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?
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).
Respond by September 11, 2023: A process needs to be developed within OBH that if an MH state-funded peer service(s) closes or is underspent in any way that those funds need to be reallocated to other MH peer recovery centers/services.
Respond by August 7, 2023: We are seeing fewer Mental Health Recovery Centers. We want to emphasize the need for more recovery opportunities NOT less! We do not want to have to fight our fellow peers for our very existence and growth!
Peer MH Recovery Centers need to be increased, with transportation, education, technical assistance and organizational leadership.
Respond by August 7, 2023: When the Waterville Peer MH Recovery Center (held by NAMI ME) closed, the monies were not reallocated for peer services. There are so few dedicated dollars for peer services in the mental health community that we are concerned that what little we have should stay in our community to pay for needed mental health peer centers/services.
Respond by July 7, 2023: In the Farmington area and beyond, the availability of permanent stable housing and related services remains critically low.
Respond by July 7, 2023: CCSM recently learned that when the Waterville Peer Recovery Center (held by NAMI ME) closed, the monies were not reallocated for peer services.
Respond by July 7, 2023: There are 20 SUD Recovery Centers in existence or coming into being in Maine, almost all came into being in the last few years. Conversely, on the Mental Health Recovery Center side, we are seeing fewer centers.
The CCSM has created the final draft of an issue statement regarding the need for more systemic work on trauma informed practices in the state. To view the concept final draft: PDF Document – Click HERE | Word Document- Click HERE