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Alone in the Crowd

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This is a real life story of an ultimate survivor. After exchanging a life of a fugitive in war-torn Ethiopia for the life of a refugee in Canada... Zerom is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, experiencing discrimination, victimization, disenfranchisement, and the loneliness of suffering from the stigma of mental illness. He writes about his 20 years as a psychiatric ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published 2012 by self-published
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Sandra MacKay
Apr 23, 2012 Sandra MacKay rated it liked it
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Zerom Seyoum gives a rare inside view of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in British Columbia. After being a patient there for twenty years, he writes vignettes with honesty and sometimes humour about the painful truths about the patients, staff and the system. Stories of suicide, drug-dealing, addiction, prejudice, and lost hope are part of the futile existence at this facility. Some events are sad, shocking and bleak but there are some positive moments as well.

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