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Oregon Garden Brewfest
Beer Lovers Welcome Summer
& Clebrate Dad By Sipping Beer In The Woods

Food, Flowers, Fresh Air, Beer.
What's Not To Love?

    Attendees at last weekend’s 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest celebrated both the arrival of summer and Father’s Day by enjoying 120 handcrafted beers, ciders and meads amongst the natural beauty of The Oregon Garden.
    This marked the first year the festival moved from an indoor pavilion out into the forest, where breweries were set up in quaint cottages dotted throughout the woods, underneath the warm glow of bistro lights.
    Already regarded as the Willamette Valley’s most scenic beer festival, the move into the forest fully embraced the Oregon spirit. “Our visitors kept saying tasting beer in the forest was the most Oregon thing they’ve ever seen," said Brittney Hatteberg, marketing director for The Oregon Garden. “Honestly, people loved it. The weather on Saturday morning was crazy, but it created this amazing community spirit – people were laughing, posting photos on social media and running from booth to booth, trying new beers. Once the storm ended, everyone enjoyed sunshine and great beer the rest of the weekend!”
    More than 7,400 guests attended the event this year, where they were encouraged to explore the 80 acres of botanical gardens with drinks in hand. Crowds enjoyed the music of a dozen regional bands on Friday and Saturday evenings, including headliners Dead Wood Standing and Sassparilla.
    The People’s Choice – determined by votes cast at the festival – was Worthy Brewing's Coeur de la Peche, a traditional Saison that incorporates fresh peaches from Oregon Fruit Products. Styles at the event ranged from ambers and Belgians to pales and porters, offering something for every palate.
    On Sunday, families celebrated Father’s Day with root beer from Crater Lake Soda, while laying on blankets in the sun, making craft projects for dad, playing in the Children’s Garden and enjoying games, including shuffleboard, skee-ball and foosball, all set up in the Garden.
    Many attendees wisely took advantage of overnight Brewfest packages at the Oregon Garden Resort located immediately above the festival grounds. A Moonstone Hotel property, the Oregon Garden Resort offers 103 hotel rooms overlooking The Oregon Garden and is only a short walk from the festival venue. Overnight stays are available to book for next year’s festival, June 16-19, 2017, just visit:
    The Oregon Garden Brewfest was generously presented by Venti’s Café and sponsored by Country Financial, the Oregon Lottery, Renewal by Andersen, Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co., T-Mobile, Goschie Farms, Imperial Bottle Shop, Craft QA, Oregon Beer Growler and the Oregonian.
    To stay informed for next year’s event, visit www.oregongarden. org/events/brewfest/.

Mental Illness and Addiction
10 Common Myths

Mental illness and addiction affect millions of people around the world each year. However, despite how common these illness are, there is still an immense amount of stigma surrounding them, those who suffer, and getting treatment.

Along with stigma comes common misconceptions about these illnesses. This article is provided with the hope to dispel these misconceptions and shed some light on the facts, which can reduce the stigma and help people see they don’t need to be ashamed to get help that can lead to lasting recovery.

Myth 1: Mental Illnesses Really aren’t that Common
Truth: 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate between age, ethnicity, or income— it can affect anyone, changing the way they think and feel (Powell, 2015).

Myth 2: Drug Addiction is a Choice
Truth: While a person has an initial choice to engage in substance use or not, once a person is addicted to that substance, significant changes take place in the brain that make it extremely difficult to resist the urges to use the drug (Foundations Recovery Network, 2014).

Myth 3: People with Mental Illnesses are “Faking It” for Attention
Truth: No one would choose to live with a mental illness, just like no one would choose to have a physical illness. Enduring a mental illness can be isolating, scary, and painful. While it can be hard to relate to someone experiencing a mental illness because it is not as visible as a broken arm, for example, it’s important to remember that their illness is still very real— there’s science to prove it (Powell, 2015).

Myth 4: Only People with No Willpower Struggle with Addiction
Truth: Drug addiction can affect anyone. Some factors that might make a person more likely to struggle with addiction include: Someone who is also struggling with another psychological condition, such as anxiety or depression. These issues might cause them to self-medicate with substances. Family history of addiction, trauma, or loss Family tension (Foundations Recovery Network, 2014) Stress

Myth 5: They’re Just Sad, Not Depressed
Truth: People often think those suffering from depression can just “snap out of it” or “cheer up.” However, depression is a real and serious medical condition that affects the way our bodies function. Fortunately, there are treatments available to address the symptoms of depression, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and medication (Powell, 2015).

Myth 6: Drug Addiction is a Hopeless Condition
Truth: Treatment is available and recovery does happen. The first step is asking for help (Foundations Recovery Network, 2014).

Myth 7: You don’t Need Therapy. Just Take a Pill
Truth: Everyone has different treatment needs. Some find that medication helps their symptoms, some find therapy works better, and some want a combination of both (Powell, 2015).

Myth 8: If You’re Addicted to Drugs, All You Need is Detox to Recover
Truth: Detox is a difficult step in recovery, and it’s only the first step. After detox, the goal is that people enter residential treatment, and, finally, outpatient treatment that can continue as long as the person needs. When a person has received those three levels of treatment, their recovery is much more likely to be successful and maintained. Recovery is a lifelong process in which there is no cure (Carise, 2010).

