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: How Christians should respond to domestic violence

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Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplin for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital

As a church or community religious leader, we have a duty and responsibility to work to eliminate domestic violence against men and women. We need to work and coordinate with our community resources and licensed professionals to educate ourselves on how to recognize the signs. Clergy and pastors are often the first point of contact to encounter families experiencing domestic violence.

With Oklahoma having the highest rate of domestic violence, many may wonder why the church is not more involved in providing prevention, education and connecting with community professionals. Simply getting the person out of the home is not enough. The perpetrator of the abuse as well as the abused individual need professional help.

Christian women often feel trapped, and will call the church for help. Domestic violence involves a cycle of abuse that often makes it difficult for the abused individual to leave.  They may continue to hope that it will stop, and, in other situations, they may be under serious threat of physical harm and too scared to leave. As clergy, we are accountable to protect and bring justice, using the sword of the Word but also utilizing the community resources that will bring restoration and healing. Some pastors do not have proper training to deal with the difficult issue of domestic violence.

In order to stop domestic violence, churches must do more in providing education and to recognize the cycle of domestic violence. Most abusers are repeating their own family cycle not knowing that there is another way to deal with family problems. Sometimes those learned behaviors from the abuser’s childhood escalate with financial struggles or the disease of addiction.

Pastors need to preach and teach what it means to be a Christian, and that there is never an excuse for domestic violence. A man might try to use scripture to justify abuse saying “well, I am the head of the household and she must submit, or else.” That is a complete misconception for the Lord says, when you leave your mother and father, you are joined as one. Headship has been misunderstood by some Christian believers. Headship in the Bible is not power and it is certainly not abuse. Headship involves the man sacrificing himself like Christ did as the head of the church. Christ does not order us around, but as the body of Christ, He expects us to walk and work together as husband and wife in one accord.

Brookhaven Hospital’s Renewal Christian Care program is here to serve you, to help you recognize symptoms or behaviors that may be need to be addressed with professional counseling.

 

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