The entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ara Chackerian has taken his interest in the medical sector and expanded them into the field of mental health which has been highlighted by the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The two celebrities committed suicide just days apart and brought attention to the growing issue of mental health and more than 100 people who commit suicide in the U.S. each day. As the head of TMS Health Solutions, Ara Chackerian has been developing a range of new products and services designed to have an impact on the mental health sector.
Ara Chackerian was educated at Florida State University, graduating from the respected school in 1991 with a BA in Marketing. After leaving school, Ara Chackerian went on to develop a number of companies as his entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit allowed him to explore new sectors of the health arena. Giving back to the people of the planet can be done in more ways than one, according to Ara Chackerian as he believes developing sustainable companies, such as Limoapa Teak is part of his business calling.
TMS Health Solutions was originally developed to provide radiology services in Northern California before a client asked if they had access to devices in the psychiatric sector. The entrepreneur researched the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation devices which are often difficult for physicians to use under existing insurance coverages.
Mental health has since become something of a passion for Ara Chackerian as he has been fighting to raise awareness about problems including suicide rates among U.S. citizens. The man behind the development of the transcranial magnetic stimulation devices believes there are always options for those suffering from depression and shifting moods, including reaching out to family and friends. Although it is difficult for any individual to fight the issue of depression, Ara Chackerian believes making the effort is the first step in removing the stigma attached to suicide in the U.S.