Providing a voice for consumers of

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.

DRM Releases Results Of their Survey: SNAPSHOT: Maine’s Mental Health System

Through the Spring-Fall of 2016, Disability Rights Maine (DRM) conducted asurvey directly with consumers to learn about their experiences regarding mental health services in Maine. Their goal in conducting the survey was to ensure DRM’s advocacy in the mental health system for both resource development and the quality of services continues to reflect the actual needs of those accessing those resources.

DRM has released the report they created with the results of that survey and that report can be viewed by clicking HERE

#SaveMedicaid Day of Action- June 6, 2017

 

No Cuts! No Caps!

#SaveMedicaid

The new American Health Care Act (AHCA) guts over

$800 billion from Medicaid. The proposed per capita caps and cuts will have devastating and deadly consequences for people w/disabilities & seniors.

Join us to educate Congress about what cuts and caps REALLY means.

  Ways you can get involved:


Take a Selfie and Share Your Reasons to #SaveMedicaid

Stories and photos have major power. Print out the sign from the last page of the toolkit (link below) and use the blank space to write how cuts and caps to Medicaid will affect you. Take a selfie while holding your sign and post it to social media, tagging #SaveMedicaid and your Member of Congress:  @SenatorCollins and/or @SenAngusKing

 

Call and Tweet your Story to your Member of Congress

  • ·         Call: Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 2243121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. Use the tweets or talking points found in the #SaveMedicaid toolkit (see below) Call multiple times throughout the day! Contact your Governor too – caps and cuts shift costs to the states, and your Governor needs to hear from you.
  • ·         Tweet your Member of Congress. @SenatorCollins and @SenAngusKing

Example: Cutting and capping Medicaid is dangerous for PWD. @mysenator #SaveMedicaid

 

Not sure what to say? See the list of talking points in the #SaveMedicaid Toolkit:  http://tash.org/…/…/2017/06/June-6-Day-of-Action-Toolkit.pdf

 

Here are links to Senator Collins & Senator King that you can paste in your web browser:

https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact
https://www.king.senate.gov/contact

 

Change your Twitter and Facebook Cover Images

On June 6, declare your support by changing your Twitter and Facebook cover images in support of #SaveMedicaid. Download the customized images from https://www.flickr.com/gp/aucd/m491v4.

  

Change your Facebook Profile Picture Frame

On June 6, declare your support by changing your Twitter and Facebook cover images in support of #SaveMedicaid. While logged in to Facebook,                                                                                                                           

1. Go to the profile picture frame feature

2. Click on the menu to the left of your profile picture

3. Select the frame you would like to add (#SaveMedicaid by AUCD)

4. Click Use as Profile Picture to save

 

Additional directions are included in the toolkit!

2017 HOPE Conference Brochure Is Now Available!

The 2017 HOPE Conference Brochure and registration form is now available.

This years' theme is "Strive to Thrive, Not Just Survive."

The goals of the conference are for participants to gain a greater understanding of what recovery/wellness is from the many paths and different perspectives on the journey of life. The conference is a chance to learn from each other, network and gain a greater understanding about recovery and wellness.

To view or download a copy of the brochure, please click HERE.

Remember that you can also register online by clicking HERE.

Recovery Video Submissions Wanted for 2017 HOPE Conference

Want to share your thoughts on what recovery or what thriving in recovery means to you? Now is your chance!

 

Looking for video submissions for the 2017 HOPE Conference. 

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017

Please see attached flyer for all the details, including what forms of video are accepted, who to send it to, etc. 

 

Please read the flyer carefully and make note that all videos will be made PUBLIC at the HOPE conference and could be used for future awareness events!

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