Five percent of adults, or about 10 million Americans have a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. National Alliance on Mental Illness
Healthy Body/Healthy Mind
- Guest Speaker, Patty Duke
- Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:00 PM, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road, Southfield, MI
- An afterglow will follow the presentation
- TICKETS $50 ~ Early Reservations Recommended
- REGISTRATION ~ 7:00 PM
- PROGRAM ~ 7:30 PM, afterglow and book signing to follow
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PATTY DUKE, diagnosed with a mental illness at age 35, will present a heartfelt talk on her struggle living with BIPOLAR DISORDER. She is one of screen and television’s most versatile and beloved actresses.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PATTY DUKE, Academy Award-winning actress, past president of the Screen Actors Guild and best-selling author.
Patty Duke “grew up in a broken home and probably suffered from bipolar disorder since birth, but was not diagnosed until she was 35 years old.” By then she had spent years strewing “chaos, utter chaos” across the lives of everyone she knew.
Patty Duke has been delighting and entertaining audiences with her work in movies and on television for decades. Her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker launched Patty Duke as one of America’s finest young talents. Still a teenager, she went on to enjoy success in television with The Patty Duke Show. Her family has followed her into show business, including sons Sean Astin and Mackenzie Astin.
Since the publication of her autobiography, Call Me Anna, and her second book, A Brilliant Madness, Patty has dedicated much of her time to speak on the topic of mental illness.