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.

Domestic Violence and Spiritual Abuse

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Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

According to the Unted States Department of Jutices [USDOJ], Office on Violence Against Women, Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure or wound someone.

Oklahoma is ranked 17th in the Nation for the number of females murdered by men in single offender incidents.[ 2009 data, The Violence Policy Center]

In 61% of domestic violence homicide cases someone else knew of ongoing domestic violence prior to the homicide. [Source: Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, 2011]

  • 62% were family
  • 50% were friends
  • 35% were law enforcement

Some of the contributing factors to any type of abuse are the following: unemployment, depression, mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse, homelessness, prior history and unresolved childhood abuse issues.

While national statistics indicate that one in four females and one in seven males are victimized by a current or former intimate partner, spiritual abuse is a tactic overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women.

If you are a Christian woman or man in an abusive marriage, you may feel added pressure to stay in the relationship and “work it out.”  There are times when Christian beliefs or the Bible might be used to pressure someone to stay in an abusive relationship.  You will not find any scriptures that supports spousal abuse or abuse in general, but instead you will find ” Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” [ Romans 8:1]  Anyone who is told they must stay in an abusive situation because of their faith is also a victim of spiritual abuse.  Although spiritual abuse is found among couples subscribing to all faith-based, philosophical and religious groups,  we are finding that spiritual abuse is much more dangerous than physical abuse- as spiritual abuse cripples the inner core of our being.

 Jesus left us an example of how we should conduct ourselves as children of God. When there is alcohol or drug abuse involved, there is a higher risk of domestic violence occurrences and reoccurrences.

God cares about you and he does not want you in a situation that is not safe for you or your children.

 

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