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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.

Our Goals

  • 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.