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.

Compassion and Attentiveness Help Grieving Families Cope with Loss

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A recent study preformed by Alexandre Laurette, MD and colleagues at Saint-Louis Hospital found that compassion, listening and validating a person’s feelings of loss, ease the grief over the loss of a loved one. The study compared two different methods of dealing with families that had experienced the death of a loved one. The first method, which was used as a control for the study, was a conventional ICU family conference. The second method, described as a formalized family intervention, incorporated more listening and feedback from family members. Participants in the formalized family intervention were given a brochure on bereavement and were asked to come to a conference which surrounded five objectives. The objectives were represented by the acronym VALUE which stands for:

Value and appreciate what the family members said.

Acknowledge the emotions of family members.

Listen.

Understand, by asking questions “who the patient was as a person.”

Elicit questions from family members.

The study found that patients that took part in the formalized intervention had lower levels of depression, anxiety and PTSD. The following is an excerpt of an article from Med Page Today that discusses the study in depth:

Dr. Laurette and colleagues found that three months after the death of a loved one, those family members who were went through the formalized process had lower levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, anxiety, and depression and were better able to cope with their loss.

“A proactive strategy for routine end-of-life family conferences that included provision of a brochure on bereavement, as compared with customary practice, resulted in longer meetings in which families had more opportunities to speak and to express emotions, felt more supported in making difficult decisions, experienced more relief from guilt, and were more likely to accept realistic goals of care,” the investigators wrote in the Feb. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

In an accompanying editorial, Craig M. Lilly, M.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and Barbara J. Daly, Ph.D, R.N., of Case Western University in Cleveland, applauded the authors for taking a scientific approach to a hard-to-quantify subject.

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