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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.

CCSM looking for feedback on 2nd Draft of Issue Statements

The CCSM Issue Statement Subcommittee has created a second draft on the issue statements pertaining to Food Insecurity and addressing the policies and practices at Riverview Psychiatric Center that do not promote recovery. These second drafts were formulated from feedback given to the first drafts we put out recently. We are currently looking for your feedback on spelling, grammar and flow only to help us fine tune these statements. No additional information will be added at this point.

Disability Rights Maine announces launch of their statewide survey, "SNAPSHOT: Maine's Mental Health System!"

Disability Rights Maine

Disability Rights Maine is excited to announce the launch of their statewide survey, "SNAPSHOT: Maine's Mental Health System!" 

Anyone who currently receives mental health services is invited to take part in this survey - this is your chance to let us know what's working or not working.YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT

If you are a provider, we hope you will share this survey with your clients and encourage them to participate!

The feedback they receive will be used to advocate for systemic changes to Maine's mental system.

You can access this survey by:

Clicking on the SurveyMonkey link:; or

If you/your clients wish to participate, but do not have internet access, please call the DRM office (1.800.452.1948).  They will mail a paper copy to you, along with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
Additionally, DRM staff will be conducting outreach to vocational clubhouses, peer-run social clubs, residential treatment facilities, and inpatient settings.
If you have questions about this survey or our outreach plans, please contact Kevin Voyvodich at 1.800.452.1948.
Thank you for your participation!

CCSM Looking for Feedback on Latest Issue Statements

The CCSM Issue Statement Subcommittee has been working on 2 issue statements on Food Insecurity and Addressing the policies and practices at Riverview that do not promote recovery.

The subcommittee has completed a first draft of each statement and is looking for feedback from our peers on the content and clarity of the statements.

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