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Minplan changed my life – how to recover from mental crisis

Hello, my name is Jean, and I´m 42 years old. This is a note about how I recovered from a mental crisis. I am a teaching assistant from Ireland. My GP first introduced me to Minplan because I was exhausted and needed some tools to deal with life. In a way, I was fortunate, not because I was mentally challenged, but because I was introduced to new and healthier coping strategies!

As a child, I was strong, healthy, and competitive at chess. I was in an accident about 20 years ago and was diagnosed with whiplash; my mood gradually changed, and I´ve struggled with mental crises ever since. When things get bad, I can´t get out of bed; I live and eat in my room.

I´ve had to take medication for sleeping problems, and I´ve recently been diagnosed with migraine and all of the associated issues!

Getting to grips with Minplan

All of the reading and getting used to the app was fairly simple at first, and I breezed through it. There were a lot of video guides in Minplan that helped with this.

I loved the app after I got used to it; tracking my mood days and seeing it “move up the hill” was motivating. I felt better and slept better as soon as I started using Minplan.

I enjoyed the video guides and sent them to my parents so they could learn about the methods; they are now using Minplan! The section of the app where you can share your work is also very good.

It was wonderful to be reminded of my network and the friendships I have with people in my immediate vicinity. I can speak privately with some of them, and they are incredibly encouraging!
Yes, the app was working for me!

Family support

My family is also enjoying their Minplan, and they are compiling the Hope book so that we can all share our hopes and dreams for the future. They also like receiving notifications about my mood rating so they can call me and cheer me up when things are going wrong and I am on the verge of a new mental crisis.

Christmas is always a difficult time for me because of my problems and having a large family… But this year was different. My parents and I devised a strategy for what to do, and we discussed it thoroughly so they knew what I preferred and I was aware of their plans. That helped a lot because we didn´t have to use as much energy during the holidays, which satisfied everyone!

What next?

So Minplan is extremely useful, and every morning I go through my work in the app to ensure that I am prepared for the day´s great challenges and a fantastic bonus!

Minplan you have changed my life! Thank you so much for that!

You can read more Minplan stories here.