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.

Angst in adolescents a precursor to schizophrenia?


A recent birth cohort study found that agnst in adolescents may be a precursor to schizophrenia, especially if “many” symptoms are present. In the study, positive, negative and general signs of psychosis were common among the adolescent group; however, those who had more than one symptom in each category later developed mental illness. In particular, symptoms such as social withdrawal and problems connecting with others were significant predictors. According to Dr. Pirjo Maki, MD, of the University of Oulu in Finland, this finding is new. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

The researchers derived their conclusions from a study of 9,215 young Finns born between July 1, 1985 and June 30, 1986. They were asked to participate in a field study in 2001 and 2002, when they were either 15 or 16 years old, using a 21-item questionnaire.

The results of the field study were correlated with the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register from 2002 to the end of 2005, Dr. Maki said.

All told, there were 17 cases of psychosis among the cohort, including three cases of schizophrenia, three of bipolar disease, two of psychotic depression, and nine of other psychoses.

The study found that 45% of boys and 27% of girls reported no positive symptoms — such as difficulty thinking clearly and feeling peculiar — but most reported one or more, with girls saying they had more of the 11 symptoms.

The study found that 13 of the 17 youths who had psychosis had three or more positive features, compared with less than a third of those who had no disorders — a difference that was significant at P<0.001.

In the same way, youths with three or more general features — such as depression and apathy or anxiety — were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with a psychosis, also at P<0.001, Dr. Maki reported.

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Pastoral Action Point: The interesting thing about mental illness in general is that, while much of its origins may be genetic and attributed to heredity, therapy along with prescribed medications can and does yield significant results. For this cause, it is immensely important to connect individuals with professional help at the earliest sign of the onset of mental illness. Early detection is key.

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