2019 Forums on Mental Health Systems Transformation

You are invited to attend one of 12 forums the CCSM will be hosting between March and May 2019…

Are you are wanting to contribute to the transformation of the mental health system in Maine? We want to hear what the public has to say about adult mental health services.

You will have the opportunity to voice your concerns in areas of the system you think needs immediate attention. Attendees will get an opportunity to share their experiences, make recommendations, voice expected outcomes in relation to the concern. The information we gather will be used in the CCSM Issue Statement work. Our Issue Statements are delivered to the State Offices connected to the topic, most often the Commissioner of DHHS, the Director of the Office of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHS), as well as stakeholders deemed appropriate.

Please inform and encourage anyone impacted by mental health service to attend: co-workers, friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Mileage reimbursement for consumers/peers

Accommodations available with advance notice- contact the CCSM office.

All forums are held from 3-5 PM

BelfastMarch 11 University of Maine-Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Avenue
(Route 3)
BangorMarch 18Bangor Public Library
Laurence E. Crofutt Community Room
(1st Floor)
145 Harlow Street
BiddefordMarch 26 J. Richard Martin Community Center
Ross Center- Dining Room
189 Alfred Street
PortlandMarch 28 Portland Public Library
Rines Auditorium
5 Monument Square
LewistonApril 4St. Mary’s Nutrition Center
208 Bates Street
Farmington April 3University of Maine at Farmington
Thomas Auditorium-Preble Hall
(Next to UMF Campus Library)
224 Main Street
RumfordApril 8Rumford Public Library
56 Rumford Avenue
BathApril 11Patten Free Library
Community Room
33 Summer Street
AugustaApril 18Maine State Library
Studio-3rd Floor
230 State Street
WatervilleApril 17Maine General- Thayer Center for Health
Dean Center-Dean Auditorium
149 North Street
CaribouMay 7Caribou Public Library
The Caribou Room
30 High Street
CalaisMay 8Washington County Community College
Riverview Hall-Assembly Room
One College Drive


  • Movie Screening: “The Politics of Memory” by Pat Deegan, Consumer Advocate
  • Public Discussion
  • Networking with local legislators