About Dr. Tullis:
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.
Dr. Tullis is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a founding member of the
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 first book, Seduction of Suicide, written under the pen name Kevin Taylor, M.D.. He recently published his new book, Secrets of Suicide, Healing the Hidden Wounds that Lead Us to Suicide.
With his wife, Madge, Dr. Tullis appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, "Successful People Who Attempted Suicide." The Tullises organized and co-chaired
Madge and Ken continue to be very active in suicide prevention nationally and in their home state of