The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association is a district branch of The American Psychiatric Association.  We are the only statewide organization representing Georgia psychiatrists and their patients. Our members are dedicated to promoting professional values and ethics in the practice of psychiatry; improving patient access to quality mental health care; lifelong learning and professional development; and supporting education and advocacy for our profession, our patients and their families.


Emotional Support Line for Georgians Impacted by Covid-19 – Text/Chat Features

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) provides support for citizens impacted by COVID-19. Their services include the following: Emotional Support Counselors via telephone and text daily from the hours of 8:00 am through 11:00 pm, assisting individuals in understanding their current situations and reactions to COVID-19, discussing stress management and coping skills when dealing with isolation, high feelings of stress, depression, and being overwhelmed, and also providing links to referral sources and community resources.

Please see the two flyers below that include brief information about the program and the contact number for their Crisis Hotline. This support line can be a beneficial tool for front-line workers along with populations being served. 




2021 GPPA  Annual Winter CME Meeting

Registration is Now Open!

Dates:  Friday, February 19 -  Saturday, February 20, 2021

After weeks of hard work, the CME Committee is excited to announce that registration is now open for the GPPA Virtual Winter CME Meeting!  The Meeting will be  held Friday, February 19 -  Saturday, February 20, 2021.                               

2021 Virtual Physician's Day! 




 COVID-19 & Mental Health

The APA has posted an excellent resource regarding COVID-19 and mental health. Click here to view

Also please see the compiled PDF below containing multiple COVID-19 Resources for your review. We have also included a CISA Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers as well as a CMS Medicare Provider Enrollment FAQ Sheet.