Hi T-Nation peeps. This question goes out to all psychiatrists, psychologists, former and Current Condo Board Members of ANY building, or those who have dealt with someone suffering from severe bipolar disorder. Ok here goes:
There is a woman in our building who makes a blood sport of attacking Board Members in our building (she is not herself a Board member); she particularly targets the Board President. And, we’ve had three different Presidents in three years because of this woman with BPD. She will send the Board an email demanding that something be done (usually something silly or not worthwhile). When she is ignored she waits in the lobby until a Board Member comes home from work, and she verbally assaults them.
We know from an email she sent the Board a year ago that she suffers from Bipolar disorder. Her behavior has caused a lot of problems for the Board-- basically distracting the board from many important projects that the building faces. There have been weeks at a time where we have been forced to deal with her nonissue when bigger issues have loomed. Now noone wants to run for the Board.
We have tried sending her letters from our attorney to stop the harassment. She just gets worse. One friend told me that she needs to be publicly humiliated/embarrassed, then she will stop. I’m not so sure, but am willing to try this unless I hear another idea. Any doctors out there know how to handle this person? Any condo dwellers been in this situation and tried something that worked? Any lawyers who deal in behavioral harassment law? I do not practice that area of law, and the only information I can find in my research addresses sexual/ex-spousal harassment, as opposed to verbal harassment of neighbors and condo board members. HELP!