LOCUS

They have this thing here at your annual review with the community mental health agency called “LOCUS.”

It’s the worst thing in the world.

Stupid people who have no familiarity with your case get on a call with you and your therapist or case manager or whomever and ask you questions about how you’re doing.

Sounds innocent, right?

It so not.

They base the level of services you can receive for the year based on your responses.

Usually, clients don’t understand this process and make themselves appear more “healthy” than they are because they are talking to strangers and they don’t want to embarrassed. This means their worker has to double back and fix things.

I’ve avoided this stupid call for years by asking my people to schedule it when I was “unavailable” and answering for me.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible this year and so I either have to flat out refuse to answer with them on the phone, or answer and risk screwing things up.

It’s the dumbest system in the world. I hate it so much. Like SO much. It makes me incredibly anxious.

It’s like some stupid game of chess because I don’t know how it’s scored.

Sigh.

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