Influencing and changing the field of psychiatry for the betterment of Black Americans and the diaspora.

About Us

The direction of the BPA is dictated by the growth of our organization and the present dilemmas facing African Americans. The initial and continuing philosophy is to effect change in American psychiatry for the betterment of African Americans and the country as a whole.

Our Objectives


To improve the treatment, care, and rehabilitation of persons affected with mental disorders, developmental and emotional disabilities.


To develop and implement programs that work to eliminate racial, ethnic, religious, and gender bias and discrimination.


To establish and support standards in psychiatric practice, service, and facilities.


To promote research and professional education in those areas of psychiatry.

As time evolves, ​we need your active participation in our association as we continue to learn from the past, speak for the present, and prepare for the future.

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