I’m Terezia Farkas and my labels include bestselling author, Huffington Post writer, Depression Help columnist, and CDRIN LE Executive Director. I suffer with severe depression. I attempted suicide multiple times. I call myself a depression survivor. Another label, yes, but its a good descriptor.
To quote Wentworth Miller, "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 in my mind 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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