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.

Diabetes + Pregnancy= Twice the Risk of Prenatal Depression

According to findings from a recent study published in the February 25th edition of the American Medical Association, pregnant women with diabetes are at an increased risk for depression. According to Bernard L Harlow, of the University of Minnesota, and colleagues, women with diabetes who are pregnant are at almost twice the risk for prenatal depression. The authors of the study, commenting, said, “Pregnancy and the postpartum period represent a time of increased vulnerability to depression… treatable, prenatal depression is underdiagnosed and it is important to target detection and support efforts toward women at high risk.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings:

To assess the association during pregnancy and the postpartum period, they conducted a retrospective study of data from New Jersey’s Medicaid administrative claims database, looking at 11,024 women who gave birth between July 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2006.

They found that 15.2% of women with pre-pregnancy or gestational diabetes were diagnosed with depression or filled a prescription for an antidepressant during pregnancy or after delivery compared with only 8.5% of women who did not have diabetes.

In a multivariate analysis, women with diabetes had nearly double the odds of experiencing depression during the prenatal period (OR 1.85, 95% CI 1.45 to 2.36).

Among women who had no indication of depression during the prenatal period, those with diabetes had higher odds of postpartum depression (OR 1.69, 95% CI 1.27 to 2.23).

The researchers said this finding is “notable because women using state Medicaid services may be particularly vulnerable to postpartum depression due to higher rates of known risk factors.”

They said it suggests that Medicaid programs “may want to encourage healthcare providers to pay particular attention to managing the mental health concerns of women with diabetes during pregnancy and the postpartum period.”

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

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