Hot Of the Press: Florida Peer Network, Inc.

Now that the Florida Peer Network has Rose Delaney, the new Executive Directorthings are picking up over there.

Here are the new board:

Board of Directors

Cindy Johnston
Jim Winarski
Vice President
Linda Rayner
Al Merren Amy Peloquin
Diann Mayo Michael Demers
Adam O’Connor Ellen Peppler
Carolyn Wilson Clint Rayner
Rachael Todd

Adam R. O’Connor

Photograph of Adam O'Connor

Clint Rayner

Photograph of Clint Rayner

James Winarski

Photgraph of Jim Winarski I’ll post the other FPN boardmember when I get their pic.

Hot Of the Press:

Florida Peer Network, Inc.

Attention: Contact Your Legislators!

Members, please help the Florida Peer Network get the word to the legislators (use the link before to find legislators in the House Health Care Appropriations Committee) and tell them how devastating these cuts will be to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Contact them by email or phone. Let your voices be heard, what you have to say is important. Please contact others to make calls and send emails.

Help the Florida Peer Network Pay It Forward

The Florida Peer Network would like to “Pay It Forward” with the help of Disney. Disney is offering a free ticket for volunteering for one of their volunteer organizations. We are hoping our members will help us get some tickets for foster children in the park area. What we would like you to do is go online to and sign up to volunteer for a day. All you need to do is put in the zip code where you live and they will give you a list of what is available to do. Once you volunteer you will be given a certificate from Disney for a free pass to the park. We are hoping you will “Pay It Forward” and donate it to our cause. If you have any questions please send me an email at or call 850-274-1288.

Thank You,
Rose Delaney, Exec. Director

DSM-5: The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis

David Kupfer, M.D., chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, which is in charge of the DSM revision process, noted that draft changes to the DSM will be posted on the DSM-5 Web site in January 2010.

Comments will be accepted for two months and reviewed by the relevant DSM-5 Work Groups in each diagnostic category. Field trials for testing proposed changes will be conducted in three phases. For information about the revision process and to make comments visit

The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders. Visit the APA at and

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