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Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives  
April 2015

As a person who struggles with mental health issues and a mental health advocate, I have learned over the years that alone we struggle; together we thrive. Yet, the stigma surrounding mental health issues deters most of us from seeking help. Instead we isolate ourselves from the very people that can help us, and soon become imprisoned by shame and secrecy. It takes courage to overcome our fears and ask for help from our family, friends and community. And, when we do, more often than not, we discover the love and support we need to recover and rebuild a healthy, meaningful, productive life.


If you are someone living with a mental health issue, or a family member or care provider, please ask for help. It is a sign of strength not a sign of weakness.


A few years ago, a concerned husband called to ask for help with his wife who was struggling with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. I am honored to share their story of struggle and strength with you all today.


The Goud Story
The Goud Story

Wishing you wellness,

Gayathri Signature

Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Founder & President, ASHA International
First Annual Community of Hope Banquet


ASHA International's First Annual Community of Hope Banquet took place May 28, 2015. Thanks to our community partners, sponsors, volunteers and guests for a delightful and delectable evening of community building, food and fun. Huge thanks to our major donor, Cedar Hills Hospital for their generous donation of $5,000 to support ASHA International's programs. And, to the many donors who rose to the challenge of matching Cedar Hills Hospital's donation. Learn more...


Be the hope

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:  


July 23, 2015, 8 am - 12 pm

A Drop of Sunshine - Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Cultural Competence Training - 3 CEUs

LifeQual Center for Health and Healing, Beaverton, OR 97006

To learn more about the event and register, please click here...



September 19, 2015, 9 am - 12 pm

Take Charge of Your Biploar Disorder - A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loves Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability 

Wellness Workshop presented by Julie A. Fast

LifeQual Center for Health and Healing, Beaverton, OR 97006

Program information and registration will be available in July 2015


September 26, 2015, 9 am - 12pm

Healing from Depression: 8 Keys to Recover and Thrive

Wellness Workshop presented by Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS

LifeQual Center for Health and Healing, Beaverton, OR 97006

Program information and registration will be available in July 2015


October 10, 2015, 4 pm - 6 pm

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: 12 Questions Every Parent Should Ask About Their Child's Mental Health

Parent Education Program Presented by Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS

Portland Balaji Temple - HECSA, 2092 NW Aloclek Dr #522, Hillsboro, OR 97124 

Program information and registration will be available in July 2015 

About Us:
ASHA International's mission is to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness through culturally-responsive mental health education, training, and support.

You can make a difference!


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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.