I get very out of sorts when I hear the word "suffer." "Suffer" is not a synonym for "have." Some suffer and speak of their situations in that way, some manage, manage well. When benefactors characterize the experience of others, they co-opt that personal experience. Portraying others as suffering, as helpless, as victims portrays people as needy and dependant which facilitates the agenda of the benefactor to intervene. When a benefactor speaks of the suffering of others, the very language creates a power imbalance, a power-over context that facilitates in the psychiatric disability arena, the agenda of the mentally well.