Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
March 2014
ASHA International Issue No.


Happy Spring!    


Each spring, as snow melts into sunshine and the crocuses emerge through the cold earth, I am reminded by Mother Nature of the incredible power within all of us to rise again from the dark, dormant recesses of our lives.


In this issue, I salute my sister for her courage to rise from the debilitating depths of schizo-affective disorder to a create life of significance. And, share an article on10 ways for all of us to become more resilient. 


Wishing you wellness, 


Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Founder & President, ASHA International
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10 Ways to Become More Resilient 


Research has shown that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. The following are just a few of the techniques you should focus on in order to foster your own resilience.

1. Build Positive Beliefs in Your Abilities

Research has demonstrated that self-esteem  plays an important role in coping with stress and recovering from difficult events. Remind yourself of your strengths and accomplishments. Becoming more confident about your own ability to respond and deal with crisis  is a great way to build resilience for the future. Read more...

I am thrilled to share that my memoir,
 Shadows in the Sun is now available at Hazelden, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Powell's Books and other major bookstores.

Proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit ASHA International's programs and services.


To learn more about the book, read an excerpt, and reviews, please  click here...   

Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad - Book Trailer
Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad - Book Trailer
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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
The Healing Power of Resurgence
Real People, Real Recovery
Upcoming Events
About Us
Real People, Real Recovery
Profiles of Courage, Hope & Resilience 

Chitra Shankar

My sister Chitra is a miracle! She is a testament to the healing power of resurgence.

I have always marveled at Chitra's comic streak and envied her carefree spirit. Although she is two years younger than me, she has always mothered me, comforted me, and made me smile, even though my tears. Read more...

Upcoming Events:

April 2, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 PM CST
Healing from Depression: 8 Keys to Recover & Thrive

Free Webinar presented by Hazelden
To register, please click here... 

May 3, 2014,  1:00 PM
Book Reading, Discussion & Signing

Location: Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229
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May 7, 2014, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Keynote & Book Signing

Location: Avalon Manor in Merrillville, IN.
Presented by:  Geminus Family Services  


To view the complete events calendar, please click here... 

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