From: Ron Welch, Director, Office of Adult Mental Health Services:
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October to celebrate.
The National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding is Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010.
For more information: please visit: http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=mental_illness_awareness_week
The Comment form needs to be completed and returned to us by September 28, 2010.
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- Are you a Mainecare member (or have had Mainecare in the past two years) who uses substance abuse or behavioral health services?
- Would you like to advise APS Healthcare on ways to improve the quality of what we do?
- Are you interested in helping APS Healthcare make its paperwork clear and easy to read?
- Could you provide feedback on how APS Healthcare is operating and suggest training opportunities?
If you answered yes to these questions, we want YOU! Come join the APS Healthcare Member Advisory Council.
- We meet four times a year in Augusta and Bangor.
- We pay a stipend and mileage.
- We provide lunch.
- We learn new things and have fun.
If you want to join us please call Patricia Lehmann, Member Liaison at APS Healthcare at 866-521-0027 Option 3 or e-mail at [email protected]. Also please call with any questions you might have.
DHHS is looking for people who have MaineCare to come talk about MaineCare and their health care with researchers from the University of Southern Maine. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is changing the way it pays hospitals and physicians in order to improve the quality of services and the way services are delivered to MaineCare members. So the purpose of this group is to hear directly from you about your experiences with MaineCare and your ideas for improving it. These Listening Sessions are a chance for you to let DHHS know about what you like and dislike about MaineCare and how it can work better for you.
The names of people who go to the Listening Sessions will be kept confidential. The researchers will summarize what is said in a report that will be shared with people in DHHS and others who are trying to improve the MaineCare program. This is a great opportunity to help improve the MaineCare program.
Participants will receive a $30 gift certificate to Hannaford’s, travel reimbursement (44 cents per mile) and child care reimbursement, if needed.
Where and When
Lewiston, Thursday, September 9, 2010, 10 am – noon
Portland, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 10 am – noon
Bangor, Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 10 am – noon
Presque Isle, Thursday, September 23, 2010, 10 am – noon
If you would like to attend, please contact:
Please note that the following CSN meetings for September have been cancelled: CSN 4- scheduled for Sept. 13th & CSN 7- scheduled for Sept. 9th.
As required by Title 34-B, Section 3611, the statute pertaining to our organization, The Consumer Council System of Maine submitted its Annual report to the Governor and Legislature dated May 31, 2010.
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