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[Epub] ➞ Shadows in the Sun ➟ Gayathri Ramprasad – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

Shadows in the Sun Everyone Who Struggles With A Mental Illness, Or Who Knows Anyone With Depression, Anxiety, Or Any Other Mental Illness, Must Read This Engrossing True Story Of Courage In The Face Of Heartbreaking Adversity Dilip V Jeste, MD, President, American Psychiatric AssociationAs A Young Girl In Bangalore, Gayathri Was Surrounded By The Fragrance Of Jasmine And Flickering Oil Lamps, Her Family Protected By Hindu Gods And Goddesses But As She Grew Older, Demons Came Forth From The Dark Corners Of Her Idyllic Kingdom With The Scariest Creatures Lurking Within Her.The Daughter Of A Respected Brahmin Family, Gayathri Began To Feel Different I Can Hardly Eat, Sleep, Or Think Straight The Only Thing I Can Do Is Cry Unending Tears Her Parents Insisted It Was All In Her Head Because Traditional Indian Culture Had No Concept Of Depression As An Illness, No Doctor Could Diagnose And No Medicine Could Heal Her Mysterious Malady.This Memoir Traces Gayathri S Courageous 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 Found Help 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.Gayathri S Inspiring Story Provides A First Of Its Kind Cross Cultural View Of Mental Illness How It Is Regarded In India And In America, And How She Drew On Both Her Rich Hindu Heritage And Western Medicine To Find Healing.

[Epub] ➞ Shadows in the Sun  ➟ Gayathri Ramprasad – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us
  • ebook
  • 259 pages
  • Shadows in the Sun
  • Gayathri Ramprasad
  • English
  • 26 August 2017
  • 9781616495312

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ➞ Shadows in the Sun ➟ Gayathri Ramprasad – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us


  1. says:

    Oh, where do I even start I think I must begin by requesting, nay, begging everyone out there to grab a copy and read this book.One day, you meet someone And you know that someone is beautiful because you look at them and a split second later, you look at them again Something about them has spoken to you She has the most gentle walk his smile seems too big to hold his face Her eyes shine, his nose twitches She has a duck walk, his hair does a cute floppy thing It attracts you it leaves you wanting .But. I don t know Maybe that isn t it that isn t what leaves you yearning a single second s lifetime with them.Maybe Maybe it s their soul.And you want that You want to be a part of that, you want to be a part of their journey because something somewhere has left an indelible impression on you But of course you re scared You ve never felt anything like it you re scared the fire you feel for her will consume you instead You re scared the burning desire for him will singe you, scar you.So, what do you do Do you jump the burning abyss and hope against hope that she ll be there to catch you Or do you step back, into the shadows, and hope that he ll find you one day Shadows in the Sun is a love story.It is a love story between the author and her book.Very rarely, very rarely, you find a book that comes alive because it has its own soul It invites you to be a part of the story it narrates and...


  2. says:

    A little background on me, because I think sometimes people wonder why certain books resonate with others My masters degree in in clinical psychology, and much of my research in both undergrad and grad school centered around cross cultural education for mental health service providers So I have an academic if not professional, since I never got licensed and have never practiced interest in the topic at hand, but also a personal one It doesn t come up much here, but I ve been fairly open over the years about my own experiences with depression, being in therapy, being medicated, etc And if you haven t heard me talk about it hi ask my about my experience with mental health care So I usually jump at the chance to review books that touch on things like this, and Shadows in the Sun was certainly an excellent one to pick The author shares her at time heartbreaking struggle with her own depression and anxiety, gone diagnosed for so long, with so many people in her life telling her to just shake it off, get over it, stop being so emotional, etc It s hard to read sometimes because you know that she desperately needs better help than she s getting Gayathri doesn t shy away from showing the real toll that depression takes on a person.This book is very well written and engaging The descriptions are ...


  3. says:

    I had the good luck to have met Gayathri Ramprasad at a training she did here in Portland a while back She is an eloquent, engaging speaker and an amazingly bright and industrious person The work she does for the community is incredible I had a hard time imagining her ever having suffered from mental illness, much less being completely debilitated by it After reading the first few chapters of this, I had to put it down Not because it was poorly written it s not, and her descriptions of her home in India are vivid to the point you can taste the food and smell the jasmine but because of how close to home it was for me As a mental health clinician with my own struggles with bipolar depression and PTSD, I just wasn t in the right place for it It mirrored too much of my own feelings of hopelessness But I picked it back up after running out of other things to read, and am glad I did There is a lot of sadness and suffering to get through, and if I didn t already know that she made it out on the other side, I might not have stuck with it this time around either In the end, it was an inspiration to me, and I think would be an inspiration to anyone else who suffers from depression, or has a loved one who does Gayathri is a testament not only to the fact that depression isn t dependent on what you have or don t have in life she mentions multiple t...


  4. says:

    I almost didn t finish this book It was dark and depressing for far too long But every time I thought about delving into a light hearted read, this found it s way into my hands instead The last 2 paragraphs made it 100% worth reading In a life filled with love and light, from time to time, my moods continue to cast shadows in the Sun But I no longer curse the shadows, for they have become my greatest teachers Depression in no longer a demon I dread, but a teacher whose wisdom I seek Although depression has caused a great deal of pain and suffering in my life, it has also blessed me with many gifts It has taught me the powe...


  5. says:

    As a second generation Indian American woman with depression, I definitely resonated with the way the author described her relatives reacting to her illness the stigma surrounding it I wish she had dug a little deeper and that there wasn t so much exposition about her daily life.


  6. says:

    4.5 5


  7. says:

    The title of this book can be a bit off putting, because it appears to be a self help book I got a few odd looks when I was reading it But don t let that turn you away from it It s a fascinating memoir of one woman s struggle with mental illness and social stigma I learned a...


  8. says:

    This ebook was free when I downloaded it to my Nook library from Barnes and Noble It is a creative nonfiction type of memoir because the author must fill in her memories, lost to ECT shock treatment for her dep...


  9. says:

    one of the best books i have ever read

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