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 week off work and increased mortality?

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Taking at least a week off from work for a mental health problem could be a sign of increased risk for premature death. According to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, both women and men who took more than seven days off for a mental disorder had significantly increased risk for premature death (HR 1.24, 95% CI 1.1 to 1.4 and HR 1.35, 95% CI to 1.3 to 1.5). According to Jane E. Ferrie, Ph.D., of University College London, and colleagues, “Sickness absence for mental disorders may be a useful early indicator of groups at increased risk of fatal disease.” The study examined a sample of 19,235 French public utility workers, data being collected from the GAZEL study. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today discusses the study in more depth:

They looked at medically certified absences of greater than seven days over a three-year window from Jan. 1, 1990 to Dec. 31, 1992. Outcomes of all-cause mortality were measured between Jan. 1, 1993 and Feb. 25, 2007.

In total, there were 12,498 absence spells because of sickness, occurring in 41% of the study population. About half of the 902 deaths occurred among these 7,875 participants.

The most common diagnoses in women were mental disorders (13.8%), musculoskeletal diseases (12.3%), respiratory diseases (10.7%), genitourinary diseases (7.9%), and external causes (6.8%).

Among men, they were musculoskeletal disease (17.4%), external causes (16.1%), respiratory diseases (10.3%), mental disorders (7.5%), digestive diseases (7.5%) and circulatory diseases (6.8%).

There was a strong association with mortality among women who were absent because of a diagnosis of neoplasm or endocrine disease and mental disorders.

In men, most diagnoses were associated with mortality, with the exception of genitourinary problems, the researchers said.

However, in an analysis adjusted for absences in all other diagnostic categories, risks of mortality were substantially reduced for both sexes — likely because of the effects of comorbidity, the researchers said.


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