Dr. Kenneth Tullis

Author of
"The Courage to Live WorkBook"

Contact Information:
5158 Stage Road
Suite 120
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 383-1924

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Kenneth F. Tullis, MD, Medical Consultant

Designed by Dr. Tullis, the Lakeside Suicide Intervention Program is a pioneering inpatient psychiatric program designed to reduce the risk of suicide by addressing psychiatric illnesses associated with increased risk of suicidal behaviors-especially mood disorders, addictions and psychological trauma.

Under the supervision of an attending psychiatrist, each patient is assigned to the Suicide Intervention Program after a comprehensive psychiatric, addiction and suicide assessment.

Utilizing group therapy and interactive lectures, this program offers education about risk factors for suicide, treatment with psychotropic medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicidal thoughts, trauma therapy including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a comprehensive discharge aftercare plan.

The treatment team for the Suicide Intervention Program consists of four clinicians: a psychiatrist, a psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma and EMDR, and a community counselor.

Since the Suicide Intervention Program was implemented in January, 2002, thousands of patients have been treated.

Lakeside Behavioral Health System