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.

Changing the face of depression

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73 year old Don Miles, who has been a Pastor at a Lutheran church and a psychologist, suffered from deep depression during his late twenties. As such, he has developed a support group at his church called “Overcoming despair through Christ.” Rev Miles’ deepest depression hit before his conversion to Christ. “I had no Christian background, but one thing I experienced was a deep sense of emptiness that I sensed was a spiritual emptiness,” he said.

Rev Miles acknowledges that Christians go through depression too. Rev Miles is also a part of a national ministry headed by Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy Graham, who herself suffered from severe depression. According to Rev Miles, “Graham… made it safe for Christians not to hide behind their Sunday smiles.” The following is an excerpt of an article from the Rocky Mountain News that discusses Rev Miles and his support group in greater detail:

What? A Christian depressed? God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world – right?

Not always. Enter the Rev. Don Miles, possessed of a wide-ranging career as a Lutheran pastor, psychologist and mental health counselor. At 72, an age when many peers are practicing their golf and hammock swings, Miles keeps limber by counseling Christians with depression.

He’s been there. The difference is, his own depression hit before he became a Christian and lifted when he found Christ.

“I thought I was a defective person,” Miles says, recalling the dark days. Today, he runs group sessions at St John’s Lutheran Church, 700 S. Franklin St., where he’s pastor emeritus. Christian or not, all may attend, but note the sessions’ subtitle: “Overcoming despair through Christ.” Two rules: Nobody has to talk unless they want to, and confidentiality is absolute.

He’s also part of the national ministry of Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy, and herself a depression survivor. For details on her ministry, go to ruthgrahamand friends.com/.

Click here to read the entire article from the Rocky Mountain News

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