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Terezia Farkas is an International best-selling author, Huffington Post blogger, CNN contributor, and columnist of Depression Help for Beliefnet. She is a Director of the LE National Executive of CDRIN. Terezia was invited to attend the Global Crisis of Depression Summit offered by the Economist at Kings Place in London on November 25, 2014. Her bestseller Heart of Love Evolution – Surviving Depression is available on Amazon. To catch up on what Terezia is doing, visit www.tereziafarkas.com or Twitter.

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5 Ways To Prep For A Depression Relapse

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 12:38 PM

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By regularly monitoring your body, mind and spirit, it is possible to identify relapse symptoms early on, before you slid back into severe depression.

Recovering from depression isn't a smooth one way process. There's lots of relapses. Relapses are okay. Relapses are...

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Do Albertans Believe Violent Threats Against Notley Are OK?

(74) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 11:45 AM

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An assassination threat is a serious call to action and the owner must be held accountable. For days, hateful and vulgar comments about assassinating Rachel Notley were on Wildrose leader Brian...

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Alberta's Bill 6 Is About Having A Safer Workplace

(22) Comments | Posted December 8, 2015 | 1:39 PM

Alberta farmers are fighting Bill 6, which makes the farm workplace safer. When did safety become a four-letter word? Bill 6 won't affect family farms. There will still be free child labour and no monetary compensation for injuries to any friends, neighbours, and relatives helping out on the...

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The Not-So-Different Campaigns of Harper and Mulcair

(17) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 5:18 PM

During the federal candidates forum in my riding I noticed that both the NDP and Conservative candidates didn't mention their leader's name. It wasn't surprising. It's been hard differentiating between the campaigns of Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper.

1. Message control is everything.

It's not news that Stephen Harper micromanages...

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Harper's Control of Communication Is Breaking Down

(71) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 8:27 AM

Benjamin Perrin's testimony that he believes, "Good to go" means Stephen Harper knew about and signed off on the plan to repay Senator Mike Duffy's expenses explodes the secrecy of who knew what. It also cracks open the seemingly impenetrable armour of communications control that the Prime Minister...

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Why Trudeau Can't Say Yes to a Coalition With Mulcair

(100) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 12:37 PM

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is right to say no to any coalition talks with the NDP. It's a con game by the NDP and one that would make voters punish the Liberals. For one thing, the Liberals and the NDP are very different on issues like the Sherbrooke Declaration and...

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Can Canadians Trust Thomas Mulcair With the Country's Top Job?

(214) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 8:13 AM

Can Canadians trust Thomas Mulcair with the country's top job? Mulcair's image has been cleaned up by party strategists for the 2015 election, but we've seen enough of his behaviour and attitude over the years to make some judgement. Should Canadians judge Thomas Mulcair by his campaign image or by...

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A Look at the New Pan-Canada Mental Health Survey

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 8:42 PM

The upcoming 2015 Federal election is a chance for us to call upon politicians to increase services and supports to mental health care in Canada. For a while it seemed mental health was being championed by the Tories. But the Tories seem to have dropped the issue. The election cycle...

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Can Alberta Voters Trust the Results of the Forthcoming Election?

(13) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 5:26 PM

Can voters be sure that whoever wins the 2015 Alberta election does so fairly? After all, this election is technically illegal because Alberta has fixed election dates. This election should be in 2016, as fixed by the 2011 Election Amendment Act passed by the Conservative government.

The last Alberta election...

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March Is Self-Injury Awareness Month

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 5:54 PM

Warning: this article may contain emotional triggers.

March is self injury awareness month in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. There are two-million cases, mostly youth, reported annually in the United States. The stigma of self-injury needs to be broken.

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Bell Let's Talk Day Is About Hope

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 7:42 AM

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Not being afraid or ashamed to talk about mental illness is a goal of Bell Let's Talk. I used to lie to friends about my depression. It was easier to say I had some mysterious disease than tell someone I'm depressed....

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One Young Woman's Story of Depression, Self-Harm and Hope

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 11:47 AM

Warning: Article may contain emotional triggers for some people

Erin Farkas (no relation) is a smart, articulate young woman who's been through depression's grinder. She wants to help other young people fighting depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts. In 2014, Erin posted a YouTube video talking about her struggles...

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Farm Stress And The Next Generation

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Farming is a high stress occupation in which the job merges with personal identity. Relationships quickly become complicated if the job becomes the only focus. Children don't always become farmers. Many leave farm life forever, but some of those who return to the family farm bring innovations in technology and...

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Too Many Farmers Are Committing Suicide

(7) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 7:55 AM

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Farmers are committing suicide as you read this article. In countries like India, the rate of farmer suicides has become a national crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) is particularly concerned with farmer suicides because of the impact it is having on families....

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Don't Let Depression Stay a Secret Society

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Facebook is a great social media for personal sharing and life updates. However, when you're depressed or suicidal there is no app to share a sad face that means "Today I want to die" or "I'm so depressed I don't know what to do about it."

Even the new...

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Why Farmer Suicide Rates Are the Highest of Any Occupation

(5) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 11:40 AM

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The next time you're munching on that delicious corn or eating something that comes from a farm, think about this: Suicide rates in farmers are the highest of any occupation. That's an alarming statistic. So large are the number of farmer suicides that...

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Depression and Anger Can Go Hand in Hand

(6) Comments | Posted May 25, 2014 | 10:53 PM

When we hear the word depression, we often imagine a person who is listless, sad and isolated. Rarely do we think of the angry, depressed person.

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Anger is a big part of depression. I know because I've been through it....

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Dealing With Depression Can Help Prevent Suicide

(7) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 12:43 PM

Suicide is not something a person usually wants to sit down and chat about. The word, never mind the action, has even more stigma attached than depression. Yet suicide remains the number one threat to the self in depression. That's why talking about suicide is as important as any health...

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Five Unfair Things About The Fair Elections Act

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 10:43 PM

Before I start, I want to let you know that I'm just an ordinary Canadian who doesn't belong to any political party. Nor do I profess the virtues of one party over the over. But as a citizen, I've realized that the Fair Elections Act really isn't fair.

The Fair...

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How To Stay Sane When Someone You Love Is Depressed

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 5:40 PM

Your loved one is depressed and it is starting to affect your emotional well being. You might feel like your relationship is falling apart or that you're being ignored. Worse, you might be starting to feel resentful or angry. How can you enjoy life when your loved one is depressed?...

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