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Dr. Tullis' bio
This content was provided by Dr. Tullis "Ken Tullis, is an award-winning psychiatrist specializing in suicide intervention, addictions, mood disorders, and psychological trauma. He is also an FAA/HIMS approved psychiatric/addiction medicine consultant. In 1999 he received the prestigious Diamond Award for life-time contributions to the field of mental health, presented by the Mental Health Association of the Mid-South. Dr. and Mrs. Tullis received the 2005 Humanitarian Award for their dedication to suicide prevention, presented by the Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services. In 2008, the Tullises received the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA's (SPAN USA) highest honor, the Founders Award. Dr. Tullis is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a founding member of the American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, and is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has dedicated his life to helping impaired physicians and served on his state's Physicians Health Peer Review Committee. He served as Medical Director of Lakeside's Impaired Professionals Program from July 1986 – January 2006. In May 1996, Dr. Tullis, along with fifteen other survivors of suicide attempts, founded Suicide Anonymous, the first-ever twelve step program for people struggling with suicide. Dr. Tullis is the author of The Courage to Live Workbook, a groundbreaking companion to his two books, Seduction of Suicide,written under the pen name Kevin Taylor, M.D.. and Secrets of Suicide, Healing the Hidden Wounds that Lead Us to Suicide. With his wife, Madge, Dr. Tullis organized and co-chaired Tennessee's first-ever Suicide Prevention Conference in cooperation with Surgeon General David Satcher and their state's Department of Health. Together with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, they founded the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), which has become a model for other states. He continues to be active in suicide prevention nationally and in his home state of Tennessee. He is a strong advocate for helping survivors of suicide attempts and has been a frequent speaker on this topic at state and national Suicide Prevention Conferences."
This content was provided by Dr. Tullis "Thank you for considering allowing us the opportunity to provide your mental health services. We consider it a privilege to be able to serve you. Our primary responsibility is to provide our patients with the highest quality mental health care. Our goal is to assist you in resolving the concerns that led you to contact us. We appreciate your confidence in selecting us for your psychological care."
Dr. Tullis does not have any board certifications listed.
Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
Major Depressive Disorder
Mood and Adjustment Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
Medical School | Graduated 1971
Vanderbilt University Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
University Of Tennessee Center For Health Sciences
Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
Certified In Addiction Medicine, American Society Of Addiction Medicine
Other Education | Completed 1986
Diplomate, American Boad Of Addiction Medicine
Other Education | Completed 2009
Federal Aviation Administration, Consultant, Psychiatric/Addiction Medicine
Other Education | Completed 2006
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