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.
- 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.