in his room playing his guitar, drawing, taking a photo of something, or spending time with little Mary-Ann. His 16th birthday came and was happily celebrated in New York City. On the way back from celebrating in the car with his family, he remembered letting Mary-Ann sit on his lap to let his grandparents have the two other seats. He remembered buzzing with happiness. It was dark outside, you could hardly see. In front of them, there was a drunk driver who was on the wrong lane. He was coming their way, but his father didn’t notice until he was a couple of meters in front of them. That’s when both cars hit one another, changing Natt’s life completely. Natt was the only member of his family who survived the crash. After waking from a month coma, he learned he suffered from a few broken ribs and a broken leg. The doctor told him that he was the only one to survive because his sister’s body shielded him from any further damage. Natt did not react well, he began to scream and wish he were dead instead of her. Natt developed schizophrenia, the voices he heard constantly reminded him of how he should be dead instead of Mary-Ann. Told him he didn’t deserve to live. The next year after constantly being moved into different foster homes, on his birthday he attempted to kill himself, he failed to do so getting caught and was sent to St. Brittens.
Preferred Ships: None
Alexandria Smalls | 15 years old | Stutter, PTSD, Sexual Abuse | Face Claim: Ciara Bravo | TAKEN
Alexandria had the perfect life growing up. She was raised by the perfect parents and she had an awesome older brother. She was the apple of her moms eye especially after her dad died in the war. Her brother had done a lot to put food on the table. Then of course her whole life changed when she started middle school. Her 6th grade teacher started to touch her after class and it got to the point where she was terrified to even go to his class. It was around this time when she started to develop a stutter and it never stopped. The stutter or the abuse.
Then Alex thought it was all back to normal for her. Her brother had said he would talk to him and get it stop and stop it did… Well for a few months anyways. After a couple of months he started to call her after class and do the same thing then one day she told her older brother and that night someone had broken into her house. When she woke up the windows were shattered and police were telling her she needed to find someone to live with. No one had ever told her what happened but she knew what happened. She hasn’t been the same since her mom and brother were killed in cold blood.
Preferred Ships: Alex/Linus, Alex/Charlie, Alex/Tucker, Alex/Any
Jovi Velez | 16 years old | Depression, Self Harm | Face claim: Jasmine Villegas | TAKEN
All her life, Jovi has done nothing but please her mom. She did everything she said. Everything. Her mom put her in pageants when she was younger, signed her up for dance and singing classes. It’s not that she didn’t enjoy them, it just wasn’t what she wanted to do. As she got older and older, it became a bit more… forceful, the things her mother made her do. Her mother forced her on older guys for money, because their family was broke, signed her up to be a bikini model at the age of fourteen. It just wasn’t the life she wanted. Her mother wouldn’t even let her have a boyfriend that wasn’t older then her by three years, or even go out to parties with friends. She had no social life what so ever. The parties she went to served alcohol and she always landed up hooking up with someone because her mother wished so. Her mother was sick, to say the least. Sex and alcohol was pretty much all she knew, besides dancing and singing. Two years later, she started to grow tired. Tired of all the things her mother had put her through and made her do that she slowly became depressed and started self-harming herself.
Aina Kurukato | 18 years old | Depression, Ekbom Syndrome | Face Claim: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | TAKEN
Aina, born in Osaka, Japan, was only six when her mother began selling her body. Unfortunately, the two lived in a rather small apartment, and having Aina go outside during buisness would only raise the neighbor’s suspicion. So, Ms. Kurukato would have Aina stand quietly in the bathroom while she saw clients. The young girl watched in horror as her mother pleasured all sorts of scum bags. At age 13, she was urged to join in on the family business. She began seeing a few clients herself, and eventually, more men required her services than her mother’s. With her workload increasing, she found that the only way to stay calm was to leave her body. She would shut her eyes tightly and watch from above the activities that her body preformed. After a while, she began to leave her head constantly, to the point that her life appeared to be a movie. Once, while servicing a business man, she decided not to go back to what others called reality. After attempting futilely to rouse her from her daze, the client ran to her mother demanding a refund. When Aina finally came to, she told her mother that she could feel bugs under her skin, and tried to pull them out with her nails. It was then that Ms.Kurukato realised how disturbed her daughter really was, and sent her to the best head hospital the internet showed her. After nearly a day on a plane, she was in the custody of St.Britten’s staffers.
Aina wants nothing to do with St.Britten’s. She barely speaks English, and doesn’t really trust many people, particularly men. She still leaves her mind as often as possible, and the medication can’t seem to make the bugs leave. She hasn’t spoken to her mother in over a month.
Preferred Ships: None
Agnes Cole | 16 years old | PTSD, Insomnia, Murderer | Face Claim: Kendall Jenner | TAKEN
Agnes was a normal teenage girl with close friends and family, she was the happy pretty calm girl that everyone loved, including her closest friends the Van Pelts. When Lucy and Linus got shipped away, she was devasted and lonely even though she was still surrounded by friends, but this was because Linus was her best friend, he made her feel safe. After a while she filled up Linus’s space by meeting Layla. Until one late evening five months ago, Agnes and her new found best-friend, where walking out of the cinema. Agnes looked back, a car went by and after two loud bangs her bestfriend was lying on the floor, dying slowly. She caught a glimpse of Layla’s killer, blonde hair, pointed nose man. She called the police and Layla died shortly after the paramedics arrived. Agnes swore on her life to chase that killer and give him a painful death too.
