Re: How to Deal with a Mentally ill Community member
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:57:02 -0800 (PST)
The thread Sharon mentions is worth reading.

I have extensive experience working with folk with mental health challenges
in community.
In cohousing, we have had a situation with a person who may have had mental
health problems affecting their behavior.
I'm willing to chat off-list: pastorlizM [at] and 508-450-0431.


On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 7:46 PM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at]> wrote:

> > On Jan 26, 2020, at 6:35 PM, Devrah Bennett <devrah.bennett [at]>
> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone dealt with a disruptive mentally ill community member who is a
> > homeowner?
> There is a long thread in the archives about this. The ultimate solution
> was get the person professional help. This is a serious problem that is not
> likely to resolve itself. And could become dangerous in one way or another
> to the community.
> Cities have social workers who can intervene in such situations if there
> are no family members to assume responsibility. If the person is a senior,
> you might also contact a Senior Center to see what services they have
> available or can refer you to.
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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(The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries

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