canada's leading mental health advocate

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About Wade

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  • Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster and award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate.  Nicknamed "The Tone Arm" Wade became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show.  He is recognized as a talk show pioneer. As a mental illness survivor, he is a sought after motivational speaker sharing his inspiring personal story of his lifelong struggle with mental illness at numerous events including the 2011 International Symposium on Wellness and the 2017 National Mental Health Conference.  Wade is the recipient of the CAMH National "Difference Makers" Award recognizing 150 leading Canadians for mental health and the "Canada 150 in 150  Award" recognizing 150 inspiring Albertans.  He is the author of the books UnSocial Media; Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety and Fastest Tone Arm in the West; Chasing a Radio Dream. Wade Sorochan is recognized as "Canada's Leading Mental Health Advocate and Social Media Expert"-- Toronto Star, CTV, Global TV

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THERE IS NO HEALTH WITHOUT MENTAL HEALTH

"I am passionate about raising awareness about the importance of mental health using my own personal experience to  inform and encourage others"   

Wade Sorochan


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Keynotes and Workshops

Wade Sorochan's keynotes and workshops are designed to connect and engage audiences of all ages.   Wade's warm and friendly style and sense of humour creates an instant and genuine connection with his audiences. 


  "Moving and informative"             "Great use of Humour" 

                          "A source of encouragement"      

PRESENTATION TOPICS

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UNSOCIAL MEDIA; VIRTUAL WORLD CAUSING REAL WORLD ANXIETY

Canada's social media expert and award winning speaker and author, Wade Sorochan, provides an informative and humorous presentation on the rise of Social Media Addiction causing an anxiety inducing fixation for "LIKES," FOLLOWERS" and "COMMENTS." Studies now show that social media can actually make you feel sad, anxious and depressed. Wade believes social media is one of the biggest threats to mental health today. He  shares the latest information on the effects of social media on mental health with expert tips on how to recognize symptoms before it turns into an addiction and causes mental health issues.  Based on the groundbreaking book.

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HOW'S YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

1 in 3 people will expedience a mental illness in their lifetime. A profound impact that affects every family in Canada;  yet many people will not seek help due to the stigma attached to mental illness, leaving them to suffer in silence. Wade Sorochan is a life-long sufferer who shares important mental health information and talks openly about his mental health struggles; being emotionally abused and abandoned as a child, experiencing five mental breakdowns, eventually hitting rock bottom, and how he is living with mental illness today. Wade's message will connect with those who are suffering and their supporters providing encouragement and hope.

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BOOST MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

  

Mental illness is the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada.
500,000 Canadians miss work every day due to mental health issues; a $50 billion dollar a year cost to the economy.  70% of workplaces have NO current system in place to address mental health or mental illness in the workplace. Canada's leading mental health advocate and mental illness survivor, Wade Sorochan, shares important tips on how to create a mentally healthy workplace which includes identifying symptoms personally and supporting co-workers and providing practical tools for employees and employers to deal with mental health effectively before it affects productivity and the bottom line.  

Healthy Staff = Health Business.

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the tone arm speaks

Wade Sorochan's childhood dream was to be on the radio. Through many ups and downs in his personal life and career he never gave up that dream. Wade  shares entertaining  stories from a career that spans four decades. Highlights include being featured on Alberta's #1 rated talk show the Bill and Bill Show where he was nicknamed the "Tone Arm" and became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show. He has also interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in the world including  Betty White, Don Johnson, Mickey Rooney, Bob Barker, Carl Reiner, Henry Winkler, David Cassidy, Mel Blanc, George Takei and more!  Audiences will be entertained but also inspired to never give up on a dream.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEB 2019

Feb. 25, Ecole Dickensfield School, Edmonton, AB.

March 2019

Mar. 5th, Learning Network Educational Services, St. Paul, AB.

Mar. 8th, Central East Alberta Teacher's Convention, Edmonton, AB

Mar. 15th, Central Alberta Teacher's Convention, Red Deer, AB.

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

EASY TO UNDERSTAND INFORMATION ABOUT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.

 FREE DOWNLOAD BELLOW.

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GROUNDBREAKING BOOK--$19.95 + $5.00 S/H

 

National award winning speaker, author and mental health advocate Wade Sorochan reveals how social media can affect mental health. Studies now show that social media can actually make you feel sad, anxious and depressed. Research now confirms that addiction to social media, smartphones and technology in general is equivalent to an addiction to a drug like heroin. The book provides the latest information on the connection between social media and mental health and provides expert advice on recognizing symptoms of "Social Media Anxiety Disorder" with tips on how to balance the virtual world with the real world.

 

"A must read for youth, parents and educators."  

J.Fogwell 


"Wade Sorochan book's is definitely a must read for parents, educators or anyone concerned about the dangers of social media. This book is highly recommended and absolutely worth buying." 

S. Paradis-Renaud 


As Featured in The Toronto Star, Brandon Sun, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun and on CTV,  GLOBAL TV , CITY TV, CHED Radio, CBC Radio, CHQR  Radio, CJOB Radio.



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ENTERTAINING AND INSPIRING AUTOBIOGRAPHY --$19.95 + $5.00 S/H

 

Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster known for his pioneering impact in talk radio in a career that has spanned four decades. Highlights include being on “Canada’s most unique radio talk show” the Bill and Bill Show, working with some of the biggest names in broadcasting and interviewing some of the most famous celebrities in the world. Wade spent the majority of his tough childhood alone in his bedroom to escape from his abusive mother, and would pretend to be on the radio with his makeshift studio. He would not only spend time playing radio, but also dreaming about one day actually being on the radio.  Fastest Tone Arm in the West takes readers behind the scenes of a successful radio career along with an inspiring story of a difficult life journey that included child abuse, hopelessness, mental illness, ...and many miracles.


"Great book Mr. Tone Arm. I got absolutely hooked into it. Such an honest. easy-going enjoyable read. Such great memories" 

Gene Zwoszdesky, 12th Speaker --Alberta Legislative Assembly 


"Wade, thank-you for putting your heart into this book, I loved your honesty and vulnerability; you haven't had an easy road to travel.  Reminds me of Team Canada'72, we were down but didn't give up and it ended well. This book will be of great encouragement for many."

Paul Henderson--Canadian Hockey Legend 


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postcard fridge magnet--$5.00/Free Shipping

A VISUAL REMINDER TO PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT AND HOPE

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THE BILL AND BILL SHOW CD--1976-1992, $10.00/Free Shipping

RELIEVE THE MEMORIES WITH A CD OF RARE CLIPS FROM

 "CANADA'S MOST UNIQUE RADIO TALK SHOW"---Approx 1 Hour

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BILL AND BILL SHOW POSTCARD FRIDGE MAGNET--$5.00/Free Shipping

RELIEVE THE MEMORIES WITH THIS VISUAL REMINDER OF 

"CANADA'S MOST UNIQUE RADIO TALK SHOW

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LIFETALK WITH WADE SOROCHAN--2007-2010, $10.00/Free Shipping

RELIEVE THE MEMORIES WITH A CD  OF ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE TOPICS 

FROM "EDMONTON'S MOST INTERACTIVE RADIO TALK SHOW."--APPROX. 15 HOURS

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA