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Rock N’ Talk Project: Talk It Out, Change the System

Connect with others who understand the challenges and triumphs of navigating the Maine mental health system. Rock N’ Talk is a community project event that provides a welcoming and comfortable space for peers to share their experiences with mental health and related services. Everyone deserves access to quality mental healthcare and your voice matters.

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First Draft: MH Peer Center Request for Proposals (RFPs)

DEADLINE TO RESPOND: Monday June 10th. Because of lack of information, RFPs are rejected, often causing centers to experience intense emotions attached to whether they receive an awarded contract and extensions due to delays in the contract process.

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Long Stays in Hospital Emergency Department (ED) Hallways

DEADLINE TO RESPOND: Monday June 10th. Peers have reported to the CCSM that they have had long stays in the hallways at local emergency departments across Maine. There is a long and reoccurring history of this practice, and we know it can be done better!

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Final Draft: Lack of DLSS (Daily Living Support Services) for Those in Need of the Service in Maine

We support a broad definition of living quarters, DHHS clarification to providers who can access these services and we would like to see a wider array of agencies providing the continuum of care that includes daily living support and community rehabilitation services.

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Concept Draft: MH Peer Center RFPs

Deadline to Respond: May 6, 2024. If we truly want a peer-written RFP, we need to do more for center managers and staff to build their capacity to write correctly what the State is requesting.

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Second Draft: Lack of DLSS (Daily Living Support Services) for those in need of the service in Maine

DEADLINE TO RESPOND: May 6, 2024. We expect that no matter what you define as a home or what area of Maine you live in that you can access Daily Living Support Services.

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First Draft: Lack of DLSS (Daily Living Support Services) for those in need of the service in Maine

Deadline to Respond: April 8, 2024 We have seen a sharp decline in this service’s accessibility for people who need this service to be able to stay in their own homes successfully by having supports that increase skills and abilities to be successful in the community of the person’s choosing.

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CCSM Issues Subcommittee Final Draft 3/13/2024

The CCSM expects that there should be an easier avenue (no wrong door) to access all the housing applications.

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LD 2237 Legislative Action Alert

Hearing on LD 2237 will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024 @ 10 am, and we need any and all peers to help us shine a light on critical areas in need of reform in Maine’s mental health system.

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Concept Draft: Lack of DLS (Daily Living Support) Services for Those in Need of the Service in Maine

Deadline to Respond: March 11, 2024 In the past few years, we have seen a sharp decline in Daily Living Support accessibility for people that need these services to be able to stay in their own homes successfully.

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