Really uncertain why 'consumer' is used for people subjected to psychiatric treatments, commitment and laws that defy ethics. People who tell me they think the meaning of 'consumer is 'obvious'. I've heard this line a number of times, I find it to not be true. I was consumed by systemic whitecoat slave-drivers who used me as a human laboratory animal, made money out of the use of me, then wish to call that 'care' and 'help' and collect $13 billion in tax payer funds for harming me and 6 million other Australians.
Psychiatrists consume us. And, no one outside the MHS knows this term 'consumer' to be a term used as a euphemism for 'mental patient' or current/former psychiatric patient, or that it is also used for people choosing to use services like education while in jail. It is an imposition. It ties innocent people in with jailed people, who get to choose services while doing time for offenses they have been convicted of.
For the enslaved human laboratory animals, to be called 'consumers' by our government, yet not having consumer law protection, it's ridiculous. So, what's to give? These words, psychiatrisms, are a slap in my face, frightening, because they are used every day to belittle people into feeling like 'useless eaters' to be used however the whitecoats wish.