EAP Presents: Mental Health in the Black Community

EAP Presents: Mental Health in the Black Community

David Rice
Employee Assistance Program, Navigating Life’s Transitions; blue, green, and yellow logo of a bridge
  • Event Date: 
    Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Event Location: 
  • Event Speaker(s): 
    • Anna L. Verchoore (EAP)
    • Jennifer Wiggins (OITE)
  • Event Host(s): 
    The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    NIH Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EDI, in concert with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), presents a program on Employee Health and Wellness at NIH. The discussion will focus on mental health, stress management, and managing increase workloads.

Closeup headshot of smiling Anna Verschoore

Anna L. Verschoore, MSW, LCSW-C, LISW-S, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in social work at the University of Maryland. She has completed advanced training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mind Body Medicine, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and other treatment interventions for trauma recovery. She presently serves as the federal coordinator of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at NIH. Prior to her arrival at NIH, Ms. Verschoore spent over 25 years at the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs as a mental health clinician, supervisor, and clinic manager across several assignments. During this tenure, Ms. Verschoore was awarded the Meritorious Civilian award.

Photograph of smiling Jenn Wiggins in a blue dress at a picnic table on grass

Jenn Wiggins is a licensed professional counselor who is passionate about transformational learning, strategic planning, and holistic care. Jenn currently serves as a wellness advisor in the Office of Intramural Education (OITE) where she provides individual guidance, staff consultation, curriculum development, and wellness programming. She specializes in working with historically marginalized communities and fostering diversity and inclusion as it relates to organizational outcomes. Jenn has ten years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, facilitating, teaching, and public speaking.

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