Ara Chackerian has been in the healthcare industry for a number of decades and sits on a few boards across the Bar Area. He is also known to be a successful entrepreneur. Ara has launched several business ventures that combine the advances in healthcare and technology for more beneficial results. He and his partner have recently looked in a new device-based treatment that is called transcranial magnetic stimulation. The treatment is used for patients experiencing depression.
Ara Chackerian and his partner decided to embark on research into this technology was because the two saw the level of potential that TMS had to become what Ara described as the third pillar of psychiatric care. The intended results or the treatment were phenomenal when it came to treating patients that were suffering from major depression. This is what led Ara and his partner to be more aware of and give more access to the treatment. You can visit his About.me page.
Ara Chackerian wrote an article that discussed the many issues that are currently surrounding the topic of suicide in our modern society. For Ara, the topic of suicide seems to be overshadowed by the other more common topics of school shootings and cancer prevention. Ara believes that more awareness need to be had when it comes to suicide because of the staggering number of people that are affected by it. About 45,000 people die from suicide in the United States alone. This does not even account for the level of suffering that the families are left with.
The lack of awareness on the topic of suicide could be because it is a socially taboo topic. Not very many people would be willing to talk about it due to the level of vulnerability that is required. Revealing suicidal thoughts or tendencies could also reveal the underlying depression, which is another reason that many refuse to bring up the sensitive subject. The family, friends and loved ones of people that have committed suicide are left with feelings of guilt and shame. When a person decides to commit suicide it affects everyone that knows them and ultimately causes a ripple effect.