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.
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
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
In an effort to increase participation and get feedback from as many of our peers as possible, the SCC has voted on changing our local council meeting schedule (see chart below). Beginning on Jan.1, 2020, we will start using a new rotating, quarterly format that will include holding local council business meetings, hosting forums and
Are you working? Are you interested in sharing your experience with your peers? Then this training may be for you! See flyer below for more details…
The November meeting of the Rumford Local Council has been rescheduled. The group will now meet on November 20th from 5-7 PM at Rumford Island Housing, 20 Congress Street, Rumford. For more information, see our website calendar by clicking HERE
Due to the weather, tonight’s Rumford Local Council Meeting has been cancelled. The group will be rescheduling their meeting sometime in the coming week. Stay tuned for more info….
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has formed a group to help improve transportation services and this group is seeking public input. They will be holding listening sessions around the state. If you would like to provide feedback, see below for list of sessions near you…..
The 2020 HOPE Conference has been scheduled for May 27, 2020! Save the date to join us for a day long event of workshops, keynote speakers and camaraderie!
We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created first drafts of issue statements regarding ways to help people with a criminal history to obtain employment and another for people who end up in correctional facilities without access to mental health treatment. To view the issue statement ” Alternative pathways to Employment for People
Regional Meetings and SCC elections will be coming up soon and the deadline for applications is fast approaching: We currently need candidates for Region 1 as no applications have been submitted! All candidates must complete and submit the CCSM ElectedRepresentative Application by 5:00 PM on the following dates:Region 1: October 31, 2019Region 2: October 21,