Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, Military and Veteran Psychologist and Trauma Specialist
At War with Yourself uses a novel and highly effective way through which to educate people with PTSD and their families, and those potentially at risk, about the nature, features, effects and consequences of PTSD. This short cartoon format book gets this message across in a captivating, unique, engaging and concise style and I commend it highly.
Dr Walter Busuttil, Director of Medical Services, Combat Stress
At War with Yourself will help veterans who have a problem with PTSD and related disorders to recognise symptoms and get help. This comic strip is easy to understand and will help to reduce stigma and increase engagement in treatment.
Structurally, this is an uninvolved narrative in terms of delivery but, like many examples of the communicative power of graphic medicine, that straightforward quality is what makes the book so relatable. Similarly, Williams's visuals trade on lucidity over elaboration, adding an earnest humanity to his storytelling.