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Friday, February 21 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Youth Anxiety Epidemic; How Schools Can Prevent Lifelong Suffering

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There's an anxiety epidemic in today's youth. Canada's award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate Wade Sorochan believes mental illness awareness needs to be an integral part of the school curriculum. Young people aged 15-24 are more likely than any other age group to experience mental illness and substance abuse and addiction. Teens today are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and depression than ever before due to family issues, school and peer pressures and social media addiction; suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10-24. Wade Sorochan is a lifelong sufferer of mental illness who experienced numerous anxiety and panic attacks throughout his school years; a precursor to five mental breakdowns as an adult, before treatment was provided to help him live with the illness today. Wade believes that his lifelong suffering could have been avoided if mental illness awareness was an important component of the school curriculum. Wade Sorochan is the author of the groundbreaking book UNSocial Media; Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety.

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Wade Sorochan

Owner, Wade Sorochan Communications
Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster and national 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... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
MP Theatre-1400