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    Farmer Suicide Rates Are Highest - Award Winning Author Terezia Farkas Explains The Link Between Depression And Suicide

    Many occupations are dangerous and can be the cause of high numbers of deaths. Farming has been shown to be very high on that list, but for reasons other than what we might think. Suicide rates for farmers is one of the highest in the world. In a recent Huffington post article, Terezia Farkas, author of 'Heart Of Love Evolution', explained the link between depression and suicide. As an award winning author of a book about depression who has dealt with both depression and suicide, she is uniquely qualified to offer possible solutions.

    “Farming is characterized by high stress. You live your profession 24/7. A farmer is both boss and employee. High stress combined with frustration can lead to depression and suicide. Financial pressures, livestock disease, poor harvest, climate change, government policies and legislation can devastate farmers.

    How can we help farmers reduce their rate of suicide? Setting up rural support networks is a great idea. The other and most important part of dealing with depression is talking about depression. We must talk about depression in farming at agricultural shows and events. We know depression affects farmers. Bring the issue into the public as a workplace health issue that’s talked about at these venues. The old saying “The more you know..” goes a long way in dealing with depression.”

    In ‘Heart Of Love Evolution’, Terezia Farkas presents a powerful and compelling story that offers hope to those who suffer from depression. Growing up with an emotionally abusive alcoholic father, and a mother dying from cancer, Terezia stepped into the role of caregiver and homemaker at an early age. When her mother died, Terezia went from grief to depression and attempted suicides. Terezia's deepening despair made her not only question the meaning of her life, but also contemplate other elements that contributed to her state of depression.

    Terezia was strong enough to survive her dark nights of the soul. She turned her life around by looking for the light within her experiences and through loving herself. She eventually found her soul path that at the end led her to a higher level of being and self-love. Terezia's message of hope and self-love shows that those who suffer from depression can go past the pain and hopelessness and can end up recovering from depression.

    Tom Shand, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division recently stated, "In 'Heart of Love Evolution – Surviving Depression', Ms. Farkas shares her journey of recovery from deadly depths of depression, guided by newfound hope and spirituality. It is well written and the expression of her experiences with depression will resonate well with people, as will the emphasis on self love and hope. I commend her for her desire to help others through this book, including donating a portion of proceeds from its sale to the Canadian Mental Health Association. The spiritual beliefs are those of the author and may or may not align with those of the readers or other theories."

    Terezia Farkas is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at tmfarkas@shaw.ca. 'Heart Of Love Evolution - Surviving Depression' is available at Amazon, FriesenPress, Chapters/Indigo and Coles. More information is available at her website.

    About Terezia Farkas:

    Terezia Farkas earned her two degrees, B.Sc. Psychology Specialization and B.Ed. at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her poetry and writings have been published in books, Canadian magazines, and newspapers. She is a Bestselling Author with Heart of Love Evolution, a memoir dealing with depression and how to recover from depression and suicidal thoughts.
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