Please read what 'targeted individual’s have to say. Thought broadcasting – part time psychotic strangers who stalk someone to verbally harass them is probably the coworkers harassing him. This is called delusional by mental care whose policy is refusal to discuss most of the coping information that would keep a victim okay. Sadly, they refuse to discuss ‘social problems’ such as these to keep victims employed and functioning alright, and is more about just selling medications. All I can say is about mental care really, you cannot get confrontational or even give feedback sometimes or you will be locked up for weeks at the psychiatrist’s discretion in mental hospital on forced hold at your own expense in US. If care does not meet needs, just try other doctors until you find something that works better then cancel with the old pdoc.
You know, I lived in REALLY crazy and segregated city once, people who hear the voices who work fast food/retail or gave into drug dealing due to poverty, and the people from out of town/foreigners they will hire. You have to see workings of community like this to understand a lot of politics, at least in US has eroded to sheer sham that is more and more breaking the backs of the poorest to entertain the wealth & pay the politicians. Poor and middle class who buy existing housing here are being targeted for mass loss of belongings to put them into tons of debt, while better off who can build new housing are being left alone to build and keep the construction contractors working…People start to hear the voices who move here, usually 2-3 years can happen. They are told to go to churches to make it stop and they follow directions from other voices, dirty businessman who runs these churches and runs these people around to do lots of unethical stuff, but says he owns the poor, minorities and cops too so unethical stuff is getting worse and worse. Then they run their churchies around to thought broadcast/preach stalk some of the people who ended up on disability pay after mental care calling it ‘stealing’ as these did not get any $$$ and probably fired plus no unemployment pay is normal. Locally, some sex abuse victims and those who met them are treated to a bad harassment from these and needed the disability pay as the mental problems from meeting these people include PTSD/selective amnesia (1 topic amnesia and bad nervous breakdown/insomnia) and these problems last 10-15 years or more. There is no cops, court or politician who will intervene to make the voices stop for any of the sex abuse victims, other schizo victims are ex-wives of wealthy, unwilling mistresses, new people to town, rival businessmen. I just worked anyway, while getting disability pay, but unable to find any work that would support me…Takes 1-2 years to concentrate over the mental noise as meds did not help.
I hate your friend is shooting off his mouth angry. I would remind him all he gets from this is jail, maybe committed for rest of his life unfortunately, stuck staring at the wall, no water to drink except at meals, cat fights with crazy employees/patients, THE DOCTOR/THE DOCTOR, nasty food, nastier restricted diet for cholesterol increased by meds, cannot wash hands after bathroom as pdoctors say water is toxic???, bunches of ruined books/magazines/newspapers, no sex/other, no visitors, no movies, no cigarettes, no drugs/alcohol, no sunlight unless handcuffed, no exercise time, no showers alone but you see yourself naked from shower later by hallucinations. GET OVER IT! I worked annual reviews for the committed ones and we had SEVERAL firebugs who were committed for life.
Solution to calm him down: Why not read up and google the stuff I talked about especially how ‘targeted individual’ is treated, see all the other complaints and just tell him his complaint is almost normal. Lots of people hear voices some of the time and just say something rude, but some people are really spineless or worse. Most of the middle class men in my city have snapped and it is the ‘dark side’. They would snap their own mother in two. We have minorities churchies saying they had to mess up their guy who went to mental care because he would not go to the church to fix this, some cannot get relief at church as I explained or wallet is big enough, refuse to do unethical stuff. Traditional denominational churches sometimes don’t make the voices stop…may not even be okay people, could do 180 on you if they start to hear it and will screw you a few times to move you on. Ask for car repair at church and pay, for example.
Also, in my opinion, talking about the old stuff or how someone mistreating you after the fact is giving the bullies more power over you. Do think it best to discuss with spouse any people you encounter who try to humiliate you in public in front of a group of people as these will probably screw your whole family later, this is sign you need to avoid this one if it is male. Female hissies may be okay later but your choice to chance it. Hostile/sex harassment work situations need to be handled appropriately with management soon in order to avoid being screwed, schizos (especially desirable female) are frequently targets to land relationships.
There is no need to try to approach any politicians unless you have a group of protesters who like want to wear ear muffs everywhere. Rest is sham, at least we are not forced to show up to vote in US anyway. They use jury duty as a punishment in lots of US areas to call up someone going through a crisis to tell you a ‘shut up’ of sorts but if you keep mental care, psych doctor will get you out of it. Do not answer jury summons and you get an arrest warrant here if you moved and did not update driving license.
I get some pretty tacky stuff from live TV and radio too…Including an anchor telling me I’m not taking my meds right. I had the same news helicopter from their channel fly over my house at tree height 3 times btw while I lived in the concentration camp/segregated city I mentioned.
If friend needs to be on disability pay due to his troubles handling social harassment, Serouqel is good to try. Usually need to be on meds to get disability pay. (Care and therapy will not coach him to deal better with this probably…) Seroquel has few side effects. Taken at night, broken into pieces, it is great sleep pill if you start at 50 mg. Your friend likely has some insomnia issues, this will fly him right through it great. Leave a little more time to get up, probably sleep 10 hours if you get to bigger dose but can go to 600 mg gradually.
Some of us met the wrong people and voices start for us. If you just quit talking to whoever you met through them, just not make contact again, nothing confrontational, do not discuss it any longer and ignore the voices, you can have remission from schizo after a couple years sometimes. Can also ask the voices why you are hearing it. May be told to do thought broadcasting, vandalisms, thefts…This is your decision but I would never cooperate with following orders from voices as it is my experience these people go nuts and is crazy psychopathic no one okay will spend any time around again. A family sex abuse issue, mental problems with his family or the problem from the foster home could still get him tortured, bad new is these psychosis cases sometimes do not resolve even with meds. If he is holding down job right now without throwing a fit about ‘whatever’ I just ignore from some coworkers, is awesome. My city has a lot of terrible employment situations any longer, if he found a good one hang onto it hard…He is really lucky.
Also, in US we are trained to never discuss schizo at work EVER. You can tell them you need change to work environment so you can do the job (accommodations) like take work home to be away from distractions, work in back away from customers, limit your hours so you do not go over income limits, adjust schedule for insomnia or flexible schedule…I ALMOST ALWAYS got treated okay at work as I never talk nutty & treat all of them okay.
Good luck! B—ing about the stuff only gives it more power!