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Sarafin, author of the Asylum Squad web comicAsylum Squad
a comic about four characters who appear to be suffering from what looks like schizophrenia

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 41

Sarafin Updated: Aug 24th 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 41

I often did the same thing that Liz does in this comic - that is, withhold mentioning symptoms to my caregivers while in the hospital. I feared that I'd never get out if I told them about some of them. In one hospital ward, I even withheld mentioning that I felt dehumanized by the way my psychiatrist talked to my father in front of me as though I wasn't there, fearing that if I complained, it would be considered a sign of "hostility" on my part. Ridiculous, some of the behaviours we patients had to tolerate from the very people dictating to us how we should behave!

-Saraƒin

 

Sarafin

Sarafin is a Toronto-based artist and writer, a student of illustration, and a self-described psychiatric survivor. She currently writes and draws a webcomic entitled 'Asylum Squad', which exemplifies the psychotic experience, satirizes psychiatry, and parodies drug culture. You can now view all of The Psychosis Diaries strips at http://www.thepsychosisdiaries.com and of course the ongoing series is available at http://www.asylumsquad.com.

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