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Human rights include the right to one’s mind and to protect oneself and one’s loved ones against any abusive or harmful “treatments” given under the guise of mental health.  Every man, woman, and child is entitled to fundamental human rights.  

It is a critical balance to keep when dealing with an aggressive patient.  Safety is so very important, but at the same time, the identified patient’s rights should not be violated.  Staff should never ignore a patient or punish a patient.  The safety of the environment and the health of those in it, both physical and mental health, should always be considered.

All patients have the following human rights:

  1. The right to full informed consent,  including:
  2. The scientific/medical test confirms any alleged diagnoses of psychiatric disorder and the right to refute any psychiatric diagnoses of mental “illness” that cannot be medically confirmed.
  3. Full disclosure of all documented risks of any proposed drug or mental “treatment.”
  4. The right to be informed of all available medical treatments that do not involve administering a psychiatric drug or treatment.
  5. The right to refuse psychiatric drugs is documented by international drug regulatory agencies to be harmful and potentially lethal.
  6. The right to refuse to undergo electroshock or psycho-surgery.
  7. No person shall be forced to undergo any psychiatric or psychological treatment against his or her will.
  8. No person, man, woman, or child, may be denied their liberty because of mental illness without a fair jury trial by laymen and with proper legal representation.
  9. No person shall be admitted to or held in a psychiatric institution, hospital, or facility because of their political, religious, cultural, or social beliefs and practices.
  10. Any patient has:
  11. The right to be treated with dignity as a human being;
  12. The right to hospital amenities without distinction as to race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion, social origin, or status by right of birth or property.
  13. The right to have a thorough, physical, and clinical examination by a competent registered general practitioner of one’s choice to ensure that one’s mental condition is not caused by any undetected and untreated physical illness, injury, or defect, and the right to seek a second medical opinion of one’s choice.
  14. The right to fully equipped medical facilities and appropriately trained medical staff in hospitals so that competent physical and clinical examinations can be performed.
  15. The right to choose the kind or type of therapy to be employed and the right to discuss this with a general practitioner, healer, or minister of one’s choice.
  16. The right to have all the side effects of any offered treatment made clear and understandable to the patient, in written form, and the patient’s native language.
  17. The right to accept or refuse treatment but, in particular, the right to refuse sterilization, electroshock treatment, insulin shock, lobotomy (or any other psychosurgical brain operation), aversion therapy, narcotherapy, deep sleep therapy, and any drugs producing unwanted side effects.
  18. The right to make official complaints, without reprisal, to an independent board composed of non-psychiatric personnel, lawyers, and laypeople.  Complaints may encompass any torturous, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment received while under psychiatric care.
  19. The right to have private counsel with a legal advisor and to take legal action.
  20. The right to discharge oneself at any time and to be discharged without restriction, having committed no offense.
  21. The right to manage one’s property and affairs with a legal adviser, if necessary, or if deemed incompetent by a court of law, to have a State appoint an executor to manage such until one is adjudicated competent.  The executor is accountable to the patient’s next of kin, legal advisor, or guardian.
  22. The right to see and possess one’s hospital records and to take legal action regarding any false information contained therein may be damaging to one’s reputation.
  23. The right to take criminal action, with the full assistance of law enforcement agents, against any psychiatrist, psychologist, or hospital staff for any abuse, false imprisonment, assault from treatment, sexual abuse or rape, or any violation of mental health or other law.  And the right to a mental health law that does not indemnify or modify the penalties for criminal, abusive, or negligent treatment of patients committed by any psychiatrist, psychologist, or hospital staff.
  24. The right to sue psychiatrists, their associations and colleges, the institution, or staff for unlawful detention, false reports, or damaging treatment.
  25. The right to work or to refuse to work, and the right to receive just compensation on a pay scale comparable to union or state/national wages for similar work, for any work performed while hospitalized.
  26. When discharged, the right of choice over what kind of education or training is received is the right to education or training to enable one to earn a living better.
  27. The right to receive visitors and a minister of one’s faith.
  28. The right to make and receive telephone calls and the right to privacy about all personal correspondence to and from anyone.
  29. The right to freely associate or not with any group or person in a psychiatric institution, hospital, or facility.
  30. The right to a safe environment without having the environment persons placed there for criminal reasons.
  31. The right to be with others of one’s age group.
  32. The right to wear personal clothing, to have personal effects, and to have a secure place in which to keep them.
  33. The right to daily physical exercise in the open.
  34. The right to a proper diet and nutrition and three meals a day.
  35. The right to hygienic conditions, non-overcrowded facilities, and sufficient, undisturbed leisure and rest.