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.

Compulsive Pleasing: The Caretaker Personality Disorder


As Christians, we are taught from a very young age to be giving of ourselves, and to put the needs of others in front of our own. While in theory this is a good guiding principle to live by, when it becomes detrimental to ourselves, the compulsive need to please others can become a burden rather than an admirable trait.

Though it didn’t make it into the DSM-5, Psychologist, Les Barbanell, Ed.D., wrote in The National Psychologist (May/June 2013) about compulsive pleasing, and how the desire to please can become a disorder referred to as The Caretaker Personality Disorder (CPD).

CPD sufferers compulsively put others ahead of their own needs to the point that it becomes a serious problem in their life. They can’t help but sacrifive their own desires and needs in favor of others’ needs, usually out of fear of offending or not pleasing them. If they tell someone “no” they become overcome by guilt, and they don’t handle rejection well themselves.

It is important for us to help others in our lives, but we cannot properly help those around us unless we keep ourselves in good health and spirit. The scripture teaches us about self-sacrifice and giving, but even the word of the lord recognizes the limits of giving. Where the Bible tells us in Philippians 2:2, 3, “regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” it recognizes that we also are important. It doesn’t say you must always be giving, but that you must be humble and recognize the importance of others in the world above ourselves. We still have self worth, and we still deserve respect.

We all must be able to say “no” when we need to, but the most important thing is to find a good balance. We give because we want to, or because we have the means to assist someone in need, but to feel obligated to give even when you can’t feesibly do so isn’t healthy. God doesn’t directly answer every prayer, but he is there for us when we really need. Take that principle and include it in your charitable habits.

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