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.

Biblical Counseling: Crisis Calls for Consideration

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 Written by: Rev. Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain, licensed and ordained minister

From Genesis to Revelation, there are examples of individuals that have faced crisis. The Bible does not have a scripture that actually contains the word “crisis”, but the intensity of situations mentioned in biblical history, determines the outcome.  Sometimes it is a result of disobedience to God, and one finds themselves in a difficult situation. We are only human, and we will experience trials in life, and, to rely on our own strength may not be enough to get us through.  Biblical examples include Adam and Eve. They experienced shame and guilt which Genesis tells us was a result of their disobedience to God’s command.  They went through a crisis after being expelled from the only community they had known.  There are many other examples throughout the bible that are used in biblical counseling to help people identify with others who overcame difficulty. In traditional counseling, one may not feel able to speak openly about issues of faith.  Christians may want to be reassured that their counselor is also a Christian and that the spiritual aspect will be included in treatment.

Pastors have a special relationship and trust that is already established with their members.  People may feel more comfortable seeking pastoral counseling rather than secular counseling.  There are some advantages to biblical counseling.  There are a few things to be aware of, though.  Not all pastors are certified counselors, and, because of this may be unaware of the most recent research and best practices to treat mental illness.

All ministers need to be aware of their boundaries and limitations. There are ethical laws that biblical counselors must adhere to, and, sometimes, ministers are not aware of them.  Intentions of pastors are usually good, but if you don’t know the warning signs of serious depression, suicidality or substance abuse withdrawal the results can be very dangerous even resulting in death. One of the reasons ministers might not refer a member for professional help could be due to feelings of distrust toward certified counselors. On the other hand, counselors must look for ways to build relationships with pastors.  We are all guilty of becoming isolated in our silos, and we need to come together to help those in our community.

At Brookhaven Hospital, our Renewal Program, can do just that.  We provide specialized services for treatment of substance abuse, eating disorders and many other programs.  Pastors can be assured that our chaplains are equipped to provide biblical counseling. We encourage community clergy and church staff members to attend our pastoral bi-monthly seminars to learn more about mental health and family dynamics as it relates to biblical worldview.   Our next seminar will be on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 1145 am-100 pm.  For more information, call 918.438.4257 or email ldross@brookhavenhospital.com

 

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