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Consumer Council System of Maine

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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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Upcoming Events

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, All CCSM MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ONLINE FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL & MAY!

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.

May
18
Tue
Farmington Local Council Meeting @ Zoom Conferencing
May 18 @ 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!
May
19
Wed
Lewiston Local Council Meeting @ Zoom Conferencing
May 19 @ 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!

May
25
Tue
Legislative Subcommittee Meeting @ Consumer Council System of Maine
May 25 @ 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.

 

Bangor Local Council Meeting @ Zoom Conferencing
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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!

————————

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!

Jun
1
Tue
Portland Local Council Meeting @ Zoom Conferencing
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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!

Current News

  • ACTION ALERT: LD 1586
    CALL TO ACTION: INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY!! We are encouraging the CCSM community to write and give testimony! Have your voice heard! LD 1586: An Act To Strengthen Statewide Mental Health Peer Support, Crisis Intervention Mobile Response and Crisis Stabilization …

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  • Feedback Needed on new “Lack of Equitable Access” Issue Statement Concept Draft
    We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement concept draft regarding lack of equitable access to peer recovery centers across the state of Maine. To view the concept draft, “Lack of Equitable Access to …

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  • Farmington Local Council-May Meeting Cancelled
    Please note: Due to unforseen circumstances, the Farmington Local Council Meeting scheduled for today (April 20, 2021) has been cancelled! Their next meeting will be held on May 18, 2021 from 2:30-4:30 PM. For more meeting information, click HERE Thank …

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  • Feedback Needed on Housing Issue Statement- First Draft
    We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created the first draft of an issue statement regarding the importance of housing. To view the first draft, click HERE  Would you like to share your thoughts on this subject? Do …

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