Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
July 2013
ASHA InternationalIssue No.

Nick Vujicic  

Wishing you wellness, 


Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS 
Founder & President, ASHA International
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Resilience: Build skills to endure hardship
by Mayo Clinic Staff


When something goes wrong, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart?


When you have resilience, you harness inner strength that helps you rebound from a setback or challenge, such as a job loss, an illness, a disaster or the death of a loved one. If you lack resilience, you might dwell on problems, feel victimized, become overwhelmed or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse.


Resilience won't make your problems go away - but resilience can give you the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress. If you aren't as resilient as you'd like to be, you can develop skills to become more resilient.  Read More... 


Tips to improve your resilience

If you'd like to become more resilient, consider these tips: 


  • Get connected
  • Make everyday meaningful
  • Learn from experience
  • Remain hopeful
  • Take care of yourself
  • Be proactive

Read More... 


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In This Issue
Resilience: Build skills to endure hardship
Real People, Real Recovery
Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges
Unpcoming Events
About Us
Real People, Real Recovery
Profiles of Courage, Hope & Resilience 
Overcoming hopelessness - Nick Vujicic at TEDxNoviSad
Overcoming hopelessness - Nick Vujicic 
at TEDxNoviSad
Nick Vujicic was born in Australia to a Serbian immigrant family, with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Most of his childhood he struggled with depression, and after a suicide attempt he decided to concentrate on what he did have instead on what he didn't. He realized that his life story inspires many people. 
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You can learn more about Nick's inspiring work at Life without Limbs
Resilience - Book

Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. Perhaps you have been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence or assault. Perhaps you were involved in a serious car accident. Perhaps you are a combat veteran. Maybe you were on the beach in Thailand during a tsunami, or in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Or maybe, you are among the millions who have suffered a debilitating disease, lost a loved one or lost your job. This inspiring book identifies ten key ways to weather and bounce back from stress and trauma. Learn More...



September 21, 2013:

Mental Health & Wellness Conference - Presented by PEHCHAAN - University of South Florida Public Health Auditorium - Details TBA  


October 18, 2013: 
Culture Counts: Variations in Cultural Value Systems and Its Impact on Mental Health & Wellness - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, DoubleTree Hotel (Cascade Ballroom) 1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland, Oregon 97232. Presented by Cedar Hills Hospital - Details TBA



If you are interesting in participating in any of our upcoming programs, please contact Gayathri at 

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