Speaker discusses traumatic brain injury
Winchester Academy hosts psychiatrist
Dr. Thomas Tatlock will discuss traumatic brain injury at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Sponsored by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Tatlock will provide information on the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the groups that are at greatest risk.
He will present statistical data, mechanisms of injury, symptoms and diagnosis of TBI and stories of people who have experienced a TBI.
In 1999 Tatlock himself sustained a TBI that forced him into an involuntary early retirement. He will use his own post-TBI experiences to illustrate some of the problems faced by a person who has had a TBI.
Traumatic brain injury is frequently associated with numerous social problems that affect our society. He will discuss the relationship of TBI and homelessness, incarceration, mental illness and substance abuse.
Tatlock’s career spanned over three decades and included honors such as the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 1993 and being named one of “The Best Doctors in America” in 1998.
Though he stopped practicing medicine as a result of his own TBI, his passion to help people has not dimmed. He founded the Brain Injury-Ideas for Education and Advocacy (BI-IFEA) on Linkedin, is a current member of the Wisconsin Brain Advisory Board, is a board member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
In 2009 he received the Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin Education and Community Service Award.
Winchester Academy is funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations.
Tatlock’s program is sponsored by Rose Dorow.
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