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.

Alarming rates of suicide among children and teenagers

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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows alarming rates of suicide among teenagers between the ages of 10 to 18 years old. According to the study there was a steady decline in suicide rates among this age group between 1996 and 2003. However, in 2004 the suicide rate for 10 to 19 year olds jumped up by 18%. In 2005, the latest year information is available related to national suicide statistics, the rate dropped to 4.49 per 100,000 compared to 4.74 per 100,000 in 2004; however, this is still well above the 95% confidence limit projected from the previous trend (95% CI 3.47 to 4.15). Researchers commented about the sharp increase in suicide saying, “Attention must now be directed toward understanding whether this increase in the youth suicide rate after a decade-long decline reflects an emerging public health crisis.”

This data is alarming and will hopefully spur a movement in research which tries to explain factors contributing to the sharp increase in 2004. One of the possible contributing factors that the researchers mentioned was the influence of social networking websites. This should be a reminder to parents of the diversity of information and media that is available via the internet and promote supervision of online activities. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings:

The researchers analyzed deaths coded as suicide in the National Vital Statistics System, which includes age and gender.

Because the data were relatively scant, the researchers were unable to say with authority why rates may have increased so much, so quickly.

Dr. Bridge and colleagues found the general pattern was reproduced for youths 10 to 17 years old and in those 18 and 19 years old, and in boys as well as girls.

In 2004, girls showed a much bigger jump in suicides from the previous year than did boys. From about 1.6 per 100,000 in 2003, the suicide rate among girls increased to 2.2 per 100,000 in 2004.

In the same year, suicide rates among boys rose from about 6.7 to 7.1 per 100,000.

In 2005, rates for boys and girls fell by 1.8% and 16.7% from the previous year, respectively.

Both rates in 2005 remained above the confidence limits (95% CI 5.63 to 6.66 for boys, 1.11 to 1.62 for girls) of predictions based on the trends from 1996 to 2003, Dr. Bridge and colleagues said.

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

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