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"-- Toronto Star, CTV, Global TV


     Awards

  • CAMH National "Difference Makers" Award Winner recognizing 150 leading Canadians for mental health.
  • "Canada 150 in 150  Award" Winner recognizing 150 inspiring    Albertans. 
  • Alberta Lieutenant Governor's "True Grit" Award Winner recognizing one Albertan's successful efforts to reduce stigma, encourage recovery and strengthen programs and services in the area of mental health and addiction. "
  • Alberta "Award of Excellence" Nominee. 

      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  Bill and Bill  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.

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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 shares tips on how to identify symptoms early to maintain good mental health along with practical tools for employees and employers to deal with mental health effectively in the workplace before it affects productivity.

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

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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

JULY, 2019

July 19, Next Step Continuing Education

august, 2019

Dates Available

SEPTEMBER, 2019

Sept. 26, Florence Hallock School , Edmonton

Parent/Public Presentation 7-8:30pm

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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A VISUAL REMINDER TO PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT AND HOPE

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

RELIVE 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

RELIVE 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

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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