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 Provides Better Outcome in Mental Health Treatment

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While many Christian counselors caution against pushing religion too strongly during struggles with mental health problems, it appears belief in God provides more favorable outcomes for psychiatric patients.

The researchers didn’t focus on a specific religion, but the recent study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders shows that patients with mental illness and a belief in a higher power have much more positive results in treatments compared to agnostic or athiest patients.

The researchers, led by David H. Rosmarin, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, followed 159 patients in McLean Hospital’s cognitive behavioral day-treatment program for depression, bipolar disorder, and other major mental health conditions. Their progress was recorded through structured interviews and consultations with researchers and psychiatrists.

After a year of study, the experiment found that patients who identified as moderately religious or higher also had twice the chances or responding well to treatment.

“Results indicated that over the course of treatment, belief in God, but not religious affiliation, was associated with greater likelihood of treatment response, as well as greater reductions in depression and self-harm and greater increases in psychological well-being,” the study states.

The researchers didn’t have a conclusive reasoning for why religious beliefs made for such improved recoveries, but they suggested that faith may offer optimism or hope. The more hopeful or believing someone is a mental health treatment will work, the more chance their treatment has of working, according to Healthline.

I still believe earnestly trying to push religion on someone struggling with mental health can do more help than good, but this study does show the physical ways belief in God can help patients cope and heal from mental illness. The trick is offering the support the lord gives, while not making the person actually dealing with the illness feel as if belief is being forced onto them.

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