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I’m Terezia Farkas. International bestselling author, Huffington Post regular contributor, and columnist of Depression Help. I’m an advocate for depression.

Depression is a tough, rough journey. I want anyone suffering with depression to know you’re not alone. Someone else is hopeless, struggling in the darkness. Before I found my tribe, the people who support me, no one else admitted to being depressed. No one was talking about depression. I believed I was the only person in the entire world who felt so hopeless, so angry, and so despairing. Hope is real. It exists for you. Just find it.

I was a Bell Let’s Talk Social Media Ambassador 2017 and a 2016 nominee Alberta Lieutenant Governor's True Grit award. I’m the Alberta CDRIN Hub Lived Experience Lead. I've been nominated for the 2017 Canada 150 for 150 CAMH Difference Makers recognizing 150 inspiring Canadians changing mental health for Canada's 150th birthday.

I believe the journey is more important than the destination. Live. Laugh. Love. You choose the order.

Wentworth Miller once said, "focus less on the fact that you nearly ended your life and more on the fact that you survived. That you lived to tell the tale. And then tell it."
A survivor is someone who deals with enormous stuff, bends, may even break, but comes out the other side alive when so many others don’t. You’ve been tested and came through strong. You're strong for having gone through an experience most people wouldn’t want, can’t comprehend, and may or may not be able to handle if life threw it at them. Because sooner or later life throws something at you that you can’t handle, no matter who you are or what you believe you can handle. That’s when you’re tested. That's when you are transformed.'

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