I have discovered recently that we are not supposed to refer to the mentally ill as, well, mentally ill. There is -- and I can see the point -- a stigma attached to being "mentally ill".
The accepted "alternative label" is: "consumer".
If I'm taking someone who's a tetch throwed-off to the Crisis Unit, or the State Home For the Half-A-Bubble-Off-Plumb, and I hear that they are a "consumer" -- well, the first thing that crosses my little mind is a quote involving fava beans and a nice chianti.
Hmm. Oh, well, probably just me.