Current Consumer Issues

Current Issues

Here you will find the latest news and information regarding our work in helping to shape public policy and mental health services in Maine.

Behavioral Healthcare Coalition for Maine Holds Press Conference

The Behavioral Health Coalition for Maine (BHC4Me) held a press conference on April 10, 2018 regarding a package of mental health & substance use bills supported by coalition members that are sitting in Appropriations waiting to be funded!


To view the press conference video click HERE.

Read Press Release: Click HERE

View Mental Health Priorities List: Click HERE

*The mission of the Maine Behavioral Health Coalition is one of advocacy and education, fostering and protecting beneficial policies while opposing harmful ones in the areas of mental health and substance use. The Coalition will work collaboratively with legislators, service providers, consumers, and advocates to increase communication and information sharing in order to have a collective voice in influencing behavioral health policies throughout the state of Maine.

NVC II Training Schedule for May 15-16, 2018

Would you like to enhance your Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Skills? Have you taken NVC- Level 1?

Apply Now for the NVC-Level 2 Training

The CCSM has 13 spots available! But you must apply! Don't delay-fill out your application now!

To download an application, click HERE


This is a collaborative training with Maine Association of Peer Support and Recovery Centers, The Consumer Council System of Maine, and the Peer Support Specialist Network of Maine.

Download the flyer here

The 2018 HOPE Conference Brochure and Registration Form is now available.

This years' theme is “Our Roots, Our Community: Coming Together for Social Change”

The 2018 HOPE Conference reinforces the power of community organizing in bringing about social justice. Internationally recognized keynotes will address the need for change and the significance of support and advocacy. Social justice, consumer movement history, personal and systemic advocacy, leadership skill building, community engagement, relationships for change and creative expression will be the focus of the workshops.

Register today! Early Bird Registration (before 5/23/18): $15 and (after 5/23/18): $20

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