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mental health services

The Consumer Council System of Maine represents fellow consumers with an effective, organized voice in shaping public policy and mental health services.

Maine Can Work Facilitator Training Introduction Webinar to be offered......

Are you working and interested in sharing your experience?

Maine Can Work is a unique and valuable discussion platform to assist individuals who are interested in returning to work. SAMHS, the Consumer Council System of Maine, Unlimited Solutions and Syntiro are collaborating to bring Maine Can Work Facilitator training to the Bangor area this spring.


On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 11:00-12:00 we will be hosting a webinar to introduce Maine Can Work and answer your questions about becoming a Facilitator and teaching peers about the benefits of work on recovery. 


There is no cost to participate in the webinar. Please register here:

We will be captioning and recording the webinar and make it available if you are unable to participate next week!

We look forward to your participation!


You are Invited to the World Premiere Screening of HEALINGVOICES....

You Are Invited to the World Premiere Screening of Healing Voices...

Sponsored by: Consumer Council System of Maine and Disability Rights Maine

Date: March 2, 2016

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Elks Lodge
                 397 Civic Center Drive
                 Augusta, ME

This event is FREE to the Public! 
Refreshements will be availabe

For more information, contact the CCSM office at 430-8300 or Toll-Free: 1-877-207-5073

HEALING VOICES is a new social action documentary which will be released via grass roots, non-theatrical premiere events around the world on and around April 29, 2016. Written and Directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, HEALING VOICES explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question:  What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’? The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over nearly five years, and features interviews with notable international experts including:  Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental illness.  Community screening partners will host HEALING VOICES premiere events in their local markets, which will be followed by audience discussion around dialogue topics relating to the content of the film. The documentary is ideal for individuals with lived experience in the mental health system, educators, peer counselors, advocates, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, healthcare workers, first responders, family members, or anyone who has been touched by mental health issues in their life. 

2016 HOPE Conference Brochure/Registration Form Now Available!

The official 2016 HOPE Conference Brochure and Registration form has been made available to the public.​

The HOPE Conference is a yearly conference for those wanting to gain a greater understanding of what recovery/wellness is from the many paths and different perspectives on the journey of life. It is a chance to learn from each other, network, and gain greater understanding about recovery and wellness.Th​e​ conference is designed for persons in recovery, consumers, survivors, service providers, family and community members.

To view/download the brochure, Click HERE.​

To register online, click HERE.

Printed copies of the brochure are available! Please contact the CCSM office if you would like one!

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