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My paranoid schizophrenic neighbour from hell!

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TheKing118 Tue 22-Nov-16 09:58:25

Me and my partner who was pregnant at the time we moved in to our top floor flat last year, unknown to us at the time we had a paranoid schizophrenic neighbour who lived underneath us. About a month went by and one-day we heard very loud shouting and screaming come from her flat, i at the time assumed it was an argument she was having with someone but i later found out she lives by her self and has no kids or a partner, from then on it had only got worse and about a month after that incident she's turned her shouting and screaming towards us but it has got worse and worse she kept coming to our door and banging on it and screaming outside our door by this time my son was born and being so young he was crying with fear. She has also looked through our letterbox and since than we have had to screw down our letterbox , she has sworn and shouted at my family before when they have entered the building and one time accused my brother of coming there to sell drugs, she has also shouted at people outside on the streets and also at us through her window. She has evan checked our bins before, she also believes my son is the baby jesus which might not sound like much to most people but this is my son and i don't want her having any contact with him at all (we cover his face when we have to walk past her flat) and just yesterday she was out her flat screaming im going to kill you (my partner)you fucking slag, it has got to the point where she is now threatening to kill us and we our now starting to be scared for our lives. We have been in constant contact with the police and our social housing but neither have done any thing to help us evan with this new threat they still will not do any thing! Can anyone give us advise on what we can do?

squaresnotcircles Tue 22-Nov-16 10:24:25

Contact the community mental health team for your area.

JenBehavingBadly Tue 22-Nov-16 22:10:15

She sounds very poorly. If you search online you'll be able to find a contact for the CMHT, the likelihood is that she'll be known to services already. If you explain how she's behaving they can check in on her to see what is going on.

I'm not sure what else to suggest if you've already spoken to the police and social housing. I know when I had dodgy neighbours, I kept a written record of everything that happened and took photos where I could to back up what I was saying. Eventually, they intervened.

TheKing118 Tue 22-Nov-16 23:06:53

Thanks for the Advise guys something good and unexpected happend today, she was taken away, im not sure where but there were some police and a bunch of other people im not sure how long she will be gone but im hooping that this is now starting to all sort it self out. smile

AnxiousCarer Wed 23-Nov-16 10:48:10

Sounds like she may have been sectioned, it does sound like she is very poorly. Do give her a chance when she comes back. My DH has been this neighbour from hell when unwell, but when he is well is one of the loveliest people you could meet. I understand what a scary experience this has been, but belive me it will have been scarier for her. Hopefully things will improve now she is getting this help.

Blue2014 Wed 23-Nov-16 10:59:51

I'm sorry this has been hard for you but you sound like you have zero empathy - the poor woman is unwell, she's not doing it on purpose to screw with your life. Just imagine having to be her for a minute. Poor love, I hope she gets well soon.

Albadross Wed 23-Nov-16 16:35:49

Blue that's a little harsh - the OP has a new baby, of course he takes priority - it doesn't mean OP lacks empathy! (and I say this as someone who has also been that neighbour from hell). It's just frightening for everyone around.

PotteringAlong Wed 23-Nov-16 16:38:18

blue not wanting to just ignore a paranoid schizophrenic who keeps threatening to kill you and believes your child is the messiah doesn't mean you're lacking in empathy...

Backingvocals Wed 23-Nov-16 16:40:49

Dont be ridiculous blue. She's threatened to kill them. Shes undoubtedly very ill but that is not something the OP can do anything about and she's more than entitled to expect help in this situation. She's also not obliged to feel empathy, although she may well do, for people who are threatening to kill her.

Deux Wed 23-Nov-16 16:40:52

Goodness Blue. No empathy? Seriously, when threats to kill are made? I'd have none either as my safety and that of my family would be my first concern.

Mybeautifullife1 Wed 23-Nov-16 16:44:12

May I suggest that you still contact the crisis team for your area. They will not disclose this poor woman's details to you but it might enable you to get advice in the event that she has a relapse. Very few people self refer and if she has no family then it could take her longer to get help.

People don't "choose" mental illness, it chooses them. She may have no recollection of her behaviour when she gets out. Try to be kind (not suggesting you'd be otherwise btw).

Etak15 Wed 23-Nov-16 16:52:02

Sounds like she was very Ill, the police should have advised you about ringing mental health services when you contacted them for advice or they should have contacted them ItObviously Must have been clear to them if you had described her behaviour to them as you had on here that she was mentally ill and needed urgent help/treatment-very neglectful of them.

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