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.

A connection between depression and type 2 diabetes

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Depression is a serious illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as limited function increases in the elderly, the risk of depression increases. Additionally, those who live in home health care and assisted living communities can experience a 13.5 percent rise in depression. As if all of this was not enough, a recent study has found a connection between depression and type 2 diabetes. The study, called the Cardiovascular Health Study, found that a single self-report of depression is linked with significant increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. Additionally, the researchers believe that those with an increased number of depressive symptoms were as much as 50% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The following is an excerpt of an article from Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation that reviews the study:

The study, known as the Cardiovascular Health Study, appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine and revealed that “a single self-report of high depressive symptoms is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus.”2 Researchers believe that people with an increased number of depression symptoms were about 50 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The study took 10 years to complete and studied 4,681 men and women in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and California. Participants were all 65 and older who had no history of diabetes in 1989, when the study actually began.

During the decade, men and women were annually screened for symptoms of depression. A questionnaire, referred to as the 10-item Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale, was used to measure the symptoms and inquired about calorie intake, moods, sleep, concentration and irritability. Other factors recorded include alcohol intake, smoking habits and body mass index.2 Results showed that not only was a single incident of depression associated to diabetes, but that chronic depression or depression that increased over time was linked to an increased risk of diabetes.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation

Pastoral Action Point: Church is a great place to foster community. Within the context of the church community seniors can find friendship and belonging. Connection with other human beings is one activity that helps to reduce the risk of depression.

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