My case manager keeps calling me. I’ve been avoiding her for the last few weeks because I just can’t fake it anymore, and I’m afraid if she sees how bad things are, I’ll get hospitalized. That whole agency is really enthusiastic about hospitalizing people, and I feel like I can’t trust any of them.
I mean, they haven’t exactly done anything that would inspire trust. This case manager’s not quite as bad as the last one, but she’s still pretty much useless. The sum total of what she’s done for me in the months I’ve been seeing her is that she brought me one housing application and took me grocery shopping once. Pretty fucking impressive case management, huh? I still have no therapist. I’m still constantly broke, behind on all my bills, with no hope of ever catching up. I’m still effectively housebound. But hey, she took me grocery shopping once, so clearly they’re rendering highly effective mental health services.
I want to pick up the phone the next time she calls and scream, “Stop fucking calling me! You’re not going to help me, so just leave me the fuck alone!” I want to lash out. I want to make her hurt because I hurt worse, and instead of helping like she’s supposed to, she just leaves me to suffer alone. I mean, she’s never once asked about my symptoms or how I’m coping. Nothing beyond the rote, “Hey, how’s it going?” when I first see her.
Eventually I’m going to have to answer the phone or she’ll send the cops after me. That would trigger the hell out of me, and I’d probably end up in the hospital. Of course, if I try to terminate, she could use that as “proof” that I’m refusing necessary treatment (hah, what fucking treatment?) and get the cops to drag me off to the hospital. It feels like I’m screwed no matter what I do. I just can’t keep seeing her and acting like everything’s okay, knowing that if I said things weren’t okay, the only additional services I’d get would be hospitalization. I can’t see her because I just want to scream at her.
I don’t know why I’m so angry at her. I don’t like the person it turns me into: it makes me want to hurt her, to make her cry. I don’t like the part of me that makes me want to take out my pain on other people. There’s no reason for me to be this angry at her. I mean, I don’t even want to hurt my father like this anymore, and the things he did to me were far worse. I want to destroy this nice but useless woman, and I don’t even understand why I hate her this much.