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.

Are healthcare systems failing to address spiritual wellness?

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A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found significant deficiencies in spiritual care services for end of life patients. Tracy Balboni, an oncologist that works with cancer patients and author of the study, reported that 88% of terminally ill cancer patients claim that religion is important to them to some degree. The study, which surveyed 230 people with less than a year to live, found that terminally ill people have very little support from the religious community. 70% of the participants in the study claimed that health care professionals or chaplains did not meet their spiritual needs during treatment. Balboni reported patients that did feel their spiritual health was tended to felt their quality of life was better during treatment. On a fifty point scale measuring quality of life, patients that had their spiritual needs met during treatment ranked 14 points higher than those that did not.

The unsettling findings of the study are due to several factors. Many hospitals may not have large enough budgets to support chaplains. Another hindrance to support from the religious community is that many terminally ill patients are home bound. Additionally, many doctors avoid the issue of faith with patients to keep from imposing their beliefs and to stay away from any legal liabilities.

There is clearly a responsibility for the spiritual well being of terminally ill patients on the part of the religious community, chaplains and health care professionals. Pastors and priests must be diligent to stay connected with congregants. Doctors and other health care professionals, if not providing spiritual support, need to act as liaisons, referring terminally ill patients to churches and chaplains. Lastly, the importance of chaplains in health care systems needs to be recognized by those in charge of structuring personnel.

To read more on this topic, follow this link to USA Today

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