The Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS) is a dynamic community of over 1,000 Illinois psychiatrists, in diverse types of practice and subspecialty areas. IPS brings members together for advocacy, education and networking, with multiple special interest and work groups.
IPS was started in 1938 as a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (founded 1844), one of the first nation-wide professional organizations in the U.S., now serving 38,800 members.
Our nation is facing tremendous demand for behavioral health care. The goal of IPS is to raise quality, parity, equity and access to psychiatric care, for all citizens of Illinois. We urge Black and Latinx doctors and all students to consider the amazing world of mental health care, and help us meet these challenges.
Join us and share what you need, and what you know, with this family of psychiatrists. Together, we can make it better.
The Illinois Psychiatric Society is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois, and has created a resource guide for psychiatrists and the community.