Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
November 2013


This year, as I gather with family and friends to give thanks to the bountiful blessings in our lives, I am particularly grateful to the presence of each and every one of you in my life. Your love and support has empowered all of us at ASHA International to promote mental health awareness, and bring hope and healing to people struggling with mental health issues around the world.   


Thanks to our many sponsors, donors and volunteers who make our outreach possible! Together, in 2013, we have reached out to 4,069 people through our programs and services. And, thanks most of all to the courageous individuals and their families who allow us to assist them on their road to recovery. You are my heroes! 


Wishing you wellness, 


Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Founder & President, ASHA International
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The Healing Power of Gratitude 



Gratitude is an immensely powerful force that we can use to expand our happiness, create loving  relationships, and even improve our health.


Many scientific studies, including research by renowned psychologists Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough, have found that people who consciously focus on gratitude experience greater emotional well-being and physical health than those who don't. Read more... 



I am thrilled to share that my memoir,
Shadows in the Sun will be published in March 2014  by Hazelden. And, is already available for pre-sale at Hazelden and Amazon. 

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit ASHA International's programs and services.


And, here is the book trailer:  

Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad - Book Trailer
Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad - Book Trailer
In This Issue
The Healing Power of Gratitude
Real People, Real Recovery
About Us
Real People, Real Recovery
Profiles of Courage, Hope & Resilience 

Melody Moezzi

Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-American writer, activist, attorney and award-winning author. Her latest book, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life (August 2013, Penguin/Avery), is a memoir that interweaves her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Read More...

I had the privilege of getting to know Melody, and read her book earlier this year, and salute her courage and tenacious wit. 
ASHA International: Bringing hope and healing to people's lives.
About Us:
ASHA International's mission is to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness through mental health education, training, and support.

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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.