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.

Don’t be Enslaved by your Baggage


Tin_toy_suitcase_trolley,_pic5Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister

Did you marry your baggage or your spouse? When two people get married, they also marry each other’s baggage, till death do us part.  In most cases, it is not the baggage in the marriage that kills it, but the lack of communication. Sometimes the movie industry gives us this fantasy about how a perfect marriage should look.  That is a misconception. Our baggage is full of holes and sometimes causes us to be unable to break from habits that can be harmful to a successful marriage. When you marry someone, you take them for better or for worse.  We all look forward to the good days, but things get tough when the bad days come along.

Scripture says, “For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.” (2 Peter 2:19)  We must be willing to open our emotional baggage, and take responsibility for the problems we are contributing to the marriage.  We sometimes think that if we pray hard enough to God he will change our spouse.  Sometimes we need to examine ourselves and look at what is within our control to change.

King David prayed “Keep me from deceitful ways.. I have chosen the way of truth.” (Psalm 119: 29-30)  You can’t live in freedom from deception if you believe your own lies. Identifying what lies you have mistakenly believed about yourself can help you unpack your emotional baggage.  Some children are told “you will never amount to anything,” and live out those lies when they become adults, because it was never challenged.  By challenging the lies and discovering the truth, you will be something great.  You can become your best cheerleader. King David was greatly distressed because of those who were bitter and blamed him for the loss of their sons and daughters.  However, King David rejected those lies and encouraged himself even more in the Lord.  Let’s take ownership of our own baggage and not try to change our spouses simply because we think they are the one with the problem.

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