No, there aren’t exceptions. I have borderline personality disorder (on top of other mental illnesses) and no, I’m not exempt from accountability due to it.
I don’t know what you think I mean by holding someone accountable for their actions, but I don’t mean demonize them, if that’s what you’re thinking.
Simply bringing their misbehavior to their attention is holding them accountable for it. Saying, “Hey listen, I know that due to your illness you are unaware of this, but [blank] is unacceptable behavior and I need you to know this” or “I know you didn’t mean to act inappropriate, I know it wasn’t your intention, but [blank] is inappropriate and you can’t keep doing that” is holding them accountable. Empathize, support, bring it to their attention.
Like I said in my post, to allow people to perpetuate their inappropriate behavior is irresponsible. You NEED to let people know that what they’re doing is inappropriate and unacceptable. ESPECIALLY if they’re unaware and WON’T KNOW UNLESS you step up and say something. It’s irresponsible to allow the behavior to continue, especially if it impacts others.
Having people excuse my behavior due to my BPD harmed me by allowing me to think I wasn’t doing anything wrong and because of that I harmed the people I loved. You don’t help neuroatypical people by excusing their behavior, you harm them and the people who are affected by it.
This is why we leave mental health treatment to trained professionals people. You are wrong and attempting to lump THOUSANDS of different mental illnesses into one solvable easy to understand pile of shit. It doesn’t work that way, and it never will.
Like I said earlier, people that suffer from varying forms of Anosognosia (just one example) don’t understand they even HAVE an illness. It’s like trying to explain to a person why they can’t pick up an object with their arms when they don’t realize they have no arms. Are you really going to hold them accountable for that? If you think that’s right then by all means—stick to that point of view, but I’d hope not.
You’re perpetrating one of the biggest fallacies of mental illnesses by making such broad statements about how to treat it. If it’s true that you suffer from more than one, you should take time to understand there’s possibly worse ones out there that can’t be treated how you’re treating your’s. Don’t sit there and tell me you can hold someone suffering from severe psychosis accountable for their actions like it’ll make a damn bit of difference for their health or the world around them.