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.

Good spiritual health and good mental health are interconnected

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Increasingly, churches are becoming aware of the fact that good spiritual health and good mental health are interconnected. This is why many churches house support groups led by trained facilitators to create an environment of encouragement and ongoing strength for those who have struggled with issues like depression, substance abuse, and other life hang-ups. One church that has facilitated such a support group is Crossings Community Church of Oklahoma City. Crossing’s support group has a weekly attendance of approximately three hundred individuals who believe that one cannot “…separate mental health from faith.” The following is an interview excerpt composed of some of the staff of Crossing Community Church, Teresa Peden: pastoral associate, Deidre Franklin: pastor of spiritual formation, and Tara Hardy: director of athletics, facilitated by Bryan Painter, staff writer for The Oklahoman:

Q: Do we often underestimate the impact of good mental health? In other words is our definition of good mental health sometimes too narrow? Does it have a bearing on much more than we think?

A: Peden: Taking care of the mind, body, and spiritual health helps individuals and families live a better quality life. An estimated one in five families in America are affected by mental illness. It is very important for struggling individuals, couples or families to reach out for help. That’s why we believe in teaching children how to have good mental health early so they know it’s OK to get help. This helps remove the common stigma about counseling that keeps people from getting the help they need.

• The consequences of the lack of good mental health include unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration, suicide, and wasted lives. Depression, for people ages 5 and older, is the leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the cost of untreated mental illness is over $100 billion dollars in the United States yearly.

• Oklahoma has the highest rate of incarcerated women in the nation, many of whom are diagnosed with mental illness. Crossings members are working on a faith-based transitional living opportunity for women released from prison.

• 70 to 90 percent of individuals who receive treatment have a significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life, with a combination of psychosocial treatment, support, and pharmacological intervention. Research proves that therapy and support are very important in the healing process.

Click here to read the rest of the interview from The Oklahoman’s website NewsOK.com

Brookhaven’s Minister’s Lifeline Seminar Series invites you to attend:

The Church’s Role in Recovery
presented by Pastor Roger Nix, Believer’s Church, Tulsa, OK

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, church endorsed support group whose
goal is “freedom from hurts, hang-ups and habits.” Groups, like celebrate
recovery provide a much needed forum for individuals within the walls of the
church, as well as church guests, to open-up about life-issues and find ongoing
encouragement and resources for recovery. Join us as Roger Nix, Pastor of
Believer’s Church, Tulsa, OK, discusses the Celebrate Recovery 12-step model as
well as the power of the healing community and why it is a critical component
for emotional and spiritual restoration.

DATE August 28th 2008
TIME 1145- 100pm
PLACE 201 S. Garnett Road
RSVP 1 888 298 HOPE (4673)
COST Free! (lunch provided / Catered by Zio’s Italian Kitchen)

Click here to visit the minister’s corner and view information about our upcoming seminars

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