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: The Lord Hears Your Cries

Rev. Lydia D’Ross is the Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain for Brookhaven Hospital and a licensed and ordained minister.

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Historically, the church has had difficulty addressing domestic violence or sexual abuse issues within the walls of the church.  If a woman indicates her husband is mistreating or abusing her, an untrained pastor might tell her that she should go home and submit to her husband.   Some pastors may be inexperienced, and give damaging advice unintentionally.

It is often difficult for someone in an abusive situation to reach out for help.  Shock! Fear! Depression! Anger! Who will help me?  These are some of the emotions a person may be experiencing.  A person who has gone through domestic violence trauma, especially for a long period of time, might be under the mistaken belief that it is their fault.  If you are in an abusive relationship, be encouraged, you are not at fault. Abuse is always a choice made by the abuser. God is fair and loving. God is not punishing you; the responsibility for your suffering at the hands of the abuser must be squarely placed where it belongs; on the abuser.

Recently an incident that shook the NFL and sparked a national conversation about domestic violence happened when video of abuse by NFL player, Ray Rice toward then fiancée, Janay Rice, surfaced. When the victim takes the blame of the abuser, it is difficult to determine how long the abuse has been going on. The NFL’s leadership has pledged to provide education to its players and employees.  Hopefully, the situation will result in increased awareness about the problem of domestic violence.  There is never an excuse or justification for abuse.

The Bible contains examples of innocent people who suffered through no fault of their own. Joseph was one of them. He was emotionally abused and physically taunted by his brothers. Pre-mediated murder was sought out for him, but his life was spared by the grace of God.  He was then sold into slavery. Years later, he confronted his abusers, because God heard his cry. Joseph felt that God was punishing him, and wondered why he was suffering so much mistreatment.  Job also had similar questions. (Job&.1-11)  Job cried out to God in his distress, and blamed himself thinking he had failed God in some way.

Individuals in abusive situations might feel they have failed their husband or wife or they are being punished for some reason or another. This is a lie.  The Lord hears your cry and has sent people your way to deliver you out of your distress. You need to ask yourself this question: Can I believe that God hears me in my pain?  The truth is, God has made it very clear that men should not abuse their wives, and if they do, women do not have to submit to it.  God wants you to choose life.  Christ has come to break you away from your oppressor, and bring you into abundant life.

We want you to know, that at Brookhaven hospital, we are here for you. God is always ready to help you through Brookhaven Hospital’s Renewal Program with a faith-based holistic approach.  Help is also available through Domestic Violence Intervention Services918.7HELP.ME (918.743.5763).

 

 

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