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.

Belief In a Higher Power Leads To Better Mental Health Outcomes

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Health care is a big topic at the moment, and mental health is probably the most controversial field of health out there. Often, the picture is painted that those in favor of psychiatry and mental health awareness are the scientific minded secularists, and the religious fundamentalists are trying to hold advancement back, but that is far from the case.

In reality, those in favor and against mental health education and treatment are much more mixed. While some of the larger religious institutions may seem to be lagging on their stance about mental illness, they are not monolithic and there are many secular individuals who don’t believe in the effectiveness of mental health treatment.

According to Dr. David H. Rosmarin, those religious individuals who are depicted as skeptics to mental illness are actually the most trusting in treatments, because of their faith in God.

Rosmarin, Ph.D., McLean Hospital clinician and instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, examined 159 patients in a recently-published study over a year at the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program, and the results showed that believing in God increases your chances of a better outcome in mental health treatment.

“The highest belief vs. no belief in God resulted in a 25-35 percent better result in positive patient outcomes. Patients with more faith in God had more faith in the treatment — and this helped them get better,” Rosmarin told The Huffington Post. Roughly 60 percent of the patients were dealing wit depression, 12 percent with bipolar disorder, and the others were a variety of issues like anxiety.

What is holding this back from being a major change in our understanding of mental health? According to Rosmarin, it is lack of interest in the field. Few of Rosmarin’s colleagues pay any attention to the spirituality of their patients, as though it were completely irrelevant.

Thankfully, the interest in studies surrounding faith and mental health as well as the mind-body connection is slowly growing with each new study like Rosmarin’s that proves the deep connection between faith and mental wellness.

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