Jennifer Myers is an expert in mental health promotion, suicide prevention, trauma-informed approaches, mindfulness, and resilience. A highly experienced therapist, trainer, and curriculum designer, she develops and supports the use of evidence-based interventions that buffer and mitigate effects of trauma.
Myers leads the design and delivery of interventions, trainings, and resources that reach thousands of people each year. She is the associate director of EDC’s trauma recovery, mental health promotion, and violence prevention team. She leads several projects focused on officer safety and wellness and trauma-informed communities. Jennifer recently co-designed H.O.P.E., a program that supports crime victim advocates in preventing suicide.
Previously, Myers was the assistant director of campus mental health initiatives and coordinator of suicide prevention services at the University of South Carolina, where she founded and chaired the University Mental Health Council. She maintained a private practice as a mental health therapist for many years and has worked for hospitals nationwide.
Myers holds an MA in Counseling and a BS in Psychology from Ball State University.