RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.



Eating disorders are not usually associated with men. Typically, we think of eating disorders as being primarily associated with females. However, could this be because unhealthy relationships towards food are expressed differently for men, not meeting diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder? Take, for instance, the man who exercises excessively, but is not necessarily expressing a desire to change his body shape; he avoids certain needed foods developing an unhealthy perspective about eating. Dr Peter Rowan, consultant psychiatrist at Cygnet Hospital Ealing’s Eating Disorders Unit, describes men who are obsessed with fitness, who name their exercise as being for heart health or prolonged life, who “avoid certain types of food… and some may develop a very unhealthy relationship to food and eat restrictively. And by doing so, they maintain a low weight.”

The BBC2 recently hosted a spot called “Manorexia,” which discussed the different ways in which men may express eating disorders. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medical News Today that discusses these ideas more:

‘Eating disorders are still rare among men,’ explains Dr Peter Rowan, consultant psychiatrist at Cygnet Hospital Ealing’s Eating Disorders Unit. ‘The incidence in males over the age of puberty who suffer with anorexia, for instance, is around 10 percent or so.

‘But the longer we study all eating disorders, the more we discover variations of disorder that don’t quite fit the classical diagnoses For instance, among women there are not only bulimics but there are also those who suffer with binge eating disorder, and, of course EDNOS (eating disorders not otherwise specified).’

According to Dr Rowan, there are also many men who have an unhealthy relationship with food who don’t fit the diagnostic criteria – which are, of course, designed for women. For instance some men are obsessed with fitness, but not necessarily because they are trying to change their body shape. Some may, for example, become addicted to exercise in an attempt to live longer and avoid coronary heart disease.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medical News Today

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