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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.

Feedback Wanted on Latest CCSM Issue Statement Concept Draft- Rights of Recipients Handbook

CCSM Issue Statement Concept Draft:

Rights of Recipients Handbook

February 2018


 The Rights of Recipients Handbook is a document that is no longer relevant or effective. It has not been updated for possibly a decade and a half.

A revision was worked on a decade ago but was never completed and released. A major revision is long overdue. We are asking the State to bring together a stakeholder group of State staff, consumers and legal advocates to finally revise this much needed document to really help the peers that need to access this resource.


 The CCSM Issues Statement Committee would like to hear from you.  What are your thoughts on helping to find a solution to this issue? 


Deadline to submit comments: March 13, 2018


Please respond by attending your local meeting and giving solution-oriented feedback, either verbally or in writing. Written comments can also be emailed to: OR sent through the mail to:

Issue Statement Comments
219 Capitol Street, Suite 7
Augusta, ME 04330

Intentional Peer Support in Peer Recovery Centers: A Day of Dialogue December 4th - 9am-4:30pm, Augusta Civic Center

Participants, Employees and anyone interested in Peer Recovery Centers are encouraged to attend this day of dialogue to learn together how Intentional Peer Support can be utilized within these programs.

The day will begin with Chris Hansen, Director of Intentional Peer Support.

The program will allow for extended conversations regarding challenges and successes with developing the new programs and how IPS can fit in. Possible conversations include, Boundaries, Confidentiality, Dual Relationships, Personal Wellness, Transitioning to new programming, and much more.

Some of our conversations will be guided by Patricia McKenzie of Kennebec Behavioral Health.

To Register:

For Questions: Kelly.Staples@Maine.Gov or 207-215-5389

This day is provided free by the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services/DHHS. However, lunch and snacks will be on your own. The Civic Center does not allow for outside food to be brought onto the premises.

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