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 happy friend or family member living in close proximity can increase one’s own happiness significantly

According to the Framingham Heart study, published online in BMJ, a happy friend or family member living in close proximity can increase one’s own happiness significantly. Conversely, however, associations with person’s who were sad had much less of an impact. According to the study, having a happy friend or family member less than one mile away increases the likelihood of happiness by 25%. Additionally, a happy next door neighbor increases the likelihood of happiness by 34%. Lastly, having a happy spouse increased the likelihood of happiness by 8%. The study found that happiness extended not only to a happy person’s friend or family member, but also to the happy friend’s friend. The Framingham study included data from 4,739 participants from 1983 to 2003. According to Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., of Harvard, and James H. Fowler, Ph.D., of the University of California San Diego, the clusters of people who were happy or unhappy reflected in the Framingham network were “significantly larger than expected by chance.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more:

Happy people had a perfect score (12) on all four measures — a 3 awarded for those who answered positively most or all of the time, down to a score of zero for those who said they rarely or never experienced the “happy” characteristics.

Not only does happiness seem catching, those with acne in adolescence also keep close company with others who have the skin condition, according to another study of the effects of social networks, also published online in BMJ. So do those who have headaches or have similar heights.

This second social network study analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to “detect implausible social network effects in acne, height, and headaches.”

Ethan Cohen-Cole, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, teamed with Jason M. Fletcher, Ph.D., M.S., of the Yale School of Public Health, to analyze the teen data and found on first blush a correlation with acne, headaches, and height.

The authors analyzed data from 4,300 to 5,400 male and female participants in the health survey. All had at least one friend who was also a survey participant and both were longitudinally surveyed. They used data collected in the 1994-95, 1995-96, and 2000-1 surveys.

But when the adolescent data were adjusted for environmental confounders they became uniformly smaller.

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

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