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[–] Question_Sleep 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Close enough.

So, I met this girl through her parents, they had lost custody of her to Child Services a while back, and she was being fucked-over by the system to the point of extreme social anxiety. After a conversation or two with her, it was easy to see she wasn't crazy in any way, just reacting to attacks from all sides.

So we had a sit-down with her social worker. No threats, just an 18yo girl being accompanied by a man in a nice suit. I didn't even have to say a word; my mere presence spooked the social worker enough that as soon as we left the conversation (a very short and polite one, despite the nervous glances my way), the girl received a text from the worker saying they were forcing her into a psychiatric evaluation, and she was "no longer allowed to have representation at meetings" (no, sir, not a violation of her rights). The next day, she was contacted by a psychiatrist's assistant setting up an appointment for her to come in, with notice that her social worker will be setting up another meeting for her and the worker shortly thereafter.

So I dictated a letter to her, and she handwrote it. It said, essentially, that she will be acting under duress during this meeting, and that the psychiatrist will be acting on his personal liability. I waited downstairs in the lobby as she had her appointment. About 5 minutes in, I was called up to talk with the psychiatrist as well. He was trying his hardest to keep his face emotionless, but he couldn't help but shake while holding the notice he was given. He said he won't be doing the evaluation, and "when a psychiatrist sees the words 'personal liability', we tend to back off". He was, honestly, a super-nice guy, and we chatted a bit about how DSM-V works, as I had a ton of questions. The summary in my grandparent post was actually his words (other than "livestock").

After this meeting ended in a delightful stalemate, we knew she had to have some sort of psych eval, so I took her down to the local Church of Scientology offices, and had her take an E-meter test. I took one, too (under the name Thomas Mapother IV), and it said I was in good spirits, but could do with some of their teaching. The girl was told she was a little depressed, and could do with some of their teaching (surprise, surprise). We both received printouts.

I attended her next meeting with her social worker. They were clearly not happy about what had happened. They were even more unhappy when they learned that she had an alternate psych eval, when we submitted the paperwork. The first thing they tried to say was "THIS ISN'T VALID!", which I responded with "I'll be happy to tell the lawyers for the Church of Scientology that an agent of the Province said this about them. What do you think their response will be?"

The meeting ended at that point. We sent a summary of the meeting to her social worker's direct supervisor, and within 72 hours, the girl was being transitioned out of the CFS program, and being given a "severance package" (which I had never seen before) paying for 6 months of her room and board.

The girl is now 23, and is the assistant HR manager at a local company. She's doing famously in life, and her anxiety has almost completely disappeared. People can't believe she's the same person anymore.


[–] Kannibal [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Glad she is doing better!