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.

College Students Undertreated for Psychiatric Conditions

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According to a recent study published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, college students with psychiatric conditions are less likely to seek help than those in the same age group who are not in college. The study, which was a large national interview of more than 5,000 people, found that 45.8% of student enrolled and 47.7% of non-students in the same age group had some form of mental illness. However, only 18.5% of students 19 to 25 sought treatment as apposed to 21.5% of the non-student group. Even more alarming was the fact that students were only half as likely to seek help for drug and alcohol problems as their non-student counterparts. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings:

The two groups differed significantly when it came to treatment of alcoholism and substance use disorders.

The researchers found that college students were only half as likely to seek treatment for these conditions, compared to their non-student peers (adjusted OR 0.49, 95% CI 0.28 to 0.87).

Barely 5% of students with alcohol or drug problems sought treatment, compared with about 10% of non-students.

“The prevalence of psychiatric disorders is high in this population at a particularly vulnerable time of development,” wrote Dr. Olfson and colleagues.

“As these young people represent our nation’s future, urgent action is needed to increase detection and treatment of psychiatric disorders among college students and their non-college-attending peers.”

The findings emerged from the National Epidemiologic Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions, conducted in 2001 and 2002 with 43,093 people. Included in the sample were 2,188 college students and 2,904 others ages 19 to 25.

Structured interviews conducted as part of the survey were detailed enough to allow diagnoses of psychiatric conditions by DSM-IV criteria.

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

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