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.

Ebola: The Media’s Fear Tactics

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EbolaVirus Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister

On the evening of October 22, 2014, I was invited to participate in a conference call with the Washington Department of Homeland Security Faith-based Initiative which included Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) representatives, ministers from around the country as they requested the assistance of pastors and chaplains in addressing the media’s fear tactics around the Ebola outbreak. I also attended a meeting with the Tulsa Health Department (THD) to receive the most up to date information about Oklahoma: CDC reports “Ebola poses minimal risk to Tulsa and the surrounding communities, and the Tulsa Health Department is very confident that Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma are very well prepared. There is no indication of exposure to the Ebola virus in Oklahoma and the CDC has not contacted THD about a suspected case of Ebola or about contacts to a case.”

How do we manage generalized fear that may be imposed on us from others?  Fear is powerful; it can override logical thinking and produce irrational behavior. Thankfully, we have the Word of God to rule our actions. We can declare, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in [God]” (Ps. 56:3).

If you turn on your TV every day and need to see the news despite knowing it upsets you, you may want to re-think that decision. Prevent fear from paralyzing you. If it is not supporting positive thinking, don’t watch the program. There is a difference in obtaining information in order to educate yourself and rule out fear.  In the case of Ebola, it is important to understand the extremely low risk in contracting it, and the differences in sanitation and access to medical treatment in this country compared to countries in Africa dealing with the outbreak.  It is important to know the facts and turn down the volume on the hype.

My favorite scripture is in Psalms 91, “Trusting God’s faithfulness dispels our fearfulness to protect us from harm.”  Psalms 91

The next time fear creeps into your life, don’t panic.  God can be trusted in times of darkness through the assurance of His Word, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

If you are struggling with fear, call us at Brookhaven’s Renewal Program, 888-298-HOPE, (4673). We are here to help you overcome your fears.

 

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