3rd Annual Disability Pride Day-Augusta

Com join the CCSM and celebrate Disability Pride Day! The CCSM will host an informational table and there will be lots of opportunity to mingle and have fun! Come celebrate with us! Please note the new location this year: Mill Park-Augusta

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CCSM To Offer eCPR Training

The Consumer Council System of Maine (CCSM) is sponsoring a two-day eCPR training this summer in 2 different locations! Sessions will be offered: Portland: July 22-23, 2019 (Location to be determined) Augusta: August 8-9, 2019 (Location to be determined) Space is limited so you must apply! Click HERE to download application. APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 15,

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CCSM Receives New Banner from ARRT!

We would like to thank the wonderful folks at ARRT! (Artist’s Rapid Response Team) for creating this wonderful banner for the CCSM! It was an unexpected surprise that was delivered today! We will be using this for events and on our website, etc. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! ARRT! (Artists’

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Quality Improvement Council schedules mental health forums

Let your voice be heard! Have you or a family member ever received or are receiving now mental health services? Quality Improvement Council presents three public forums: Governor Hill Mansion 136 State Street Augusta, Me www.govenorhillmansion.com June 18, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm Jeff’s Catering 15 Littlefield Way Brewer, Me www.jeffscatering.com June 19, 2019 6-8 pm Italian

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ACTION ALERT UPDATE

No Public Hearing on LD 1822 ” An Act to Protect Access to Services for Adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness” The CCSM has received word on LD 1822: “An Act to Protect Access to Services for Adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness.  The Health and Human Services Committee went into a quick work session on Monday

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CALL TO ACTION: LD 1822

INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO BE READY TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY AND/OR ATTEND PUBLIC HEARING! We just received word today, June 3, 2019, that LD 1822 ” An Act to Protect Access to Services for Adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness” will be scheduled a public hearing soon, even as early as this afternoon! We may only

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CALL TO ACTION ON LD 1602!

INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO SPEAK ABOUT MAINE’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM! Share your experiences about what is working, what you want, what isn’t working and what your concerns are!  We are encouraging the community to:1. Write and give testimony or,2. Come and speak from your heart without written testimony or, 3. Show up to support others who are speaking(Oral testimony

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Feedback Wanted for Issue Statement on Person-First Language

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a first draft of an issue statement regarding person first language for reducing stigma and focusing on a strength-based approach to care. To view the issue statement, click HERE What are your thoughts on the first draft? Do you have any personal stories to share

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CCSM CALL TO ACTION

INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY ON  SEVERAL BILLS BEING HEARD THIS WEEK!  We are encouraging the CCSM community to write and give testimony!Have your voice heard!  PUBLIC HEARINGS  Wednesday, April 17th at 9:00 AM  Cross Building- Room 209 Health & Human Services Committee   L.D. 613: Resolve- Concerning the Adoption of Rules To Carry Out the Purpose

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Looking for Outreach Coordinator to join our team!

The CCSM is currently hiring a full time Community Outreach and Technical Assistance Coordinator. This is an hourly position that offers earned time, paid health (100%) and dental insurance (paid at 50%). To view the job description, click HERE To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Simonne Maline, Executive Director: [email protected] or

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CALL TO ACTION!! INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY ON LD 876 AND LD 964

WHEN:  Friday, March 25, 2019 TIME:  (LD 964) 10:00 AM           (LD 876)   1:00 pm LOCATION: Cross Building, Room 209(Building connected to Statehouse) We have received word that the following bills submitted by the CCSM will be heard at the Health & Human Services Committee on Monday, March 25th: LD 876: Resolve, Directing

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