I love this expression of determining and letting others know what they do and do not get to say or do that is acceptable to me.
People without a mental illness diagnosis, do not get to judge my actions, labeling them as they see it or according to their perceptions. Just ask me, maybe then you will not judge, but understand.
People without a mental illness do not get to ignore me, treating me as though I am not there by talking about me as if I do not exist. No, they do not get to ignore me. No one does. I am a force to be seen and heard. I am here. You do not get the right to ignore me in word or deed.
No one gets to say I am not perfect because I have a mental illness. Do they not know a person’s mental health has nothing to do with being perfect.
People do not get to say, I am not smart. Who determines smart anyway? Just because a subject does not hold my attention does not mean I am not smart. More than likely it is so boring, I do not care to contribute. Just because a person has much to say does mean what they are saying is correct.
Get the point?
No one gets to say just anything to me or treat me any kind of way, nor I to them. We all deserve respect.
As people living with an uninvited guest: bipolar, depression, schizophrenia or any other mood disorder, we do not and will not let anyone say what they want or do what they want.
Remember: No one gets to……
What do people not get to say or do, where you stand?