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.

Christians and Mental Health

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Mental health problems are rapidly increasing today, and it is experienced by one out of four individuals. People suffer from different mental problems which include depression and anxiety. For us Christians, mental well-being is associated with faith and closeness to God. We believe that despite everything, “the Holy Spirit who guides us” will never forsake us. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John 16:13 NIV)

As Christians, we believe that God would never  give us problems that we cannot handle. Although the teachings of the Bible give us a source of inspiration to surpass all problems, there are times when we find ourselves tempted to react to problems. There are some concerns that mental health problems are caused by deviations in faith.  However, the truth is that it is a normal experience that everyone has to go through.

Problems often lead us to doubt not only ourselves, but also our faith. It is a common scenario wherein a person suffering from depression might doubt God or forsake his faith altogether. As a result, not only do we damage our relationship with God, but also our relationship with our families and friends. It is common for Christians who are struggling to blame God for giving them problems.  They might begin avoiding Church services altogether.

Mental health problems are caused by different factors. Unfortunately, some people believe that it is unacceptable to seek help through therapy due to the belief that faith is enough to heal a person from his or her affliction. There is nothing wrong with seeking help through therapy. This is the reason why it is so important for Christians who are suffering from both mental and spiritual problems to seek help from both mental health professionals as well as from a pastor.

It is not enough for those who suffer from mental problems to deal with the non-spiritual causes of the problem. It is also of equal importance to deal with the damaged spirituality of an individual.  Aside from getting sufficient sleep and getting support from the people who matter, it is also important for people to reconnect their damaged communication with God. At the end of the day, it is important to believe in the passage written in Deuteronomy 31:6(NIV) “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”  That God who created us and loves us will never forsake us even if we suffer from mental illness.

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