Actress and author Patty Duke will be appearing at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, (27375 Bell Road, Southfield, MI) on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm as part of the Healthy Body Healthy Mind program sponsored by Kadima. An afterglow and book signing will immediately follow at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50. Early reservations are recommended. You can register online here. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat.
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, with credits including: The Miracle Worker (for which she won an academy award), The Patty Duke Show, and Valley of the Dolls, among many others.
She also became, twice, a New York times best-selling author with the publication of her autobiography, Call Me Anna, and its follow up, A Brilliant Madness , both which detail her harrowing childhood, rise to fame and diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.
Kadima is a Jewish mental health agency whose mission is to provide psychological services, residential options, supported employment and social activities on a nonsectarian basis. Kadima also provides public education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families affected by psychiatric disabilities.