Ara Chackerian is a man on a mission. He is an entrepreneur, investor, and a great philanthropist. Recently he did an interview with Interview.net where he answered questions about his latest passion, transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS. This new treatment will help people who are suffering from depression.
This particular type of treatment, Ara hopes will become another form of psychiatric care for patients. Ara Chackerian along with other TMS leaders realized that inadequate insurance coverage, and qualified technicians were some of the reasons that prevented most people from receiving Transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment option. Ara stated during his interview that his vision was is to design a treatment model that enables the doctor to incorporate a “patient first” method of medical care.
A champion of promoting better healthcare, Ara Chackerian posts on his blog the Medium, and goes on to talk of the “Ending the Stigma of Suicide“. So many famous deaths have dominated the news lately, that people are finally wanting more ways to spot and prevent suicide. Yet, many are unwilling to speak on the subject.
Ara Chackerian says the stigma or taboo of such a subject keeps many from opening up to one another about the problem. Yet, each year the family or friends believe they should have done something or known something was wrong. After some recent famous deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline became inundated with calls. The major problem in eradicating the stigma is for people to open up and speak about it because many don’t realize that a loved one is thinking about ending their life.
Ara Chackerian is a philanthropist and investor. His career has been spent in the health care sector where he focuses on bridging the gap between technology and healthcare.