Comments/Feedback Wanted on CCSM Issue Statements (1st Drafts)

We want to hear from you!

The CCSM has created new issue statement concept drafts regarding Section 17 Flexibility of Care and consumers not being included in ISP goal setting.

To view the issue statement: “Section 17 Flexibility of Care Service-Revisited“, click HERE.

To view the issue statement: “Consumers Not Being Included In Setting ISP Goals”, click HERE.

Do you have any thoughts on each of these concept drafts? Do you have any personal stories to share that relate to this issue statement?


Please submit feedback/comments and/or personal stories to: Vickie McCarty –

or send through the mail to:
Issue Statement Comments
219 Capitol Street, Suite #7
Augusta, Maine 04330


Issue Statement Process Information

One of CCSM’s duties is to provide feedback to state government about local and statewide issues. We have a process that generates what is called an issue statement. This is a document that addresses a specific issue and gives solution-based recommendations on how to improve or make changes within Maine’s mental health system. Within this process, people are given an opportunity to provide feedback on each statement generated. 

Recently, the Issues Statement Development Subcommittee agreed that to be more inclusive and for more peer voices to be heard, we realized that it would be helpful to attach “personal stories” to each Issue Statement we do. This will allow for more personalized experiences to be shared in order to better illustrate how an issue affects our community. Each personal story will be left unedited with its original wording.  

Given this new opportunity, we hope our community will feel more engaged and empowered by giving voice to important issues.