Free Webinar Series

Webinar: The Power of Storytelling
Broadcast on Friday, July 29, 2016

9 AM PDT, 10 AM MDT, 11 AM CDT, 12 Noon EDT
Presented by Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
ASHA International – You Can Recover

See her TED X Talk here


Stories have the power to inform, inspire and transform our lives. Stories connect and comfort us in our shared struggles as a common humanity. They help us know that we are not alone, and offer hope to cope, survive and thrive. And, when it comes to matters of mental health, stories have the power to save lives and create social change.

Learning Objectives

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  1. The power of storytelling to save lives
  2. The power of storytelling to create social change
  3. How to share their story to make a difference

There is no pre-registration.
On Friday, July 29 at 9 AM Pacific | 10 AM Mountain | 11 AM Central | or 12 Noon Eastern
Click the button below.

(Or copy and paste the full URL into your browser)

Once you access the webinar, click the button Join Audio. The system will ask you for your phone number and then call you back. The webinar audio will be on your phone.

If you have difficulty with the call back system, you can also dial in to the following number in the US\Canada: 1-763-957-6300  | Meeting number: 649 641 790 

Presenter Biography

Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS

Mental Health Advocate, Author, and Speaker


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 45,000 people nationally and internationally, with a resounding message of hope and recovery. Individuals and organizations alike applaud Gayathri as an agent of hope and transformational change.

Gayathri received her first undergraduate degree in science from Bangalore University in India. At George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, she earned a second undergraduate degree in Management and Business Information systems and a Master’s in Business Administration. Gayathri is also a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS).

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, and the recipient of the 2015 Esperanza Hope Award.

In May 2015, Gayathri was invited to present a TED talk Be The Hope.

Learn about the You Can Recover Project


You Can Recover Project – Brochure


Certificate of Attendance (Member Benefit)

To apply for a certificate of attendance for this webinar, join iNAPS (

For the certificate, send email to requesting the quiz.
Once your membership is confirmed, you will have the opportunity to take a brief quiz and then receive a certificate.


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Recorded Webinars and Quizzes

Looking for our previous recorded webinars or access to a certificate of attendance?

Visit this page

This series of free webinars is made possible by Optum,
which provides technology and technical assistance.


Thank you Optum for your ongoing support of peer supporters!


4 thoughts on “Free Webinar Series

  1. where cani access the actual compensation survey? Im Ken, a CPS in PA,and i will be participating int he upcoming webinar next Friday. But, I can’t find the actual survey. canyou email me a link to it. email address is

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