Mental Health Consumer organizations have declared:  We need to be accepted and welcomed, respected and valued as human beings. We deserve tolerance and hope.    We need to have our talents recognized.   We must set our own goals.   We should have hope for meeting realistic expectations.   We must learn that we can change, we can contribute, we can recover.    We need services for our basic needs, warm human contacts, independence, free choice and security in our environment.    We deserve equal pay for work of equal value and freedom from exploitation.   We need to be a partner in determining our treatment.  We are the most experienced about our illness and have a valid, even expert point of view. We must participate in mutual information sharing with our providers.   We should be included in all aspects of treatmen. We deserve therapy relationships that aren't shattered by turnover.  We need therapeutic relationships, day programs, hospital and community care that empowers us, the mental consumers.    We must hold the system accountable for its performance.   We need to set our own limits.    We need to be free of intimidation and coercion about our drug/treatment options. We have a right to be assertive, the right to voice our opinions without retaliation.   We have a right to choose, a right to say no, a right to be "non-compliant" about drug/treatment options we disdain.  If we fail, let us fail but don't let the mental health system fail us.
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Mental Health Consumer organizations have declared:  We need to be accepted and welcomed, respected and valued as human beings. We deserve tolerance and hope.    We need to have our talents recognized.   We must set our own goals.   We should have hope for meeting realistic expectations.   We must learn that we can change, we can contribute, we can recover.    We need services for our basic needs, warm human contacts, independence, free choice and security in our environment.    We deserve equal pay for work of equal value and freedom from exploitation.   We need to be a partner in determining our treatment.  We are the most experienced about our illness and have a valid, even expert point of view. We must participate in mutual information sharing with our providers.   We should be included in all aspects of treatmen. We deserve therapy relationships that aren't shattered by turnover.  We need therapeutic relationships, day programs, hospital and community care that empowers us, the mental consumers.    We must hold the system accountable for its performance.   We need to set our own limits.    We need to be free of intimidation and coercion about our drug/treatment options. We have a right to be assertive, the right to voice our opinions without retaliation.   We have a right to choose, a right to say no, a right to be "non-compliant" about drug/treatment options we disdain.  If we fail, let us fail but don't let the mental health system fail us.
Your rights are important to us.