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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!




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 and of course the ongoing series is available at

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