mississippi psychiatric assnA district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mississippi Psychiatric Association was chartered in the State of Mississippi in 1967. MPA is a membership organization of psychiatric physicians, who address brain disorders and substance abuse disorders throughout the state. MPA strives to continuously improve the ability of our members to provide quality, evidence-based and collaborative psychiatric services to persons with mental health needs and their families. The Association advocates for the welfare of all those with mental illness while fostering the medically-based principles of psychiatry.