The Consumer Council System of Maine (CCSM)
Welcome to the Consumer Council System of Maine website.
Here you will find the latest news and information regarding our work in helping to shape public policy and mental health services in Maine. Browse through the links above to find our calendar of CCSM & other statewide events, local and national mental health resources, FAQ's, and much more.
Do you want to get involved with the CCSM? We value consumer/peer participation and encourage you to check out our calendar for listings of regularly scheduled local council meetings and attend one in your area. The foundation of the CCSM rests in the grassroots participation in the Local Councils as this is where everyone's voice is heard. We also value your comments on questions and surveys we post. Your feedback is welcome and needed.
Some pages are still under construction or being updated so please visit regularly for up-to-date information.
Thank you and come back soon!
ACTION ALERT: TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE LD1738WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO OPPOSE LD1738!!! The Judiciary Committee will be hearing the following bill submitted by the Maine Hospital Association: LD 1738 " An Act To Improve Maine's Involuntary...30 January 2014Read More...
ACTION ALERT FROM NCMHR: Tell Your Representative NOT to Co-Sponsor Murphy MH Bill, HR 3717The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery has issued the following action alert. We urge all of our members and collaborators to read more about the proposed legislation being talked about and...20 December 2013Read More...
RFI Crisis Services Forum Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 4, 2013Hello everyone! As some of you may know, DHHS has put out a RFI (Request for Information) for the crisis system. As most of you know, we held a big two day event for the other recent RFI for peer services. ...03 December 2013Read More...
Information about Maine Food Supplement Benefit Recertification & Photo ID CardI am sure that most of you by now have heard about Dept. of Human Services' plan to add photos to EBT (food supplement) cards. With that, some of you may have questions about the recertification process...23 September 2014Read More...
September is National Recovery Month!!!!!!!Join the CCSM in celebrating recovery month this September!!!!! What is recovery month, you ask? Well here is a little about it: Excerpt taken from the Recovery Month Facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryMonth/info04 September 2014Read More...The Maine Disability Rights Center Needs Your Feedback,,,,,The Maine Disability Rights Center (DRC), a collaborating organization of the Consumer Council System of Maine, is looking for your feedback so they can improve services and meet their mission! Below is...28 August 2014Read More...
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2014 NAMI WALK
Join the CCSM at the 2014 NAMI Walk and help raise mental health awareness!
Be part of our walk team or donate to NAMI!
For more information, please click HERE
- Greater Bangor Area Local Council Meeting
October 28, 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
- Portland Local Council Meeting
November 04, 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
- Office Closed- Veterans Day
November 11, 2014 (8:00 am - 9:00 am)
- Augusta Local Council Meeting
November 18, 2014 (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
- Lewiston Local Council Meeting
November 19, 2014 (10:00 am - 12:00 - noon)