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Andrea Paquette

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Mental Health Advocate, Founder & President of the Stigma-Free Society

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Andrea Paquette Biography

Andrea Paquette is the President and Co- Founder of the Stigma-Free Society, formerly the Founder of the Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia (BDSBC). She created the Bipolar Babe Project in 2009, and thereafter, an impacting website, which offered people a place to connect and find valuable mental health information. The Bipolar Babe Project evolved into the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC in 2010.

The Charity is now named the Stigma-Free Society and offers programs across Canada. The Charity's service delivery mainly includes educational mental health and anti-stigma programs for both youth and adults. The Society offers virtual presentations to schools and the community on the topic of stigma with a focus on mental wellness. Paquette's purpose is to create awareness and understanding of various stigmas, while encouraging people to be accepting of themselves and others.

Paquette is passionate about educating the community about the stigma surrounding mental health and additional societal stigmas that negatively affect people’s perceptions of themselves and others. She shares her personal story of struggle and triumph since her bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2005 throughout multiple venues across the globe.

She is an award-winning mental health activist, educator, facilitator, speaker, and published author. In 12 years, Paquette has presented her story at over 800+ schools, workplaces, community organizations and events, reaching thousands of people with her hopeful message.

Paquette is the 2019 award winner for the President's Commendation from the Psychiatric Association of Canada. She has been named as a 2017 YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee for Metro Vancouver. She has been featured on a Bell Let’s Talk Public Service Announcement that aired nationally across numerous media outlets. She also has been featured on a CBC documentary in the Fall of 2020.

Paquette is the 2015 Courage To Come Back Award recipient in the category of Mental Health from Coast Mental Health, 2013 Mel Cooper Citizen of the Year in Victoria, B.C. and the Winner of the 2013 Award for Youth Mentorship from the National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, D.C. Paquette is also recognized as the winner for Vancouver Island's Business and Community Award - 2015 Top 20 Under 40 Award. In 2016, she had been named as an official spokesperson for the Bell Let's Talk Faces of Mental Illness Campaign for the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH).

Paquette shares her message with passion far and wide that truly, "No matter what our challenges, we can all live extraordinary lives."

Speaking Topics
  • Andrea’s Personal Story & a Chat with Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe (30 min +30min)*

    Andrea shares her personal story of struggle and triumph about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. This talk is especially helpful for those who are curious about how life can be like for someone who has a mental illness. Andrea’s talk is inspiring, hopeful, entertaining, and shared in a transparent and authentic manner. Her presentation is engaging as a hybrid of bright beautiful pictures on the computer screen and her speaking virtually while addressing a captivated audience online. This particular presentation offers a Q and A session with Andrea for up to 30 min. Andrea is an engaging individual who is at ease with an audience curious about mental illness, stigma and is excellent at offering answers to the many important and difficult questions that people may have.

  • Bipolar Babe: Living Stigma-Free & My Personal Bipolar Journey (1 hour)*

    Andrea possesses extensive expertise in the field of mental health having created a Charity specifically dedicated to mental wellness and the elimination of stigma. Andrea discusses images of stigmatized people and circumstances that are damaging to those living with a mental illness. She also shares her story of struggle and triumph of living with bipolar disorder and offers an anxiety reducing exercise online. Lastly, Andrea shares practical tips on how to stay well our mental health. She also is open to answering up to 10 minutes of Q and A with her talk as many people often feel inspired to learn more about mental health and Andrea’s story.

  • Bipolar Babe: An Intimate and Honest View into my Journey with Bipolar Disorder (30 min)*

    Andrea shares her personal story of struggle and triumph about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. This talk is especially helpful for those who are curious about how life can be for someone who has a mental illness. Andrea’s talk is inspiring, hopeful, entertaining, and shared in a transparent and authentic manner. Her presentation is also engaging shared as a hybrid of bright beautiful pictures on the computer screen and her speaking virtually while addressing a captivated audience online.

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Hidden Lives: Coming Out on Mental Illness

Hidden Lives: Coming Out on Mental Illness

News
  • Rising Stars: Meet Andrea Paquette

    My name is Andrea and I am President and originally founded a Charity – Bipolar Disorder Society in 2010, which led to renaming and co-founding the Stigma-Free Society in 2016 along with Dave Richardson.

  • Andrea Paquette | bphope

    Andrea Paquette is the president and cofounder of the Stigma-Free Society, formerly the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC, and she is also known as the Bipolar Babe. A mental health speaker, published author, advocate, and—above all—a Stigma Stomper, Andrea won the 2019 President's Commendation Award from the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

  • This ‘Bipolar Babe’ Stomps Out Stigma With Storytelling

    The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade prove that anyone can be isolated by the stigma around depression, says Andrea Paquette of the Stigma-Free Society.

  • This New West woman helps youth cope with COVID-19 and mental health

    The Stigma-Free Society recently launched a new toolkit providing a wide range of offerings to help youth cope with COVID-19 - and to help their parents and educators support them. Founder Andrea Paquette speaks to thousands of B.C. students each year about mental health.

