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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.

HELP OPPOSE H.R. 2646: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016

Today is the day!

Tomorrow the House is voting on HR 2646, mental health reform! Call your member of Congress and urge him or her to vote NO and make their voices heard that this is a bad bill for people living with mental health challenges in Maine and across the nation!

To view the main points why this federal bill HR 2646 would be so bad for America, please visit our Facebook page:

For even more information on this bill, please visit The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery:

This bill is scary for most consumers and should be for providers as well. It has already been voted unanimously out of Committee and will make its way to the floor for debate and vote. It is scary how many people who don't know a lot about this bill have pledged to support it. Please help!

Call (202) 224-3121
Press #2
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Here’s our suggested message:
“As a constituent of the Representative’s, I would like him/her to vote no on HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, when it comes to the floor of the House. There is a mental health crisis in this country. This bill will not help. Thank you."

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.

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