Rotary Club of St. Maarten donates recorders for research

The MHF is embarking on an effort to collect data regarding the disease burden of psychiatric disorders on St. Maarten. This will help with planning for the future. The topic of the Research is : " School prevalence of select childhood psychiatric disorders in St. Maarten". Other contributors towards this project are the American University of the Caribbean (Medical school), University of Louisville Kentucky USA and Parnassia Bavo Group in the Netherlands.


During the New Years reception at The Mental Health Foundation last Friday The Rotary Club of St. Maarten donated 10 Sony ICD- AX412 Digital Flash Memory Voice Recorders which will be used in the process of collecting data. As the presentation was being made, club members were honored to be joined by his Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday as a former member of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten and now an honorary member. The Rotary Club of St. Maarten continues to raise funds particularly for youth community projects. Last year the grand fundraising held on the Oasis of the Seas raised funds for Youth Leadership and this year again funds raised in the Valentines day Car Raffle February 14th 2013 will also go toward projects related to special needs children as well as youth and other community service projects.