Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS

Gayathri Ramprasad
Gayathri Ramprasad is the Founder and President of ASHA International a nonprofit organization promoting personal,organizational, and community wellness, and the author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within. Her successful battle in overcoming life-threatening mental illness and her amazing recovery taught her the power of hope and holistic wellness. Now, she shares that message with others. Since the launch of ASHA International's wellness campaign, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives in 2006, Gayathri's keynotes, wellness workshops, and cultural competence trainings have reached more than 30,000 people nationally and internationally, with a resounding message of hope and healing. Individuals and organizations alike applaud Gayathri as an agent of hope and transformational change. 

Gayathri is a member of the Global Speakers Federation and winner of the prestigious Eli Lilly Welcome Back Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Voice Award for Consumer Leadership sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She is also the winner of the 2008 Outstanding Alumna Award from her alma mater George Fox University. 

She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two daughters. 

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Shadows in the Sun

Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within is a first of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of Gayathri’s thirty-year battle with depression. This literary memoir takes readers from her childhood in India where depression is thought to be a curse, to life in America where she eventually finds the light within by drawing on both her rich Hindu heritage and Western medicine to find healing.