NAMI Tennessee is Excited to Announce Keynote Speaker Dr. Ken Duckworth at 2021 State Convention

Ken Duckworth’s journey into psychiatry started when he was a boy growing up with a dad who experienced severe bipolar disorder. His father was loving, kind and periodically quite ill, hospitalized for months at a time. Ken became a psychiatrist in part to help his father. He is very fortunate to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for NAMI and to be part of this remarkable community.

Ken is also writing NAMI’s first book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Mental Illness and Recovery. He is interviewing NAMI members about what has helped them in their mental health journeys in an effort to help other people living with mental illness. The book will be published by Zando Projects, a new independent publisher led by Molly Stern.

Ken is double-board certified in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and has completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship.

Ken Duckworth. M.D.
Chief Medical Officer for NAMI,
Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard University Medical School and
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health.


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