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.

Cynical People Pay Inflammatory Price

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Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

The scriptures are full of reflections on how attitude can effect one’s spirit and body. The idea that a positive outlook can have a healthy effect on an individual is not new but has been recently supported by clinical studies. According to a recent study published in the January 22nd Archives of Internal Medicine, people that are cynical and distrustful have higher levels of inflammatory markers, which are related to atherosclerosis. This study, performed by Nalini Ranjit, Ph.D. and colleagues, offers more support for the idea that a positive outlook is a contributing factor, not only to good mental health, but physical as well. The following is an excerpt of an article that discusses the study:

Pollyanna is more likely to be in good cardiovascular health than Doubting Thomas, researchers here suggested.

People who are cynically distrustful tend to have higher levels of inflammatory markers associated with atherosclerosis than those with everlastingly sunny dispositions, reported epidemiologist Nalini Ranjit, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, and colleagues.

Other psychosocial factors associated with inflammation included chronic stress and depression, the investigators reported in the Jan. 22 Archives of Internal Medicine.
“We found that cynical distrust, depression, and chronic stress are associated with higher concentrations of inflammatory markers in a population-based healthy sample,” they wrote. “Our cross-sectional results are compatible with a mediating role of behaviors, body mass index, and diabetes mellitus, although definite conclusions regarding mediation can only be drawn from longitudinal design.”

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