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.

Close relatives at risk….

According to findings from a study published in the January 17th issue of The Lancet, close relatives of people who have schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder. Conversely, close relatives of those with bipolar disorder possess an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. According to Paul Lichtenstein, Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institute, and colleagues, “schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share common genetic causes… and a considerable proportion of genetic variance is not in common with the other disorder, both for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.” The researchers went on to say that “… some genes are probably associated with the risk for both disorders and some with the risk for only one disorder.” A notably higher risk was present among first blood relatives. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study in more depth:

Children and siblings of schizophrenic patients showed relative risks of 5.2 (95% CI 4.4 to 6.2) and 3.7 (95% CI 3.2 to 4.2), respectively, for having bipolar disorder themselves, reported Paul Lichtenstein, Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institute, and colleagues in the Jan. 17 issue of The Lancet.

For patients with bipolar disorder, their children and siblings had relative risks of 2.4 (95% CI 2.1 to 2.6) and 3.9 (95% CI 3.4 to 4.4), respectively, for developing schizophrenia, according to the study of some nine million Swedes.

Dr. Lichtenstein and colleagues found similar results among adopted-away children and siblings of schizophrenic and bipolar patients.

And among paternal half-siblings of patients — but not maternal half-siblings — there were significantly increased risks, although the magnitudes were attenuated.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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