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The Consumer Council System of Maine represents fellow consumers with an effective, organized voice in shaping public policy and mental health services.

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  • Virtual Movie Screening & Panel Discussion- Oct. 20, 2021
    DATE: October 20, 2021 TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM Interpreters Available | Closed Captioned To be held via ZOOM | Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8938611710 You are invited to join us on Zoom for a virtual community screening of Medicating Normal followed …

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  • Feedback Needed on Telehealth Issue Statement-First Draft
    The CCSM has created a first draft of the issue statement regarding the importance of MaineCare continuing to cover telehealth option for members when and where it is appropriate. To view the first draft: PDF Document – Click HERE  | Word …

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Upcoming Events

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, All CCSM MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM!

To access a meeting, click on the link below and it will take you to that meetings calendar post on our website. Log-in information for both Zoom video and phone-only access is listed under that posting.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact the CCSM office: (207) 430-8300.

Oct
19
Tue
Farmington Local Council Meeting @ Zoom Conferencing
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
To join by video, click link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8938611710 To join by phone only (no computer needed), dial: 1-929-205-6099 Enter Webinar / Meeting ID# when prompted: 893 861 1710 No Password Needed! ——————————- Do you or have you received mental health services? Do you want to help us advocate for change to Maine’s adult mental health system at the state level? You are invited to attend a local council meeting… We need your help in advising the state regarding mental health public policy changes, where/how money is spent on mental health services and the design of new programs/initiative. We want to hear from you! Come and discuss topics related to Maine’s adult mental health programs, services, and local/statewide issues as it pertains to the mental health system. Your voice CAN make a difference! Our voices together can make a greater impact!
Oct
20
Wed
Lewiston Local Council Meeting @ Zoom Conferencing
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To join by video, click link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8938611710

To join by phone only (no computer needed), dial: 1-929-205-6099

Enter Webinar / Meeting ID# when prompted: 893 861 1710

No Password Needed!

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Do you or have you received mental health services? Do you want to help us advocate for change to Maine’s adult mental health system at the state level?

You are invited to attend a local council meeting…

We need your help in advising the state regarding mental health public policy changes, where/how money is spent on mental health services and the design of new programs/initiative.

We want to hear from you!

Come and discuss topics related to Maine’s adult mental health programs, services, and local/statewide issues as it pertains to the mental health system.

Your voice CAN make a difference!
Our voices together can make a greater impact!

“Medicating Normal” Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion @ Zoom Video Conferencing
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
You are invited to join us on Zoom for a virtual community screening of Medicating Normal followed by a live interactive post-screening panel discussion/Q&A.
Hosted by: The Consumer Council System of Maine and Disability Rights Maine
Interpreters Available  for Panel Discussion| Movie is Closed Captioned
For more detailed information, please visit the Facebook event page by clicking HERE
Oct
22
Fri
Statewide Consumer Council (SCC) Meeting @ Zoom Conferencing
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bi-monthly meeting of elected Statewide Consumer Council (SCC) Representatives (Board of Directors)

If any person other than an SCC Representative would like to attend this meeting, please contact the CCSM office  at 1-877-207-5073 or 207-430-8300 for more information. 

Oct
26
Tue
Legislative Subcommittee Meeting @ Consumer Council System of Maine
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Anyone is welcome to attend!

To join by video, click link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8938611710

To join by phone only (no computer needed), dial: 1-929-205-6099

Enter Webinar / Meeting ID# when prompted: 893 861 1710

No Password Needed!

This subcommittee is responsible for monitoring and reviewing upcoming legislative activities during each legislative season such as: proposed bills and public hearings. The group will write and present testimony on behalf of the CCSM, with Statewide Consumer Council approval. They will report activities to the SCC on a monthly basis, create action alerts regarding legislation to be sent out to the CCSM membership and solicit feedback from the statewide membership for the creation of written testimony. This subcommittee will also assist with legislative trainings to CCSM membership.