Respect the Rights of People with Disabilities

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Cheryl Chatterson
5 years ago
I know firsthand this is true. Our rites are exploited because they can.

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Hayley Quinn
5 years ago
I think the Canadian government needs to get rid of its "Reservation" that allows substitute decision making and start respecting the rights of the vulnerable, especially those in the psychiatric system, by allowing patients to decide for themselves. NO "treatment" should be forced on a vulnerable citizen! Forcing "treatment" on someone is violating that person's human rights and it should be against the law!

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Robin Jones
6 years ago
Ignoring the rights of those with disabilities is a human rights violation.

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Christine Van Ziffle
6 years ago
I was denied informed consent to psychotherapy (with a psychiatrist) and it nearly killed me. I know that it was a combination of wrong therapist and wrong ideology, but I was denied my right to know about either before placing my life in their hands.

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Maria Karam
6 years ago
I don't want the world to devolve into the dark ages on the issue of respecting people with different abilities!

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Bonnie Burstow
6 years ago
Not having jurisdiction over what you do or do not put into your own body is total violation of the principles of personal freedom and integrity.

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diana epperson
6 years ago
The denial of the right to make decisions about treatment, including disalowing trusted legal representatives to help has lead to dangerous treatment and death for Canadians under involuntary treatment.

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Marit Pettersen
6 years ago
People have the right to choose their own treatment.

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Inez Kochius
6 years ago
I'm signing because I lost a dear friend to the 'mental health' system, which did not respect his human rights.

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Laura Kemp
6 years ago
The ability to choose treatment is a human right that must be respected for all people. This is even more important for marginalized people (including people with disabilities) as their choices are often constrained by poverty and a limited access to culturally appropriate resources.