Ken Tullis, a survivor of seven suicide attempts and multiple addictions, is an award-winning psychiatrist specializing in addictions. 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 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 companion to Seduction of Suicide, written in collaboration with Kevin Taylor, M.D..
With his wife, Madge, Dr. Tullis appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, "Successful People Who Attempted Suicide." The Tullises 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.
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