- Suicide, Traumatic Brain Injury

Welcome to The Bare Therapy Blog!

The story you are about to read is true.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent (and some of the guilty).  I have suffered from depression for over 42 years.  I didn’t know this until a few months ago, when I was diagnosed with moderate to severe depression, with suicidal ideations.  This blog is a record of my journey that will describe my history with depression, what I have experienced,  and what I am experiencing in my quest to get help.

I don’t like wearing clothes.  Summer is my favorite season because I can get away with wearing as … Read the rest

- Recovery, Social Nudity

I Anticipate A Fantastic Summer

Nude Older CoupleI am anticipating that this is going to be a fantastic summer.  In my last post I told you about my pool.  Having the pool open is great therapy for me.  Every day, when I get home from work, I get into the pool to vacuum it out.  At 33′ it’s too big to vacuum the whole thing from the deck.  The water is warm enough to be comfortable in it, and I love feeling the sun on me.  I take my time, and I actually enjoy doing this.  When I am done I’ll stay in the pool for a … Read the rest

- Social Nudity

Wonderful Summer

So far it’s been a wonderful Summer (even though, in reality, it’s still Spring).  I have been able to go to Rock Haven Lodge every week-end, except for one when I was out of town.  The weather has been cooperating, so I’m able to get my fix just about every week-end.  People comment about how tan I am getting.  Most people know that I go to Rock Haven, but not everyone.  That’s OK, not everyone appreciates the therapy value of Social Nudism.

Above Ground Pool with Deck We have an above ground pool in our back yard.  It was here when we bought the house … Read the rest

- Recovery, Social Nudity

A Glorious Day

Rock Haven Lodge Welcome SignWhat a glorious day today has been.  I spent the day at my happy place, Rock Haven Lodge.  After enduring a long, cold, winter, Rock Haven Lodge opened for visitors on Friday, April 13th.  It was a beautiful day, but unfortunately, I had to work that day so I was hoping for good weather over the week-end.  It was not in the cards, it rained all week-end.  The following week-end wasn’t much better, and I had things I needed to get done so I was praying that the week-end of the 28th would be nice.

The weather looked decent … Read the rest

- Recovery, Social Nudity

A Long Winter

Long Winter SnowmenIt’s been a long winter. I hate cold weather with a passion. As you well know, I love to be nude, and that is nearly impossible during cold weather. Even in my house I have to stay dressed, or else my ridiculously high electric bill will be even higher. During the winter I tend to avoid going out of the house unless it is absolutely necessary. I leave the house to go to work, and to go to the store to buy necessities. Thank God for Amazon. If I can buy it on Amazon, and don’t have to leave the … Read the rest

- Recovery, Social Nudity

Rock Haven Lodge – The Best Therapy

Subsequent Visits

I need to be nakedAfter my first visit, I knew that this was going to be the best therapy for me.  I decided that I was going to visit Rock Haven as often as I was able.  Every week-end I would check the weather, and if it was sunny, and no chance of rain, I would spend either Saturday or Sunday there.  After just one day there, I was addicted.  I knew that this was going to be the best thing to keep my depression in check.

The following week-end I went on Sunday.  It was a beautiful day, and not nearly

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- Recovery, Social Nudity

My First Visit To Rock Haven Lodge

Taking the Plunge

I made up my mind that I was going to visit Rock Haven Lodge, the local nudist park, at least once.  I watched the weather each week-end.  If I was only going to go one time, then I wanted to make the experience as perfect as possible.  The week-end of August 21-22 looked perfect.  Hot and sunny.  I decided that I would visit on Sunday, Aug 21.

I read everything I can on their website, because I didn’t want to break any rules they may have, but I still have questions, such as, are lockers available … Read the rest

- Depression, Recovery, Social Nudity

My Bucket List

What is a Bucket List?

No one knows for certain how the name “Bucket List” came to be.  The most popular belief is that it refers to when a person dies, or “Kicks the Bucket”.  A bucket list is a list of things a person wants to do, or accomplish, before they die.  They place these items in the “Bucket” as goals.  My bucket list is fairly short.  Before I ever heard the term Bucket List, I had already accomplished a lot of my goals.  I went skydiving (which, ironically led to my Traumatic Brain Injury and depression), learned to … Read the rest

- Depression, Recovery

A Friend Becomes A LifeSaver

I Remember a Friend

About a week after I got out I was feeling depressed and helpless.  Then I remembered that I had a friend, LTG Keith Huber, who may be able to help.  He is a retired Army Lieutenant General.  He is now the Senior Military Advisor to the veterans at a local University.  As soon as he accepted that position, he went to work, with the help of Charlie Daniels and The Journey Home Project, to create the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.  This center provides veterans with all of the resources … Read the rest

- Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury

Frustrated!

I Don’t Know What To Do

After I left the psychiatric ward I felt incredibly free.  I also felt incredibly frustrated.  I was angry for what they did to me.  I was even angrier knowing that my fellow veterans, my brothers and sisters, were at their mercy.  They weren’t getting the kind of care that they deserved.  I was frustrated because I want to fix the problem, but I don’t have the means to bring about that change.  Who am I?  Nobody.  Nobody is going to listen to me.  I turned to a lesson that I learned from my mother.  … Read the rest

- Depression, Migraine, Traumatic Brain Injury

Discharge or Escape?

Out of the Abyss

They got us up at 6 AM, I got my tray, cleaned up, returned my tray, and then went up to the Nurse’s Station.  I informed Nurse Ratched that I was checking out, and asked what I needed to do.  She told me she would inform my psychiatrist as she needed a discharge order from her.  Next I got in line for medication.  I told the nurse there was an order for something for my migraine.  She looked and told me that there was no order for me, but she could give me Tylenol.  What, no … Read the rest