A message from the Nutley Family Service Bureau Director of Clinical Services and Programming, Joe Armentano, MSW, LCSW
With the holidays and end of the year upon us, most of us find ourselves caught between the urgency of the moment to get all things done and “wrapped-up,” and the opportunity to reflect on a fresh start and resolutions as the calendar transitions us to the clean slate of a new year. With this in mind, please reflect on the article that was published in the current addition of Psychotherapy Networker. As the metaphor goes, “You should put your own oxygen mask on in an airplane before putting on the masks of others.”
So, at this time of year, should we all realize that any aspect of ourselves that reflexively leads us to the opposite, that we must be reflective to change this – and we must! Mothers, fathers, guardians, volunteers, teachers, healthcare providers, caregivers, coaches, first responders, community members, mentors, best friends, big brothers, big sisters, neighbors, co-dependents, etc…! We can all benefit from this message and I hope this article provides some insight that can be reflected on and taken in. My best wishes go out to all for a joyous, peaceful, and self-reflective year for us all.