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, Wade 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 Sorochan is recognized as Canada's Leading Mental Health Advocate and Social Media Expert.


     AWARDS

  • CAMH National "Difference Makers" Award recognizing 150 leading Canadians for mental health.
  • "Canada 150 in 150  Award" recognizing 150 inspiring  Albertans. 
  • Alberta Lieutenant Governor's "True Grit" Award recognizing mental health awareness advocacy.
  • Alberta "Award of Excellence" Nominee. 


      MEDIA COVERAGE

  • Toronto Star, CTV, CBC, Global TV, CITY TV, YES TV, 770 CHQR,
    630 CHED, 680 CJOB, Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal.

"Wade,  just wanted to tell you that our viewership was a lot higher than normal for your interview on 100 Huntley Street,  your story  resonated with a lot of people."   Greg Musselman, Host, 100 Huntley Street


       BOOKS

  • UnSocial Media; Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety
  • Fastest Tone Arm in the West; Chasing a Radio Dream. 


        BROADCASTING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS, 1979-2014

  • The  11-2 Show--930 CJCA, Edmonton, AB.
  • Wake Up With Wade-- 101.7 World FM, Edmonton, AB.
  • LifeTalk with Wade Sorochan--930 CJCA, Edmonton, AB.
  • Edmonton Live with Wade Sorochan--SHAW TV, Edmonton, AB.
  • Edmonton This Week--630 CHED, Edmonton, AB.



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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"      


Clients have included: Government of Alberta, Bell, City of Edmonton, ATB, Enbridge, PCL, Association of Canadian Harvesters, Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Public Schools,  ATCO,  Alberta Teacher's Conventions. 


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.


"Best School Presentation I Have Ever Attended"

Student, M.E. LaZerte High School

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HOW'S YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

1 in 3 people will expedience a mental illness in their lifetime and mental illness is the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada.  Mental illness affects every family in Canada. National award winning mental health advocate, 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 powerful and inspiring message will connect with those who are suffering and their supporters to provide encouragement and hope. 

Wade Sorochan is recognized as Canada's leading mental health advocate.


"Wade, I just want to say thank you. I too have a narcissistic mother and I heard "what's wrong with you" daily growing up. I struggle with all the same mental illness as you. I was encouraged by your story as I struggle with guilt for not being in my mother's life but she's not emotionally or mentally safe for me. I feel better after hearing you say we have to take care of our own mental health. Thank you."

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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

November 2019-JANUARY, 2020

Dec 15-17, CBC documentary series taping, Montreal, Quebec

Jan 29, Featured Speaker, Let's Talk Hope Mental Health Conference, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel,

Edmonton AB.  

february, 2020

Feb. 4, Keynote Speaker, Westmount Jr. High School, Edmonton, AB.

Feb. 13, Featured Speaker, Endless Skies Teacher's Convention, Edmonton, AB>

Feb 14, Featured Speaker, Calgary Teacher's Convention, Calgary, AB.

Feb 20, Featured Speaker, South Western Alberta Teacher's Convention, Lethbridge AB.

Feb 21, Featured Speaker, Central Alberta Teacher's Convention, Red Deer, AB.

Feb 26, Keynote Speaker, Londonderry Jr. High, Edmonton, AB.

march 2020

Mar 4-6, Keynote Speaker, Mighty Peace Teacher's Convention, Grande Prairie, 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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RELIVE THE MEMORIES WITH A CD OF RARE CLIPS FROM

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

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RELIVE THE MEMORIES WITH THIS VISUAL REMINDER OF 

"CANADA'S MOST UNIQUE RADIO TALK SHOW"

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RELIVE 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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