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, click HERE

2022 CCSM Regional Meeting Document

The CCSM held regional meetings in May-April 2022 to discuss what issues people are seeing withing their communities as it relates to Maine’s adult mental health system. These meetings are a way for us to receive people’s feedback and we used that information to create a document in which we can pick from to determine what we will work on …

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CCBHC General Education Session Scheduled for July 21, 2022

General Education & Listening Session around a new model of care: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) The CCBH model alleviates decades-old challenges that have led to a crisis in providing access to mental health and substance use care. Presented by: National Council For Mental Wellbeing, Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, Co-occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME), Consumer Council …

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Maine Can Work Webinar Scheduled for July 21, 2022

Want to review and learn how the Maine Can Work Handbook can be used? Then this webinar is for you! You must register to attend! Maine Can Work is a handbook that can help peers, providers, or individuals to explore work, pinpoint concerns, and identify resources that can help address those concerns. Please join the Consumer Council System of Maine, …

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CCSM Quarterly Newsletter-Summer 2022 Edition

The CCSM would like to announce the start of our quarterly newsletter! We will release 3-4 issues per year! Each issue will contain updates on CCSM projects, upcoming meetings/events and more! Today we release our Summer 2022 edition! To view, click here:…/ccsm-quarterly-newsletter-summer-2022

DRM & CCSM To Host Screening of “The Wisdom of Trauma”

Disability Rights Maine and The Consumer Council System of Maine will be hosting a screening of the movie “The Wisdom of Trauma” on June 2, 2022 from 6-8 pm followed by a panel discussion. Closed Captioned Movie | Panel Discussion: ASL Interpreters Provided and Closed Captioned. The movie will be held on the platform “Show & Tell” and a secure …

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2022 HOPE Conference Registration Now Open!

The HOPE Conference will be held in person this year on May 18th from 8 am – 4 pm at the Augusta Civic Center. Registration is now open!! For more information and/or to register, click button below… You can also get updates and more on the HOPE Conference Facebook page! Click the button below….

Mills Administration Launches Website to Help Maine People Claim $850 Relief Checks

From the office of Governor Janet Mills Those with questions about the $729.3 million relief program can visit for answers On the heels of the Governor signing into law the supplemental budget sending relief to Maine people, the Mills Administration announced today it has launched a website to assist those who want to claim their $850 relief payment. The …

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