Consumer Council System of Maine
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Mental Health Services
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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The latest news and information regarding public policy and mental health services in Maine
- Second Draft: Critical Shortage of Stable Housing and Related ServicesDEADLINE TO RESPOND: December 11, 2023: The entire State of Maine is experiencing a lack of availability of permanent, stable housing and related services. People diagnosed with mental health challenges are jailed at higher rates than people who may not experience mental health issues or carry a diagnosis.
- CCSM Encampment Sweeps Concept DraftDEADLINE TO RESPOND: December 11, 2023: There is a disturbing trend of sweeps to remove unhoused people/encampments in Maine. We want to see all town/city/state officials to stop these traumatic actions and support these individuals as fellow humans in need.
- Issue Statement: Dedicated Mental Health (MH) Peer Services Funding Needs to Stay in MH Peer ServicesDEADLINE TO RESPOND: November 6, 2023 The CCSM recently learned about the fact that when the Waterville MH Peer Recovery Center (contract was held by NAMI ME) closed, the monies were not reallocated for peer services.
- First Draft: Critical Shortage of Stable Housing and Related ServicesDEADLINE TO RESPOND: November 6, 2023 In the Farmington area and beyond, the availability of permanent stable housing and related services remains insufficient or nonexistent to meet the demand.
- Rescheduled Region 2 Meeting & Election NoticeThe Region 2 Meeting and Election has been rescheduled to November 20, 2023 at the Best Western in Waterville, Maine.
- CCSM Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2023 EditionFall is a great time in Maine and we hope everyone is getting out to enjoy some of this beautiful weather! Lots still happening here at the CCSM. We are heading out to start our regional meetings starting with up
- Individuals Needed to Vote!Do you favor amending Maine’s Constitution to remove a provision prohibiting a person under guardianship for reasons of mental illness from voting for Governor, Senators, and Representatives, which the United States District Court for the District of Maine found violates the United States Constitution and federal law?
- Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services Stakeholder Session!The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to invite you to provide input on as the Department updates the Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services (Adult RoR) (LD 1080).
MOST CCSM MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD BOTH IN PERSON AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM! CHECK EACH POSTING FOR MORE DETAILS!
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