Jennifer Abernathy—Tennessee Respite Coalition

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

A Win-Win-Win Opportunity—Tennessee Respite Coalition

If you’ve ever flown, you’ve likely heard the airline’s instruction that, in the case of an emergency and the oxygen mask drops, you are to put yours on before assisting someone else. For people whose natural inclination is to help others, the directive seems harsh, but it’s a lifesaver because unless you take care of yourself, you will soon run out of oxygen, which is crucial for you to function. Without it, you will not be able to help someone else in need.