2023 CCSM Annual Awards Luncheon Scheduled for January 27th!

The CCSM cordially invites you to attend our 2023 Annual Awards luncheon on January 27, 2023. This event will be held from 10 am – 2 pm at the Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments for the past year and to honor those who have collaborated and worked closely with us! Guest …

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CCSM, MAPSRC & IPSAC Respond To Recent News Story Regarding Progressive Treatment Program

In response to a news story on several TV stations regarding the recent murder in Poland, Maine and the call for more use of the Progressive Treatment Program, the CCSM, along with the Maine Association of Peer Support & Recovery Centers (MAPSRC) and the Intentional Peer Support Advisory Council (IPSAC), crafted a response/press release offering information/alternatives. This information is to …

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Disability Rights Maine Health Access Survey

 DRM needs to hear from you! Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is collecting data about the issues people with disabilities face accessing health care. Currently, this data does not exist! The survey is confidential and anonymous. The information will be used to advocate for change. To do this, they need your help! How do I take the survey? With support from …

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LD 1262: Statewide Strategic Plan To Serve Maine People with Behavioral Health Needs throughout Their Lifespans 

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to invite you to provide your input on a comprehensive statewide strategic plan. Legislative Document No. 1262 (LD 1262) directs the development of a vision and comprehensive statewide plan to serve people in Maine with behavior health needs across the lifespan. LD 1262 indicates that the plan address a wide array of elements …

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Complete the CCBH Survey & Enter to Win a $75 Gift Card!!

As the State of Maine, behavioral health providers, and advocates seek to improve mental health and substance use services across the state, we need your thoughts on these services. Please click the link: https://us1se.voxco.com/S2/8/CCBHC-2022/ to complete this 10-15 minute survey in English, Spanish, Somali, French or Simplified Chinese before October 21st. If you complete the survey, you can enter to …

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Legislative Subcommittee Meeting Date Change

Starting in November 2022, our Legislative Subcommittee meeting will now meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm. At this time, this meeting is being held online via Zoom only! For more information, click HERE

Informational Sessions on Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC)

Join the CCSM and the Maine Office of Behavioral Health for informational sessions on the rollout of Certified Community Behavioral Health Homes. Come and learn about what this model will look like and share your thoughts/feedback with us! Pick any one session to attend! All information in flyer below…. (Please note that the Zoom link will not work until the …

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Notice of SCC & LC Elections- October 2022

The annual Statewide Consumer Council (SCC) elections and Local Council Officer elections will be conducted at each local council meeting during the month of October. The following SCC positions are open for application: Bangor Local Council: 3-year term (1 position) Lewiston Local Council: 2-year term (1 position) Farmington Local Council: 2-year term (1 position) Portland Local Council: 3-year term (2 …

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Now Hiring: Outreach Coordinator

The CCSM is hiring!!! We are looking for an experienced Outreach Coordinatorto join our team. This position will provide assistance, recruitment, and education in promoting the CCSM to the greater community and assisting mental health consumers in supporting successful and vibrant local councils around Maine. To view job description and apply, visit our posting on Indeed.com, click HERE