That’s a sad story but not uncommon. The psychosis is caused by a lot of things – induced psychosis from trying hard drugs, ex-wives of wealthy persons are developing problems more now, new to area with lots of psychotics (sadly had several tragedies in my area when new to town ended up harming someone or self including military who returned from tour only to go nuts, VA refused him care and cops ended up shooting him to death), unwilling mistresses (sadly another group who moved here for good work were ladies alone who are now serving someone so they won’t be nuts even if well employed), children during 1960-1990 from poor area with pedophiles cops ignored, business rivals, lots of kids went to college here and developed psychosis because a wealthy person was up to wrong things and professors act like predators sometimes…This is where I come in.
Lady I met at my first employer was introducing people to her sex abuser, scare them bad and let him have them. It caused PTSD/selective amnesia if lady lived alone as it would just be convenient to use her good. Lady spent 2-3 years loading up memories to be lost until all memories returned at once and usually victim had a nervous and some ended up psychotic for decades…Witch bragged it was family business to drive people crazy.
Lots of these victims now follow orders from voices to stalk, vandalize and trespass upon newer victims in manner you described your friend suffering. Some of these littler towns and suburbs have a TON of people who act like this and if your friend was last person to move to town without knowing the dirty stuff, he will be sacrificed. Best to leave these situations and just consider whole area sick/toxic. You have to leave these situations by never having any more contact with any of them, no confrontational stuff AT ALL. Do not discuss diagnosis, do not talk aloud to self, do not follow orders from voices and don’t discuss the people he met or whatever lead up to the nervous and voices can stop in 2-3 years. When he moves, the new town’s nuts will bother him for a while called thought broadcasting. He may be discriminated against at colleges which is really bad right now in lots of areas or the classes are so light it is a waste…if he gets pell grant or student loans and gets mistreated, wants to drop classes, he will have to pay it all back immediately. Better to take classes online and just get the piece of paper this way, paying cash for first 1-2 classes to make sure he will be okay as sometimes the online classes. Mental care NEVER helps with these social issues, calling almost anything delusional, just sells pills. If he ever gets angry with the care, he will be put in mental hospital forcibly at his own expense for as long as the mental care can justify. If your friend ended up on SSI/SSDI, he can work part-time which I highly recommend before he ever tries an employer full-time as some people will screw someone…He needs to discuss a work decision with his case worker at government clinic to see how it affects his specific situation. If your friend moves to city, better to NEVER answer any of the verbal harassers if they are working in groups and threatening, some cities have a lot of this. Also better to NEVER share walls as some of the millennials are very disruptive to neighbors and may even ruin his work schedule with the blasting noise, detached houses maintain sanity.
Some of the churches here are headed by a dirty businessman who claims he ‘heals’ some people who have voices but is usually a 3-ring circus show, wallet checked and person thrown back out onto street with more harassers even years later making it REALLY hard to work even. Most of these churches here want their people to adhere to VERY strict church behaviors including preach stalking when voices demand it called cause stalking. These churches are almost cult-like and some cannot even leave without a restraining order but something worse may happen. Never worth checking out churches IMO unless you know several members really well.
Ran across some ‘therapists’ lately who turned out to be alternative raki, energy healing pagan thing who are driving their employees crazy…I caught it from a free internship where these people were holding their meetings. It is nothing short of an attack by learning disabled people who make such bad judgments bothering people around me and employment options, I’m not going to be able to work for months until this quits and maybe longer…Even the group of sex abuser’s left me able to work and left my coworkers were left alone…