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.

Christian Mental Health: When Clergy and Doctors Need to Work Together

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Church Hospital-Christian CareA study of Christian church members who approached their church seeking help for a personal or loved one’s mental illness showed that 32% were told by their pastor that they or their loved one didn’t really have a mental illness. Instead they were informed that the root of the problem was spiritual rather than mental.

When faced with a debilitating mental illness, Christians often choose to seek help from clergy members before seeking medical help. According to Matthew Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University in Texas, who led the study, “Those whose mental illness is dismissed by clergy are not only being told they don’t have a mental illness, they are also being told they need to stop taking their medication. That can be a very dangerous thing.”

It’s only natural, as Christians, to view mental illness through a spiritual lens. However, dismissing the physiological component of mental health disorders can prevent healing. Just as it’s important for Christians to receive mental health treatment that incorporates spirituality, it is equally important for spiritual leaders to understand the potential healing power of secular mental health treatments.

It’s important to understand that the mortal world is far from perfect; if it was perfect there would be no need for God’s grace. The Bible, following Adam and Eve’s exit from Eden, is replete with stories of powerful spiritual leaders who endured physical hardships. Our gifts of the spirit are bound to our mortal bodies and thus, any mental illness might not be seen as a manifestation of our own sin but rather as an indication of a fallen world so vividly described by Paul in his letter to the Romans:

 …Death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come. “ (Romans 5:14 NIV)

Paul describes death as having entered the world through sin. But death, in this sense, shouldn’t be merely seen as the end of life, but also as an end to Eden’s perfection—thus encapsulating all physical and mental ailments.

Therefore, given this world’s imperfections, it is often up to us to seek physical comfort while simultaneously turning to God and our clergy leaders for spiritual guidance. Clergy members and physicians should therefore work together to promote Christian mental health.

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