B4U-ACT is collecting stories of MAPs who have experienced violations of their human or civil rights by the mental or behavioral health systems. If you have had such an experience, we would like to hear about it.  This account can be as anonymous or public as you like.

How your story may be used: Your story may be used to inform professionals, scholars, and administrators in the mental/behavioral health systems and academia of the injustices faced by MAPs. This may be done by including your story along with those of others on our website, in documents or books disseminated by B4U-ACT to relevant individuals and organizations, in studies published in professional journals, and by other means.

Potential risks of participation: Recalling your experiences may provoke uncomfortable feelings and sensations or emotional distress. Also, since your story will be available publicly, if you include information that could identify you, your privacy could be compromised.

Potential benefits of participation: Reading your story may help professionals, scholars, and administrators better understand violations of rights experienced by MAPs in the mental/behavioral health system and lead to a reduction of such violations.

Submission method: The easiest way to submit your story is by using the Google Form below. However, if you prefer, you may submit your story by email to b4uact-submit-story@protonmail.com. In this case, be sure to do the following:

  • Include a pseudonym.
  • Include the following statement: “I consent to B4U-ACT’s use of my story and pseudonym in its publications.”
  • Do not include any information that would trigger mandatory reporting.
  • Do not include any information that could be used to identify you.

The following may be helpful if you need assistance dealing with feelings related to the experiences you have submitted: