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 you or someone you know have any personal story to share that relates to this issue statement? DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK: …

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Online Community Forums Scheduled-Consent Decree Update

We invite the peer community to come learn about changes to Maine’s Consent Decree. This affects everyone using adult mental health services in Maine not just consent decree members. This forum is meant for peers/consumers but others are welcome to attend and listen. Disability Rights Maine and the Consumer Council System of Maine will talk about the details of the …

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CCSM Releases report on “Re-imagining the Adult Mental Health System”

In August 2020,  the CCSM hosted seven forums across the state that focused on the theme  “Re-inventing the Adult Mental Health System”. Information gathered from the participants of these forums, helped us identify nine major areas that need improvement within Maine’s adult mental health system. All data was compiled and our recommendations to the State of Maine created and outlined …

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Feedback Needed on New Housing Issue Statement Concept Draft

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement concept draft regarding the importance of housing. To view the concept draft, click HERE Would you like to share your thoughts on this subject? Do you or someone you know have any personal story to share that relates to this issue statement? DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK: March 8, …

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Governors Office Releases Status of Mental Health Consent Decree

The Governor’s office recently released a press release on the status of Maine’s mental health consent decree and a recent agreement that was reached. Courtmaster Wathen also released his progress report on the consent decree. To view press release and agreement, click HERE To view court master’s report, click HERE Please stay tuned for more information as the CCSM will …

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Happy Holidays…

A reminder that the CCSM office will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24th and Friday, Dec. 25th for the holiday! We will re-open on Monday, Dec. 28th at 9:00 AM.

Request Your Absentee Ballot for the July 2020 Election

Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Maine: The July primary and referendum election is now just three weeks away. If you plan to vote by mail, there is still time to request your absentee ballot online or by phone, but don’t wait too much longer. It can take 5-7 days in each direction: to get your ballot to …

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Statement of Solidarity Against Racism & Discrimination

In light of recent events around the country, we put forth the following message: The Consumer Council System of Maine is deeply saddened and outraged about the recent killing of George Floyd and other incidents of racial & systemic violence happening around the country. Systemic violence against communities of color MUST stop and we stand in solidarity with those fighting …

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Caring for the Unseen – Mental Health During COVID-19: Town Hall Event Scheduled for 6/3/2020

Join our Executive Director, Simonne Maline, as she participates in a town hall event tomorrow night! Listen to her and others talk about mental health as it relates to COVID-19. There will be time for questions and answers via a chat option.  For more detailed info and/or to watch webinar, click HERE Disclaimer: The CCSM does not endorse any specific …

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Maine COVID-Support Resource

The CCSM has created this easy to use graphic to inform you of support resources available during these stressful times due to COVID-19. The image below can be downloaded and shared….