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Ara Chackerian is an American investor and entrepreneur, as well as a well known philanthropist, based in San Francisco, California. His main focus is investing in healthcare companies during their early stages, companies which are committed to bring innovation to the healthcare system in the United States. He co-founded a number of healthcare companies throughout his 20 years of experience, including BMC Diagnostics, PipelineRx, and TMS Health Solutions.
Ara Chackerian attended Florida State University – College of Business and received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. He currently hold many executive roles in a number of healthcare companies, acting as a Board Member for Juma Ventures, and a General Partner for ASC Capital Holdings, among other high-level positions.
He recently wrote about the Mental Health Awareness Month and what action people should take in order to address mental health issues. Started in 1949, Mental Health Month is an opportunity for different organizations to sponsor activities, as well as events which are designed to educate the public, and to offer information and assistance to the public within the mental health community. One of the first things pointed out by Ara Chackerian is the importance of understanding the best way to help someone in crisis. People who are suffering from issues related to mental health they should get help from a professional, which is why it’s important for people to contact specialized facilities or outreach programs. You can visit Medium to see more.
Additionally, Ara Chackerian mentioned the importance of sharing experiences, as they are indirectly helping others understand that they are not alone in their struggle with mental health issues. There are at least 1 in 5 people suffers from some time of such illness during their lifetime. He also considers that people should stop using certain language when discussing mental issues, in order for people to no longer feel inferior due to their condition.
People should not disregard the importance of mental health, which is essential for maintain a well balanced life. Ara Chackerian considers Mental Health Awareness Month to be a great platform for people to get involved, however they see fit, in order to help the community. You can visit their Facebook page.