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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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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2017 Hope Conference Call for Artwork

We are asking peer/consumer artists to submit artwork for the cover of the 2017 HOPE Conference brochure that represents the theme; “Strive to Thrive; Not Just Survive.”. It can be any medium, but must be able to be put into an electronic document such as a picture or pdf file.

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Statewide Consumer Council Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

We cordially invite you….

Statewide Consumer Council
Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony


Activities to include:

– Guest Speaker
– Awards Ceremony
– Ticket Auction
– Lunch Provided for everyone

Tickets Prices for Auction:

– $1 Each
– $5 for 7 tickets
– $10 for 15 tickets

January 29,2016

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Elks Lodge
397 Civic Center Drive
Augusta, ME

Registration fee:

$5 for peers/consumers
$25 for providers/general public

This fee goes to support our annual meeting and future work of the CCSM!

If you need financial assistance to attend, please call the CCSM office!

Please RSVP before Jan. 8, 2016 by completing the registration form or by calling the CCSM office: 430-8300 or 1-877-207-5073

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Change in Biddeford Local Council Meeting for November & December 2014

Please note that the Biddeford Local Council Meeting scheduled for November 26th has been cancelled for this month. 

The December meeting will be held on December 17, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. 

Starting in January, meetings will continue on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 PM.

All meetings are at the McArthur Public Library, 270 Main Street, Biddeford.

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September is National Recovery Month!!!!!!!

Join the CCSM in celebrating recovery month this September!!!!!

What is recovery month, you ask? Well here is a little about it:

Excerpt taken from the Recovery Month Facebook page-


Recovery Month, in its 25 year, is a platform to celebrate people in all forms of recovery and those who serve them. Recovery Month is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)   ((For more information about SAMHSA, click HERE))

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The Maine Disability Rights Center Needs Your Feedback

The Maine Disability Rights Center (DRC), a collaborating organization of the Consumer Council System of Maine, is looking for your feedback so they can improve services and meet their mission! Below is a letter from Kim Moody, Executive Director of the DRC along with the link to complete the survey. Please note that the survey closes on Labor day, Monday, September 1, 2014:


Dear Friends and Colleagues;

The Disability Rights Center (DRC) is continually seeking both improved services and increased awareness among Maine citizens of what we do and how we might be of service.  We are asking today, for you to fill out  a brief survey about DRC which will help us make decisions about what we do and how we do it! 

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CCSM Creates NAMI Maine Walk Team- Looking for Participants!

The Consumer Council System of Maine is joining NAMI ME at the 2014 l NAMI Walk. The event will be held on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 9 AM-12 PM at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland! 

Join our team and help us raise awareness about mental health and support NAMI MAINE! We walk in honor of all our peers and to help us remember the importance of our work to gather feedback and guide, advise and assist the State of Maine to implement recovery-oriented and effective mental health services that work! We use our voices each day to raise awareness and to encourage the inclusion of our peers in creating a mental health system that works for us!

To join our team or make a donation, please visit our team page by clicking HERE

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