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.

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According to a study published in the July issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology poor vision along with related indirect effects of poor health may be linked to an increase in risk of suicide. The study, conducted by Byron L. Lam, M.D., of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, revealed that those with poor vision and indirect effects such as poor health had a risk of suicide that was 18% greater than those that do not suffer from these conditions. In addition to increased risk of suicide, researchers relayed that the psychosocial and health consequences of having impaired vision are many; social seclusion, increased risk of motor accidents, depression, falls, factures, cognitive impairment, and difficulty with activities of daily living are just a few mentioned in the study. Additionally, those with impaired vision have been associated with an overall increase in mortality risk, researchers said. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews findings from the study:

Dr. Lam’s team reviewed data from National Health Interview Surveys (1986-1996) including data on 137,479 noninstitutionalized adults.

Participants reported demographic information along with details of visual impairment and other health conditions. Verified deaths of participants up to 2002 were reported through the National Death Index. Structural equation modeling was used to determine the relationship between reported visual impairment and suicide.

During a mean 11 years of follow-up, there were 200 suicides.

After controlling for survey design, age, sex, race, marital status,

number of non-ocular health conditions, and self-rated health, the direct effect of visual impairment on death from suicide was elevated but not significant (hazard ratio 1.50, 95% confidence interval 0.90 to 2.49).

However, the approximate indirect effect of visual impairment on suicide via poorer self-rated health was a significant 5% (HR 1.05, 95% CI 1.02 to 1.08).

For the number of non-ocular health conditions, the rate was a significant 12% (HR 1.12, 95% CI 1.01 to 1.24).

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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