Two months later after her 16th birthday, she had found the killer. She followed him home one night and she sent two hits with a hammer straight to the same spots where he shot Layla. The police came on the scene and Agnes was sent straight to St. Brittens. Agnes feels like she did the right thing, and she hasn’t been any happier.
Ella Jordan | 18 years old | Murderer, Abuse Survivor | Face Claim: Elizabeth Gillies | TAKEN
Elena had never been an especially happy child. She always saw the disadvantage of everything and saw the world from a negative point of view. Her brother, Miles, would always try to cheer her up but he was unaware what was happening behind closed doors. Her father would always hit her and ignore her, saying that children speak when they’re spoken to. One day, she was locked in the cooler room and, when she was truly bored, she began picking at an old skin tag on her arm. She kept picking until half of her arm was covered in blood, and that was what kickstarted her dermatillomania. One day, her father sat her down and apologized for his behaviour, but Elena wouldn’t have it. She pushed him down a fleet of stairs and hit his head off the wall until he was dead. She dumped the body in an overflowing bath and dashed out of the house. One day, her brother came home and found the body, called the police and Elena was taken away. In court, she was offered a stay at St Brittens or 6 years in jail.
Although she’s difficult to get on with, Elena is a very popular and happy girl who can be a very defensive and good friend to have. She likes going to town, getting into fights and trying as hard as possible to rekindle the friendship she had with her brother.
Preferred Ships: None
Charlie Mattingly | 16 years old | Night Terror Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder | Face Claim: Niall Horan | TAKEN
Charlie was always a friendly, momma’s boy. He grew up with three older sisters that made over him nearly every second of the day. His mother, in particular, spent a lot of her time and attention on the boy. When Charlie was enrolled in reception at the age of five, he discovered how horrifying it was to be around those who did not make over him as his family had. The first day he arrived, the abnormally small boy clung to his mother with all his might, being too afraid to release her. At one point, Charlie’s mother managed to slip away, and he was left in the torture and solitude that was preschool.
Charlie quickly made friends, but he was not a very popular boy. He became the tag along that people invited around considering they felt bad for him. Charlie was bullied quite often for his small stature, but he made sure to remain closely by his friends’ sides. Many of his classmates viewed him as slightly annoying and helpless.
As Charlie grew, he became attached to more and more people around him, as some sort of safety net. Charlie loathed being alone, therefore, he never stayed at his home by himself, even if his mother was spending a day out with her girl friends. At night, Charlie fell victim to nightmares, and there were many occasions that he woke up screaming. The more Charlie grew close to those around him, the more nightmares he would experience. Charlie’s mother finally began to grow worried, and though she knew how hard it would be on the boy, she sent him to St. Brittens Mental Institution, in hopes that he would return with a normal disposition.
Preferred Ships: None
Lily Rose “Raz” Mccoy | 15 years old | Kleptomaniac, Selective Mute, EDNOS, Alcohol Abuse | TAKEN
Lily Rose Mccoy was a sweet, pretty little girl, with the perfect family and pretty blonde pigtails. She was just like every other child in her class, until she was in third grade, when her parents got divorced. A year later, her mother remarried a man with three teenage sons. The first day that they moved in, Lily heard the oldest one, Jagger, playing records in his room, so she went to go investigate. It was then that she discovered that the world went beyond the tv and music her mother allowed her. She became a completely different person in a matter of days. Pretty little Lily Rose disappeared and in her place was the Wild One, a girl who seemed a little too old for her age, with spiky hair and oversized clothing she had borrowed from Jag, Vince and Sid. She started spending a lot more time with her brothers, and they started calling her Raz, saying Lily Rose was too girly. It was within the span of a few years that other things started happening to her. First, she started taking things. Mostly little things from stores and stuffing them in her pockets, but then bigger things and bigger things and more often too. And then, she stopped talking to anyone but her brothers, not to her parents or teachers or peers. And then she stopped eating. She didn’t want to. It made her feel good to be skinny, to lose weight like that. And by the time she was fifteen, and all these things had been going on for a long time (plus drinking and smoking with her brothers) her parents had had enough and sent her to St Brittens.
Preferred Ships: None
Miles Kings Jordan | 18 years old | PTSD, Ecstasy Addiction | Face Claim: Aaron Johnson | UNPLAYABLE, DECEASED.
Miles was always coddled by his parents whilst Ella was left in the dark, causing their relationship to be very insecure. He’d try to befriend his twin but she wouldn’t talk to him because she thought he’d go and snitch to their parents, but he secretly hated them. Miles felt so bad for his sister he would rebel against his parents rules and he ended up going off the rails and being addicted to drugs. When Ella killed her father, Miles knew everything and he would always have nightmares about it and he developed PTSD. He’d hates baths and has to be aided if he wants to go down a fleet of stairs, causing him to be sent here.
Miles enjoys the female attention but there’s a lot of hidden triggers, so he spends his days cooped up in his room smoking. He’d like to get out more, but his nervousness repels any-one from coming near him.
Preferred ships: None