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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 SILC is looking for input...

The Maine Statewide Independent Living Council is in the process of writing the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) based on input from adults and youth with disabilities.

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC The SILC is an advisory body required by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The group is made up of representatives from across the disability community and more than half of which are themselves individuals with disabilities. The SILC is required to write a SPIL every three years outlining priorities concerning activities that advance independent living for all individuals with disabilities throughout the State.

Maine Can Work Facilitators Needed!

Maine Can Work, a collaboration of the Consumer Council System of Maine, Syntiro, Unlimited Solutions, Maine Medical Center and SAMHS, is looking for peers who are currently working in some capacity, to become Maine Can Work Facilitators.  See below for more details and a training application!

Free Webinar: Improving Relationships Between Police and the Mental Health Community

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

The National Empowerment Center’s Technical Assistance Center presents a webinar that includes best practices from both the police and mental health peer perspective. Research, collaboration models, and approaches to building better relationships, as well as tools and strategies for safely collaborating with police, will be offered with the ultimate goal of improving the relationship between mental health peers and police and reducing negative outcomes.

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