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.

Family : Faith & Spirituality Awareness

Author: Rev Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain

Some individuals and families turn to faith or spiritual care in times of crisis to help in their recovery, while others find that spiritual practices help them continue to help manage their families or their own mental health.

“Mental illness is not the result of bad parenting” says the American Psychological Association, but it does present numerous challenges.

According to Change Direction, “18% of Americans have a mental health condition… 60 billion dollars spent in one year on mental health… and that 90% of those who committed suicide had a mental disorder ” of some sort.

Harriet Lefley, Ph.D and Barry Jacobs, director of behavioral sciences at the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program, Springfield, PA and author of The Emotional Survivor Guide for Caregivers gives 5 tips to help a love one who is suffering from mental illness. They are:

  1. Education: Educate and research about your loved one’s diagnosis concerning treatment, and recovery options.
  2. Seek out resources. Ask your provider questions and how you can be a support or receive support. There are so many available resources through internet and library access as well as spiritual supports.
  3. Have realistic expectations. At first, it will be a bit of challenge. We all want our love ones to receive the best care. Patience and encouragement will need to be one of the foundation principles for continuity of care.
  4. Reach out for support. Do not be afraid or feel ashamed to ask your pastor for help. Most churches now have support groups being held somewhere in your community.
  5. Work closely with your loved one’s treatment team: Stay connected. Call for help in times of emotional crisis. Community and hospital providers are here to help you.

Brookhaven Hospital Renewal Christian Care program is here to serve you, to help you recognize symptoms of behaviors that may be need to be address by professional counseling.

Next month Pastoral Community Leaders seminar, we are honored to have Mrs. Cathy Costello, widow of Honorable Mark Costello, who was tragically killed by their son who has been battling severe mental illness. She will be sharing her spiritual walk through the death of her husband and coping with her son being tried for murder.

 

Our next Pastoral Seminar will be May 11th, 2017. For more information on how to rsvp for the pastoral seminar, please go to our website www.renewalchristiancare.org or email BH Outreach Chaplain Lydia D’Ross at ldross@brookhavenhospital.com.

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