Current Consumer Issues
Here you will find the latest news and information regarding our work in helping to shape public policy and mental health services in Maine.
The Maine Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is conducting a survey and hosting listening session regarding their transportation program. If you use transportation services offered through one of the following programs: Office of Behavioral Health Office of Child & Family Services Office of Maine Care Services (Non-Emergency Transportation) or need transportations to appointments but sometimes don’t have it,
We want to hear from you! The CCSM has updated the first draft of our Telehealth issue statement and created a new issue statement concept draft around Maine Peer Centers adhering to the COSP model To view the issue statement: “Telehealth“, click HERE To view the concept draft on Maine Peer Centers & the COSP Model,
You are invited to attend this one-hour interactive session to talk about voting rights, getting involved and developing a voting action plan for this year. 2 dates are available to choose from: September 30, 2020 at 3 PM | To register, click HERE October 5, 2020 at 2 PM | To register, click HERE After
Election season has begun so time to make your voice heard! Do you want to vote but don’t want to go to the polls in November? You can now go to the State of Maine Secretary of State website to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you! Click HERE for more information!
We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement first draft regarding Telehealth and inconsistencies with its usage around the state. To view the issue statement: “Telehealth“, click HERE Do you have any thoughts on each of these concept drafts? Do you have any personal stories to share that relate
Join Disability Rights Maine (DRM), Consumer Council System of Maine (CCSM) and Speaking Up For Us (SUFU) on Wednesday, August 5 @ noon for our webinar, “How to Request a COVID-Related Reasonable Accommodation.” More information about this presentation, including a Zoom registration link, is available on DRM’s website! Click HERE
We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created a new issue statement concept draft regarding inconsistencies with the use of Telehealth across the state. To view the issue statement, click HERE Do you have any thoughts on the concept draft? Do you or someone you know have any personal story to share that relate
Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Maine: The July primary and referendum election is now just three weeks away. If you plan to vote by mail, there is still time to request your absentee ballot online or by phone, but don’t wait too much longer. It can take 5-7 days in each direction:
“Re-inventing the Adult Mental Health System” Online Community Forums (See flyer above for more details…) We invite you to join us and share your thoughts on what YOU imagine Maine’s adult mental health system should look like. Information collected will be organized, compiled and shared with the Department of Health & Human Services. All forums
In light of recent events around the country, we put forth the following message: The Consumer Council System of Maine is deeply saddened and outraged about the recent killing of George Floyd and other incidents of racial & systemic violence happening around the country. Systemic violence against communities of color MUST stop and we stand