Saturday, March 1, 2014

Terezia Farkas, Author Of Book About Depression, Partners With Canadian Mental Health Association To Raise Funds

From March 1 through March 15, 2014, bestselling author Terezia Farkas will donate 50% of all author royalties from sales of 'Heart Of Love Evolution: Surviving Depression' to the Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta

Terezia Farkas, bestselling author of 'Heart Of Love Evolution: Surviving Depression' has pledged 50% of all author royalties to the Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta. Entitled 'Action On Depression’, the fundraising project will run from March 1 through March 15, 2014. Readers can participate in the fundraiser by purchasing the book from Amazon, Friesen Press or from any Chapters/Indigo or Coles bookstore.

“I want to reduce the stigma surrounding depression with my fundraiser,” says Ms. Farkas. “By hosting a mental health event, I am encouraging discussion and education about depression. There is still a lot of stigma and myths about depression. Sometimes it’s just a case of not knowing how to correctly deal with someone depressed or suicidal. Other times it’s about cultural norms and moral implications.”

“I know how difficult it can be for a depressed person to ask for help. Depression makes you embarrassed, ashamed and afraid to talk about it. Since coming out publicly with my personal struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, I’ve heard from many others who are depressed. All of them had been afraid or cautious to tell anyone that they suffer depression. For some I was a role model. For others it was my book ‘Heart of Love Evolution’ that gave them a starting point to have discussions with family about depression, suicide and death. Sometimes you need a person you can identify with, someone who got lost in that darkness of despair much like you, to give hope that you too can make it out.”

“Organizations like the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Mental Health America in the US are good places to go for help and support. These are non-profit agencies with the same mandate: to promote good mental health through advocacy, education, research and service. Every year more than 400 Albertans commit suicide. For every suicide, there are more than a hundred attempts. Alberta’s suicide rate is the second highest in Canada. While suicide is one of the leading causes of death in men and women, almost 50% who suffer from depression never go to a doctor.”

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  'Heart Of Love Evolution - Surviving Depression' is available at Amazon, FriesenPress, Chapters/Indigo and Coles.  More information is available at her website at

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.


Terezia Farkas