• Nick Hartkop

October 31, 2021 (Rehabilitation)

I had a meeting with my new psychiatrist on Friday, and it went really well. I am being introduced to new techniques through CBT and ACT, as well as starting new medications called Geodon, Prazosin, Benztropine, Lamictal, and Seroquel. (I am starting new medications alongside my previous medications.) My new psychiatrist specializes in BPD/Bipolar I so I feel hopeful. I am thankful for my support systems and for the ability to receive therapy and medication. It is hard for me to talk about the mental health struggles I have had in my life in-person, and last year I walked out of multiple psychiatrist appointments because I would get too overwhelmed to talk, or didn't feel comfortable sharing my struggles. I was really happy that it went well, and that I feel comfortable with my new psychiatrist. The new medications have been making me tired, so I have been falling asleep early, which is nice considering I usually get 3 hours on a good day. It was also nice that my new psychiatrist has a background in music, so I was able to relate to them and felt like they understood me. I want to be the best version of myself, and be a stable person who is capable of living a fulfilling life with meaningful relationships. I am excited that through my new treatment plan, I will be able to continue working towards that. I want to find peace and happiness in my life. -Nick (I still have not been able to get to the messages my team has forwarded to me, but I plan on answering them all tomorrow. I want to thank anyone who has written in, and I will get back to you.)

Recent Posts

See All

December 1, 2021 (Album Update)

We decided today to push recording until January 17th-27th. I’m sorry to anyone who is looking forward to it for the delay, but since there are no expectations for my music, I want to take my time wit

November 27, 2021 (Album Update/Rehabilitation)

` We begin recording a week from Monday and I'm really excited. It's been a while since I have had the energy I feel for the songs I have written, and it's going to be a lot of fun tracking them. I'm

November 22, 2021 (ACT Exercise)

The following is an exercise from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Steven C. Hayes, PH.D with Spencer Smith) EXERCISE: Your Suffering Inventory We would like you to write down a list of issues t