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.

Can Mental Illness Be Cured With Prayer and Bible Study?


Mental Health Cured By PrayerSometimes when I speak about the number of Christians who believe that mental illness is either less significant of an issue than a physical health issue or brought on by spiritual illness such as lack of faith or possession, I feel as if I am underselling the Church. I personally know so many Christians who do not see things this way, and I by no means wish to paint my fellow believers as not informed or stubborn on these issues.

But, a recent report from LifeWay Research tells us just how many in the church underestimate or do not understand mental illness. The group surveyed conservative, evangelical, or born-again Christians on their beliefs about mental illness. Nearly half of those asked believed that with prayer and Bible study alone, serious mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia can be healed.

Given, this survey focused on the sector most likely to hold these beliefs, but it is still disheartening to see how far we have to go in educating those within our church about the reality of mental illness. As Phil Monroe suggests, the results most likely show that many Christians believe that symptoms described by the medical world as “mental illness” are only or mainly character or behavior problems. I would also suggests many believe mental illness could also be the result of spiritual illness or weakness.

Prayer and Bible study are both incredible tools against mental illness. God heals us all, but he does so in many different ways. Sometimes, rarely, there are miracles where one is healed through divine intervention. More often, God opens other avenues of treatment for us. God has lead us to where we are and given us the ability to help ourselves. His word supports us through our struggles, but he also leads us to counseling, treatment, and medication when appropriate to help us heal our physical bodies.

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