  • Andrea Paquette | Stigma-Free Society

    Combating stigma of all kinds with a focus on mental health - Stigma-Free Society

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Andrea Paquette?

    Booking fees for Andrea Paquette, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andrea Paquette, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Andrea Paquette?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andrea Paquette for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andrea Paquette for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andrea Paquette or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andrea Paquette or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Andrea Paquette Biography

Andrea Paquette is the President and Co- Founder of the Stigma-Free Society, formerly the Founder of the Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia (BDSBC). She created the Bipolar Babe Project in 2009, and thereafter, an impacting website, which offered people a place to connect and find valuable mental health information. The Bipolar Babe Project evolved into the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC in 2010.

The Charity is now named the Stigma-Free Society and offers programs across Canada. The Charity's service delivery mainly includes educational mental health and anti-stigma programs for both youth and adults. The Society offers virtual presentations to schools and the community on the topic of stigma with a focus on mental wellness. Paquette's purpose is to create awareness and understanding of various stigmas, while encouraging people to be accepting of themselves and others.

Paquette is passionate about educating the community about the stigma surrounding mental health and additional societal stigmas that negatively affect people’s perceptions of themselves and others. She shares her personal story of struggle and triumph since her bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2005 throughout multiple venues across the globe.

She is an award-winning mental health activist, educator, facilitator, speaker, and published author. In 12 years, Paquette has presented her story at over 800+ schools, workplaces, community organizations and events, reaching thousands of people with her hopeful message.

Paquette is the 2019 award winner for the President's Commendation from the Psychiatric Association of Canada. She has been named as a 2017 YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee for Metro Vancouver. She has been featured on a Bell Let’s Talk Public Service Announcement that aired nationally across numerous media outlets. She also has been featured on a CBC documentary in the Fall of 2020.

Paquette is the 2015 Courage To Come Back Award recipient in the category of Mental Health from Coast Mental Health, 2013 Mel Cooper Citizen of the Year in Victoria, B.C. and the Winner of the 2013 Award for Youth Mentorship from the National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, D.C. Paquette is also recognized as the winner for Vancouver Island's Business and Community Award - 2015 Top 20 Under 40 Award. In 2016, she had been named as an official spokesperson for the Bell Let's Talk Faces of Mental Illness Campaign for the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH).

Paquette shares her message with passion far and wide that truly, "No matter what our challenges, we can all live extraordinary lives."

Andrea Paquette Speaking Topics

  • Andrea’s Personal Story & a Chat with Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe (30 min +30min)*

    Andrea shares her personal story of struggle and triumph about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. This talk is especially helpful for those who are curious about how life can be like for someone who has a mental illness. Andrea’s talk is inspiring, hopeful, entertaining, and shared in a transparent and authentic manner. Her presentation is engaging as a hybrid of bright beautiful pictures on the computer screen and her speaking virtually while addressing a captivated audience online. This particular presentation offers a Q and A session with Andrea for up to 30 min. Andrea is an engaging individual who is at ease with an audience curious about mental illness, stigma and is excellent at offering answers to the many important and difficult questions that people may have.

  • Bipolar Babe: Living Stigma-Free & My Personal Bipolar Journey (1 hour)*

    Andrea possesses extensive expertise in the field of mental health having created a Charity specifically dedicated to mental wellness and the elimination of stigma. Andrea discusses images of stigmatized people and circumstances that are damaging to those living with a mental illness. She also shares her story of struggle and triumph of living with bipolar disorder and offers an anxiety reducing exercise online. Lastly, Andrea shares practical tips on how to stay well our mental health. She also is open to answering up to 10 minutes of Q and A with her talk as many people often feel inspired to learn more about mental health and Andrea’s story.

  • Bipolar Babe: An Intimate and Honest View into my Journey with Bipolar Disorder (30 min)*

    Andrea shares her personal story of struggle and triumph about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. This talk is especially helpful for those who are curious about how life can be for someone who has a mental illness. Andrea’s talk is inspiring, hopeful, entertaining, and shared in a transparent and authentic manner. Her presentation is also engaging shared as a hybrid of bright beautiful pictures on the computer screen and her speaking virtually while addressing a captivated audience online.

Andrea Paquette Videos

  • TELUS Talks | Living in a stigma-free society: Andrea Paquette
    Andrea Paquette founded the Stigma-Free Society in 2010 after being hospitalized for bipolar disorder and losing her home. She was hoping to address...
  • Andrea’s 8-minute Talk at the Public Salon in Vancouver
    Andrea Paquette, AKA Bipolar Babe is the Founder & President of the Stigma-Free Society and Co-Founder of the Stigma-Free Zone Movement. Andrea...
  • Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe - Bell Let's Talk Faces Campaign 2016
    Andrea Paquette, Executive Director, Stigma-Free Society AKA Bipolar Babe is a 2016 Face of Mental Illness for the Canadian Alliance on Mental...

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  • How to book Andrea Paquette?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Andrea Paquette for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Andrea Paquette, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Andrea Paquette or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Andrea Paquette?

