The General Meeting occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except August and December.  Join us to hear expert speakers present information to help you and your loved one learn information that can help lead to recovery.  
 
October 10, 2017 – check in 6:45 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm
Vineyard Community Church, 1320 Flynn Road, Camarillo Ca 93012
 
Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Gayathri Ramprasad was one of the keynote speakers at the NAMI Ca convention this past August in Newport Beach. We will be watching the video of her address, which was one of the most inspirational speeches some of our members have ever seen.
 
Gayathri is the Founder and President of ASHA Internationalwww.myasha.org a nonprofit organization promoting personal, organizational, and community wellness through mental health education, training, and support. And, the author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within. Her successful battle in overcoming debilitating depression 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 50,000 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. She earned a second undergraduate degree in Management and Business Information systems and a Master’s in Business Administration at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Gayathri is also a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). 
 
Gayathri is the winner of many prestigious awards including the Eli Lilly Welcome Back Award for Lifetime Achievement, The Voice Award for Consumer Leadership sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Outstanding Alumna Award from her alma mater George Fox University, the Esperanza Hope Award, and the Lifetime Innovator award presented by the International Association of Peer Supporters.

 A Family Support Group is held at the church prior to the General Meeting,
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm