Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives  
April 2015

A couple of days ago, I watched an awe-inspiring TED Talk by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi offering a surprising piece of advice to anyone who wants to change the world for the better: Get angry at injustice. In his powerful talk, he shared how a lifetime of peace-making sprang from a lifetime of outrage. 


Kailash Satyarthi: How to make peace? Get angry
Kailash Satyarthi: How to make peace? Get angry

Like many of you, I was raised to perceive anger to be a destructive emotion, one which I needed to suppress and control. But, listening to Kailash speak helped me realize that anger can be transformed into collective action to overcome many a global injustice - whether it is child labor or the stigma and discrimination marginalizing the lives of people living with mental illness.

I invite you to watch this incredible talk and get inspired to channel your anger at injustice into a healing force to create a more just and peaceful world for all of us.


Wishing you wellness, 

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Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Founder & President, ASHA International
Be the hope

On May 2nd, I will be presenting the talk of my lifetime at TEDx MtHood at Revolution Hall in the historic Washington High School in Portland, OR. I will be sharing the story of how a random act of kindness by a stranger gave me hope and changed my life forever, and continues to transform the lives of thousands of people around the world. Tickets are selling fast. Please  buy your tickets today and join me in a day of inspiration and fun.


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
Real People, Real Recovery
Profiles of Courage, Hope & Resilience

Patricia Deegan, PhD
Ever since I first heard Dr. Deegan's recovery story at a mental health conference several years ago, I have greatly admired her ability to transform her outrage into a driving force to transform mental health care across the U.S. and around the world.
Upcoming Events:  


May 2, 2015

Be the Hope - TED Talk presented by Gayathri Ramprasad at TEDx MtHood  at Revolution Hall,Portland, OR. To purchase tickets, please click here...



May 7, 2015

Hope: A Gift that Keeps on Giving - Keynote presented by Gayathri Ramprasad at the Fiesta of Hope hosted by the Monterey County Health Department - Behavioral Health Bureau, Monterey, CA.


May 28, 2015

First Annual Community of Hope Banquet

LifeQual Center for Health and Healing

Beaverton, OR

An invitation-only event


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