Join us to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in May!

ASHA International Issue No.
Cedar Mill Library WCCLS


& ASHA International Proudly Present

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2:00-4:00 PM

Cedar Mill Community Library, Portland, OR



A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness & Create  a Life of Wellness


Presented by Julie, A. Fast


Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time, and can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can recover and lead fulfilling lives.


By the end of this 2-hour workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Incidence & Impact of Bipolar Disorder
  • Explore different types of bipolar disorder and their symptoms
  • Discover A 4-Step Plan to Manage the Illness and Create a Life of Wellness
  • Receive Wellness Resources


This event is FREE and open to the public. To reserve a seat, please RSVP by April 30, 2013 to Gayathri Ramprasad at or call the Cedar Mill Library at 503 644-0043 ext. 114. Thanks!


This workshop is ideal for individuals and families struggling with bipolar disorder, healthcare providers and the general public. 


I look forward to seeing you at the event.


Wishing you Wellness,


Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS

Founder & President, ASHA International

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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. 


Julie A. Fast

Julie Fast


Julie A. Fast is a leading mental health expert on the topics of bipolar disorder, depression, seasonal affective disorder and mood management. She is the bestselling author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You're Depressed and The Health Cards Treatment System for Bipolar Disorder. Julie is a critically acclaimed national speaker, family and partner coach and sought after media source. Her books have sold over 150,000 copies and her popular websites have received over one million visitors.



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