Myth 9: You Can’t Get Better from a Mental Illness
Truth: Mental health problems are not lifelong disorders. Sometimes a person suffering from anxiety or depression, for example, only requires medication or therapy for a short time. While all symptoms may not be alleviated easily or at all, innovations in medicine and therapy have made recovery a reality for people, even those living with a chronic mental health condition (Powell, 2015).

Myth 10: Addicts are Bad People
Truth: Addicts aren’t bad people trying to become good, they’re sick people that are trying to get well (Carisse, 2010).

At Bridgeway Recovery Services, we work hard with the individual to come up with a treatment plan that best fits their needs and will lead to lasting recovery. Drug addiction and mental illness are hard things to endure but with effective treatment, they can be overcome. Here at Bridgeway, we know this because we see it every day. Visit Bridgeway Recovery Services online at: BridgewayRecovery. com


Carise, D., Ph.D. (2010). Ten popular myths about drugs, addiction, and recovery. Retrieved from news-and-views/our-perspectives/ten-popular- myths-drugs-addiction-recovery Foundations Recovery Network. (2014). Three myths about drug addiction. Retrieved from http://www.foundationsrecoverynetwork. com/three-myths-drug-addiction Powell, S. (2015). Dispelling myths on mental illness. Retrieved from https://www.nami. org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2015/Dispelling- Myths-on-Mental-Illness

Working With Eeyore
Depression is defined as “a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way.”

Mary Louise VanAtta

    With such lines as “...could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be,” and “I’d look on the bright side if I could find it,” and even better yet, “thanks for noticing me,” Eeyore the donkey from the popular children’s book series, Winnie the Pooh, has come to personify all things gloomy and depressing.
    While Eeyore’s melancholy style may make sense to his friends, except the overly cheerful Tigger, in the Hundred Acre Woods, things are far less enjoyable if you work every day with Eeyore.
    Often times in the workplace, we encounter individuals very similar in personality to literature’s most famous dark grey donkey.
    “Eeyores” are most commonly described as pessimistic, gloomy, sad, glasshalf- full people. Eeyores in the workplace tend to look visibly depressed, don’t want to engage socially with others and are highly vocal about their aches, pains and personal troubles. If you have an Eeyore who’s putting a damper on your workplace joy, or may even ruin your day, it’s important to keep in mind that not every Eeyore is the same. Eeyores at work tend to come in three major types and each require a different approach.
    The Cardinal Trait Eeyore
    Eeyore in the Winnie the Pooh books is always sad, depressed and gloomy. Sadness for Eeyore is a cardinal trait meaning that the trait of sadness dominates Eeyore’s personality and behavior (similar to how greed dominates the personality of Ebenezer Scrooge).
    Eeyore’s normal resting state is sadness meaning that regardless of how Winnie the Pooh and friends interact with him, Eeyore is alway going to be down. Eeyores in the workplace may have a personality that always comes off as sad, gloomy or depressed regardless of the circumstances surrounding their job. If your employee is a true cardinal trait Eeyore and no other issues are present, it’s important to not take that behavior personally and understand that it isn’t really about you. However, if an otherwise upbeat employee begins to exhibit Eeyore-like behavior, another approach is warranted.
    The Temporary Eeyore
    Following a particularly upsetting circumstance, such as the death of a close family member, a divorce, a breakup or a traumatic circumstance, an otherwise happy employee may start to exhibit Eeyore-like traits.
    Unlikely the Cardinal Trait Eeyore, a temporary Eeyore may be sad, depressed and gloomy due to a legitimately unfortunate circumstance. While a temporary Eeyore’s emotional state may return to “their normal” after a period of time, the healing process may be long and difficult. If you are aware of a significant upset in the lives of a co-worker or employee, it’s important to be emotionally supportive and make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are comfortable at work. An employer should be reasonably attentive to their needs and direct them to any resources that may aide them in the grieving process.
    Clinically Depressed Eeyore
    Depression is defined as “a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way.” Rather than being influenced by personality or external circumstance, a clinically depressed Eeyore is truly sad and may need assistance to deal with life. When co-workers start to notice that sad/hopeless behavior has lasted a very long time or seems to be getting more serious, it could be due to a legitimate case of medical depression.
    Different generations have dealt with clinical depression in different ways. What might have been considered stigmatized years ago is now much more out in the open. Medication and counseling options are widely advertised on television and many have been helped to survive temporary or long-term clinical depression through treatment. Clinical depression can be very serious.
    The office may be a place where health and wellness programs can be used to identify and help assist Eeyore on his path to healing.
    A final consideration is the workplace itself. An Eeyore might not be a good cast member at Disneyland, but may work well in a more technical environment. What’s seems sad to you might be calm to someone else. Working with Tigger might just drive them crazy.
    Mary Louise VanNatta, CAE is CEO of VanNatta Public Relations a PR, Strategic Communications and event planning company in Salem, Oregon.; @ PRSalem.