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.

Anxiety and Depression: How you can manage your “thought life”

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Anxious Gal

Written by Lydia D’Ross, MPA

Your “thought life” can be the power to your happiness or the incubator for anxiety and depression. We sometimes don’t recognize that we war against ourselves by the power of our thoughts.  Proverbs 12:25 says, “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,” causing hopelessness and depression. “My anxious thoughts multiply within me.” One way to develop control over your thoughts is to accept your thoughts, and invite them in. This process can diminish the power your thoughts can have over you.  Another approach is to reject thoughts that you do not want repeated in your mind, like a broken record.  Be decisive about which thoughts are, or aren’t helpful. In Proverbs 23:7 it says “You become what your thought life makes you.” It’s not your circumstances; it’s your thoughts about your circumstances that produce your emotions. Your thoughts trigger biochemistry that determines your feelings, their duration and their intensity.

What is the answer? “Whoever humbles himself will be exalted and lifted up” Mt 23:12. By humbling ourselves and aligning our will with God’s will, we invite Him to reverse the evil assaults, overcoming our anxiety and depression.

What can we do to start reversing those anxiety thoughts that attempt to control our daily behavior and become over-comers? “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart.” (Proverbs 4:20–21). Every morning when you wake up, just like you eat your breakfast or take your medication, you take your daily bread; which is the Word of God. Take it like medicine every morning, or when you feel those anxiety symptoms come upon you. Do what the Word says to do, take those thoughts “captive” and “bring them into obedience” to Christ- like thinking in order to exert control over your feelings. (2 Co10:4-5)

When we submit and turn over these thoughts to God, we allow Him to begin working inside of us and replace the anxious thoughts with hope and faith filled words. Our mind begins to change its thought patterns, and anxiety and depression begin to decrease. Only you have control over your thoughts- no one else.

When we recognize within ourselves that sometimes we can feel overwhelmed, we need to realize that we are not alone. There is  hope and help for you throughout your journey. Through its RENEWAL program, Brookhaven Hospital offers a place for healing where prayer, counseling and medicine come together to bring to you restorative healing.  Whether you decide to receive services inpatient or in our outpatient services, know we care about you and God cares about your overall well being.

Start today, align your thoughts with God’s Word. I leave you with these encouraging thoughts: Through Christ, you are an overcomer!

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