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.

Awarding winning short film powerfully explores the issue of mental illness

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A new awarding winning short film, SICK, by EgoProject Films, powerfully explores the issue of mental illness. SICK is a 15 minute movie that highlights addiction, depression and anxiety by creative “out-of-the-box” means. The film gained support from Film London and the National Lottery through Screen South as well as through the UK Film Council. It won the Gold Award at the 41st Houston International Film Festival and best short film at AsterFest 2008 in Macedonia. Mike Rymer, writer and director of the film, commenting, said, “One in four people are affected by mental illness but it remains taboo. It is amazing that something so prevalent should be so unspoken and this film seeks to start breaking down some of those barriers.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medical News Today that discusses the film more:

Winning highly prized support from Film London and National Lottery funding through Screen South and the UK Film Council, ‘SICK’ has already drawn strong praise from Samaritans. Following an International premiere in March it has been selected for 25 film festivals across 10 countries and 5 US States, winning the Gold Award at 41st Houston International Film Festival, an Honourable Mention at California’s Accolade Film Awards, and Best Short Film at AsterFest 2008 in Macedonia. It has been nominated 4 times for Best International Short Film including at Rome Independent Film Festival. ‘SICK’ is the debut film from new writer/director Mike Rymer, a graduate of the International Film School Wales at University of Wales Newport where he wrote the script.

Mike Cobb (Samaritans) said:

“‘SICK’ is a powerful depiction of how the lives of people everywhere are affected in the long and short term by mental health issues. It is a compelling and moving work that will resonate with its audiences. The film represents a journey which Samaritans volunteers know only too well.”

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medical News Today

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