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Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light WithinShadows in the Sun

Healing from Depression
and Finding the Light Within

by Gayathri Ramprasad

This beautifully written memoir traces Gayathri’s courageous thirty-year battle with the depression that consumed her from adolescence through marriage and a move to the United States. It was only after the birth of her first child, when her husband discovered her in the backyard “clawing the earth furiously with my bare hands, intent on digging a grave so that I could bury myself alive,” that she finally got the help she needed. After a stay in a psych ward she eventually found “the light within,” an emotional and spiritual awakening from the darkness of her tortured mind. Read more

Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad

“Gayathri Ramprasad writes eloquently about depression, and about the process of building a meaningful life in the face of mental illness.”

Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within

Shadows in the Sun

Healing from Depression
and Finding the Light Within

by Gayathri Ramprasad

This beautifully written memoir traces Gayathri’s courageous thirty-year battle with the depression that consumed her from adolescence through marriage and a move to the United States. It was only after the birth of her first child, when her husband discovered her in the backyard “clawing the earth furiously with my bare hands, intent on digging a grave so that I could bury myself alive,” that she finally got the help she needed. After a stay in a psych ward she eventually found “the light within,” an emotional and spiritual awakening from the darkness of her tortured mind. Read more

Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within

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The Light Within

gayuNamaste!

I sincerely believe that inherent in each of us is the light of love, wisdom, courage and compassion, which empowers us to transform our life, and the lives of those we touch. However, it is often our journey through the darkness of disease, the loss of a job or a loved one that we discover the light within us. It was my journey through the debilitating, dark abyss of depression that led me to discover the light within – a light that has helped me heal, and bring hope and healing to the lives of others struggling with mental health issues around the world. Confined in the seclusion room of a psychiatric ward, I learned that while mental illness can break my mind, and the mental health system can confine my body, there were no walls in this world to contain my spirit.

While I wish all of you a life filled with health and happiness, I realize that sometimes we traverse through times of darkness – the darkness of disease, loss or grief. Remember! The next time darkness strikes, reach for the light within – the light of love, wisdom, courage and compassion. You have the power within to transform your life and the lives of those you touch!

Wishing you wellness,

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In the Media
kmbh

It’s Your Health: An
interview with
Gayathri Ramprasad

by Lisa Davis on June 2, 2014

KBOO Radio

Gayathri Ramprasad on
Acceptance, Healing and
Cross-Cultural Advocacy
for the Mentally Ill

by Stephanie Potter on June 2, 2014

cnn

Depression, anxiety:
What worked for me

by Gayathri Ramprasad on Mar. 4, 2014

huffpost

by Martha Rosenberg  on April 2, 2014

oregonion

When a parent has a
mental illness: Q & A with
Gayathri Ramprasad,
mental health advocate

by Amy Wang on Mar. 5, 2014

psychcentral

Culture & Mental Health
Stigma: An Advocate’s
Story of Struggle and Hope

by  on April 4, 2014