Peace Partnership
2 Oct

Psychopharmacology Part 1

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To better understand the history of psychopharmacology, here is a simplified timeline: 1950s: Seemed as though new breakthrough drugs are being discovered every year. Psychiatry emerged as the fastest growing specialty in medicine. 1961: Thomas Szas, a psychiatrist at the State University of New York in Syracuse argued that, “psychiatric disorders weren’t medical in kind, […]

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21 Aug

A Modern Day Plague

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The increase of mental illness in America has risen to epidemic proportions. In the short span of 20 years, children under eighteen years of age who received a Social Security Income/Social Security Disability Income (SSI/SSDI) payment because they were disabled by a serious mental illness went from 16,200 to 561,569. That is an increase of […]

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1 Aug

Counseling is For The Rich

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The average cost to see a master’s level mental health professional in the Kansas City area is $80 per session. Based on a bi-monthly schedule, that adds up to be just under $2,000 annually. If the individual or family is lucky enough to have a mental health writer on their insurance policy, they will often […]

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13 June

When a Dream Becomes a Reality

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Let me introduce myself. My name is Emily. As we embark upon this start-up business, I’ll be keeping this blog to share the things Jon and I come across from time to time. It’s been a long and winding road to get Peace Partnership started, but everything is finally coming together and we are pretty […]

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