The Mississippi Psychiatric Association (MPA), a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.The association was incorporated in the State of Mississippi in 1967.
- to promote the common professional interests of its members;
- to improve the treatment, rehabilitation and care of persons with mental disorders (including developmental disabilities and substance-related disorders);
- to advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities;
- to promote research, professional education in psychiatry and allied fields, and the prevention of psychiatric disabilities;
- to foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of mental health and illness;
- to make psychiatric knowledge available to practitioners of medicine, to scientists, and to the public;
- to promote the best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of mental health services; and
- to advocate for its members and their patients.