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Where can I report someone I only know on Facebook experiencing pyschosis and believing he is God?

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Confused202020 Mon 02-Dec-19 22:04:10

There's someone I have come across on Facebook who is very clearly mentally unwell, experiencing pyschosis and believes he is God. Am I able to contact some kind of crisis team for him even though I'm not a relative? I know his address and name as he's said his address on videos he's posted telling everyone his delusions of the police coming to kill him.
I just feel so bad and want to help him bit don't know how!

ThisMustBeMyDream Mon 02-Dec-19 22:05:35

Isnit improving brain health?

SnorkMaiden81 Mon 02-Dec-19 22:08:26

Has he any family on Facebook likely to be seeing this too?

ThisMustBeMyDream Mon 02-Dec-19 22:11:57

I've just looked back. It is the page I mentioned - someone posted this on here on sunday night. It was deleted by MNHQ. I believe the OP did indeed get through to police and report it. He is clearly still in psychosis however.

Shockers Mon 02-Dec-19 22:15:53

Phone the police again.

Confused202020 Mon 02-Dec-19 22:21:02

Yes improving brain health

Emelene Mon 02-Dec-19 22:22:44

Why did MNHQ delete it? I would report to the police as concern for welfare OP xx

Confused202020 Mon 02-Dec-19 22:23:42

Is it worth phoning the police? Will they do anything? Or is it better to contact some kind of mental health service?
Did the police go out to him or anything?

ThisMustBeMyDream Mon 02-Dec-19 22:24:05

Something about identifying IRL 🙄

ThisMustBeMyDream Mon 02-Dec-19 22:25:35

From reading his page it seemed like the police may have gone. But I have no idea. I believe someone messaged the BBC too, who said they would look in to it (he wad threatening them and their families - ex employee)

Confused202020 Mon 02-Dec-19 22:28:16

I googled the local crisis team but it says only current users can call, and I'm not so not sure whether that's a good idea. I'll ring the non emergency police line, it's worth a try.

SnorkMaiden81 Mon 02-Dec-19 22:30:22

The BBC?

ThisMustBeMyDream Mon 02-Dec-19 22:30:56

He worked for them hence the ex-employee.

RebootYourEngine Mon 02-Dec-19 22:32:22

Where I am it is the police who deal with vulnerable people so they would be the first people that I would call. They can take them to a hospital for treatment.

Hopefully this person gets help if needed.

Confused202020 Mon 02-Dec-19 22:33:55

It's definitely needed, phoning now

rubydoobydoo Mon 02-Dec-19 22:34:08

I looked at the page and he sounds very ill. I also work for the police - and would advise you to call the police force covering his area. It's not really a police issue and they may or may not attend but could make a referral to the relevant agencies to help him.
If they have already attended this may have already been done - the police unfortunately have limited powers when it comes to mental health.

rubydoobydoo Mon 02-Dec-19 22:35:21

Cross-posted with you saying you are calling - good luck OP and hope he gets the help he needs.

Shockers Mon 02-Dec-19 23:44:40

The police can detain someone in hospital for either 24 or 48 hours (I can’t remember) whilst their mental health is assessed. It happened to my daughter- everyone was extremely kind to her.

Blabbyblab Mon 02-Dec-19 23:56:02

He hasn't posted anything for a while, so hopefully he is getting some help.

Confused202020 Mon 02-Dec-19 23:59:49

Police said they have had a few calls and they're getting an ambulance crew out to assess him

Confused202020 Tue 03-Dec-19 00:26:45

I just hope he answers the door

Confused202020 Tue 03-Dec-19 00:38:12

He was posting again 20 mins ago sad it's sad, if I ever get like that which hopefully won't ever happen I hope I get help quick, must be terryfing for him inside his head

Rudolphsjinglebells Tue 03-Dec-19 06:23:54

I really hope he gets help before it's too late sad

Thescrewinthetuna Tue 03-Dec-19 06:34:31

He posted 2hours ago so it doesn’t seem like he is getting help. Sad and scary

StealthPolarBear Tue 03-Dec-19 06:40:01

Well I've just had a look and presumably the police would be interested in the threats he's making to social media employees. That will be a way in.

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