    Booking fees for Andrea Paquette, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andrea Paquette, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Andrea Paquette?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andrea Paquette for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andrea Paquette for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andrea Paquette or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andrea Paquette or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Andrea Paquette is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Andrea’s Personal Story & a Chat with Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe (30 min +30min)*, Bipolar Babe: Living Stigma-Free & My Personal Bipolar Journey (1 hour)* and Bipolar Babe: An Intimate and Honest View into my Journey with Bipolar Disorder (30 min)*. The estimated speaking fee range to book Andrea Paquette for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Andrea Paquette generally travels from VancouverCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Hines, Tom Voss, Dr. Christian Conte, Kati Morton and Scott Stossel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andrea Paquette for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Andrea Paquette Speaking Topics

  • Andrea’s Personal Story & a Chat with Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe (30 min +30min)*

    Andrea shares her personal story of struggle and triumph about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. This talk is especially helpful for those who are curious about how life can be like for someone who has a mental illness. Andrea’s talk is inspiring, hopeful, entertaining, and shared in a transparent and authentic manner. Her presentation is engaging as a hybrid of bright beautiful pictures on the computer screen and her speaking virtually while addressing a captivated audience online. This particular presentation offers a Q and A session with Andrea for up to 30 min. Andrea is an engaging individual who is at ease with an audience curious about mental illness, stigma and is excellent at offering answers to the many important and difficult questions that people may have.

  • Bipolar Babe: Living Stigma-Free & My Personal Bipolar Journey (1 hour)*

    Andrea possesses extensive expertise in the field of mental health having created a Charity specifically dedicated to mental wellness and the elimination of stigma. Andrea discusses images of stigmatized people and circumstances that are damaging to those living with a mental illness. She also shares her story of struggle and triumph of living with bipolar disorder and offers an anxiety reducing exercise online. Lastly, Andrea shares practical tips on how to stay well our mental health. She also is open to answering up to 10 minutes of Q and A with her talk as many people often feel inspired to learn more about mental health and Andrea’s story.

  • Bipolar Babe: An Intimate and Honest View into my Journey with Bipolar Disorder (30 min)*

    Andrea shares her personal story of struggle and triumph about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. This talk is especially helpful for those who are curious about how life can be for someone who has a mental illness. Andrea’s talk is inspiring, hopeful, entertaining, and shared in a transparent and authentic manner. Her presentation is also engaging shared as a hybrid of bright beautiful pictures on the computer screen and her speaking virtually while addressing a captivated audience online.

Andrea Paquette Speaker Videos

  • TELUS Talks | Living in a stigma-free society: Andrea Paquette
    Andrea Paquette founded the Stigma-Free Society in 2010 after being hospitalized for bipolar disorder and losing her home. She was hoping to address the significant stigma around mental illness, and...
    Andrea’s 8-minute Talk at the Public Salon in Vancouver
    Andrea Paquette, AKA Bipolar Babe is the Founder & President of the Stigma-Free Society and Co-Founder of the Stigma-Free Zone Movement. Andrea is passionate about educating today's youth in...
  • Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe - Bell Let's Talk Faces Campaign 2016
    Andrea Paquette, Executive Director, Stigma-Free Society AKA Bipolar Babe is a 2016 Face of Mental Illness for the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), Sponsored by Bell...
    Andrea Paquette, the Bipolar Babe - Shaw TV Victoria
    We meet a woman who has lived with the challenge of bipolar disorder while inspiring many other people through her courage. go! airs daily on ShawTV Channel 4. Connect with Us! Twitter:...
  • Bipolar Babe - My Life with Bipolar Disorder - Courage to Come Back
    Have a watch of this short video of Andrea Paquette AKA Bipolar Babe, who is named the 2015 Courage to Come Back Award Winner given by Coast Mental Health in the 'Mental Health Category.' Video...

Andrea Paquette News

  • Rising Stars: Meet Andrea Paquette

    My name is Andrea and I am President and originally founded a Charity – Bipolar Disorder Society in 2010, which led to renaming and co-founding the Stigma-Free Society in 2016 along with Dave Richardson.

  • Andrea Paquette | bphope

    Andrea Paquette is the president and cofounder of the Stigma-Free Society, formerly the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC, and she is also known as the Bipolar Babe. A mental health speaker, published author, advocate, and—above all—a Stigma Stomper, Andrea won the 2019 President's Commendation Award from the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

  • This ‘Bipolar Babe’ Stomps Out Stigma With Storytelling

    The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade prove that anyone can be isolated by the stigma around depression, says Andrea Paquette of the Stigma-Free Society.

  • This New West woman helps youth cope with COVID-19 and mental health

    The Stigma-Free Society recently launched a new toolkit providing a wide range of offerings to help youth cope with COVID-19 - and to help their parents and educators support them. Founder Andrea Paquette speaks to thousands of B.C. students each year about mental health.

  • Andrea Paquette | Stigma-Free Society

    Combating stigma of all kinds with a focus on mental health - Stigma-Free Society

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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