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.

Child injury associated with depressed mothers

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A recent study published in the Nov. 30th issue of Injury Prevention has found a clear connection between mothers with persistent elevated levels of depression and injuries among their children. According to Kieran Phelan, M.D. of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, these injuries to children may be due to the tendency of mothers with depression to not provide adequate supervision for their children. For instance, mothers that are depressed may be more likely to leave electrical outlets uncovered, to not properly secure their children during commutes, or to not have batteries in their smoke detectors. The study found the highest rates of injury at home to be among children ages six and younger. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study’s findings:

To examine that issue, they analyzed data on a subset of 1,106 mother-child pairs from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, which has tracked a cohort of women and children from birth since 1986.

Maternal depressive symptoms were measured in 1992 by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. Child behavior was assessed by the Behavior Problems Index externalizing subscale. The relationship between depressive symptoms, child behavior, and injury reported in the prior year in 1994 was studied by logistic regression analysis.

To reduce the likelihood that a child’s injury may have contributed to the mother’s depressive symptoms, the researchers excluded any child who had a medically attended injury in the year before 1992. Half of the children were boys, and almost 80% were from families with two or more children.

In total, 94 medically attended injuries were reported among 1,106 children (8.5%), of which two-thirds happened in the home environment.

Maternal depressive symptoms significantly increased the risk of child injury. Children of mothers with high and persistent depressive symptoms were more than twice as likely to be injured as children of mothers who did not have high depressive symptoms (adjusted OR: 2.10, 95% CI: 1.19 to 3.72).

Click here to read the entire article from Medpage Today

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