The CCSM Staff is back in the office but we are temporarily closed for public visits! We are still fully operational and can be reach by calling our regular office number: 430-8300 or 1-877-207-5073.

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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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2020 HOPE Conference-Call for Artwork (Deadline Extended)

The HOPE conference planning committee has extended the deadline for this year’s call for artwork to allow more time for submissions to be collected!  (View flyer below…) NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 2, 2020 There is still time to submit your ideas!! The planning group would love a bunch of ideas to choose from!

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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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CCSM Closures & Cancellations

The office will be closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020 due to the snow storm. Staff can still be reached by calling our office number: 430-8300 or 1-877-207-5073. Stay safe!

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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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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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