Excellent article, and our retraining of professionals, families and community members at arge with Emotional CPR carried out these principles. Our C is for connecting in a respectful manner with our hearts. P is for emPowering by regarding the person as an equal human being with equal rights. As some comments point out, a crucial way to protect rights is to enhance the power and status of the person labeled with a MH condition. The micro and macro aggressions of the mental health system start with the concept that these conditions are due to chemical imbalances in the brain of the individual. Replacing the DSM 5 with the Power,Threat,Response framework would be much more in line with human rights. I would also insist that being treated for emotional distress did not diminish our rights under the Bill of Rights.