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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.

CCSM Office Closure- 2/13/2020

Due to the weather and thinking of the safety of all staff and our members, the CCSM office will be closed today, Tuesday, February 13, 2020. Staff will still be available and can be reached by calling us through our office number: 430-8300 or Toll Free: 1-877-207-5073 Thank you and please stay safe today!

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Mental Health Working Group Report Released

As you may know, the CCSM was part of a working group established via legislation: ‘LD 1602, Resolve 2019, Chapter 100, Resolve, Establishing the Working Group on Mental Health.’ The group was tasked with assessing the State’s capacity to serve Maine citizens with behavioral health needs and propose a comprehensive mental health plan for the

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February Focus Forum Schedule

We invite you to attend the first of four forums that we will be hosting this year in multiple areas across Maine. Each forum will be on a different topic and will allow us to provide information and collect your feedback and thoughts.  ~These forums are open to the public and are free to attend~ Come & hear

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2020 HOPE Conference- Call for Presentations

The HOPE Conference planning committee has released a call for presentations for the 2020 conference. If you have an idea for a workshop and would like to submit one, then now is the time! For learn more about submitting a proposal and to obtain proposal form, please see below: For more detailed information, click HERE

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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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