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.

3 Tips on Having a Healthy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and while there are many people who feel excited about celebrating Thanksgiving with their families, there are also those who dread this holiday. Experiencing the holiday blues every year can take its toll on a family member. Unfortunately, there are people who dread Thanksgiving due to personal, health and financial problems. Despite these reasons, they should not be used as excuses not to celebrate Thanksgiving. You do not have to forgo Thanksgiving if you feel the holiday blues. There are ways for you to manage holiday blues so that you will be able to have a meaningful holiday with your loved ones.

 #1.  Always Invest In Good Physical and Emotional Health

Remember the saying “you are what you eat.”  Eating proper nutrition is essential in making your body function well and stay healthy. Aside from making your body function properly, the food you take also influences your emotional health. Always make sure that you eat a balanced meal, and that you avoid eating highly processed food. Doing so will help you to have enough strength to combat holiday stress. Click here for more information on proper nutrition.  Aside from proper nutrition, it is also very important that you also get enough rest as well as exercise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a chart for sleep guidelines.

#2. Set Realistic Goals for the Holiday

Thanksgiving season today is celebrated with commercialism in the background. This is the reason why many people want to celebrate lavishly by cooking more than enough food for the family to consume. In addition, many people also want to buy expensive food for their loved ones during Thanksgiving. It is important that you set realistic goals for yourself as well as for your family during this holiday season. Only buy what is essential for the family. Some families find it helpful to set a budget on how much they can spend on Thanksgiving. My family always delegates different food items so everyone brings something different.    You have to rememberthat Thanksgiving is all about thanking God for the blessings that you have received.  It is not about focusing on what you don’t have.

#3.  Let Go of the Past to Celebrate the Meaning of Thanksgiving

The reason why some people cannot celebrate Thanksgiving properly is that there are some things in their past that they cannot let go. Those who have experienced losing a loved one recently or losing their job might find it difficult to celebrate Thanksgiving. The best solution to this problem is to let go of the past and think about the future. You can do this by seeking the help of your family, church, counselor and God.  Just like what 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (NIV) says “”My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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