Feedback Needed on Telehealth Issue Statement (1st Draft)

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement first draft regarding Telehealth and inconsistencies with its usage around the state. To view the issue statement: “Telehealth“, 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? DEADLINE …

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Feedback Needed on New Issue Statement Concept Draft

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement concept draft regarding inconsistencies with the use of Telehealth across the state. To view the issue statement, click HERE Do you have any thoughts on the concept draft? Do you or someone you know have any personal story to share that relate to this issue statement? DEADLINE …

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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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Online Community Forums Scheduled for August

“Re-inventing the Adult Mental Health System” Online Community Forums (See flyer below for more details…) We invite you to join us and share your thoughts on what YOU imagine Maine’s adult mental health system should look like. Information collected will be organized, compiled and shared with the Department of Health & Human Services. All forums to be held online via …

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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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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 …

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May 2020 Online Community Forums

You are invited to attend one of our upcoming forums ! ~These forums are open to the public and are free to attend~ Share your feedback on local issues related to Maine’s mental health system! Information collected will be used to inform our work and help us focus on the most important issues in the coming year. For more information, see …

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COVID-19 and SSI/SSDI Benefits

Public webinar offered by Maine Medical Center’s Department of Vocational Services April 16, 202010:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.mCART captioning provided Maine Medical Center’s Department of Vocational Services is pleased to announce a public webinar for service providers and SSI/SSDI beneficiaries who want to learn how disability benefits are impacted by the recent COVID-19 economic recovery bills. The webinar will address questions such as: How do Economic …

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Urgent Grievances Training to be Offered on 4/9/2020

Webinar Training hosted by Consumer Council System of Maine & Disability Rights Maine DATE: April 9, 2020 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Consumer Council System of Maine, in partnership with Disability Rights Maine, is hosting a training to help you learn the best way to protect your rights during a time of national emergency. This training is specific to mental health services. The …

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