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.

Faith in the Line of Duty

Lydia D'Ross

                    Lydia D’Ross

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

Trauma affects us all, especially those in the line of duty as first responders. First responders are public entities who serve and protect citizens. They’re our local enforcement agencies, fire department, medical emergency services and collaborative enforcing law agencies, that serve constituents regardless of ethnicity, religion or cultural dynamics.

Public community leaders like myself, who assist victims from various situations are often forgotten that we too, are affected by these unavoidable events.

I remember how I was affected as a first responder for the Glen Cover Ambulance Corp in1990, and was called into the line duty for the Avianca Flight 52 in Cove Neck, NY. I was already an experienced first line responder in many disasters and crisis situations.  But this particular incident, not only impacted me, but hundreds of first line responders.  The result of the crash was due to poor communication between the tower and airplane crew, low fuel and being in a holding pattern  in the air for longer than the anticipated wait time.

We did not see any chaplains as first line duty responders. Many were praying for those that did survive -that they make it to the nearest triage hospital, who were already at full capacity. This is something you usually see in the movies. We stood shoulder to shoulder. We kept calm and worked through our moments of shock. Our adrenalin was pumping and we just kept moving and moving for hours. We worked to place dead bodies in one location and comforting children whose parents were sent at another location due to the type of injury received.

After the disaster, many first line responders had debriefing opportunities. But others, like myself  were still engaged in the aftermath and recovery efforts.

This is when we realized the importance of having faith involved in times like these. Rev Tim Sherman of In Pursuit Ministries for Law Enforcement says “Of all professional groups in America, Law Enforcement Officers hold the highest rates of suicide, divorce, addictive behavior, and stress-related diseases.”  These statistics are growing in numbers, especially within the past year.

We now have various services offered to law enforcement agencies like counseling to process the vicarious trauma experienced by them during tragic events, marriage counseling, home chaplain services, funeral coordination and much more.

We must remember as first line chaplains, to take care of ourselves first. We are peacemakers, but we are also human.

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