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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 New Issue Statements!

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created new issue statement concept drafts regarding access to medications in Maine Jails and re-establishing the Office of Consumer Affair within Maine’s Dept. of Health & Human Services. To view the issue statement: “Access to Medications in Maine Jails Concept Draft“, click HERE To view the issue

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December 2019 Cancellations

There will be no local council meetings for the month of December. Some groups have opted to host holiday parties in place of meetings. If you would like to attend one of the holiday events and need more information, please contact the CCSM Office at 207-430-8300 or 1-877-207-5073. Our new meeting format will begin on

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New Meeting Format Announced for 2020

In an effort to increase participation and get feedback from as many of our peers as possible, the SCC has voted on changing our local council meeting schedule (see chart below). Beginning on Jan.1, 2020, we will start using a new rotating, quarterly format that will include holding local council business meetings, hosting forums and

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Feedback Wanted on New Issue Statements

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created first drafts of issue statements regarding ways to help people with a criminal history to obtain employment and another for people who end up in correctional facilities without access to mental health treatment. To view the issue statement ” Alternative pathways to Employment for People

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2019 Regional Meetings & Elections Reminder

Regional Meetings and SCC elections will be coming up soon and the deadline for applications is fast approaching:  We currently need candidates for Region 1 as no applications have been submitted! All candidates must complete and submit the CCSM ElectedRepresentative Application by 5:00 PM on the following dates:Region 1: October 31, 2019Region 2: October 21,

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