Patty Duke in Rockford

She's known for playing her cousin on the Patty Duke Show but today - she was an advocate for early intervention of mental health.

Patty Duke shared her life story about balancing a hollywood life while dealing with manic depression.

The award-winning actress says she's proud to have beaten the odds. She's also excited to see the movie industry today create more characters dealing with bi-polar disease in an effort to educate the public on mental health issues.