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Overcoming a mental crisis – I got better habits and better practice.

Read about how I overcame mental crisis and got better habit and better practice. I’m Andrew, and I am 44 years of age (actually, 21 with 23 years experience). I am married to Sue and celebrate 15 years of being married next February. Our three children are soon grown up and are doing their own thing. I have bipolar disorder and coeliac disease. Before joining Minplan, I could not walk outside alone. I was in a severe mental crisis and afraid of doing something terrible, and I could not breathe.

Sue was casually meandering through the various apps on my phone when Sue happened upon a Minplan advert on Facebook. At least we should have a structured approach to improving my mental health and sharing my work with Sue. After all, it worked not only on me but we also got better habit and better practice.

“With Minplan, we have found ourselves.”

Getting into a new habit takes time, of course, so we mustn’t get despondent in reminding ourselves to do this. Having been in the Royal Air Force for over 25 years and with Jaguar Land Rover for 18 years, I was very used to following the same procedures and organizing things the same way, even though it was not healthy for me. Since beginning my journey, I’ve learned a lot. Some things I already knew but which hadn’t registered and some which I just hadn’t even thought of before. I now have a much better understanding of changing my mindset. So the most significant change I am making is to my mental health. For me, it has been necessary to focus only on myself. The coping strategies are becoming routine, and I have recently started to focus on relaxation and stress-reducing techniques that I would not have attempted at all six months ago.

Would I recommend Minplan? Of course!

It is an excellent program to get you out of your old ”habits” and instill new and better habit and better practices, from mindfulness to empowerment.

Thank you all at Minplan for enabling us to get hold of our lives and get them on track to enjoy the rest of our lives.

You can try out Minplan. Start by thinking about your warning signs and attach your strategies for getting better habits and better practices. You can find Minplan here. 

Jean: “Minplan have changed my life!”


Having a healthy relationship with someone in mental crisis