Since 1979, the Montana Psychiatric Association (MPA) has served as the voice of psychiatrists across the state. The MPA is an independent 501c6 organization which is recognized by and has representation in the American Psychiatric Association. The MPA's first priority is meeting the needs of its members and Montana's overall psychiatric workforce.
Working as a psychiatrist in a rural state presents unique challenges in meeting patient needs as well as maintaining connections with colleagues. Meeting the needs of Montana psychiatrists also means caring for our communities and individuals. This is accomplished by MPA activities as well as through affiliations of the MPA and its members, such as supporting the Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention and Big Sky Psychiatry Conference, teaching WWAMI medical students and communicating with key organizations like the Montana Medical Association, NAMI Montana and the Big Sky Regional Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
True to its original goals, the MPA continues to: