Joyce Marter often talks to people about anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, and she can empathize – based on experience. Some conversations stem from people seeking Marter out, based on her credentials. She’s a licensed psychotherapist. But Marter’s empathy during sometimes awkward, sometimes painful conversations can also stem from having been the person in the chair, trying to find the words to describe feelings. Having dealt with anxiety personally, Marter has talked to a mental health professional to protect her own well-being.
“We need programing so workplaces can learn how to identify these issues and learn how to address them with compassion,” Marter said during a telephone interview. She will be the keynote speaker this week for two local events being hosted by Well2Work, a program of Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana.
Author: Lisa Green