Consumer Council System of Maine and NAMI Maine are working in partnership with Maine Quality Counts to help Mainers understand Behavioral Health Homes. As a provider of technical assistance, NAMI Maine and the Consumer Council System of Maine are looking to see what parents raising children with serious emotional disturbances and adults with a diagnosed mental illness think about Behavioral Health Homes. Behavioral Health Homes are an effort to integrate physical and mental health care for people with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance. The hope is that Behavioral Health Homes will lead to more holistic care and better health and mental health outcomes. The work is supported by State Innovation Model funding through the DHHS Office of MaineCare Services.
Part of how individuals and parents will be able have their questions or concerns addressed is to attend a BHH Education Forum. There are nine forums scheduled around the state that individuals can register to attend by visiting NAMI Maine’s website or contacting Courtney at 207.622.5767.
As we prepared the program for these forums it is critical that we have a clear understanding about how families and individuals feel about behavioral health homes and what they think about this new service delivery model. We have developed a basic and very quick survey. We are asking individuals who have a mental health diagnosis or parent raising children with serious emotional disturbances to complete this short opinions survey. Please help us gather many different perspectives by sharing this the link to the survey with as many people as possible. You may also print the survey and return to it to NAMI Maine if that is easier.
NAMI Maine is offering a new 10-week peer education course called "Inspiring Minds: Skills for Balance, Connection & Fresh Perspective".
Inspiring Minds is NAMI Maine's new skills-based recovery education program that meets once a week for 10 weeks and covers a variety of topics through interactive sessions that include listening, videos, exercises, role plays, and group discussion.
New sessions are now scheduled throughout Maine in the coming weeks and you can choose to take one class or all of them!
Here’s the schedule with links to the registration pages on our website:
22 State Street #2
Portland, ME 04101
Every Monday from 1-3pm, starting Oct. 19 through Dec. 21