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Welcome!  MPS is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and works to improve mental health care through education, advocacy and sound psychiatric practice.

Our mission is to promote quality care, advance the profession of psychiatry and to serve the needs of our members. 


 Newest Website Updates


Region 7E Community Needs Meeting - April 11 2014.  Click here for flyer. 



The Minneapolis VA Medical Center is conducting a study to determine the impact of Spiritual Support Groups on healing veterans who are trauma survivors. The groups will meet at religious and community centers for 8 weeks. Veterans may be assigned to either spiritual or standard support groups. Groups will be led by specially trained clergy who are also licensed mental health professionals. There is no cost to participate in the study and participants will be paid up to $200 for their participation. For more information or to refer a veteran, contact Rachel Dubke, the study coordinator at (612) 467-5737.  This study is approved by the Minneapolis VA Institutional Review Board (IRB #4502-A). Principal Investigator, J. Irene Harris, Ph.D., at or 612-467-1654. Click here for flyer.

 News Updates

Medical Marijuana


Click here to read the MPS Statement on Medical Marijuana


Click here to read the MMA Medical Marijuana Policy.


Click here to read the NAMI Minnesota Position Statement re:Medical Marijuana


Mental Health Workforce


Click here to hear Representative Clausen on NPR.


Mental Health Workforce Development Summit Regional Meetings – Attend a regional meeting and give your input!

Pine City, register - April 24, 2014; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Duluth, register - April 29, 2014; 7:30-9:00 a.m.


The MPS Spring Scientific Meeting on May 17 will offer an hour-long session for psychiatrists too.


APA Annual Meeting Update

Vice President Joe Biden to Speak at APA Annual Meeting





Follow @APAPsychiatric and hashtag #APAAM14 to find out the latest Annual Meeting news.



 MPS Spring Meetings-May 17, 2014

Anita Everett, MD

MPS Spring Meeting Keynote Speaker

American Swedish Institute

On Saturday, May 17, 2014 the Minnesota Mental Health Community Foundation will host its first gala at the American Swedish Institute. We are asking for your support. We appreciate and value ALL donations! Please consider supporting this very important event:

  • Sponsor a table of 8 at the Gala for $600 ($240 is tax deductible) Includes signage and acknowledgement in program and materials.
  • Make a donation to be used in our silent auction

Click here to register

 MPS Calendar and Newsletter


Check out new 2014 calendar events!



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