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.

5% of Americans suffer with depression

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According to information from a new study, approximately 5% of Americans 12 years and older suffer with depression. Additionally, among those suffering from depression, 80% relayed that the illness interferes with their daily functioning. According to the CDC, 22% percent of women and 35% of men reported that their depression made it difficult for them to work, to perform household chores, or to have healthy social interactions.

The researchers conducting the study thought that results would reflect a number higher than 5%. “We were really expecting something in the range of 6.5 or even seven percent,” Laura A. Pratt, PhD, author of the study, said. Although the nationwide percentage of those with depression is lower than expected, depression creates huge costs for the U.S. In the year 2000 an estimated cost of $83 billion dollars resulted from the illness, and almost two thirds of that figure was from “…resulting lowered productivity and workplace absenteeism.” Most regrettably only 39% of those with sever depression were reported to receive treatment. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings:

Dr. Pratt said the survey might not have counted those who were simply prescribed antidepressants by their doctor rather than seeking counseling. She also said rates of treatment are higher than in the past, but might not necessarily meet minimally acceptable requirements.

“Both the rate and quality of treatment need to be improved,” she said.

The researchers said people don’t get treated likely because they don’t realize they have a treatable illness, or that they don’t believe treatment works. Also, they’re afraid of the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Researchers also said there’s a lack of insurance coverage for mental healthcare.

When the data were analyzed by age, sex, and ethnicity, researchers found that rates of depression were higher in those ages 40 to 59 years old, in women, and in non-Hispanic blacks.

Those in middle-age were more depressed than the elderly and those in the 12 to 17 and 18 to 39 age groups (7.3% versus 4.3%, 4.7%, and 4%, respectively).

Women were more likely than men to be depressed (6.7% versus 4%), and non-Hispanic blacks suffered were more likely to have the illness than Mexican-Americans and non-Hispanic whites (8% versus 6.3% and 4.8%, respectively).

Analysis also showed that the poor are more likely to be depressed than those living above the poverty level.

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

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