The tech industry may be introducing innovations, but there is also a mental health problem growing in the field that many people, including Ara Chackerian, believes needs to be addressed. As someone who has been involved in the healthcare and tech industries for a great deal of his career, he has seen the impact that stress can have on people involved in it and he wants to see changes. The entrepreneur is based in San Francisco and is well-known for engaging in different philanthropical acts in order to benefit his community and the world in general.
One of the suggestions that Ara Chackerian has for the growing problem of mental health is to provide a place for your employees to be able to address the concerns that they are having in a safe space. It is becoming more common for companies to provide training for their team that can help them address the stress that they may face in their careers and personal lives. By making mental health something that is regularly discussed, Ara Chackerian believes that it can help tech employees feel more comfortable addressing the problems that they are facing. There may be a long way to go for the industry, but it’s important that action is taken.
Aside from his career in healthcare with companies such as TMS Health Solutions, a company that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat mental health disorders on an outpatient basis, he is also involved with Limonapa Teak, a sustainable farm that produces teak while providing jobs for people in its community that pay well. He believes that this form of treatment may end up being the third pillar of mental healthcare along with talk therapy and medication. Research has shown that the form of treatment is particularly effective at treating major depressive disorders. Read more about Ara Chackerian: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/06/ara-chackerian-behind-bliss-motherhood-lies-largely-undiagnosed-mental-health-issue/