Serial Entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist Ara Chackerian has made quite a name for himself. Based in San Francisco, California Ara’s career began soon after he earned his B.S in Marketing from Flordia State University as the co-founder of companies such as PipelineRx, TMS Health Solutions, and BMC Diagnostics. In a sit-down interview with Ara, we got to delve deeper into his current venture with TMS Health Solutions.
Why TMS Health Solutions?
Ara Chackerian commented that his business partner and himself saw the opportunity to expand diagnostic radiology centers across the state, particularly to experiment with a new device based treatment that helps to diagnose and assist with mental illnesses such as depression.
Does this device show promise?
Ara commented that this new project had the potential to be the third pillar of psychiatric care which includes medication and talking. The fact that mental illness has such little attention and treatment is why the project needs to move forward.
What helps your ideas come true?
Ara Chackerian responded with a lesson that his parents gave him as a little boy, that ideas come from thinking hard and living life. If enough effort is done to come up with ideas, then they will eventually come.
In addition to being an entrepreneur, Ara Chackerian also takes time to write on his blog on Medium.com. In one of his most recent blog posts, Ara gives us a few tips on how to stay mentally healthy. In the blog, Ara mentions that often people do not know how to help individuals dealing with mental illness, however, the best route to take is consulting with a professional before engaging in any type of conversation. Additionally, Ara comments that people should not feel like they cannot do anything because they’re not professionals, simply talking about your own experiences allows others to open up as well. Lastly, Ara Chackerian urges every one of us to get involove, you don’t have to have or know someone with mental illness to help others.