2013-02-20 17:29:36 - I am my own Sunshine is the latest novel by Mahalakshmi Rajagopal and here she has brilliantly highlighted the issues pertaining to mental health that are a common occurrence in a common man’s life
Mahalakshmi Rajagopal, took up counseling as her passion, very early in life based on her professional qualification. Marriage took her to places and exposed her to people from various age groups, cultures, strata, beliefs and regions. Through the years, she helped many families and individuals discover their own self, enhance their joys and beautify their relationship. The author believes that the fundamental solution to any problem is change in oneself and this is precisely what she advocates in the sessions she takes up for her client and as well as for her own self. When she talks of change, she speaks about an inner change for the sake of one's inner quest and not the change for the satisfaction of
others. She religiously follows this belief and continuously works for the evolvement of her own self with every session that she has with her client.
She feels our society still needs to be more receptive towards mental health professionals and utilize their services for its own betterment. She hopes to change this perception of the common man through her latest book. Most of us regard people with psychological disorders as insane; however this is not the case. Like any ailment, these disorders too require proper treatment and care. Such problems aren’t permanent at all and in most of the cases can easily be got rid off with certain sessions and interactions with professionals like her.
The book is a compilation of case studies that the author has handled over the years. It aims to enable readers to understand mental health concepts and accept counseling as a profession. The book aims to enable readers feel comfortable to approach a counselor for day to day issues. She has presented numerous real life cases that she has come across on her way while practicing her profession. Readers might find similarities with the cases discussed by her in the book with their own selves or that of their close ones. In any case the motto of the author is to make it clear that the issues pertaining to our mental health are normal to exist but it is situation that needs to be addressed and can be ceased to persist if proper counseling and guidance is undertaken.
Book : I am my own Sunshine
Author : Mahalakshmi Rajagopal
ISBN : 978-93-82792-18-5
Price : Rs. 125.00
Official website : www.iammyownsunshine.com
Publishing Date: Feb 2013
Publisher: Power Publishers