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Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
May 2012

Amma and me

Love has the power to heal and make us whole. This Mother's Day, I want to thank my mother, Shakuntala, and all the mother's in the world for their love and support.Thank you for being our primary caregivers, cheerleaders and champions. Your love sustains us, and our world. Happy Mother's Day!  


Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Founder & President, ASHA International
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Step into Wellness with TARANA
- A Grand Success!




On April 28, 2012, ASHA International presented a fundraising Bollywood music concert Step into Wellness with TARANA in Beaverton, Oregon. It was a SOLD-OUT event with 800 friends and families enjoying the music and food of India. 


All of us at ASHA International are deeply grateful to the Stars of the evening - the TARANITES - for their passion and commitment to make a difference in our community through music. The TARANITES are a group of engineers, doctors and social entrepreneurs who  volunteer their time and talent to raise awareness and funds for deserving nonprofit organizations. Thanks also to our exuberant emcee Prashant Kakad for inspiring us to get up and dance.   


Thanks to our many sponsors for their generosity in making the event possible. And, thanks  to our donors and dedicated volunteers for making the event a resounding success!


Together, we were successful in promoting awareness about ASHA International and its work in the global community, and  raising $10,000 to support ASHA International's signature campaign Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives.     


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Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS, is not a doctor, therapist or health care professional. She is a mental health advocate and Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). The information shared in this E-mail is for general information purposes only and therefore not intended to replace the medical advice afforded by physicians or other healthcare professionals. 


In This Issue
Step into Wellness with TARANA
Real People, Real Recovery
Real People, Real Recovery
Stories of Courage, Hope & Resilience

John HeadJohn's Story 

Are black men less likely to seek help for mental illness? Are they even willing to acknowledge that they may have a problem?


Journalist and author John Head has seen this problem from the inside and out. For more than 20 years, he worked as a health reporter for the Detroit Free Press and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But his own personal experiences led him to write Standing in the Shadows: Understanding and Overcoming Depression in Black Men.


Listen to John's interview on National Public Radio (NPR) 




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