Personal Bill of Rights

Hi everyone, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a great empowerment self-advocacy tool called the “Personal Bill of Rights,” from the Mary Ellen Copeland Center’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan also known as (WRAP.) The Personal Bill of Rights, encourages people to believe in themselves and how not to overlook how important, wonderful, special, and unique you are, as well as how you deserve the best that life has to offer. The Personal Bill of Rights allows you to openly share the personal rights that is most important to you. These Personal Bill of Rights can help you decide what you want in life or what you’re working toward in life. They encourage you to express and assert yourself! These Personal Bill of Rights also encourages you to problem solve in your life. I hope you enjoyed reading the Personal Bill of Rights, and that they’ll empower you as they did for me. As a wellness recovery action plan, (“WRAP”) facilitator I wanted to share this important empowerment tool with you. Feel free to share with me your thoughts on these Personal Bill of Rights and how they made an impact in your life! For additional information about wellness recovery please go to www.mentalhealthrecovery.com. Take care, and have a great day! Rodney

WRAP Personal Bill of Rights

from https://mentalhealthrecovery.com/info-center/wrap-personal-bill-of-rights/

  • I have the right to ask for what I want
  • I have the right to say no to requests or demands I cannot meet
  • I have the right to change my mind
  • I have the right to make mistakes and don’t have to be perfect
  • I have the right to follow my own values and standards I have the right to express all of my feelings, both positive and negative, in a manner that will not harm others
  • I have the right to say no to anything when I feel I am not ready, it is unsafe, or it violates my values
  • I have the right to feel angry and to express my anger in a responsible manner
  • I have the right to be uniquely myself I have the right to feel scared and say, “I’m afraid”
  • I have the right to say, “I don’t know”
  • I have the right to make decisions based on my feelings, beliefs and values
  • I have the right to my own reality
  • I have the right to my own need for personal space and time
  • I have the right to be playful and frivolous
  • I have the right to be healthy
  • I have the right to be in a non-abusive environment
  • I have the right to change and grow
  • I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect
  • I have the right to have my needs and wants respected by others
  • I have the right to be happy

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