Behavioral Health Homes Regional Forums Scheduled

Do you have questions or concerns about the new Behavioral Health Homes?

The Consumer Council System of Maine, in collaboration with NAMI Maine, will be hosting nine Behavioral Health Homes Educational Forums beginning in February 2015 around the state. You may attend one of these forums and be given an opportunity to ask questions or bring forth any concerns you may have in reference to Behavioral Health Homes.

Please see below for a schedule of the forums to be held.

You must register to attend by visiting NAMI Maine’s website at or contacting Courtney at 207.622.5767

Behavioral Health Homes Regional Forums
All of the following Community Forums are held from 5pm-630pm
Feb. 4, 2015 (Waterville) – REM, 93 Main St., Waterville
Feb. 10, 2015 (Lewiston/Auburn) – The Patrick Dempsey Center for Hope & Healing, Room A, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston
Feb. 11, 2015 (Portland) – Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland
Feb. 18, 2015 (Presque Isle) – Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, 39 2nd St, Presque Isle
Feb. 24, 2015 (Sanford) – Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library, 952 Main St, Sanford
Feb. 25, 2015 (Augusta) – Augusta Career Center, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2, Augusta
Mar 6, 2015 (Bangor) – Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., Bangor

(CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER) Mar 18, 2015 (Machias) – University of Maine at Machias, 116 Obrien Ave, Machias

March 20, 2015 (Waterville) – REM, 93 Main St., Waterville
Mar 25, 2015 (Dover-Foxcroft) – Charlotte White Center, 572 Bangor Road, Dover-Foxcroft

March 26, 2015 (Portland) – Dana Health Education Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland

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Behavioral Health Homes Survey- Your Input is Needed!

Consumer Council System of Maine and NAMI Maine are working in partnership with Maine Quality Counts to help Mainers understand Behavioral Health Homes.  As a provider of technical assistance, NAMI Maine and the Consumer Council System of Maine are looking to see what parents raising children with serious emotional disturbances and adults with a diagnosed mental illness think about Behavioral Health Homes.  Behavioral Health Homes are an effort to integrate physical and mental health care for people with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance. The hope is that Behavioral Health Homes will lead to more holistic care and better health and mental health outcomes. The work is supported by State Innovation Model funding through the DHHS Office of MaineCare Services.


Part of how individuals and parents will be able have their questions or concerns addressed is to attend a BHH Education Forum. There are nine forums scheduled around the state that individuals can register to attend by visiting NAMI Maine’s website or contacting Courtney at 207.622.5767.


As we prepared the program for these forums it is critical that we have a clear understanding about how families and individuals feel about behavioral health homes and what they think about this new service delivery model.  We have developed a basic and very quick survey.  We are asking individuals who have a mental health diagnosis or parent raising children with serious emotional disturbances to complete this short opinions survey.  Please help us gather many different perspectives by sharing this the link to the survey with as many people as possible. You may also print the survey and return to it to NAMI Maine if that is easier.

Here is the link to the online survey:

Survey Deadline: December 28, 2014

We look forward to hearing from you!

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