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Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives

October 10, 2015

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: 12 Questions All Parents Should Ask About Their Child’s Mental Health

As parents, we care deeply about our child’s wellbeing, and make sure we take them to their annual physical exam. However, the emotional wellbeing of a child is often not monitored and addressed with the same vigor as their physical wellbeing. Unfortunately, it takes a crisis to call our attention to the mental and emotional turmoil of our children. And, sometimes, it is too late.

Mental health is integral to the overall health and wellbeing of our children.

Please join award-winning mental health advocate, author and speaker Gayathri Ramprasad and learn about:

  • 12 simple questions all parents should ask about their child and adolescent’s mental health
  • Holistic practices to promote wellness and resilience in you and your children
  • Community Wellness Resources

PANELISTS: Helena Mathews, Ph.D, Robin Willins, LCSW, Satya Chandragiri, M.D.

Venue: Portland Balaji Temple – HECSA, 2092 NW Aloclek Dr #522, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: FREE – A donation of $10 would be much appreciated. Please register for the event below.
Contact: If you have any questions or need further information about the program – please email Gayathri Ramprasad at

This program is sponsored by:

Gayathri Ramprasad
Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS

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 35,000 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.

Helena Mathews

Helena Mathews, Ph.D

Helena Mathews hails from Kerala, India. She has a Ph.D in Applied Botany from the University of Mysore, India. While working as a scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay, India, Helena was invited to do post-doc fellowship at the University of Florida, USA. Later she continued her research at the university of Georgia and Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. In 1993 Helena and her family moved to Oregon where she served as the Director of Cell Biology at Ag-biotech Company. During her career Helena has authored more than 60 publications and became the principle inventor of more than 15 patents in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology. In 2000 her husband had a cardiac arrest and this led Helena to give up her career to take care of her husband at home. She loves taking care of her husband trusting God is in full control of our life and He does only the best for each of us.


Robin Willins
Robin Willins, MSW, LCSW

Robin has over 20 years experience working with youth and families in educational, recreation and medical settings. Robin currently works as a Clinical Social Worker at the OHSU’s Doernebecher Westside pediatric clinic and on call as a Crisis Response Therapist with the Washington County Mental Health Response team partnered with Washington County Sherriff’s office. Robin is Licensed as a clinic social worker in the state of Oregon and received MSW from Portland State University and Bachelors of Arts in Human services from Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University. 

Satya Chandragiri,, M.D.

Satya Chandragiri, M.D.

Dr. Chandragiri is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with nearly 25 years experience in the field of psychiatry and mental health systems in US and overseas. His work experience spans across many locations including community psychiatry, public sector, private sector, Tele psychiatric services, administrative psychiatry, and various clinical settings from outpatient practice, community mental health, child and adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatric services, consultation Liaison psychiatric services, ECT services, acute care, day hospital, state hospitals, civil and forensic psychiatric services, emergency psychiatric services, academic and teaching positions. He is the Past President of Oregon Psychiatric Association and has served on many professional Boards. He is also the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Bristol Meyer Squibb/Mead Johnson Fellowship in Public Psychiatry, selected to the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship, and has been awarded the American Psychiatric Association Early Career Leadership Award.


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